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Frequent renewables obligation payments, as well as tighter rules on cash borrowing, could help to build a more sustainable retail market, the chief executive of Shell Energy Retail has said. Speaking to Utility Week Ed Kamm outlined his vision for improving the market, after being asked about the thorny issue of compliant suppliers picking up the costs of failure.

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Sorting out commercial rent debts will be key to enabling businesses to plan ahead with certainty and build back better from the pandemic.

16 June 2021 @ 14:35

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A guide to the electricity connections process for those looking to install electric vehicle chargepoints at their business or site.

16 June 2021 @ 13:15

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SPEN is adding electrical circuits to an existing substation close to this year’s COP26 venues in Glasgow. Next year the new equipment will become part of a new substation, one of three added or upgraded that will be required to…

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/> 218,000 smart meter installations took place in May – up from May 2020’s installation total which barely exceeded 17,000 thanks to the first national lockdown.
Cumulative installations since the start of the rollout now falls just below 15.7 million, with 968,000 of those since the start of 2021.

The post Smart meter rollout continues as supplier obligation extension announced due to Covid-19 appeared first on ElectraLink.

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Letter setting out the government’s intent to hold 2 Capacity Market auctions in 2022: the T-1 auction for 2022 to 2023 and T-4 auction for 2025 to 2026.

16 June 2021 @ 06:00

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The UK might soon be reliant on electric vehicles imported from abroad, warns an influential group.

15 June 2021 @ 23:27

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Local authorities can apply for funding to help them install energy saving upgrades and low carbon heating in low-income households.

15 June 2021 @ 23:15

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Registered providers of social housing will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes.

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This week sees a flurry of board appointments with CCW welcoming four non-executive directors to its team as well as Yorkshire Water naming a new chair. Steven Steer is stepping down from Ofgem for a role at engineering consultancy Zuhlke

The post On the move: CCW, Ofgem, Yorkshire Water appeared first on Utility Week.

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A change of approach is needed to ensure the UK can reap the benefits of the energy transition, according to a senior government official.

The post UKEF boss stresses importance of supply chain in accelerating energy transition appeared first on Energy Voice.

14 June 2021 @ 23:01

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We're seeking views on the risk of carbon leakage due to the indirect emission cost from the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and compensation price support (CPS) mechanism plus feedback on sector eligibility and scheme design.

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Are you struggling to understand which investment opportunities are right for your company and renewable portfolio? Join Reuters Events, Renewity and SMBC Bank International, in the upcoming free webinar, Financing The Energy Transition: Make the Right Investment Choices to learn how to tackle the industry’s biggest challenge.

The post Reuters Events free webinar: Financing the energy transition appeared first on Energy Voice.

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Following Ofgem giving the green light to half hourly settlement, Tyron Vardy, director of products at energy software company ENSEK, takes a look at what this change will mean for the sector.

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The Association of Fleet Professionals and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association are calling on the Government to take steps to ensure that the Advisory Electricity Rate (AER) for EVs is fit-for-purpose. The industry bodies share concerns that the current 4 pence per mile rate, which remains unchanged since 2018, is no longer reflective Read more...

The post Fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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Energy Market Liberalization in Romania  Energy Industry Review

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A new company tasked with realising Sir Ian Wood’s vision of an Energy Transition Zone in the south of Aberdeen has found its CEO.

The post Exclusive: Energy Transition Zone proposed by Sir Ian Wood appoints CEO appeared first on Energy Voice.

10 June 2021 @ 23:01

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In our latest round-up of industry appointments, Thames Water has announced a new director to head its new renewables division. Meanwhile, fledgling disruptor brand Rebel Energy has announced a raft of appointments to its newly-created board.

The post On the Move: Thames creates renewables division; ex-Ovo MD joins Rebel appeared first on Utility Week.

10 June 2021 @ 16:03

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London Electric Cars is converting classic Minis to run on electric power – using second-hand Nissan Leaf batteries and motors.

The post ‘Affordable’ London conversion makes classic Mini an electric car appeared first on CityAM.

10 June 2021 @ 12:09

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The energy price cap is likely to increase by more than £100 at the next review, experts have said.

