The Element Energy report for the Committee on Climate Change estimates the size of the near-term market for district heating in the UK and looks at the potential impact of district heating on heat decarbonisation in the medium and long term.
Consumers with non-gas heating systems do not typically enjoy the same level of consumer protection as gas customers, in part due to a lack of direct sectoral regulation for alternative fuels & sources i.e heating oil, LPG, solid fuel and district heat. Ofgem’s report analyses consumer experience of electric heating, and considers options to better protect consumers in other non-gas sectors. It is intended that the report inform Ofgem’s work on improving the experience of non-gas consumers within their remit (i.e electric heating users). Read the member briefing for an overview of Ofgem's views on district heating.
Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has unveiled its first 100% carbon-neutral production site in Libramont, Belgium, the result of a three-year collaboration with Belgian-based energy players Eneco and Bio Energie. The site uses CHP to provide heat and electricity for its production processes.
The 2nd Annual Utility Week Future Networks Conference is a must-attend event for forward-thinking professionals adapting to the future of electricity and gas networks. This one-day event will explore these challenges, and ask how networks are creating and capitalising on the associated opportunities.
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a requirement for a combined heat and power plant in the main hospital. The Trust will invite offers for design, build, commission, operational and maintenance of the plant and equipment. It is envisaged the bidder will be selected for design, build and commissioning with an operation and maintenance term of 10 years. Bidders will be selected for the Trust requirements and a PQQ (Pre Qualification Questionnaire) will be issued.
The Recognition Awards are an opportunity for the sector to acknowledge the individuals and organisations whose achievements in developing, applying and promoting cogeneration go beyond the norm and lead the sector forward.
The Chancellor’s decision to commit over £300 million of funding to the introduction of up to 200 heat networks was widely welcomed by industry as an opportunity to improve the efficiency of the country’s gas usage and work towards its challenging emissions targets but it has also stimulated debate on the future of the heat market. Geoff Hobbs, Business Development Director for Bosch, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of commercial and industrial technologies outlines his views on the future for heat networks including the need for more to be done at a legislative level in order to grow confidence in the technology.
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The first meeting of the Demand Response Forum will take place at the offices of the ADE at 14:00-17:00hrs on Thursday 14 January 2016, agenda to follow. There will be a substantial agenda to discuss and attendance is strongly recommended. Members are asked to confirm their attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this blog from Clarke Energy they discuss the growing role of highly efficient gas engines thanks to a steady stream of income from the Capacity Market.
Community heating metering and billing specialist Switch2 has been shortlisted for three European Smart Energy Awards 2016. The Yorkshire-based company has reached the finals for the Service Provider Award; Smart Metering Technology of the Year Award; and the Meter Data Management Solution of the Year Award.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched a consultation on the future of the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme on 27 August 2015. The consultation proposed a number of measures to control the cost of the scheme. The Government published its decision to the consultation on 17 December. The ADE has prepared a short briefing.
Smart solutions such as demand side response (DSR), storage and smart networks could help reduce system costs and improve reliability, but more needs to be done to address policy and regulatory barriers according to a DECC report.
DECC's provisional estimates indicate that between 2012 and 2014 emissions from power stations decreased by 23% to 121MtCO2e.
The Government confirmed a revised cut for Solar PV's Feed in Tariff. From January 2016 <10kW solar PV installations will receive a generation tariff of 4.39p/kWh, up from the 1.63p/kWh that was initially consulted on. It also confirmed that the RO would close to new solar PV oF <5MW from April 2016.
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The purpose of the workshops will be discuss WPD’s accepted business plan for 2015-2020 and to provide you with an opportunity to shape our thinking on a number of long-term, strategic challenges facing electricity networks. The workshops will be held on a variety of dates and locations. Please click the link for more.
More than half (54%) of UK adults – the equivalent to 32 million people – admit they will ration their energy use this winter to keep a lid on energy bills, according to new figures from uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service.
Reported in The Times today, a plan to install 50 million smart meters in homes across England, Wales and Scotland has been "thrown into chaos" by EU proposals to reform the UK's electricity market.
The Energy from Waste conference, 24 – 25 February 2016, www.efwconference.com will be looking at the economic viability of delivering heat networks. Bringing together speakers from DECC, local authority projects and the wider finance, investment and waste to energy sectors, Energy from Waste 2016 will provide an invaluable opportunity to discuss with informed and senior level representatives how the finances for much needed projects can be structured to ensure successful delivery.