Smart meters: How has the roll out been so far?

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Ofgem launches consultation on changing energy market

Ofgem has launched a consultation which sets out its plans to make the energy market work better for consumers in the next financial year. The proposed reforms will help improve competition and consumer trust in the energy market, said the regulator. They include setting a price cap to start in April to protect prepayment meter customers which will […]

Asia Wind Association launched

The Asia Wind Energy Association (AsiaWEA) has been officially launched. It has been formed by several industry executives from the wind energy sector in the continent. It aims to become the leading organisation for the onshore and offshore wind industry in Asia-Pacific. AsiaWEA will co-ordinate international policy, communications, research and analysis and will provide services to […]

Nissan’s energy storage tech launch in Barcelona

  ELN Chief Reporter Priyanka Shrestha visits Barcelona to find out about Nissan and Eaton’s energy storage technologies for householders and businesses.

Gas system long – DMR

The UK gas system has opened long this morning, according to npower’s daily market report. Pipeline flows from Norway and storage withdrawals are remaining healthy and demand has fallen closer to seasonal normal levels. Gemma Bruce from the Optimisation Desk said: “LNG send-out remains minimal with a tanker due to dock at the South Hook terminal […]

EU approves state aid for Drax biomass unit

The EU Commission has approved the UK support for the conversion of one unit of the Drax power station from coal to biomass. The Commission said the plans complied with EU state aid rules as the project will support the region’s environmental and energy targets without distorting competition in the Single Market. Drax’s unit will have […]

Ofgem signs partnership to share knowledge on renewables

Ofgem has signed a partnership with a Welsh environmental consultant to share knowledge on renewables energy. It has partnered with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability and has a large range of installed renewable systems. It is also home to a graduate school and is involved […]

UK’s first commercial windfarm turns 25!

The first commercial wind farm to generate power in the UK has turned 25. The Delabole onshore wind farm located in Cornwall came online on this day in 1991. It consisted of 10 turbines with a capacity of 400kW each totalling 4MW. It powered 2,700 homes per year. The project, now owned by Good Energy, has since […]

Ofgem warns UK energy companies over suspicious activities in the market

Ofgem has warned energy companies that they could be fined or face prosecution if they manipulate wholesale energy prices. In a letter sent “to wholesale market participants and other interested parties”, the regulator said “concerns have raised with us in respect of certain behaviours that may be taking place within the market”. Ofgem’s letter refers to […]

Gas and power prices flat – DMR

Gas and power prices have opened flat this morning, according to npower daily market report. The gas system has opened roughly balanced with the linepack forecast to close 1mcm undersupplied. Gemma Bruce from the Optimisation Desk said: “There has been little change to flows this morning with Langeled still at capacity to the UK and […]