10 June 2021 @ 10:33

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Experimental statistics on average road fuel sales and stock levels.

10 June 2021 @ 08:30

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Monthly data on the number of certificates issued for generation under the Renewables Obligation.

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There is £1.4bn of the metal - which is used in electric batteries - around the South Crofty mine near Redruth, the company said yesterday. About 65,000 tonnes of tin are thought to be in the area.

09 June 2021 @ 20:50

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Ecotricity has today confirmed the sale of Electric Highway – a charging network for EVs, to Gridserve. The sale will enable Ecotricity to focus on its core green energy business. It recently developed Britain’s first Green Gasmill – a process of making ‘natural gas’ for the grid simply from grass. It will also bring forward a Read more...

The post Ecotricity sells Electric Highway to Gridserve appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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?OVO Energy has partnered with online vehicle leasing firm Vanarama to offer electric vehicle (EV) leasing deals through a new partner site.

09 June 2021 @ 14:58

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/> More than 2.5 million switches have completed so far in 2021.

Changes of Supplier (CoS) started in May 2021 was also similarly low with the month ending on 508,000.

The post Energy supplier switching hits unseasonable conditions in May appeared first on ElectraLink.

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?Following the acquisition of a 25% stake in March, GRIDSERVE has now fully taken on Ecotricity’s Electric Highway electric vehicle (EV) charging network.

09 June 2021 @ 11:48

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Shell’s chief executive has today said that the oil behemoth will accelerate its plans to transition away from fossil fuels

The post Shell chief: We will 'accelerate' energy transition plans after court ruling appeared first on CityAM.

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Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, Chairman of Opportunity North East (ONE) and Energy Transition Zone Ltd, Talal Al-Marri, President and CEO at Aramco Europe, and the Rt. Hon. Graham Stuart MP, UK Minister for Exports are among a few of the keynote speakers confirmed for next week’s virtual Energy Exports Conference.

The post Ministers and industry leaders to link energy transition aspirations with actual opportunities at Energy Exports Conference appeared first on Energy Voice.

09 June 2021 @ 08:30

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Prompt payment return data for the UK Atomic Energy Authority, showing invoices paid within 5 and 30 days of receipt from 2021 to 2022.

09 June 2021 @ 07:47

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With bad debt risk spiralling for energy providers, and growing economic uncertainty for customers, both groups are seeking new ways to settle their energy bills. In a new technical white paper, Siemens make the case for leveraging two innovative technologies, Managed Credit and Open Banking, to realise a compelling fourth payment option, which strikes a unique balance between credit risk and operational costs.

The post Breakthrough technologies combine to create compelling fourth payment option for energy suppliers appeared first on Utility Week.

09 June 2021 @ 05:30

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Gridserve has acquired all of Ecotricity’s electric vehicle charging network Electric Highway. Gridserve took 25% of Electric Highway in March, promising to replace existing chargers will be replaced with new technology, doubling the capacity. It said it would offer three…

09 June 2021 @ 05:27

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Shell, BP, Harbour Energy and TotalEnergies are working together on platform electrification plans, it has emerged.

The post Shell, BP, Harbour Energy and TotalEnergies team up for UK electrification study appeared first on Energy Voice.

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Halogen light bulbs will be banned from September 2021 with fluorescent light bulbs to follow, cutting emissions and saving consumers on their energy bills.

08 June 2021 @ 23:15

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We're seeking views on proposed updates the existing ecodesign and energy labelling requirements which currently apply to light sources and separate control gears ('lighting products') in the UK.

08 June 2021 @ 23:15

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A number of reports have suggested that there has been a spike in cases of EV drivers having cables pinched that are used to plug into a wallbox, public charger or the mains.

08 June 2021 @ 23:01

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Gridserve purchase from green energy group Ecotricity set to trigger tens of millions in infrastructure investment

08 June 2021 @ 23:01

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Gridserve has bought the remaining stake in Ecotricity’s Electric Highway less than three months after purchasing a minority stake in the business. The electric vehicle (EV) network was established in 2011 by the green energy supplier and it was revealed in March this year that Gridserve was to invest in the company and upgrade its charging infrastructure.

The post Ecotricity sells rest of EV network to Gridserve appeared first on Utility Week.

