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  1. ENGIE to design, build, operate and maintain Huntsman’s new steam plant

    7 Nov 2016

    ENGIE has been awarded a contract to design and build a new steam-raising energy centre at Huntsman Corporation’s plant in Wilton, Redcar. New steam raising boilers, compressor technology and heat recovery measures such as boiler economisers and variable speed drives on pumps and compressors will be installed. On completion of the project, ENGIE will continue to operate and maintain the plant for a further 15 years.

  2. Electricity North West - Respond: The Fault Current Limiting (FCL) service trial

    4 Nov 2016

    Last year we published an article about Electricity North West’s Respond project and the customer survey that they were conducting to assess the appetite for a new commercial solution to manage fault level on electricity networks. The survey demonstrated that there is a target market for this type of commercial solution. This solution, namely the Fault Current Limiting (FCL) service, has been developed under the Respond project and Electricity North West are now consulting customers who may be interested in becoming involved in trialling the FCL service, for a twelve month period, through a managed agreement. 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. This opportunity is available customers connected to Electricity North West’s 6.6kV or 11kV high voltage (HV) networks who operate large rotating machinery with generation or consumption capacity of 500kW and over.

  3. IMAGINE 2050: Businesses missing out on £4 billion waste mine

    3 Nov 2016

    A new report, Imagine 2050, published today by leading resource management company Veolia, highlights the innovative business models needed in three sectors to meet resource and waste challenges between now and 2050.

  4. Can data transform our energy system?

    3 Nov 2016

    This year’s Heat Conference will include a spotlight on data, with a dedicated session featuring speakers from TechUK, PassivSystems and ENER-G. Delegates will also have a chance to hear from the Smart Energy Demand Coalition and Ofgem. In advance of the conference, we decided to reflect on the role of data in transforming our energy system.

  5. HIU testing regime hailed by industry experts

    3 Nov 2016

    The UK Heat Interface Unit (HIU) testing regime developed as part of a government-funded project in the UK has been praised by judges at an international district heating conference. A paper, presented on the testing regime by Martin Crane of Carbon Alternatives (who worked as an integrated member of the project team), was named best presentation and awarded €1,000 in prize money at the 4DH Conference in Aalborg, Denmark.

  6. Vital Commitment to Less Landfill Waste

    3 Nov 2016

    Vital Energi have been successful in their ambition to divert 95% of all site waste away from landfill, with many sites exceeding their initial target. By adopting a strong environmental focus, reducing cross contamination and employing best practice for on-site waste segregation, Vital Energi have seen, on average, 97.7% of onsite waste redirected away from landfill, while maximising the amount of material recycled.

  7. Free guide explains latest changes to heat network regulations

    3 Nov 2016

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers.

  8. Urban Heating For the Future Seminar: 25th November, Manchester Town Hall

    1 Nov 2016

    To launch the new heat network cash flow model, the Carbon Trust and Switch2 Energy Limited would like to invite you to attend a free seminar in Manchester. The seminar will provide you with insight into the new cash flow model and how it is expected to drive standardisation of financial modelling in the heat network industry.

  9. New ETI report identifies the challenges facing energy networks for the UK to transition to a low carbon future

    1 Nov 2016

    Any move to a low carbon UK energy system that uses new and more varied sources of energy generation will require investment and an upgrade of the current energy networks infrastructure, according to a new report from the ETI. “UK Networks Transition Challenges – A Systems View” highlights the challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s energy networks.

  10. Draft consultation response | Embedded Benefit CUSC modification

    1 Nov 2016

    The ADE has prepared a draft consultation on the CUSC modification that will aim to remove or reduce the Triad Embedded Benefit for distributed generators. This consultation has been published by the Code Administrator, and sets out the analysis and conclusions from the CUSC work group which examined code modifications CMP264 and CMP265.

  11. Seminar introduces heat network suppliers to new Heat Trust Calculator

    31 Oct 2016

    Heat network suppliers are invited to find out more about the new Heat Trust Calculator at a free seminar in central London on Wednesday 30 November.

  12. Businesses ready to keep lights on in country’s first Capacity Market warning

    31 Oct 2016

    National Grid today called on UK businesses to meet the country’s first security of supply warning, showing the critical role that business-led flexibility plays in keeping the lights on.

  13. Invitation to attend free webinar on cogeneration in the rubber industry

    31 Oct 2016

    Opra are pleased to invite you to join our webinar on cogeneration in the rubber industry. Register to hear about the OP16 gas turbine technology from OPRA Turbines with feasibility studies from Application Engineers. Familiarize yourself with smaller gas turbine technology and gain ideas on implementing cogeneration at rubber factories.

  14. UK to invest £390m per year in innovation and research

    31 Oct 2016

    The government has pledged to invest £390 million per year on research and innovation over the next four years. The money from the Department for International Development (DFID) will focus on projects and technologies to help address global challenges including energy, climate change and water.

  15. Inaction jeopardising Islands’ renewables funding

    31 Oct 2016

    At least £1.3 billion of investment in shovel ready projects is being put at risk by indecision by the UK Government over major funding decisions, say Scottish Government Ministers. Ministers and leaders of three Scottish Island Councils have written to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, expressing concern about the effects of continued uncertainty on support for large-scale renewable energy projects on the Scottish Islands.

  16. Draft position paper | Supply license class exemptions

    31 Oct 2016

    Electricity supplies from on-site generation generally benefit from specific exemptions from the legal requirement to hold an electricity supply licence. Industry’s experiences and advice from legal experts appears to show that the current supply license class exemptions are open to a number of interpretations, and that without clear guidance from either the Regulator or the Government, on-site generators are currently required to apply the most conservative possible interpretation. This outcome means that the on-site class exemptions are being underused, preventing industrial and district heating sites from applying the exemption and limiting the potential growth of these schemes. To address these challenges, the ADE has developed a draft position paper of recommendations for Government.

  17. Member Briefing | BEIS Capacity Market Consultation

    28 Oct 2016

    Today, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation on proposals to simplify and improve accessibility in the Capacity Market. This briefing provides an overview of the key changes relevant to Members’ operations. The consultation closes on 23 December 2016 and the Association will circulate a draft response for Member review and feedback in due course.

  18. Consultation Responses | STOR Review OCP-08 and FFR Review OCP-17

    28 Oct 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy has submitted a response to the National Grid review of STOR OCP-08 and FFR OCP-17.

  19. EU approves state aid for German CHP plants and DSR scheme

    27 Oct 2016

    The EU Commission has approved state aid for combined heat and power plants in Germany and a demand side response (DSR) scheme. It added support for both schemes is in line with EU state aid rules and improves the integration of co-generation into the electricity market and security of supply. The Commission believes the German Heat and Power Co-generation Act 2016 will contribute to energy efficiency, lower CO2 emissions and lead to a better integration of co-generated power into the electricity market.

  20. James Heappey MP questions Treasury on smart energy

    27 Oct 2016

    Yesterday, James Heappey asked the Treasury about the advantages of a smart energy system. The initial question was: What assessment has the Chancellor made of the potential effect of a smart energy system on levels of productivity? Watch the clip here.