John Parsons, networks portfolio manager at BEAMA and a Network editorial board member, looks at the subject of network charging.
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".
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.
Ofgem stands firm on cuts to embedded benefits
Ofgem will move ahead with plans to drastically cut the triad avoidance payments available to distributed generators after making a final decision on reforms to embedded benefits.
Primary legislation may be required to end storage double-charging
BEIS official says changes should be "straightforward to deliver" despite parliament's timetable being taken up by Brexit
Policy & Regulation
Ofgem plans major network charging review
Ofgem has outlined plans for a major review of network charging to examine concerns that some consumers are paying too much towards to the cost of the grid and others too little.
Networks are ‘most transparent’ part of energy industry
The chief executive of the Energy Networks Association has pushed back against accusations that UK energy networks are making excessive returns.
‘Mafia-like’ panel skewing network charging reforms
The panel of industry leaders responsible for reviewing modifications to network charging arrangements in the UK has been accused of skewing reforms to favour established players in the energy system.
Panel chair denies big company bias on network charging
Smaller players in the energy sector are getting a fair hearing on changes to network charging, despite claims to the contrary, the head of an industry panel has said.
Smart power hindered by ‘piecemeal’ changes to network charging
"Piecemeal" changes to network charging, including the proposed reforms to embedded benefits, are hindering the smart power agenda, the Solar Trade Association has warned.
Policy & Regulation
Ofgem ponders extensive network charging review
Ofgem has floated the possibility of holding a wide-ranging review of network charging to examine the best way to recoup costs without causing market distortions.