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We have British Gas's Homecare 4 package, paying £608.28 a year. Part of the contract is that our boiler and gas fire are serviced annually. The last service was in November 2019.

08 June 2021 @ 21:01

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More than 10,000 families are yet to be transferred to new provider, EDF Energy. They were among 360,000 households left in the lurch when the Croydon-based firm ceased trading on January 28.

08 June 2021 @ 21:00

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08 June 2021 @ 20:38

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Four projects have passed the initial screening for the Electricity Network Innovation Competition (NIC), with network operators seeking £29 million for green heat and flexibility.

08 June 2021 @ 17:30

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Ofgem has appointed a former Centrica executive as its permanent director of retail.

The post Ofgem appoints retail director appeared first on Utility Week.

08 June 2021 @ 17:30

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We have appointed Neil Lawrence as retail director.

08 June 2021 @ 14:45

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We're seeking views on proposals for the implementation of the Certification Officer’s levy under the Trade Union Act 2016.

08 June 2021 @ 13:45

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It should be possible to use the data from millions of smart meters already installed in homes and small businesses to support public policy making and practice. But there are important gaps in making that possible – and perhaps the…

08 June 2021 @ 12:51

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We're seeking evidence to inform strategic policy on connected and automated mobility (CAM) in the UK.

08 June 2021 @ 09:56

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Rogue property developer promised investors substantial returns but instead operated ‘ponzi’ property scheme as well as transferring funds abroad.

08 June 2021 @ 09:30

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On the back of a stellar 2019, last year was shaping up to be a record one for Rotech Subsea. The company was poised to enter new markets, as its range of controlled flow excavation (CFE) suspended jet trenching tools became established as the go-to choice for IRM and trenching scopes for the energy sector.

The post Rotech Subsea delivering on the energy transition whilst gearing up for global demand appeared first on Energy Voice.

07 June 2021 @ 23:01

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Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent has closed and EDF said it has decided to move into the defuelling phase with immediate effect. The station has been in an extended outage since September 2018. EDF said it has been…

07 June 2021 @ 19:39

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The UK’s draft National Energy and Climate Plan sets out our integrated climate and energy objectives, targets, policies and measures. This has been superseded by the Energy white paper.

07 June 2021 @ 17:00

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Recently Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) announced it will use ‘near real-time’ data to respond to power interruptions (see below). It said that a million of its customers now have smart meters and the Department for Business, Energy and…

07 June 2021 @ 15:44

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Nissan found that owners of petrol and diesel motors travelled around 13,600km (8,451 miles), while EV drivers claim they tally more than 14,200km (8,825 miles) per annum.

07 June 2021 @ 12:39

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SSE Thermal and Equinor have submitted an application for development consent for Keadby 3, which they say could become the UK’s first power station equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The project would be in operation by the…

07 June 2021 @ 11:35

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Sadiq Khan has been asked to apologise for his energy company London Power’s £880,000 loss in its first year of operation.

The post Khan defends London Power after criticism appeared first on Utility Week.

07 June 2021 @ 11:04

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BEIS has opened early market engagement on its plans to explore new types of energy market. The department is looking at an alternative system of network and policy price signals. It wants to know what the signals might look like,…

07 June 2021 @ 09:14

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In our latest review of sector coverage in the national newspapers, it is claimed that Bulb has struck a deal to delay repaying £55 million of loans. Meanwhile, new figures show gas use in April and May was up by a third and electric vehicle charge points are to get an “iconic” makeover.

The post Weekend press round-up: Troubled Bulb Energy wins stay of execution appeared first on Utility Week.

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A study of 223 energy tariffs has shown just one in six (37) were available to customers who have had a smart meter installed. The research also shows customers with a smart meter pay £18 more than those without.

The post Just 17% of tariffs available to smart meter customers appeared first on Utility Week.

04 June 2021 @ 15:53

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If you could snatch half an hour with a former Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, what would you ask them? We were fortunate enough to have this very opportunity when we spoke with Lord Barker of Battle on our latest episode of the Local Zero podcast.

The post History repeating or the great unknown? Net-zero notes from former coalition energy minister Lord Barker appeared first on Energy Voice.

