Policy & regulation

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With Network 2019 just over a month away, Network Magazine asked a selection of our speakers 'what is the biggest RIIO2 challenge?'.

NIC seeking views on regulation of essential services

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is seeking views on what future changes may be required to improve regulation of the energy, telecoms and water industries.

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A platform-based approach to distribution operations

Brad Williams, vice president, industry strategy at Oracle Utilities gives his views on the challenges facing distribution network operators (DNOs) as they continue to make the transition to distribution system operators (DSOs).

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Getting regulation right

Flexibility and the DSO business model was the topic of discussion at a recent roundtable hosted by Network and Oracle. With work now well underway on the second set of RIIO price controls, speakers were keen to talk about the impact of regulation on...

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Ofgem toughens up on energy network returns

Ofgem has published plans to slash in half the returns that energy networks can make.

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Report calls for single consumer regulator for utilities

A new report has recommended the creation of a single "essential service consumer regulator" to cover all utilities.

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Government announces plans to regulate heat networks

The government has announced plans to implement a heat network regulatory framework to support market growth and ensure customer protection.

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Ofgem consults on network charging reforms

Ofgem is consulting on reforms to the way some electricity network charges are set.