GRID AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Expertise

  • Tamar Bourne, senior manager - smart energy lead

    Tamar leads Regen’s smart grids and local supply projects including; a network innovation trial ‘the Sunshine Tariff’, producing a white paper and providing advice on local supply options and exploring smart grid solutions for community energy Read more

  • Merlin Hyman, chief executive

    Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Read more

  • Joel Venn, senior analyst

    Joel is a senior analyst and a key member of the technical team at Regen. He is responsible for delivering our future energy scenarios projects; renewable energy resource capability analysis and data management. Read more

Projects

  • Grid connection consortium trial

    The deployment of high levels of distributed generation has led to the electricity network becoming constrained across much of the UK. This constraint has led to high connection and network reinforcement costs being offered to developers, making projects un-viable. Therefore, Regen worked in partnership with Western Power Distribution (WPD) to trial a consortium approach to a gaining a grid connection in a constrained area of the network in Bridgwater, Somerset. Read more

  • The future of network infrastructure studies

    Western Power Distribution (WPD), therefore, commissioned Regen to develop detailed scenarios to understand the future development of distributed energy and demand at a local level up to 2030. Read more

  • Grid charging for a flexible future

    Lobbying paper that sets out a case for an electricity charging regime that supports decentralised energy in response to Ofgem's review of embedded benefits. Read more

Recent Publications

Recent Insights

  • Report on the future of distribution networks, 6 February 2017

    Regen has worked with Western Power Distribution (WPD) to develop bespoke local future energy scenarios to underpin their network planning. Using these, WPD has now published a report on the plans for their South Wales network. Read more

  • In praise of high voltage interconnectors, 27 February 2017

    Regen welcomes the anticipated growth of Interconnectors – high voltage cables linking Great Britain’s energy system with our partners in Europe – which are set to become a critical part of the UK’s future energy system, providing market connectivity that will help to enhance energy security, reduce consumer electricity prices and enable the further growth of low carbon generation. Read more

  • Ofgem Embedded Benefits Consultation, 2 March 2017

    Ofgem have proposed dramatically reducing ‘embedded benefits’ received by distributed generators from £45 per kW to £2 per kW. This would be phased in between 2018 to 2020. The proposals are open for consultation until 10 April. Read more

  • Response to Ofgem's 'Targeted Charging Review', 8 May 2017

    Regen have responded to Ofgem’s Charging Review calling for holistic review of the network charging regime that focuses on how charging for use of the electricity network can better support the government’s goals to shift to a smart and flexible energy system. Read more