The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up May 2017

  Project Nexus update Xoserve provides a central service for the Gas Transporters in Britain and manages all of the key information associated with approximately 22 million gas supply points. Xoserve’s ageing and limited system UK Link currently underpins all of the settlement and registration processes in the gas industry. However, Project Nexus facilitates the […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up April 2017

Energy Research Funding for innovative business projects Innovate UK (the UK’s innovation agency) has announced it will make a share of £13mn available to businesses for innovative projects that address the issues of cost, emissions and security of supply in the fifth round of Energy Catalyst funding.  The fund is available to support both the […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up March 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Energy updates On the 8 March 2017 Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Government’s Spring Budget – the announcement included some key points for energy detailed below. Levy Control Framework (LCF) – it was anticipated that the Government would provide details of the LCF into the 2020s in the Spring Budget, however the […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up February 2017

Project Nexus: non-effective days Xoserve provides a central service for the Gas Transporters in Britain and manages all of the key data associated with approximately 22 million gas supply points nationwide. An ageing system called UK Link currently underpins a number processes including settlement and meter registration. Project Nexus encompasses the replacement of this system […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up January 2017

Smart, Flexible Energy System: an Ofgem call for evidence BEIS and Ofgem recently published a joint call for evidence which builds on their previously published position paper. It requested viewpoints from the industry on how the right environment can be created to allow consumers to benefit from a smarter, more flexible energy system, following the […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up December 2016

  Faster Switching – Ofgem update Ofgem are in the midst of the blueprint phase of their programme to deliver faster and more reliable switching arrangements for all consumers by 2019. A Significant Code Review (SCR) was launched in late to 2015 to allow Ofgem to manage the complex changes needed to multiple industry codes […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up November 2016

Energy Intensive Industry (EII) To help the UK meet its low carbon targets, the Government has introduced policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by incentivising increases in renewable energy. The effect of these policies has resulted in an increase in retail electricity prices and contributed to a cost differential between Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) in […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up October 2016

  National Grid begin recovery of Black Start contract costs Black Start is the process used to recover costs from an event that results in the shutdown of parts (or all) of the transmission system, in which isolated power stations are started individually and gradually reconnected in order to re-energise the system. Ofgem consulted in […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up August 2016

The latest Ofgem changes that are affecting the business energy market this month, including implementation plans for the newly-published CMA report and an open letter addressing charging arrangements. Ofgem looks at charging arrangements for embedded benefits Ofgem recently published an open letter on the network charging arrangements for small electricity distribution connected generators (embedded benefits) […]

Ofgem announces industry-changing P272 update – so what is it?

A project that’s overhauling electricity billing as we know it is now expanding to affect all consumers in Great Britain. Thanks to new Ofgem recommendations, all suppliers are busy behind the scenes putting the ‘P272’ regulations into effect. P272 is all about making energy bills more accurate – bringing about the end of estimated billing. […]