Policy & Regulation

Welsh Government aims for more renewable energy

Policy & Regulation

Welsh Government aims for more renewable energy

Administration also aims to create a "low-carbon pathway" to provide more clarity

Academics call for a rethink on smart meters

Policy & Regulation

Academics call for a rethink on smart meters

Researchers claim current meters cannot help homeowners use energy more efficiently

Commons launches EV inquiry

Policy & Regulation

Commons launches EV inquiry

New parliamentary inquiry will look at the impact of government's 2040 EV deadline

Government urged to develop smart charging systems for EVs

Gas

Government urged to develop smart charging systems for EVs

Energy UK lays out raft of recommendations to manage demand spikes ahead of mass EV take-up

Gas networks defend RIIO returns

Gas

Gas networks defend RIIO returns

Double-digit RoRE returns are 'driving cost reductions for customers'

Ofgem confirms £200m cut to DNO spending

Power

Ofgem confirms £200m cut to DNO spending

Regulator wants 'a better deal for customers'

Ofgem puts pressure on DCC with new performance regime

Policy & Regulation

Ofgem puts pressure on DCC with new performance regime

New incentives will drive performance at smart meter systems provider

DNOs pocket 32 per cent profits, claims thinktank

Power

DNOs pocket 32 per cent profits, claims thinktank

ENA brands ECIU analysis 'deeply flawed'

ENA calls for RIIO2 customer panels

Policy & Regulation

ENA calls for RIIO2 customer panels

Trade body responds to Ofgem's open letter as planning for next regulatory settlement begins

National Grid warns competition could hinder Hinkley connection

Policy & Regulation

National Grid warns competition could hinder Hinkley connection

Introducing a competitive tender for the connection of Hinkley Point C could pose a risk to the timely delivery of the project, National Grid has warned.

Scottish geothermal heating system gets funding boost

Heat

Scottish geothermal heating system gets funding boost

The Scottish Government has awarded nearly £2 million to build the first geothermal heating system north of the border in nearly two decades on the site of a former Johnnie Walker bottling plant.

Ofgem challenges National Grid on Hinkley connection cost

Power

Ofgem challenges National Grid on Hinkley connection cost

Ofgem has challenged National Grid on the proposed cost of upgrading the transmission network to connect the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C.

Green groups call for EV rollout to be accelerated

Heat

Green groups call for EV rollout to be accelerated

Green groups have urged the government to demonstrate its commitment to clean growth by accelerating the proposed ban on diesel and petrol engine cars and vans.

Is governance fit for purpose?

Policy & Regulation

Is governance fit for purpose?

What is the benefit of enabling frameworks, asks Duncan Botting of Global Smart Transformation

Network charging review could lead to regulatory ‘hiatus’

Power

Network charging review could lead to regulatory ‘hiatus’

Concerns have been raised that a wide-ranging review of network charging launched by Ofgem earlier this month could result in a regulatory "hiatus".

‘Enormous’ gas network storage capacity vital to decarbonisation

Gas

‘Enormous’ gas network storage capacity vital to decarbonisation

Gas networks have a vital role play in the decarbonisation of heating as there is currently no replacement in sight for the "enormous" energy storage capacity they can provide.

Ofgem connections penalty ‘unjustified’

Policy & Regulation

Ofgem connections penalty ‘unjustified’

Ofgem's intention to penalise distribution network operators (DNOs) to the tune of £13.9m for subpar connections services is "unjustified" a senior director at UK Power Networks (UKPN) has said.

DNOs face penalties over subpar connection services

Power

DNOs face penalties over subpar connection services

Ofgem has warned distribution network operators (DNO) they are likely to face penalties of around £13.9 million for failing to provide satisfactory connection services.

Residual charges fail to reflect sunk network costs, says ADE

Power

Residual charges fail to reflect sunk network costs, says ADE

The amount paid by grid users to cover the sunk costs of the transmission network should be considered by Ofgem as part of its significant code review into network charging, the Association for Decentralised Energy has argued.  

Elexon backs industry panel reforms

Power

Elexon backs industry panel reforms

Elexon has backed reforms to the industry panel which scrutinises modifications to the code governing the use of the transmission network.

BEIS rebuked over capacity market rule change for batteries

Power

BEIS rebuked over capacity market rule change for batteries

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has been criticised for circumventing Ofgem to propose changes to the capacity market rules for battery storage.  

Khan’s EV fund could transform ‘underinvested’ power network

Power

Khan’s EV fund could transform ‘underinvested’ power network

A new fund to boost the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the capital should turn around an "underinvested" power network, according to the National Federation of Builders (NFB).

Gas networks ‘exaggerating’ peak heat challenge

Gas

Gas networks ‘exaggerating’ peak heat challenge

Gas networks and other industry incumbents are exaggerating the difficulties of meeting peak heat demand through electrification, as they fight to maintain a role in the low-carbon future, the Exeter Energy Policy Group has argued.

Ofgem kicks-off major network charging review

Policy & Regulation

Ofgem kicks-off major network charging review

Ofgem has commenced a wide-ranging review of electricity network charging to address concerns that the current arrangements may unfairly burden some users and lead to inefficient outcomes.

Ofgem unveils new regulatory strategy

Power

Ofgem unveils new regulatory strategy

Ofgem has responded to the rapid development of decentralised and low carbon technologies in a new strategy for regulation of the future energy system.

Ofgem confirms National Grid spending cut

Gas

Ofgem confirms National Grid spending cut

Ofgem has confirmed a £277.5 million cut to National Grid's gas transmission price control allowance.

Maxine Frerk: Letter from America

Policy & Regulation

Maxine Frerk: Letter from America

Maxine Frerk on this summer's Grid Edge World Forum

Ofgem confirms system operator separation

Policy & Regulation

Ofgem confirms system operator separation

Ofgem has told National Grid to proceed with plans to a create a legally separate company within the group to carry out the system operator role.

Networks not to blame for price hike, says ENA

Gas

Networks not to blame for price hike, says ENA

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has said networks cannot be held to blame for the 12.5 per cent price rise announced by British Gas.

Chief engineer aims to bring ‘new technical focus’ to Ofgem

Policy & Regulation

Chief engineer aims to bring ‘new technical focus’ to Ofgem

The head of engineering at Ofgem hopes the recently created role will bring a "new technical focus" to the organisation.

Government seeks powers to set smart tech standards

Power

Government seeks powers to set smart tech standards

The government will seek powers to set standards for smart appliances and electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints to enable consumers to provide flexibility to the energy system.