National Grid secures 312MW of turn-down DSR

Around 312MW of turn-down demand side response (DSR) has been secured by National Grid as part of its capacity auction. The Transitional Auction (TA), which supports the Capacity Market, cleared at £45/kW/year for delivery in 2017/18. A total of 372.987MW entered the auction, out of which 312.171 have been awarded contracts. Winners include UK Power […]

‘Ofgem changes could cost local generators £170m’

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) estimates proposed Ofgem changes could cost the industry £170m. The ADE today called on the regulator to properly review current proposals, which it says will increase costs for all businesses and public sector organisations that generate their own power and export it locally. This would include industrial manufacturers, hospitals, farms and other […]

DSR could save energy consumers £2.3bn by 2035

Energy consumers in the country could save £2.3 billion by 2035 thanks to demand side response (DSR). That’s according to a report from the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE), which added as much as £600 million could be saved by the end of this decade. It highlights how DSR could help the sector fill the gap in keeping […]

Low carbon heat ‘could succeed without subsidies from 2021’

Low carbon district heating networks could succeed without subsidies from 2021. It would be possible by creating a regulatory framework that puts heat networks on par with other energy infrastructures, according to the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). Building on the government’s pledge to provide £320 million for district heating networks in the next five […]

UK heat customer protection scheme launched

An independent heat customer protection scheme has been launched in the UK. Heat Trust sets standards in key areas including performance, reliability and customer service. It claims more than 15,000 customers will benefit from free independent complaint resolution and minimum service standards. The programme is backed by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Energy […]

Heat industry proposals ‘could unlock billions of pounds’

Proposals for a cost effective, secure and low carbon heat network have been launched. That could help attract £2 billion worth of investment, according to the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). The proposals call for an end to “punitive” business rates, a better sharing of investment risk to lower the cost of network infrastructure and an […]

Efficient energy generation saved UK £250m

The UK saved almost £250 million in fuel costs last year by generating its energy more efficiently. That’s equivalent to the gas bills of more than 350,000 homes, according to a new government report. It also stated there was an increase in combined heat and power (CHP) plants in 2014 with 54 new projects. The Association for Decentralised Energy […]

‘One voice for UK’s decentralised energy sector’

Two UK energy associations specialising in decentralised energy have merged. The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the UK Demand Response Association (UKDRA) made the announcement at a reception in the Houses of Parliament yesterday. The newly-formed Association for Decentralised Energy aims to create “a strong singular voice for the UK’s decentralised energy sector”. Dr Tim Rotheray, ADE Director said: […]

Small CHP – beautiful savings?

Businesss and public sector organisations such as care homes and leisure centres have saved thousands of pounds on their energy bills by installing small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants. A new animated video ‘Small is Beautiful’ launched today highlights how organisations like the the London Fire Brigade, Center Parcs and Rotherham Hospital are saving […]

UK needs a ‘user-led’ energy policy

The UK needs a “user-led” policy which gives consumers control over their energy. Jonathan Graham, Head of Policy at the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) said the nation still has a “centralised mind-set”. He added: “We have to overcome a historical bias in the UK which is we’re used to electricity being generated very far […]