Heat network suppliers are invited to find out more about the new Heat Trust Calculator at a free seminar in central London on Wednesday 30 November.
National Grid today called on UK businesses to meet the country’s first security of supply warning, showing the critical role that business-led flexibility plays in keeping the lights on.
Opra are pleased to invite you to join our webinar on cogeneration in the rubber industry. Register to hear about the OP16 gas turbine technology from OPRA Turbines with feasibility studies from Application Engineers. Familiarize yourself with smaller gas turbine technology and gain ideas on implementing cogeneration at rubber factories.
The government has pledged to invest £390 million per year on research and innovation over the next four years. The money from the Department for International Development (DFID) will focus on projects and technologies to help address global challenges including energy, climate change and water.
At least £1.3 billion of investment in shovel ready projects is being put at risk by indecision by the UK Government over major funding decisions, say Scottish Government Ministers. Ministers and leaders of three Scottish Island Councils have written to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, expressing concern about the effects of continued uncertainty on support for large-scale renewable energy projects on the Scottish Islands.
Electricity supplies from on-site generation generally benefit from specific exemptions from the legal requirement to hold an electricity supply licence. Industry’s experiences and advice from legal experts appears to show that the current supply license class exemptions are open to a number of interpretations, and that without clear guidance from either the Regulator or the Government, on-site generators are currently required to apply the most conservative possible interpretation. This outcome means that the on-site class exemptions are being underused, preventing industrial and district heating sites from applying the exemption and limiting the potential growth of these schemes. To address these challenges, the ADE has developed a draft position paper of recommendations for Government.
Today, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation on proposals to simplify and improve accessibility in the Capacity Market. This briefing provides an overview of the key changes relevant to Members’ operations. The consultation closes on 23 December 2016 and the Association will circulate a draft response for Member review and feedback in due course.
The Association for Decentralised Energy has submitted a response to the National Grid review of STOR OCP-08 and FFR OCP-17.
Simmons & Simmons and Heat Exchanger specialists SWEP, invite you to an afternoon seminar on 22nd November in London that will examine the opportunities that Heat Networks can offer in the UK. This seminar will cover important technical issues as well as the major financial and contractual considerations. Expert speakers will highlight the opportunities and pitfalls, followed by a question and answer panel discussion. Whether your interest in Heat Networks is as a commercial investor or as a RSL or local authority, for new developments or for retrofit, this seminar will be of benefit to you.
The EU Commission has approved state aid for combined heat and power plants in Germany and a demand side response (DSR) scheme. It added support for both schemes is in line with EU state aid rules and improves the integration of co-generation into the electricity market and security of supply. The Commission believes the German Heat and Power Co-generation Act 2016 will contribute to energy efficiency, lower CO2 emissions and lead to a better integration of co-generated power into the electricity market.
Yesterday, James Heappey asked the Treasury about the advantages of a smart energy system. The initial question was: What assessment has the Chancellor made of the potential effect of a smart energy system on levels of productivity? Watch the clip here.
Britain risks “sleepwalking into brownouts and blackouts” because of a proposed overhaul of energy regulation that could lead to the closure of many small power plants, former energy secretary Sir Ed Davey has claimed. Emily Gosden at the Telegraph reports.
The UK’s attractiveness to renewable investors has fallen to an all-time low, with uncertainty caused by Brexit being one of the factors. According to EY’s latest table of the world’s most attractive renewable energy markets, the nation has continued to lose its appeal in the eye of investors – falling to 14th place.
The ADE has published its response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on the 2017 Business Rates Revaluation, highlighting the impact of punitive Business Rates on District Heating.
Veolia, Ireland’s resource management company, has been recognised as a leader in environmental and social responsibility, after receiving The Business Working Responsibly Mark at the annual CEO Breakfast Forum.
National Grid is consulting on several proposed changes to the balancing services in two separate consultations, the first on Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) and the second on Firm Frequency Response (FFR). The ADE has provided draft responses to the consultations’ questions for member review.
Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for Energy, will address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at the forthcoming Heat Conference. Heat accounts for almost one half of UK energy costs and the cost of heat continues to rise. Britain faces an urgent challenge in transforming how homes, offices and industry are heated; in its recent report Next Steps for UK Heat Policy, the Committee on Climate Change put it simply: “deployment of low carbon heat cannot wait until the 2030s”.
The ADE has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on proposals to limit the impact of selective overcompensation in the Capacity Market through use of investment through risk finance schemes (specifically the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT).
Vital Energi would like to congratulate the University of St Andrews on the news that their £25m biomass project at Guardbridge has been named a finalist at the 2016 Scottish Renewable Energy Awards.
Eleven groups around the city have been offered a total of £58,132 to undertake a range of energy projects in local communities.. The grants are being awarded by Bristol City Council through its Bristol Community Energy Fund - an initiative which encourages local solutions to community-specific energy challenges.