Ofgem consults on onshore power link projects

A consultation on how to tender out new onshore electricity transmission infrastructure projects has been launched. Ofgem is inviting views on the detail of how onshore tendering would work for projects worth more than £100 million, including how eligible projects would be identified. The regulator expects the first tender to take place in 2017. It […]

US sees ‘five-fold rise’ in electricity transmission spending

Investment in electricity transmission infrastructure in the US increased five-fold from 1997 to 2012, according to new figures. That helped reverse a three-decade decline, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said, as investment rose from $2.7 billion (£1.6bn) in 1997 to £14.1 billion (£8.5bn) in 2012. Spending increased in the 1990s in an effort to […]