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Informer Issue 496 - 19/01/2021

Demand for power is expected to double by 2050; SSE launches an appeal over changes to TNUoS charges; and plans for a hybrid wind/nuclear plant in Wales are unveiled.

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Informer Issue 495 - 12/01/21

Tight margins on the GB system have seen prices hit multi-year highs; Prince Charles urges businesses to step up on sustainability; and Ministerial re-shuffle on energy brief ahead of COP26 climate summit.

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Informer Issue 494 - 05/01/21

The system operator warns again over tight margins on the grid amid the cold snap; energy industry leaders await more detail on the implications of the Brexit agreement; and a huge offshore wind farm capable of powering 2 million homes gets the green light.

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Informer Issue 493 - 22/12/20

The growing focus on net zero is fuelling demand for clean power from businesses and consumers; British wind farms set another new record during a blustery weekend; and EDF ETG agrees to pay £6m over wholesale market rule breaches.

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Informer Issue 492 - 15/12/20

The long-awaited Energy White Paper puts renewables and new nuclear centre stage; the Renewables Obligation buyout fund shortfall is confirmed at £33m; figures show demand for Corporate PPAs is booming despite the pandemic.

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Informer Issue 491 - 08/12/20

Ofgem finalises its network price controls for the next five years; a system of local energy pricing is proposed to help the UK achieve net zero; and cold weather and poor wind conditions see system prices spike.

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Informer Issue 490 - 01/12/2020

The UK’s electricity system has decarbonised twice as fast as any other major economy; Utilita describes a warning from Ofgem over smart meter installations as 'grossly unfair'; and the UK’s biggest battery storage project gets the green light.

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Informer Issue 489 - 24/11/2020

The next CfD auction aims to secure 12GW of new renewable power; the energy industry welcomes Boris Johnson’s 10-point green revolution plan; and Ofgem launches a consultation on changes to the price cap over the impact of Covid-19.

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Informer Issue 488 - 17/11/2020

Ofgem confirms mutualisation of the RO for a third consecutive year; enough renewable energy to power 4.5 million homes could be transmitted on a planned undersea link between Scotland and England; and renewables are set to be the world’s largest power source by 2025.

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Informer Issue 487 - 10/11/2020

A £105m shortfall is announced for the Renewables Obligation buyout fund; the system operator issues a call to generators to increase output to bolster supply margins; and the launch of the UK’s first green bonds will help major low carbon projects access new finance.

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