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EU investigates Polish public support for district heating upgrades

The Commission has concerns the planned support may not be in line with EU state aid rules as it does not meet the ‘efficient district heating’ criteria set out in the Energy Efficiency Directive

EU approves UK’s Capacity Market scheme

The Commission said it did not find any evidence that the scheme would put demand response operators or any other capacity providers at a disadvantage with respect to their participation in the scheme

EU investigates €108m Hungarian state aid for Samsung battery plant

Samsung SDI is investing €1.2bn to expand the production capacity of lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric vehicles in its existing plant located in Göd

Power cut: National Grid blames lightning strike as Ofgem launches investigation

The incident on 9th August left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark and affected road and rail networks and some hospital services

Power cut: Government sets out scope of investigation

The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee will review the actions of National Grid and establish what happened to cause the outage and whether correct procedures were followed

National Grid: Britain has one of the world’s most reliable energy networks

Group CEO John Pettigrew has denied claims he was on holiday at the time of the incident and said the ‘UK is not Argentina’ after comparisons with the country, which experienced a massive blackout earlier this year

EU investigates Lithuania’s support for state-owned energy firm Lietuvos Energija

It will examine if it was neccessary for the Lithuanian Power Plant to provide strategic reserve services in exchange for payments between 2013 to 2018

Ofgem considers closing investigation into power exchange firm EPEX

The company has committed to implementing steps that will avoid distorting competition

EU approves €5bn Polish energy scheme, probes surcharge reductions

It will support combined heat and power installations connected to the district heating networks in Poland

EU concerned E.ON’s buyout of innogy could increase prices for consumers

It has launched an in-depth investigation into the deal