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  4. IEEFA Report: A U.K. Electricity Transformation Under Way, But in Need of Better Direction

IEEFA Report: A U.K. Electricity Transformation Under Way, But in Need of Better Direction

10 Mar 2017

The U.K.’s capacity market is the weak link in the country’s ongoing transition toward a resilient, low-carbon grid said the IEEFA.

That is one of the core findings in a  report—“Electricity-Grid Transition in the U.K.: As Coal-Fired Generation Recedes, Renewables and Reliable Generation Can Fill the Gap —we published today. The report finds that the U.K. grid is coping well with a coal phase-out, but requires greater investment in reliable generation to back up renewable power than the country is currently making.

Four years ago, the government introduced electricity market reforms intended to drive some £100 billion ($122 billion) in private sector investment in electricity infrastructure, specifically in the construction of a reliable, low-carbon grid. The government has also since targeted a phase-out of coal power generation by 2025.

Change is already well under way.

Read more from the IEEFA Report