Following the closure of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme this March, Head of Renewable Sales, Chris Smith assesses what’s next for generators and how the PPA landscape will look moving forwards.
The growth in UK renewable generation has clearly been a success story, supporting significant reductions in carbon emissions. However, the first of a number of industry changes which will impact existing generation sites - as well as new build projects – came into effect recently.
Namely, this was the c...
National Grid’s newly created Electricity System Operator (ESO) arm believes the UK can generate enough electricity to meet demand this summer.
In its first Summer Outlook report since its ESO function was split off into a separate legal entity, the firm said peak demand is expected to hit 33.7GW, similar to last summer.
Minimum generation capacity is forecast to sit at 39.8GW, while minimum demand could drop as low as 17.9GW.
But the ESO said the amount of solar power connected to the grid w...
SmartestEnergy’s parent company, Marubeni has recently partnered with US technology firm LO3 Energy in order to develop blockchain solutions applicable to the energy market. In this blog, Michael Watts, Strategic Sales Manager for Industrial and Commercial Supply, explores what blockchain solutions are all about, as well as their relevance in the UK energy market both today and in the future.
What is blockchain?
The term ‘blockchain’ is used so often at the moment, that it’s become a buzzword ...
MPs are to look at whether the UK Government needs a new approach to bring forward investment to deliver a low carbon, low cost energy system and secure energy supplies for the long term.
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched the inquiry in the wake of recent decisions by Hitachi and Toshiba to halt new nuclear projects at Wylfa and Moorside and concerns over how the UK’s ‘nuclear gap’ for low carbon electricity can be filled.
The inquiry will examine the c...
The European Commission (EC) has opened an investigation into the UK’s Capacity Market following November’s court ruling that led to its suspension.
The EU Court’s ruling came following a legal challenge brought by Tempus Energy which argued the scheme gives an unfair advantage to fossil fuel generation over demand side response technologies.
Commissioners have already appealed against the court’s decision.
The EC said: “The commission’s investigation will focus, in particular, on the partici...