National Grid has procured almost 803MW of extra power capacity to cover winter 2016/17 at £27.50kW/year. Around 475MW will be delivered by demand-side response providers.
Vital Energi are delighted to announce that the London region of the Vital Group have completed their move to new offices in Holborn which will replace our previous premises at Little Britain.
The department has announced the results of its Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot Phase II auction, which was held on Thursday 21 January. 24 organisations across the country have been awarded a total of £4.74mn for 37 projects that will reduce demand for electricity through efficiency schemes at peak times.
Now some of the party euphoria has dissipated and people are starting to grapple with the issue of how to make the Code work in practice, the question needs to be asked: Is the Heat Networks Code of Practice actually going to make a difference? Gareth Jones, Managing Director of FairHeat discusses.
The ADE and Osborne Clarke invite members and special guests to a free event on the opportunities underlying the smart energy revolution and how it is delivering for energy customers today.
ENER-G has published a detailed new 'Essential Guide to Small Scale Combined Heat and Power', which is available free to download.
Acre365 is a recognition programme which seeks to identify these agents of change, recognising individuals who have made real progress on social, environmental or safety issues in their first year at an organisation. By identifying high impact initiatives that people have contributed to, Acre365 2016 will continue to share best-practice and innovation with the wider sustainability community so that others can learn and be inspired.
According to the latest figures from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) there is a growing difference between the rising price of electricity and the cost of natural gas. Heatingandventilating.net reports.
Capacity Market results announced today will mean dozens of industrial and local businesses will help keep the lights on next winter, the Association for Decentralised Energy said.
In the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review published on 25 November, it announced £295m in new funding for public sector energy efficiency and £3.2 billion for household energy efficiency over this Parliament. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have now provided some additional detail about how this funding will be distributed. The ADE has prepared a member briefing provides an overview of these approaches.
Ofgem are proposing a change to their operational approach in relation to installations using ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) so that, in order to be eligible for Non-Domestic RHI support payments, recovered heat will no longer be required to be stored in the ground prior to circulating the heat pump.
UK Government’s policy to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025, combined with the retirement of the majority of the UK’s ageing nuclear fleet and growing electricity demand will leave the UK facing a 40-55% electricity supply gap, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
With many more large businesses, estates and councils pursuing energy independent strategies driven and enabled by the price points of renewable, new technology and carbon targets. Understand the opportunities and challenges for the incumbent players in Engerati's 'Integrating Microgeneration, Renewables & Large Customers' webinar series taking place 22nd February - 18th March
The next meeting will take place at the offices of the ADE at 11:00-15:00hrs on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. If you wish to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ombudsman Services: Energy today publishes annual data for complaints received in 2015. Complaints increased to 65,168 in 2015 compared to 52,937 in 2014.
A £14 million fund will allow Councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced today. Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) will help improve warmth in buildings and homes, drive down energy bills and work towards reaching climate change targets. The fund will help local authorities to pilot new and innovative approaches to energy efficiency with community groups and businesses, which can then be taken forward when SEEP is rolled out fully from 2018.
Ahead of the April deadline for BIM Level 2 in centrally procured government contracts, REHAU has created BIM models for its market-leading district heating pipework. The company has recognised the gradual shift taking place towards the collaborative working processes which define BIM, and says that it expects this to accelerate after April as the tools are adopted across the wider public sector.
The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) within DECC is supporting local authorities to deliver heat network projects to commercialisation. We are looking for procure contractors to develop two sets of guidance documents for local authorities and heat network developers, to fully understand the “economic and financial” and “commercial and strategic” components of heat network projects in order to support their progression from the feasibility study through to business case delivery. For more information about the contracts, please visit the Contract Finder website. The closing date for tender returns is 8 February 2016, 12noon.
With low gas prices and rising electricity costs, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in the industrial and commercial sectors is an increasingly attractive option. A new guide from ENER-G looks at how CHP could transform your energy consumption, how to integrate it into your building and finance it through incentives and how Tesco is reducing its carbon footprint with CHP.
The ADE has proposed a range of Rule changes that would facilitate participation of CHP, DSR and non-traditional generators, and provide lower costs and higher transparency for all market participants. These proposals cover pre-qualification simplification, Rule clarification and operational-based Rule changes.