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.
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 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.
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.
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.
London's BedZED Pavilion, part of the carbon neutral community in Sutton, is the fitting location for a seminar on how to meet the requirements of London's new zero carbon dwellings policy. The free seminar on Wednesday 2 November will show policy officers, energy officers, designers, developers, engineers and project managers what steps they can take to meet the new policy, which came into force on 1 October 2016.
Campaign group Fuel Poverty Action has called for additional conditions to be attached to government funding for heat networks to ensure consumer’s interests are protected.
Large industrial and commercial companies may have the capacity to increase demand by 1.9GW and reduce it by 3GW across GB, according to an Ofgem survey into demand-side response (DSR) potential. The regulator published the results on Tuesday 18 October, finding that respondents currently provided around 350MW of demand reduction, and reported having another 400MW of potential capacity that was viable and technically possible.
The Global District Energy Climate Awards bring together heating and cooling experts from around the world to recognise District Energy projects, schemes and initiatives demonstrating a high level of energy efficiency and innovation. Judged by a panel of highly respected professionals, these awards will provide a benchmark of success, bringing pride, peer acknowledgement and and lots of other benefits.
The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the launch of the £39m Pilot Scheme of the Heat Networks Investment Project. The investment aims to increase the number of cost effective, low carbon heat networks being built, while creating the right conditions for a self-sustaining heat network market.
Tomorrow the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will launch the pilot for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP), the first year of the £320 million scheme that will provide capital investment funding for district heating networks through 2021.
The system operator has said that it expects the UK to have a capacity margin of 6.6% this winter––up from its earlier projection of 5.5%.
The government should re-design the capacity market to encourage the deployment of energy storage and demand-side response (DSR) technologies, the energy and climate change select committee has found in its final report. Released on Saturday 15 October, the committee urged progress on areas including double-charging for storage assets and increasing DSR’s place in the merit order, above generation.
Join us on the 23rd November to hear from high level speakers including: Laura Sandys, Founder of POWERful Women, Wilfred Petrie, Chief Executive Officer of Engie UK and Ireland, and Dan Osgood, Director for Heat and Business Energy at BEIS.