From the monthly Report

New Power: JANUARY ISSUE OUT NOW

In this month’s issue

INTERVIEWS

Kiwi Power chief executive Yoav Zingher talks about bringing demand response into the GB market: “The T-1 auction has no guarantees whatsoever. The secretary of state can cancel it, or can increase or decrease the amount of capacity at her discretion”

Drax Power chief executive Dorothy Thompson talks about the future: “We believe there really is a great benefit to the UK to convert all the units.”

FEATURES
The evolution of European utilities
Experience of large scale energy storage
Latest steps on tidal power

PLUS
After the second Capacity Market auction
Changes in store for UK regulators

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DECEMBER ISSUE OUT NOW

Professor Phil Taylor talks about the need for a system architect and the future for local networks
“There could be a patchwork of options, with DNOs taking on different system operator activities depending on their appetite for risk, alongside independent or city networks that bypass the DNO”

FEATURES
On report: how financial regulations are being implemented in energy
Energy Union: rethink or rebranding?
Can Europe ease the distribution bottleneck?

INTERVIEW: Diego Pavia, KIC InnoEnergy
“The need… is to deprive the countries of some of their regulatory power and give it to the Brussels level”

PLUS
“Think locally” on decarbonising heat
Three-minute warning on CCS puts a cloud over UK investment
We must improve on overlapping carbon taxes

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NOVEMBER ISSUE OUT NOW

In this issue:

INTERVIEW
Peter Haigh talks about setting up a council-backed energy company at Bristol Energy

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH
Price spikes, not blackouts, are the fear for this winter

FEATURES
FIT reductions are not the only issue faced by PV developers
How long-term investors are moving in to the onshore wind industry

PLUS:
Scotland’s MSPs consider security of supply
Addressing industry Code development
What is a zero-subsidy CfD?

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Price spikes, not blackouts, are the biggest risk this winter

We are not at high risk from blackouts this winter. That is the strong response from New Power’s panel of energy industry experts in a survey carried out in October. Experts said that the market would respond, to provide power when needed. But they said part of the reason was that prices would “spike” – shooting up for periods that could be as short as half a hour – and that could have dramatic effects on industry players, possibly driving them into financial distress.

OCTOBER ISSUE OUT NOW

INTERVIEW
Mike Weston of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform talks about where pensions are investing – and the unintended consequences of Contracts for Difference

David Williams of Eco2 on why renewables investors are leaving the UK behind

FEATURES
Tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay – how it works
Evolving investment strategies

PLUS:
New gas plant fails to qualify for Capacity Market
The LCF: a chance for budget discipline or a political fiction?
Why the industry needs a one-stop Code shop
Acer: market breaches “would have involved sanctions”
Rough problems delay marketing
AND MUCH MORE

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