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Informer Issue 485 - 27/10/2020

A group of industry organisations have urged the regulator to ensure its new network price controls don’t delay net zero; latest annual figures show UK energy consumption continues to fall; power system operators join forces to accelerate the clean energy transition; and a world-first reactive power project hits a key milestone.

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Informer Issue 484 - 20/10/2020

The system operator has reassured over winter electricity supplies despite forecasting capacity margins will tighten; Ofgem is to amend supplier licence conditions to protect customers impacted by Covid-19; electricity prices returned to pre-pandemic levels in the latest quarter; and the latest interconnector between the UK and Europe goes live.

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Informer Issue 483 - 13/10/2020

A significant fall in global energy-related emissions due to Covid-19 could be quickly reversed without a change in government policies; more than £65m of network charges have been deferred under a pandemic relief scheme; and Government has been urged not to overlook wave and tidal power in the dash for offshore wind.

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Informer Issue 482 - 06/10/2020

Plans to dramatically increase offshore wind capacity around the coast of Britain are being unveiled by Boris Johnson; excess power on the system has seen negative pricing increase across Europe this year; and a report calls for a shake-up of balancing charges.

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Informer Issue 481 - 29/09/2020

SmartestEnergy Launch our latest report 'Smart Generation: State of the Market 2020'; a new balancing service is set to go ahead; and battery prices are forecast to continue to fall.

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Informer Issue 480 - 22/09/2020

A report argues that carbon prices in the UK need to reach £75/tonne by 2030 if the nation is to meet its net-zero target; plans for a new nuclear plant in Wales have been shelved; and media reports over proposed changes to the rules over smart meters have been criticised.

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Informer Issue 479 - 15/09/2020

A new report says businesses and consumers will have a key role to play in driving the investment needed in renewables as the global energy market transforms; the regulator is being urged to stand firm on its plans to slash network costs; and a partnership is launched to promote the benefits of Corporate PPAs to tech firms.

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Informer Issue 478 - 08/09/2020

Energy demand is continuing to recover after the easing of lockdown measures; Ofgem said a fine of over £2m should serve as a warning to the industry over complying with rules on wholesale energy markets; and plans to slash returns for network operators could heighten the risk of blackouts and hinder net zero progress according to National Grid.

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Informer Issue 477 - 01/09/2020

The dramatic impact of lockdown measures has provided insight into how the future energy system might look;  a Scottish nuclear power station is to close early; changes to metering regulation are proposed to support more system flexibility; and the Government looks for help to realise the potential of marine energy.

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Informer Issue 476 - 25/08/2020

A fivefold rise is predicted in annual investment in grid-connected energy storage in the years ahead; a report argues that CfDs would give investors the confidence needed to help accelerate a low-carbon hydrogen industry; and Ovo Energy pays £1.2m after failing to hit smart meter targets.

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