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Five “future world” scenarios have been outlined by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) for how grid operators can deliver a more flexible and decentralised power system. The trade body’s options include distributed energy resource (DER) coordinated by: ● distribution system operators (DSOs) on a local level; ● National Grid in its role as electricity system operator (ESO) on a national basis; ● DSOs and the ESO in partnership; ● new national or regional “flexibility coordinators”; ● or ...
07 08 2018
News article - 7 August 2018
Ofgem has set out its plans to bring in tougher price controls with lower expected returns for network companies. The regulator has confirmed that the default length of the next price controls which set the revenue network owners can earn from charges to consumers from 2021 will be cut to five years. The reduction from eight years is part of Ofgem’s plans to deliver savings of over £5bn to consumers through tougher price controls for energy networks. There is no update to the 3%-5% cost of eq...
31 07 2018
News article - 31 July 2018
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has published the latest versions of its network innovation strategies for electricity and gas. The strategies highlight how up to £1.7 billion could be saved through the use of innovation by 2031. It draws attention to the benefits of the projects funded through the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LNCF) between 2010 and 2015. David Smith, the ENA’s Chief Executive, said: “Network innovation in our sector means that the UK is rapidly emerging as a world leader ...
28 11 2017
News article - 28 November 2017