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?First Bus is transforming one of its depots into the UK’s largest EV charging hub with the installation of 162 150kW electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

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Fiat will begin to phase out all combustion-engined models from its global line up from 2025 - and by the end of the decade will no longer sell passenger cars with petrol or diesel units under the bonnet.

04 June 2021 @ 11:53

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Households with smart meters could save money by moving to tariffs that are not compatible with the devices, new research has revealed.

04 June 2021 @ 10:35

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Early market engagement to explore the approach to design, delivery, research and evaluation for the Alternative Energy Markets (AEM) Programme.

03 June 2021 @ 23:15

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Stream 2 of this competition aims to accelerate commercialisation of innovative longer duration energy storage projects through to first-of-a-kind (FOAK) full-system prototypes.

03 June 2021 @ 16:54

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Stream 1 of this competition aims to accelerate commercialisation of innovative longer duration energy storage projects through to actual demonstrations.

03 June 2021 @ 16:53

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So Energy has launched a full-service solar and storage solution for its customers, allowing them to generate their own power and cut their energy bills. The supplier’s So Energy Solar package will see solar panels and a battery installed in customers’ homes. Speaking in response to the launch Simon Oscroft, co-founder of the retailer, said suppliers have a responsibility to "do all they can" to encourage their customers to make green choices.

The post So Energy unveils solar storage solution appeared first on Utility Week.

03 June 2021 @ 13:45

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London-traded provider of green power feedstock Active Energy has begun production of its patented biomass variant from its new US factory, ready for burning in America’s power stations transitioning away from coal. Chief executive Michael Rowan this morning hailed the firm’s rapid commissioning of its plant in Ashland, Maine, and the facility’s 5 tonnes-per-hour capacity Read more...

The post British feedstock-maker Active Energy powers up generation for de-coaling US utility appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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Shipley used-car salesman sentenced after falsely claiming ill health had prevented him from keeping company records when he had deliberately disposed of them.

03 June 2021 @ 09:30

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Experimental statistics on average road fuel sales and stock levels.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has announced plans to use near real-time smart meter data to detect and respond to power cuts. The company said the information will not only help to restore power supplies quicker in the moment but also inform investment decisions to improve long-term network performance.

The post SSEN to use smart meter data to detect power cuts appeared first on Utility Week.

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Activists blocked the entrance to Peterhead Power Station this morning in a protest against site operator SSE’s sponsorship of the COP26 summit.

The post Activists block access to Peterhead Power Station, accuse SSE of ‘greenwashing’ appeared first on Energy Voice.

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Activists blocked the entrance to Peterhead Power Station this morning in a protest against site operator SSE’s sponsorship of the COP26 summit.

The post Updated: Activists block access to Peterhead Power Station, accuse SSE of ‘greenwashing’ appeared first on Energy Voice.

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Activists blocked the entrance to Peterhead Power Station this morning in a protest against site operator SSE’s sponsorship of the COP26 summit.

The post Activists block access to Peterhead Power Station, accuse SSE of greenwashing appeared first on Energy Voice.

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Renewable energy now supports around 23,000 jobs in Scotland, with economic output of £5.2billion a year, according to a new report.

The post New figures show renewable energy supports 23,000 jobs in Scotland appeared first on Energy Voice.

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Fraser of Allander Institute analysis shows almost 23,000 jobs are supported with around £5.2bn output per year

02 June 2021 @ 23:01

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The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charger gives drivers the option to discharge and sell surplus electricity from their electric vehicle batteries back to the electricity grid, helping to supply energy at times of peak demand. The V2G technology could save customers £725 of savings, potentially recouping the majority of their home electricity costs. The report recommends funding […]

The post World’s largest domestic Vehicle-to-Grid trial reveals customers could recover the majority of their household energy costs appeared first on OVO Group.

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Energy retailers have an additional six months under the current smart meter rollout obligations before the new framework will be implemented, the government has announced. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has taken the decision to extend the current ‘all reasonable steps’ obligation by six months from 1 July due to the impact of the pandemic. This is the second six month extension due to Covid and will see the rollout deadline moved to 31 December 2025.

The post Government extends smart meter obligation appeared first on Utility Week.

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