Ofgem slashes payments to small power generators

Ofgem has decided to reduce a specific payment that some small electricity generators receive to help keep the lights on at peak times. Called embedded generators, they are power plants with less than 100MW of capacity and are connected to the lower voltage distribution networks. They can receive specific payments from suppliers for helping them […]

Ofgem proposes lowering payments to small generators

Small power plant generators that receive payments to help keep the lights on during peak times could lose a huge chunk of the funding. Ofgem is proposing to cut those payments that some embedded generators get from the current level of around £45/kW – double the clearing price for the 2016 Capacity Market auction – […]