From the monthly Report

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Maxine Frerk, Grid Edge Policy

Distribution network operators could take the lead. Instead of falling back on the rules and saying they can’t do anything, why not take on government’s wish for more renewables?

Mark Hamilton, Solo Energy:

The ability to control demand is the ultimate disruption

David Martin, PowerLedger:

Unless you can remunerate a customer, why would they let you use their assets?



How Estonia deals with a shift in grid usage

The rise of PV

RIIO questions

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New Power issue 114 August 2018 coverThe most reliable option was demand-side response – and it got more reliable over time

Roger Hey, WPD

A lot of people are looking at funding models, with a view to doing domestic demand response in 18-24 months

Graham Oakes, Upside Energy

The balancing market and the wholesale market.  In my view, that’s  what batteries are for

Steve Shine, Anesco


Technical experts warn interconnectors need Brexit certainty before CM auction

Behind the price review

“The capital asset pricing model (CAPM), on which asset-based regulation is based, dates back to the 1960s, and although it is still taught in business schools it is fundamentally wrong.”

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Greg Jackson, Octopus Energy

We have to get away from the idea that innovation is about small things

Jo Gilbert

We don’t need lots more local authority companies spending public sector money

Lord Teverson

We need to start planning for life away from the EU’s energy top table

Storage: Beyond the next half-hour

Offshore wind: Project index and next steps

New markets or new competitors? European utilities look to the future



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Emma Bridges, Community Energy England

‘Community energy is a vital influencer. There are a lot of pilots out there at big scales, but you can’t test the effectiveness unless you test them at a community level’

Steven Moore, Eleclink

‘The purpose of the CM auction is not to build big new power stations, it’s to
make sure there is enough capacity’

Five models for evolving a distribution system operator

RIIO 2 needs a carbon target

What makes a yield successful?

Setting up for the long term: how onshore wind is changing ownership