Webinar: What does 2018 have in store for generators?

Hear Chris Smith, Head of Renewable Sales, discussing our upcoming webinar for generators.

In the webinar, we will cover:

  • Power prices and what factors are impacting them
  • Choosing the right PPA for your risk strategy
  • Key trends and issues to look out for in 2018

> Register for the webinar here

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Yet another Capacity Market auction clears at lowest price to date

After a three-day auction of fourteen rounds, the Capacity Market T-4 auction cleared at £8.40/kW, a significant decrease from last year’s £22.50/kW. Boz Bozhkov, Head of Markets, comments on the provisional results.

The Capacity Market T-4 auction closed yesterday at £8.40/kW/year, securing 50.4GW of capacity for Winter 2021/2022. Existing generation won the majority of this capacity.

The pre-auction price expectations from industry experts ranged from £25/kW/year to £17/kW/year, however the ...

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2018: The year of subsidy-free renewables?

The UK energy system is evolving quickly and the landscape for renewable generators has changed considerably over recent years. With the reduction of subsidies and technology costs falling, will 2018 be the year that subsidy-free projects take off? Chief Commercial Officer David Cockshott shares his views on the year ahead.

The renewables sector is definitely starting 2018 on a high. 2017 was the “greenest year ever” according to National Grid and 13 different renewables records were broken...

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Capacity Market T-1 auction closes at lowest price yet

After a three-day auction of fourteen rounds, the Capacity Market T-1 auction cleared at £6/kW/year, the lowest price to date. Boz Bozhkov, Head of Markets, comments on the provisional results.

The Capacity Market T-1 auction closed yesterday at £6/kW/year, securing 5.8GW of capacity for Winter 2018/2019.

The final clearing price was higher than we expected, however it is still the lowest we have ever seen and surprisingly close to last year’s price of £6.95/kW/year.

We predicted the price...

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Top 3 areas to focus your sustainability efforts in 2018

Renewable energy is a key area for sustainable businesses to demonstrate action and leadership, but it can be a complex space. Ahead of the Edie Sustainability Leaders Forum next week, Michael Watts, Strategic Sales Manager, explains three crucial focus areas for the coming year.

When it comes to driving sustainable business growth, reducing your carbon footprint and using renewable energy are likely at the heart of your strategy.

There are many ways that businesses can embrace renewables, so ...

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Sharing best practice with CDP and RE100

We are joining experts from CDP and RE100 to present two webinars this Thursday 18th January 2018, sharing best practice for purchasing renewable energy.

We'll be discussing why transparency is key for buying and reporting renewable electricity, highlighting our work with RE100 member Landsec (read their case study here) and highlighting opportunities for companies to amplify their impact through their supply chain.

Register here:

> Morning session - 9am

> Afternoon session - 4pm

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Wholesale power price surpasses projected 2018 FiT export tariff

Wholesale prices for 2018 are on an upward trend and many generators are looking to take advantage by locking in their contracts as soon as possible. Chris Smith, Head of Renewable Sales, explains what this means for Feed-in Tariff generators who may be considering opting for the export tariff.

With wholesale prices representing a major part of project revenues, choosing the right time to lock in your power price is crucial.

This can be a difficult decision given increased market volatility...

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Landsec leads the way on sustainability in the property sector

Landsec is the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK and was the first large property company to join the RE100. Caroline Hill, Head of Sustainability, discusses how choosing our Certified Renewable product has helped contribute to their sustainability ambitions.

Why has your business chosen to be supplied by renewable electricity?

Landsec has the ambition to be a sustainability leader in the real estate sector. We focus on decarbonising our property...

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Autumn budget signals time for renewables sector to stand on its own

In this week’s Autumn budget statement, it was announced that there will no new support for renewable projects until 2025. Chief Commercial Officer, David Cockshott, explains why he’s still optimistic for a renewable future.

Renewable energy has achieved many milestones this year, most notably the first coal-free day in the UK since the Industrial Revolution and the ‘greenest summer ever’.

While renewable generation has been growing, technology costs have been falling. In September 2017, we...

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Turning energy price risks into opportunities

James Graham, Head of Asset Optimisation Sales, looks at some of the impacts of the changing energy system on consumer bills and how businesses can turn price risks into opportunities as the value of flexibility increases.

We’ve already seen huge growth in intermittent, renewable generation as we strive to decarbonise. Regulation and economics are resulting in the displacement of thermal plants, with a phase out of coal by 2025 meaning supply margins will be more reliant on renewable output....

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