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Storage or demand side response?

Andrew Jones of S&C Electric suggests that both options will be required and says they should be a part of any grid development process   Electricity storage and demand side response (DSR) are two of key technologies that are undergoing…



Consumers want low bills but support long term investment. What do they think of energy party politics?



Is political influence over competition growing?

EC grants for UK interconnectors

Energy storage progress

Renewables provide jobs in the short term. What about the long term?



CfD auction raises questions over offshore wind

Is the energy industry ready for cyber attacks?


DATA: Offshore transmission owners


INTERVIEW: Michelle Hubert, CBI

“When you look at the facts there is consensus there, but the rhetoric is something different. The rhetoric needs to start matching what politicians want to achieve”


All this and more in the November issue of New Power. For more details and a sample issue contact



Winter outlook: gas in stock, but electricity margins are tighter

Are electricity investors heading for a crash?

N2EX: UK power price index is transparent and reliable

Public Accounts Committee sets out concerns over CfD “FID-enabling contracts”

FEATURE: Capacity Market portfolio examined

FEATURE: tidal power moves towards commercial deployment

PERSPECTIVE: grant funding and GIB investment should be linked to bridge the “valley of death” or new technology

INTERVIEW: Malcolm Grimston, Imperial College

“The Carbon Price Floor … has already started to dissolve before our eyes”

“it’s not as if we have just discovered that storage would be nice to have .. That’s been the holy grail for well over a century”


All this and more in the November issue of New Power. For more details and a sample issue contact

Looking for a robust power portfolio

Bold decisions on energy strategy are needed fast. Mark Livingstone of PA Consulting sets out some scenarios for UK companies to consider 2014 promises to be a watershed year for the implementation of UK Electricity Market Reform (EMR). The Energy…


Levy Control Framework: fears over 2016 allocation

Scottish referendum: big questions remain

Supply margins: are we frightened yet?

David Gray: I would have referred the industry to CMA earlier


FEATURE: Contracts for difference explored

“This budget is disappointingly small. The pot 2 budget … is not enough to support a full-scale Round 3 offshore wind project.”


DATA: Energy from waste projects, planned and in operation


INTERVIEW: Fiona Cochrane, head of regulated utilities policy, Which?

“We don’t have much confidence that you can rely on [wholesale market] prices, because of the way they are produced.

“Smart metering will help people understand the energy they use. Whether they go on to use less energy is a different question.”


All this and more in the October issue of New Power. For more details and a sample issue contact