UK Government reveals final EMR plan

The Government has published its ambitious package of measures which it hopes will attract £110 billion worth of investment from the private sector and support 250,000 jobs by 2020. The Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Delivery Plan sets out DECC’s final decision on strike prices for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) for renewable technologies. CfDs will support […]

EMR risks failing Scotland says Energy Minister

The Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has said the Electricity Market Reform risks failing Scotland. In a speech to the Scottish Parliament (pictured) he claimed the UK Government was adding to the existing challenges already faced by the country’s “exciting, new renewables industry”. Mr Ewing said: “Developments ranging from small hydro stations and innovative projects […]

EMR scan – a policy check up for business

Electricity Market Reform – how is it affecting businesses? Are businesses and energy consultants aware of it? Energy Secretary Ed Davey says it is impacting on bills – but there’s enough help being offered by the Government to lessen the cost. ELN’s Vicky Ellis reports.

Michael Fallon defends Government's EMR

Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon has insisted the Coalition is providing consumers with all the information they need about the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) and is on track to attract £110 billion of new investment by 2020. Speaking at the 15th Renewable Energy Finance Forum event in London yesterday, Mr Fallon said the UK’s […]

Michael Fallon defends Government's EMR

Three years after the conception of the Energy Bill, it is finally making its way through Parliament and is expected to become law by the end of this year. And with the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) playing a key role in transforming the energy market, are businesses aware of the changes that will take place? […]

EMR expert from National Grid at EL2013

An expert on the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) from the UK’s National Grid is joining the top line-up at Energy Live 2013. Mark Ripley has been the Project Developer responsible for the design and delivery of National Grid’s role as EMR Delivery Body since December 2011 – when the EMR Technical update was published. With […]

97% of firms ‘concerned’ about EMR impact on energy costs

Three quarters of UK businesses are worried about the impact the Government’s electricity market reform (EMR) will have on their organisation, a new survey claims. Topping the list of concerns are the cost of energy (97%), the ability to forecast costs (91%) and nearly nine in 10 firms are also worried about the impact on […]

DECC promises greater investor certainty with new draft EMR

Up to £110 billion worth of investment for new electricity infrastructure in the UK will be delivered by 2020, the Government claims. It published the draft Electricity Reform Delivery Plan for consultation today, pledging it will provide further certainty for investors to support new energy infrastructure in the hope of keeping the lights on and […]

npower’s Wayne Mitchell’s Blog

Greater certainty – and cost – for a renewable future Last week, the Department for Energy and Climate Change surprised everyone by announcing the draft strike prices it’s planning to pay for renewable generation under the government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. The industry was expecting the figures to be released later this month, but […]

UK’s electricity market reform ‘risking jobs and investment’

The UK Government’s electricity market reform (EMR) is risking thousands of jobs and investment in the offshore wind industry. Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing (pictured) warned the proposals in the Energy Bill “lack measures” to give investors confidence beyond 2020 and is putting the UK at a disadvantage compared to countries like Germany, which has […]