The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up July 2017

Storage and Flexibility BEIS published a series of announcements on 24/07/17 focusing on storage and flexibility to coincide with Greg Clark’s appearance in Birmingham to give his first major speech on Industrial Strategy since the General Election. The measures unveiled specific to battery storage include: A £246m funding commitment to ensure the UK leads the […]

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up June 2017

The Queen’s Speech – Legislative Agenda for 2017/2018 On the 21st June the Queen confirmed the legislative agenda for the Government for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 parliamentary sessions comprising 27 Bills and draft Bills. In respect of energy, there is no legislation on the retail price cap; the speech referenced “bringing forward measures to help […]

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 […]