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News June 2016

  1. The ADE welcomes new Head of Business Development John Bryant

    30 Jun 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy is delighted to welcome John Bryant to the team. John will take on the role of Head of Business Development.

  2. Government presses ahead with heat networks confirms Energy Secretary

    29 Jun 2016

    In a speech made to the Business and Climate Summit today, energy secretary Amber Rudd reaffirmed Government’s commitment to heat network infrastructure investment. Dr Tim Rotheray, Association for Decentralised Energy director welcomed the speech.

  3. Consultation | Heat Networks Investment Project

    29 Jun 2016

    This consultation is seeking views to inform the design and management of the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP). HNIP aims to provide £320m of capital support to increase the volume of heat networks being built, deliver carbon savings, and help create the conditions necessary for a self-sustaining heat network market to develop. The Government is seeking views from current and potential heat network sponsors, investors, supply chain, and any other interested stakeholders, on how best to use the capital support funding to overcome barriers to investment in heat networks and achieve the aims of the project.

  4. Brexit: What’s next for the energy sector?

    29 Jun 2016

    Energy Live News asks experts in the energy sector give their views on what could happen following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

  5. ity of Edinburgh Council: Energy for Edinburgh recruiting Board of Directors

    29 Jun 2016

    The City of Edinburgh Council is recruiting directors for its new ESCo, "Energy for Edinburgh". The information pack can be downloaded at

  6. Fantastic results from SSE's Wynford Estate district heating scheme

    29 Jun 2016

    Energy firm SSE has today published a report making the case for increased use of district heating to improve heating efficiency and affordability. The results are compelling; lives have improved, comfort has increased, carbon emissions have fallen and jobs and economic value have been created.

  7. Lisa Nandy and Alan Whitehead resign from energy roles

    27 Jun 2016

    Lisa Nandy and Alan Whitehead have tendered their resignation from the shadow cabinet's energy team.

  8. EU bank invests €10bn in energy, clean transport and innovation

    27 Jun 2016

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced an investment worth more than €10 billion (£8bn) for energy, clean transport and innovation projects. It will provide funding worth €7.4 billion (£5.6bn) for 38 projects in Europe and around the world.

  9. Bosch extends its CHP offering to 2MWe

    27 Jun 2016

    Bosch Commercial and Industrial has extended its market leading Combined Heat and Power (CHP) offering to include modules ranging from 600kWe – 2MWe.

  10. CMA publishes final energy market reforms

    24 Jun 2016

    Over 30 measures will be brought in after the most comprehensive investigation into the energy market since privatisation. These will drive down costs by increasing competition between suppliers and helping more customers switch to better deals, whilst protecting those less able to benefit from competition. They will also bring in technical and regulatory changes to modernise the market and ensure it works in consumers’ interests.

  11. UK votes to leave the EU

    24 Jun 2016

    The UK has voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%. Leave won the majority of votes in England and Wales, while every council in Scotland saw Remain majorities

  12. Member Briefing | Potential impacts of Brexit on UK energy policy

    24 Jun 2016

    Following this morning's announcement that the UK voted to leave the EU, this briefing note sets out a short synopsis of energy policy which may see changes as a result of the decision.

  13. ETI to investigate implications of network integration

    23 Jun 2016

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is to investigate the implications for infrastructure of closer integration of the electricity, heat and transport networks in a new £300,000 project.

  14. Last week to enter the ADE Awards

    23 Jun 2016

    The Awards celebrate innovation, best practice and achievements across combined heat and power, district heating and demand response energy services. The awards deadline is the 30th June, find out how to submit your entry and celebrate your project and team.

  15. £25m Guardbridge Project Heats Up With Arrival of 130 Tonne Biomass Boiler

    22 Jun 2016

    The £25 million Guardbridge Energy Project moved a step closer to completion recently when the Vital Energi project team took delivery of the 6.5MW biomass boiler furnace which made the 1,300 mile journey from manufacturers Jernforsen who are based across locations in Sweden. The furnace manufacturer was undertaken at Jernforsen’s own manufacturing facility in the remote town of Järnforsen.

  16. Factories Set to Take on U.K. Power Plants With Flexible Demand

    20 Jun 2016

    Having the flexibility to turn power use up and down may become a critical part of the U.K.’s electricity market, with factories and supermarkets set to replace big plants in the role of keeping the network balanced, according to Britain’s energy regulator. “There is real value in flexibility that is going to increase by an order of magnitude,” Andrew Wright, a partner for energy systems at the U.K. Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, said at the Power Responsive conference in London. “Flexibility will become more important than energy efficiency, it will be the most important.” Rachel Morison from Bloomberg writes.

  17. Utility leaders explore future of distributed energy

    20 Jun 2016

    More than half of utility leaders surveyed believe there will not be significant changes in how services are provided to customers within the decade. A similar proportion of the 366 respondents think a regulated environment is needed before large-scale adoption of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) can take place.

  18. National Grid needs overhaul, say energy committee MPs

    20 Jun 2016

    A powerful parliamentary group has called for the National Grid to be stripped of its powers for balancing the energy system in Britain due to a potential conflict of interest. The House of Commons energy and climate change committee is urging the government to transfer control for ensuring all methods are used to keep the lights on to a newly created independent system operator (ISO).

  19. Regulatory framework would aid district heating ambitions says ECCC

    17 Jun 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s call for a regulatory investment framework for heat networks echoing the ADE’s recently published proposals. The Committee’s report ‘Low Carbon Network Infrastructure’ recognises the benefit of levelling the playing field to make heat network infrastructure investment opportunities comparable to those for other networks such as electricity, gas and water.

  20. New IGEM event will unite big four gas networks for the first time to discuss decarbonisation of heat

    15 Jun 2016

    The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) has announced the first round of confirmed speakers at its Decarbonising Heat conference, a new event that will unite the ‘big four’ gas distribution networks to discuss how the UK can meet its carbon targets. Head of Policy Jonathan Graham is to speak.

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