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  1. Ofgem conclusion: Elective half-hourly settlement

    26 May 2016

    Ofgem has published their conclusions on the barriers to elective half-hourly settlement, and explains the next steps we think the industry should take.

  2. Study says UK lacking ambition on energy efficiency

    25 May 2016

    Industry experts have told a new study that the UK is making little progress in the development of energy efficiency policies, and that policy-makers appear not to regard it as “an opportunity and focus on the supply side”. The Energy Efficiency Watch report, prepared by Ecofys and the Wuppertal Institute, highlighted a widespread belief among experts that the UK was unlikely to meet its energy efficiency targets, while many also felt it was lagging behind in its obligation to ensure that all new buildings were “nearly zero-energy” by 2020.

  3. Nominations for Trustees of the Green Purposes Company - Holder of the Special Share in the GIB

    24 May 2016

    As part of its privatisation process, GIB will issue a special share in the company upon transfer of its ownership from the UK Government to a new owner. The special share will be held by a newly incorporated organisation called the Green Purposes Company Ltd (GPC). That company will be run by independent trustees. The Nominations Committee is now seeking nominations for these permanent independent trustees. Find out more about the process here.

  4. Manufacturing industry voices energy cost concerns

    23 May 2016

    This week, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), whose members include major manufacturers British Sugar and Boots UK, spoke out over growing concerns that a forthcoming Government review could increase energy costs by millions of pounds. The ADE estimates that the changes being considered by the review could increase industrial manufacturers and other local energy users’ energy costs by more than £170m. Some manufacturers could see their energy bill rise by nearly £3m a year. Read the press release and get the link for our article in the Financial Times.

  5. REstore extends Total, Arcelor Mittal deals

    23 May 2016

    Having doubled aggregated demand response capacity under its management to 500 MW last year, REstore is now seeking to extend existing relationships with large consumers who are starting to see the benefits of participating in Europe’s ancillary power markets. REstore has signed a new demand response framework agreement with French petrochemicals giant Total, the European demand response aggregator said May 11.

  6. Draft Consultation Response | Ofgem Capacity Market Rule changes

    23 May 2016

    Ofgem recently published its proposed changes to the Capacity Market Rules for the 2016 auctions and an updated copy of the Capacity Market Rules showing the proposed changes. Ofgem are inviting views on the proposed amendments to the Rules, and in particular on connection capacity proposals and around DSR component reallocation. The Association has prepared a draft response, which we invite members to review and provide comment.

  7. Clarke Energy Supplying Cevital with Gas Engines to Power Two Key Algerian Factories’ Expansion

    23 May 2016

    Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Algeria, has been selected by the Cevital Group to supply a 39.6 megawatts (MW) on-site power plant for the group’s Brandt household electronic appliances factory in the city of Setif, along with their Laminoir factory in Oran. The natural gas-fueled stations will utilise nine of GE’s 4.4-MW, J624 Jenbacher gas engines to support two factories’ expansion.

  8. CHP up and running at Flitwick Leisure Centre

    20 May 2016

    Eurosite Power is now operating a 100 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system at the recently completed Flitwick Leisure Centre, Bedfordshire, UK.

  9. Helping to bring energy prices down and keep the lights on

    20 May 2016

    Researchers at the University of Oxford have launched a five-year programme to investigate ways of relieving peak demands on the UK’s electricity grid that also might make energy bills cheaper too.

  10. District Heating Network Completes at £330m Campus

    19 May 2016

    The University of Northampton is relocating to its new £330m Waterside Campus, located on a 58 acre brownfield site, and Vital Energi have completed the 1,600m district heating network which will carry low-carbon heat and hot water throughout the campus.

  11. Government legislation to implement CMA recommendations

    19 May 2016

    The Queen’s Speech has confirmed the government’s plans to introduce legislation to implement the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) proposed energy market remedies. The Better Markets Bill—announced on Wednesday 18 May—will aim to “open up markets, boost competition, give consumers more powers and choice and make economic regulators work better”.

  12. ENGIE forms low carbon district energy JV with Cheshire East Council

    18 May 2016

    ENGIE (formerly Cofely GDF SUEZ) has been selected to form a Joint Venture (JV) with Cheshire East Council to create a new flagship company to promote eco-efficient district heating networks in the Borough.

  13. Notice: District Heating and Cooling Forum 15 June 2016

    17 May 2016

    The next meeting of the DHC Forum will take place at the offices of the ADE at 11:00-15:00 hrs on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

  14. British Gas owner Centrica purchases ENER-G Cogen for £145m

    16 May 2016

    British Gas-owner Centrica has announced that it has agreed to buy ENER-G Cogen International from ENER-G Holdings PLC for £145m.

  15. Consultation Response | National Grid RfG Banding

    16 May 2016

    The ADE has submitted a response to the National Grid Requirements for Generators – GB Banding Thresholds industry consultation.

  16. Consultation Response | National Grid RfG Banding

    16 May 2016

    The ADE has submitted a response to the National Grid Requirements for Generators – GB Banding Thresholds industry consultation.

  17. ADE Event | Security of supply policy: Risks to energy intensive industries and local generation | 18 May

    13 May 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy is delighted to invite you to a discussion on how the Government’s security of supply policies and a forthcoming Ofgem review could impact industrial manufacturers and other local generators’ energy costs.

  18. EU's Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Funding Call

    13 May 2016

    The EU's Horizon 2020 has a call out on energy efficiency and is seeking proposals in the following areas: Removing market barriers to renovation of buildings, engaging consumers, and innovative financing for energy efficiency investments.

  19. Covanta and Veolia join forces for the development of the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility

    13 May 2016

    Covanta and Veolia are joining forces, under a Project Development Agreement, to develop the Energy Recovery Facility at Rookery South Pit near Stewartby, Bedfordshire, which will create sufficient low carbon energy to power up to 65,000 homes.

  20. ADE Event - Getting CHP Right: A learning event for consultants, contractors and customers - 25 May 2016

    12 May 2016

    The ADE is hosting the second CHP learning event for consultants, contractors and customers on 25 May 2016 at Ener-G's Offices in Manchester.