The new London Mayor has committed to being the greenest Mayor ever. Where should he start, and how should he get there? This free morning event will give attendees an opportunity to discuss how local authorities, property developers, and energy service providers can help him to achieve his manifesto commitments.
The regulator has released its second Annual Report on the Operation of the Capacity Market in 2015, covering the T-4 Auction last December and the Transitional Auction in January. The report showed that 379 capacity market units (CMUs) prequalified for the T-4 Auction (delivery for 2019-20), with a final capacity of 46.4GW awarded at a clearing price of £18/kW/year. The target was 44.7GW, which Ofgem took as indicating considerable competition for entrants. Demand-side response (DSR) participation in the auction increased, but was still low at only 28 CMUs, while three interconnectors also took part, offering 2.4GW of de-rated capacity.
SWEP International, Powerpipe and the Swedish District Heating Association recently gave a presentation to DECC officials on how District Heating is structured and implemented in Sweden. SWEP’s presenter Christer Frennfelt, consultant and utility business manager for the company, reports.
Switch2 has reached the finals of the prestigious BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2016 in recognition of its Incontro smart billing and energy management system for community heating schemes.
The Association has prepared a response to proposed revisions to the CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) Scheme. The consultation document presents proposals for modifications to the CHPQA Standard and Guidance Note 44 (GN44), which are necessary to incorporate the EU’s updated energy efficiency reference values.
London-based Guru Systems has beaten hundreds of companies across the UK to come runner up in the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards’ startup of the year category.
Reported by the Telegraph, a new report from KPMG on the Embedded Benefits says the UK could face increased risk of blackouts in coming winters if ministers are too heavy-handed in their attempts to curb diesel generation.
The Coal Authority treats around 100 billion litres of mine water every year. Much of this water is warm, ranging between around 12 and 20°C, with little to no seasonal variation in temperature, making it an ideal source of low carbon heating or cooling for heat networks using water source heat pumps. We are working in partnership with others to use this heat to provide a low carbon renewable energy solution. Find out more by reading their new fact sheet.
Costs for residential battery energy storage in the UK remain too high. For storage to enter the mass market, suppliers have to innovate their customer propositions and business models. This is the conclusion of new research from Delta-ee’s Energy Storage team. The research shows that the payback for a newly installed PV + battery storage system is more than 16 years. Julian Jansen, manager of the Delta-ee Energy Storage Research Service, says “with PV + battery storage having been talked up to be the future of the UK’s residential PV market, finding ways to reduce this payback and make storage more attractive to customers is crucial to grow the market.”
On 26 May, the Department for Energy and Climate Change published a consultation proposing changes to the Feed in Tariff rates for both micro CHP and anaerobic digestion. The Association has prepared this briefing note to highlight the key changes that will be of interest to members operations.
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and Vital Energi are delighted to announce that this year’s ADE Awards Dinner will be held at the Natural History Museum in London, marking the tenth anniversary of the Museum’s trigeneration scheme.
Veolia, the global leader in optimised resource management, has now become the first operator in the UK to achieve the high efficiency, R1, standard for all of its Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF). By generating energy from municipal waste the plants have demonstrated a high level of energy efficiency according to EU regulations, and have increased the UK’s landfill diversion rates.
The ADE has responded to the Ofgem consultation on changes to the Capacity Market Rules.
A state-of-the-art low carbon energy centre is gearing up to supply U+I’s £250 million Old Vinyl Factory development. Vital Energi’s 4.09MW energy centre will provide both low carbon heat and hot water for all new buildings at The Old Vinyl Factory site, including the University Technical College, Record Store, Boiler House and Material Store.
For those that haven’t yet completed it, the survey will be closing on 31 May and we encourage you to fill it in by then so Ofgem have a better evidence base to inform their further work in this area.
Sludge could be one answer to the UK’s energy crisis is sludge according to the UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia. More human waste should be being turned into energy for the National Grid, as an unprecedented “energy gap” looms in a decade’s time. Now more advanced technologies mean that biogas from all the available sewage could now deliver an estimated 1,697GWh - enough electricity to power over half a million homes.
Welsh Government and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) are hosting a workshop on 14 June to discuss how to boost heat network deployment.
This consultation seeks input on the future level of support for micro CHP and AD and builds further on proposals put forward in the previous consultation on sustainability for AD.
Low carbon district heating networks could succeed without subsidy from 2021 if put on a level playing field with other networks, says a new report published today by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). The report says that a regulatory investment framework would put heat networks on par with water and energy networks, enabling large investors to consider these different infrastructure assets the same way and helping to drive down heat costs for customers.
Ofgem has published their conclusions on the barriers to elective half-hourly settlement, and explains the next steps we think the industry should take.