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  1. Sponsorship Notice | Heat Conference and ADE Awards

    26 Aug 2016

    We are delighted to publish our Sponsorship Notice for our annual Heat Conference and ADE Awards Dinner. This year's conference is sponsored by Engie, several supporter spots are available for exhibition space at the conference, and a number of awards category sponsorship opportunities are available for the celebration dinner.

  2. Battery storage the bid winner in sub-second frequency response tender

    26 Aug 2016

    National Grid has accepted eight bids for companies to provide so-called Enhanced Frequency Response, reacting in less than a second to help keep electricity flows in balance. The tender will see batteries used to balance at grid scale for the first time.

  3. Gas’s share of generation mix increases as coal falls to new low

    25 Aug 2016

    Figures issued by BEIS on Thursday 25 June have revealed that, in the three months to the end of June, gas accounted for 51% of the electricity generated by major power producers. The monthly update showed that coal’s share of the generation mix was down to its lowest level in 21 years at 6.8%––17pp lower than in the same three months of 2015.

  4. UK’s Leading Veterinary and Bio-Science campus gains from major carbon savings

    24 Aug 2016

    The University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus, home to the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences, and named number one in the UK in the national league tables, is now set to cut its carbon emissions using on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology. By commissioning the latest generation of Veolia CHP units the University will gain secure low carbon energy and reduce CO2 emissions by over 1,200 tonnes a year.

  5. National Grid rejects demand side balancing for the coming winter

    22 Aug 2016

    National Grid has decided not to procure any Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) for the coming winter. The announcement came after the results of the tender, which closed in June, “showed minimal volume would be available across this period”.

  6. Half of necessary UK energy investment needed in ‘disruptive’ generation technologies

    22 Aug 2016

    The UK’s energy infrastructure will need investment totalling almost £215 billion by 2030, nearly all of which will need to be earmarked for “disruptive” generation technologies such as renewables.

  7. Modernising the UK's Energy Network - The Policy-UK Forum: Morning, Tuesday 1st November 2016

    19 Aug 2016

    ADE Director Tim Rotheray will speak on 'Promoting Demand Flexibility and the Smart Grid - Shifting Demand, Smart Meters and Voltage Control Systems'.

  8. Complete this district heating survey for a chance to win a £50 Marks and Spencer’s voucher

    19 Aug 2016

    Environmental charity Changeworks and energy charity Centre for Sustainable Energy are researching the experiences of social housing providers in developing and delivering district and communal heating schemes. This highly topical piece of research is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and will inform policy development and practice across the UK. They would like to hear from you if you are a social landlord who has never considered district heating, are in the process of planning a scheme or have a fully operational or decommissioned district heating scheme.

  9. Draft Consultation response | CUSC modifications on the Triad embedded benefit

    19 Aug 2016

    The ADE has prepared a draft response to an industry consultation which proposes the removal of the Triad Embedded Benefit for certain classes of generators. Members are invited to comment on the draft by the close of 23 August.

  10. Consultation Response | Ofgem Capacity Market Rules Consultation

    19 Aug 2016

    The ADE has submitted a response to the Ofgem Consultation on further changes to the Capacity Market Rules.

  11. Consultation response | Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

    18 Aug 2016

    The ADE has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

  12. Response to HMRC consultation - Landfill Tax: improving clarity and certainty for taxpayers

    18 Aug 2016

    At Budget 2016 the government announced its intention to consult on the definition of a taxable disposal. The purpose of the consultation is to: seek views on the proposals to put the definition of a taxable disposal for landfill tax purposes beyond doubt, without altering the scope of the tax gather information and receive views on hazardous waste falling within the scope of the Qualifying Material Order.

  13. Shirley Rodrigues named as deputy mayor for environment and energy

    17 Aug 2016

    Sadiq Khan today announced the latest addition to his top City Hall team by welcoming Shirley Rodrigues as the new deputy mayor for environment and energy. Shirley is currently Acting Executive Director for Climate Change at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), an independent philanthropic organisation that works to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries, where she oversees a £155million global strategy and portfolio.

  14. The ADE invites feedback on The Heat Networks Code of Practice CP1 Client Checklists

    16 Aug 2016

    A new scheme based on the Heat Networks Code of Practice CP1 that allows clients to hold suppliers to account over the performance of heat networks has been opened for public consultation by the Association for Decentralised Energy (The ADE) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

  15. Rehau District Heating Workshops - Cardiff & Glasgow

    15 Aug 2016

    REHAU is staging its second popular District Heating Workshop in Scotland at the Emirates Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on Tuesday 4th October and at the Wales Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Thursday 22nd September.

  16. Rehau expands UK district heating production

    15 Aug 2016

    REHAU is expanding the range of pipe sizes it manufactures in the hugely popular RAUVITHERM polymer district heating system with the launch of both 140 and 160mm diameter options. This brings RAUVITHERM into line with REHAU’s other pre-insulated pipework range branded RAUTHERMEX, and gives its customers a solution for virtually every district heating application.

  17. London Build 2016 - Free to Attend

    15 Aug 2016

    London Build 2016 (26th & 27th October, Olympia) is the ideal opportunity for your organisation to gain access to all the latest construction projects in the capital; and the opportunity to network with thousands of attendees from contractors, developers, architects, government and other construction industry professionals.

  18. UK grid reforms could raise costs for industry - Argus Media reports

    15 Aug 2016

    Proposals to reform benefits and charging regimes for small-scale power generation in the UK could incentivise the building of more large gas-fired power plants but also raise costs for some end users. Argus Media spoke to Jonathan Graham, Head of Policy at the ADE, and other industry leaders to gain their views.

  19. New Thinking: The embedded benefit saga

    15 Aug 2016

    Over the last few weeks, new possibilities have been injected into the energy policy debate, and now is the time to forge a progressive UK energy vision writes Catherine Mitchell from the IGov Team at the University of Exeter.

  20. How to put residents at the heart of community heating schemes

    15 Aug 2016

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a free guide on how to design and implement heat networks around the needs of residents.. The Joined Up Thinking Guide to Community Heating advises developers and landlords on the steps they must take to place customers at the centre of their heat network plans..