Ofgem wants more information about how consumers might react to the option of using real-time energy pricing, to build its business case for moving to half-hourly settlement for all customers and decide when and how to make the change.
Peers have called on the government to move quickly to plug gaps in investment in UK infrastructure, including key energy projects, as a result of Brexit.
EDF Energy has announced that generation will end at its 2,000MW Cottam coal-fired station on 30 September.
National Grid has withdrawn a development consent application for the North Wales Connection, a new transmission line that would have allowed for export of power from a new nuclear power station at Wylfa in Anglesey.
The Scottish government has invited applications to a £10 million fund dedicated to achieving commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters.
The Saltire energy fund is looking for projects that:
The Scottish offshore wind leasing round will not take place before July at the earliest, rather than in April as previously indicated, Crown Estate Scotland has announced.
Ashford Borough Council in Kent wants to build and run its own solar farm. Following advice from the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), the proposal is for a 9MWp project on a 50 acre site purchased by the council in 2017.
Shell is to acquire 100% of Sonnen, a manufacturer of smart residential storage systems, following an initial investment in May last year. Started up in Germany, Sonnen now also has locations in the UK, Italy, Australia and the USA.
The Irish Wind Energy Association has written to defence minister Paul Kehoe voicing its concern over draft proposals from the country’s military which, the sector claims, risk making nearly 30% of the country a ‘no-go’ area for wind turbines.
BlackRock has sold five operating wind farms and one operating solar project to Equitix Investment Management. All began commercial operations between 2010 and 2015.