The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24 May 2016, please note the time has changed to 1 - 3pm.
‘Make energy efficiency a priority’ is the message the Energy and Utilities Alliance, EUA is asking of successful candidate Sadiq Khan following their election as Mayor of London.
Leeds City Council has recently launched two related large scale district heating tender opportunities, with a combined contract value of over £35m. Read for more details and how to express interest.
A new independent report from Imperial College has highlighted the important role that the UK’s gas networks can play in decarbonising heat demand to meet targets set by the Paris Agreement.
Alex Chisholm has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This follows the announcement that Stephen Lovegrove will move across to become Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.
REHAU is staging its third hugely popular District Heating Workshops at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. Taking place on Tuesday 14th June, the free event has attracted a line-up of expert speakers from the likes of AECOM, CIBSE and DECC.
The Government has published its conclusion to the March consultation on further reforms to the Capacity Market. Alongside this, Ofgem has released the proposed changes to the Capacity Market Rules following its January consultation. The Association has prepared two member briefings to provide members with an overview of the changes and highlight the key proposals that will be of particular interest to members’ operations.
COGEN Europe is making the most of the rescheduled 2016 Recognition Awards Ceremony as a networking and outreach opportunity for its members. The ceremony will now take place as a formal luncheon on Thursday, the 23rd June 2016 in Milan, within the POWER-GEN Europe Conference and Exhibition.
In total, one hundred and sixty one responses were received from a wide range of stakeholders, including energy suppliers, generators, consultants, interconnectors, renewables companies, environmental groups, UK trade associations, private investors and others. This Government Response provides a representative overview of the feedback received in relation to each of the twenty four consultation questions, and explains what final decisions have been taken.
At the Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced an extension of the budget for the Renewable Heat Incentive. The good in this is that it helps keep heat firmly on the agenda, the bad is that defining heat around renewable rather than carbon targets has some perverse impacts. ADE Director Dr Tim Rotheray explains.
The ADE has submitted a response to the DECC call for evidence on the introduction of upfront Assessment & Design fees.
The ADE's annual District Heating Conference and Marketplace is the industry event to network, exhibit and learn about the latest best practice in the district heating sector. Local authorities are highly recommended to attend. Please forward this event to any local authority contacts that you have that would be interested in attending.
A trial to match local generation with local businesses suggests that peer-to-peer renewable power services could lead to lower energy system costs. Now Open Utility and Good Energy want Ofgem to consider changing grid charges for local consumption of power.
Paul Crewe, a senior executive at the supermarket giant, said he had sleepless nights over energy security and feared UK electricity demand could soon outstrip supply. Sainbury's took the decision to buy gas-fired power generators which now supply electricity for 10 supermarkets, with a further six due to built this year.
The ADE has submitted a supporting statement in response to the Ofgem consultation on getting a connection to a constrained network.
Vital Energi had cause for double celebration at the Heating and Ventilation News awards after picking up both the Retrofit Project of the Year and the District Heating Project of the Year awards.
Ofgem has published its proposed changes to the Capacity Market Rules for the 2016 auctions. An updated copy of the Capacity Market Rules showing the proposed changes has also been released. Seventy Rule change proposals were submitted, 26 of which are being fully or partially taken forward, and Ofgem are inviting views on the proposed amendments to the Rules by 5pm on 27 May 2016.
New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted the continuing growth of renewables’ share of the global energy supply. The figures, issued on Thursday 28 July, showed that world production of renewables had grown by 2.6% between 2013-14, reaching 1,894Mtoe by the end of the year. This represents 13.8% of the total primary energy supply.
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) announced today it is committing to develop an industry-backed Code of Conduct for demand side response aggregators. The Code will set common standards across the sector to provide assurance to customers and encourage their participation in the growing demand side response market.
Plans to build the South Hook combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Pembrokeshire have been cancelled. Earlier this month stakeholders were advised the project was scrapped due to “current market conditions”, according to a spokesperson from South Hook CHP.