The term “security of supply” and suggestion that the lights could go out was “old thinking”, the Scottish Government’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee heard in an inquiry into the matter.
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Ofgem has said it is “minded to” allow National Grid to continue procurement of the Strategic Balancing Reserve (SBR) and Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) to cover the winters of 2016/17 and 2017/18 although the industry argues the two measure
There are sufficient gas and electricity supplies in Great Britain to cover demand through the summer, according to system operator National Grid’s (NG’s) regular Summer Outlook Report.
Cyber attacks and cyber crime are on the increase and the energy sector is an important target. How vulnerabe is it? Sian Crampsie looked at the scale of the problem and UK and European attempts to tackle it