Author Archive for New Power

Are networks changing?

Alastair Martin of Flexitricity sees a change in distribution network operators (DNOs): “the Low Carbon Networks Fund stimulated something really quite remarkable in the change of thinking of DNOs, and they are now out there with a strong appetite to…

We should act now to avoid a data gap in future

Mike Rolls says we should think about the data that will be needed to understand energy consumption in a highly distributed, and partly off-grid, system   Energy efficiency and encouraging decentralised low-carbon energy sources for heat and electricity are rising…

Infinis chief positive on UK’s climate agenda

From New Power’s February interview with Infinis chief executive Eric Machiels:   As we approach the general election Eric Machiels seems pessimistic about politicians’ announcements in the short term, saying “They have never sat in front of a board asking…

Certify fossil power and let customers choose

Jessica Lennard, head of corporate affairs at Ovo Energy, argues that true fuel mix disclosure – and customer choice – requires a new certification scheme for fossil power Much time is spent debating the optimum fuel mix at the generation…

Is there progress on energy infrastructure planning?

Clare Hennessy, UK Technical Director at Parsons Brinckerhoff, finds the infrastructure planning regime a mixed success but welcomes recent changes.   If I had a pound for every energy client I have worked with who has complained about changes to planning…