Ofgem published an update on how Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) are working towards providing quicker and more efficient network connections on Monday 1 February. Since September 2015 DNOs have been: improving visibility and availability of flexible connections, flexible payment terms and consortia for connecting customers; developing a set of principles and rules for the introduction and enforcement of milestones in connection offers; and developing an action plan for industry to progress more effective queue management. Ofgem intends these efforts to improve the connections process by reducing the need for network reinforcement.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Barney McManigal who has taken on the role of Policy Manager for district heating.
UK Green Investment Bank plc and DLL have committed £6.9m to a programme of energy saving measures at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. GIB has committed £3.4m to the scheme as part of the £50m NHS energy efficiency funding alliance that it established with DLL in 2014. The project was procured through the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) framework, with Vital Energi appointed as the Trust partner. The design, construction, installation and on-going asset management of the scheme will be carried out by Vital Energi under a 15-year performance contract.
More than a third of older people – 4.1 million individuals over 65 – are worried about the cost of heating their homes this winter, according to new research for Age UK.
National Grid has procured almost 803MW of extra power capacity to cover winter 2016/17 at £27.50kW/year. Around 475MW will be delivered by demand-side response providers.
Vital Energi are delighted to announce that the London region of the Vital Group have completed their move to new offices in Holborn which will replace our previous premises at Little Britain.
The department has announced the results of its Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot Phase II auction, which was held on Thursday 21 January. 24 organisations across the country have been awarded a total of £4.74mn for 37 projects that will reduce demand for electricity through efficiency schemes at peak times.
Now some of the party euphoria has dissipated and people are starting to grapple with the issue of how to make the Code work in practice, the question needs to be asked: Is the Heat Networks Code of Practice actually going to make a difference? Gareth Jones, Managing Director of FairHeat discusses.
The ADE and Osborne Clarke invite members and special guests to a free event on the opportunities underlying the smart energy revolution and how it is delivering for energy customers today.
ENER-G has published a detailed new 'Essential Guide to Small Scale Combined Heat and Power', which is available free to download.
Acre365 is a recognition programme which seeks to identify these agents of change, recognising individuals who have made real progress on social, environmental or safety issues in their first year at an organisation. By identifying high impact initiatives that people have contributed to, Acre365 2016 will continue to share best-practice and innovation with the wider sustainability community so that others can learn and be inspired.
According to the latest figures from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) there is a growing difference between the rising price of electricity and the cost of natural gas. Heatingandventilating.net reports.
Capacity Market results announced today will mean dozens of industrial and local businesses will help keep the lights on next winter, the Association for Decentralised Energy said.
The next meeting will take place at the offices of the ADE at 11:00-15:00hrs on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. If you wish to attend please RSVP to email@example.com
In the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review published on 25 November, it announced £295m in new funding for public sector energy efficiency and £3.2 billion for household energy efficiency over this Parliament. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have now provided some additional detail about how this funding will be distributed. The ADE has prepared a member briefing provides an overview of these approaches.
Ofgem are proposing a change to their operational approach in relation to installations using ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) so that, in order to be eligible for Non-Domestic RHI support payments, recovered heat will no longer be required to be stored in the ground prior to circulating the heat pump.
UK Government’s policy to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025, combined with the retirement of the majority of the UK’s ageing nuclear fleet and growing electricity demand will leave the UK facing a 40-55% electricity supply gap, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
With many more large businesses, estates and councils pursuing energy independent strategies driven and enabled by the price points of renewable, new technology and carbon targets. Understand the opportunities and challenges for the incumbent players in Engerati's 'Integrating Microgeneration, Renewables & Large Customers' webinar series taking place 22nd February - 18th March
Ahead of the April deadline for BIM Level 2 in centrally procured government contracts, REHAU has created BIM models for its market-leading district heating pipework. The company has recognised the gradual shift taking place towards the collaborative working processes which define BIM, and says that it expects this to accelerate after April as the tools are adopted across the wider public sector.
Ombudsman Services: Energy today publishes annual data for complaints received in 2015. Complaints increased to 65,168 in 2015 compared to 52,937 in 2014.