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  1. £1.7 billion economic boost thanks to energy efficiency savings

    18 Nov 2016

    New analysis released today shows the productivity of the UK economy rose by £1.7 billion between 2010 and 2015 as a result of industrial, services and domestic sector energy efficiency investments.

  2. ADE Member Briefing: Ofgem heat decarbonisation paper (November 2016)

    17 Nov 2016

    Ofgem has issued 'The Decarbonisation of Heat', a paper which explores different options for the heat supply and demant, and the consumer and regulatory issues associated with each. This Member Briefing provides an overview of the analysis provided.

  3. Ofgem have released a decision on the consultation on further amendments to the Capacity Market Rules

    17 Nov 2016

    This letter sets out Ofgem's decisions on three proposed changes to the Capacity Market Rules1 (the “Rules”) pursuant to Regulation 77 of the Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 (the “Regulations”).

  4. Join us at Heat 2016 Conference on the 23rd November: Last few tickets

    17 Nov 2016

    The last few tickets are now on sale to attend our leading conference on heat. Join the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Energy Institute (EI) along with speakers from Ofgem, Committee on Climate Change, Engie UK and Ireland, BEIS and leading tech companies to debate the vital issue of transforming the UK’s heat sector for a secure, affordable and sustainable future.. Heat 2016 Conference will be held in Central London on Wednesday 23 November.

  5. Improving air quality: reducing emissions from Medium Combustion Plants and Generators

    16 Nov 2016

    This consultation seeks views on draft plans to implement the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and emission controls on generators in order to improve air quality. Medium Combustion Plants and generators are a significant source of air pollution and many are not currently regulated in the UK. The Government’s primary driver for action on air quality is the impact it can have on health and the environment. A cleaner, healthier environment benefits people and the economy

  6. Heat meter accuracy testing

    16 Nov 2016

    This report by Ofgem, presents the findings from a research project commissioned to evaluate how accurate heat meters are when subject to installation and other errors, and to provide a robust evidence base to be able to assess errors. The work also investigates the factors that determine the optimal period between recalibration of installed heat meters.

  7. Opportunity for North West England demand customers

    15 Nov 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy has been working over the past year with Electricity North West to support a pilot project for a Fault Current Limiting Service. This solution provides a unique opportunity for organisations operating large generators or motors, at sites in North West England, to financially benefit from taking part in the trial. Read the article to find out how to participate.

  8. Ofgem’s Future Insights series – The Decarbonisation of Heat

    14 Nov 2016

    This paper is the second in Ofgem's series of ”Future Insights” publications and outlines the key challenges involved with the decarbonisation of heat. It discusses how decisions might be made and potential consumer and regulatory implications.

  9. More than 50% of Britain’s electricity now low carbon according to ground-breaking new report

    14 Nov 2016

    Last quarter, for the first time ever, more than half (50.2%) of Britain’s electricity was produced from low-carbon energy sources, according to a new quarterly research report released today, authored by researchers from Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax.

  10. Switch2 and Newport City Homes win award for combatting fuel poverty

    14 Nov 2016

    Switch2 Energy and Newport City Homes (NCH) have won a national award for their joint success in tackling fuel poverty. More than 750 homes connected to NCH's Duffryn district heating scheme have halved their energy consumption by using Switch2 Energy's G6 smart energy pay-as-you-go meters. Previously, residents paid a fixed weekly charge for their heating and hot water, but now they have control over their usage and costs, which allows them to budget better and save money. The joint project was voted 'Best Initiative to Combat Fuel Poverty' in the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) Supplier Excellence Awards.

  11. Aggregators: Barriers and External Impacts: a report by PA Consulting

    11 Nov 2016

    This report by PA Consulting reviews the position of independent Aggregators in the provision of Demand Side Response services in the GB electricity market, considering any barriers to their ability to provide these services, the materiality of these barriers and hence potential consumer detriment; and the nature of any policy intervention if required to address these barriers.

  12. Heat Trust welcomes on board Switch2 Energy Limited and its 45th heat network

    11 Nov 2016

    Today Heat Trust welcomes Switch2 Energy Limited and its Grafton Square heat network in to membership, extending independent customer protection to 45 heat networks and 27,500 customers.

  13. ADE notification | Heat metering and billing evidence collection

    11 Nov 2016

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) is in the process of reviewing the Heat Metering Cost Benefit Analysis. The tool is used to assess the technical and financial viability of metering individual heat supply for district heating and communal heat networks. As part of this, DBEIS is looking to gather evidence on the time taken to ensure compliance with the current Heat Network Regulations. We are asking for member responses to inform the Impact Assessment.

  14. ADE response to Ofgem and Government's call for evidence on a smarter, more flexible and user-friendly

    10 Nov 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed a new Government report which calls for businesses and other smart energy providers to have better access to electricity market value, increasing their participation and potentially helping to save the energy system up to £40 billion by 2050.

  15. Member Briefing | CfD Allocation Announcement

    9 Nov 2016

    On 9 November the Department for Business Innovation and Skills announced the next allocation round for the Contracts for Differences (CfD) scheme, including the draft budget notice, the accompanying note to the draft budget notice, and the strike price methodology. The Government also published a consultation on fuelled and geothermal technologies, including energy from waste and biomass CHP. A member briefing providing an overview of the relevant announcements is available in the Member's Area.

  16. BEIS - Government sets out plans to upgrade UK energy infrastructure and increase clean energy investment

    9 Nov 2016

    The Government has today reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730m of annual support on renewable electricity projects over this parliament, and set out further details for the next Contracts for Difference auction where companies will compete for the first £290m worth of contracts for renewable electricity projects.

  17. EVENT | 1st Anniversary of The Heat Trust Seminar

    8 Nov 2016

    The seminar will celebrate the successes of The Heat Trust to date, and how it is positively shaping the industry. It will include an update on the comparison tool and provide examples from real life schemes. This seminar is perfect for any scheme owners from housing associations, local authorities and private developers.

  18. National Grid chief calls for ‘fundamental’ network charging review

    8 Nov 2016

    In an interview with Utility Week, National Grid chief executive John Pettigrew said he is “encouraging” Ofgem to extend its review of the embedded benefits regime.

  19. Seminar shows how to manage finance and regulation of heat network development

    8 Nov 2016

    Developers and investors will learn how to check the finances of heat networks and meet new regulations at a free morning seminar at Manchester Town Hall on Friday 25 November. The seminar is being hosted by community energy specialist Switch2 Energy and The Carbon Trust, which will introduce its new cashflow quality assurance model for heat network investments.

  20. York Hospital’s Energy Project Honoured for Fourth Time

    7 Nov 2016

    Vital Energi would like to congratulate York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on their work to lower carbon emissions, which has been honoured for the fourth time at a national awards ceremony. The Trust’s energy project at The York Hospital was “Highly Commended” in the “Best Examples of Efficiencies” category of the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2016. This follow wins by the Trust at the Association for Decentralised Energy Awards, the H&V Awards and achieving “Highly Commended” status at the NHS Sustainability Awards 2016.