Meeting net zero target requires urgent electricity system overhaul
The operation of the electricity system must be urgently overhauled if the UK is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, without burdening consumers with unnecessary costs, an industry figure has warned.
Phase 3 of FPSA programme completed
The Future Power System Architecture programme is recommending more agile change and governance for the UK power system.
The future of our power system architecture
The latest findings from the government-sponsored Future Power System Architecture programme are out. Tom Grimwood takes a look at them.
New players pose risk to power system
"A host of new players" in the power system pose a risk to its stability if government does not act to help co-ordinate their integration, experts have warned.
FPSA the right vehicle for driving energy future
To meet the needs of customers in the future the current power system needs to change, says Sacha Meckler.
Development of the future energy system – addressing the emerging barriers
The established GB electricity system is facing a period of unprecedented change in terms of the mix and location of generation technologies, the anticipated new demands placed on the system by electrification of heat and transport, and the expected growth of new 'beyond the meter' technologies and services.
Editor’s weekly: LCNI 2016
Jane Gray pulls together key themes and observations from the 2016 Low Carbon Networks and Innovation Conference.
Smart energy dynamics: the need for new architecture
Steel yourself for some tough decisions in the next five to ten years says Duncan Botting as concludes a series of articles on smart energy dynamics.
Editor’s weekly: A challenge awaits response
Network editor Jane Gray breaks down the content of the Future Power Systems Architecture report and wonders if industry will embrace its challenge.
EU network codes will have unintended consequences for UK energy system warns expert
The introduction of EU network codes could have negative unintended consequences for the evolution of the UK power system, industry expert John Scott has warned.
New governance needed for UK power grid: FPSA report
New organisational and governance capabilities will be required in order to support urgent reform of the UK power grid's functionality, according to the authors of the Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA) report.