From the monthly Report

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In this month’s issue
THE NEW POWER INTERVIEW
Felix Lerch, Uniper
At some point in time we will have to reposition Uniper

REPORTS
Is fear of missing out improving performance?
Farewell to Rough
More interconnectors planned

OPINION
Volker Beckers and Wolf Ketter
“The race to be the country with the most sustainable energy system has begun”
Mark Meyrick
“Contracts for Difference will soon be affecting wholesale market behaviour”

AND MUCH MORE ..

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THE NEW POWER INTERVIEW
Lisa Waters, Waterswye
No-one is being very honest about the real reason behind the charging review. The monopoly networks are being less used than they were.

REPORTS
Replacing the Electricity Balancing System – looking at 2018
New Power’s Expert Forum says networks should be able to invest in storage
General Election delays EVs
INTERVIEWS
Ancala Partners
“A lot of what the government does is not particularly well thought through”
Powersun
“The whole thought process of every company is going to revolve around batteries in one way or another”

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INTERVIEW

Jeff Douglas, Energy Systems Catapult, on decarbonising heat

“We are trying to build a pathway for others to build new products and develop new business models”

FEATURE Here comes summer: system management, technical challenges, traders’ view – and what is the verdict on Demand Turn-Up?

“Procuring half what National Grid expected sent a bad signal to potential market members”

INTERVIEW: Bertie Readhead, JLL, says investors are getting comfortable with merchant plays and wider risk-return balances

INTERVIEW: Dan Wells, Foresight, says the industry is in a ‘once in a century’ restructuring

PLUS

Making markets work for customers

OFTO life extensions

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THE NEW POWER INTERVIEW
Nicola Waters, COO, Push Energy
‘There is not much solar left out there that is easy to do. You have to find it, and find it fast’
‘People have been modelling significantly reduced Triads for more than a year’

REPORT
System Operator sets out new plans on ancillary services procurement
‘Inertia is a transitory issue and can be addressed by other markets ‘
‘Lack of reactive power is causing voltage-support problems across the network’

BEIS expects fast phase-out of coal but slow progress on flexibility
What will be the rules of the game after Brexit?

INTERVIEW: Philip Bazin, environment team leader, Triodos
‘Seed investment is not happening and the biggest factor is the planning regime in England

FEATURES
Secure and promote: ‘one of the more successful Ofgem efforts’ or not?
Transmission expansion: new networks onshore and offshore
Funding generation: big and far away, or small and nearby