After a long period of radio silence, the government has now initiated a raft of changes to their ‘world first’ Renewable Heat Incentive scheme – and declared an intention to make more.
Now six years old, this scheme was created to support both domestic and non-domestic consumers to switch to more renewable forms of heat, such as heat pumps, Anaerobic Digestion and biomass.Read more
Our response to the BEIS 'Improving the Framework' consultation raised some issues about their approach to de-rating storage on the basis of duration. We argued for addressing the issue through a technology-neutral penalty.
We also had concerns that the late-in-the-day changes like those proposed will inevitably impact investor confidence in delivering the government’s long-term energy objectives.Read more
Ofgem have indicated that generators accredited under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme, will be able to claim RO Certificates (ROCs) for all renewable electricity generated, even if it is used to charge an energy storage system.
Ofgem has recognised the significant role storage is set to play in the ‘smart and flexible’ energy system that they outlined with BEIS, in their joint strategy document launched earlier this year.Read more
The tumbling price for power from offshore wind is a huge success for the policy of successive UK governments of supporting developing renewable energy technologies. The UK leads the world in offshore wind and it now has the opportunity to reap the benefits in lower bills and huge industrial opportunities.Read more
Local balancing and supply makes sense. Why not strive to use power close to where it is being produced at the time it is generating? That way we can reduce the losses from transporting power over long distances, we can reduce the amount of power flowing in the opposite direction it was meant to and potentially connect more low carbon generation through more efficient use of the local network.Read more
UK Power Networks has released more information about how and where they intend to tender for flexibility services. The expression of interest is for delivery of flexible capacity at 10 substations where there are problems delivering peak capacity – which could include energy storage, Demand Side Response (DSR), and other flexible generation.Read more
WPD has been working with Regen to develop an approach to model the growth and operation of storage. As part of this modelling work, we developed and issued a consultation paper, aiming to help us to validate some of the key assumptions we have made in this modelling approach. This consultation was issued on 15th May 2017, was open to responses for 6 weeks and closed on 21st June 2017.Read more
Connecting with existing local organisations like the Scouts is an obvious step for community energy groups who want to get the message out in their locality.
As part of a project Regen were developing for Western Power Distribution, I had a little time to investigate the intersection between Scouts and Community energy groups. Here are some of the things I discovered!Read more
Many of the actions in the plan are already being progressed and there is, therefore, little in it that comes as a surprise (we will leave others to score the predictions we made in March). However, the fact there is now a detailed formal government plan on smart energy will provide greater confidence in the market.Read more
This year Regen’s Green Energy Awards will be celebrating the exciting projects and innovative companies that are driving the smart and sustainable energy revolution. To take on the challenging task of choosing the winners, we are delighted to be able to announce an expert judging panelRead more