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New Power 118 December 2018 coverRenewableUK’s Emma Pinchbeck

“How we define capacity and how we procure it is going to change”

Poyry’s Richard Sarsfield-Hall

“Grid scale batteries will be necessary for grid stability and voltage support but not as a major balancing system – your electric cars will do that”

Arlington Energy’s Terence Franka

“Battery economics are not as favourable as gas” 


Prof Nick Eyres on launching CREDS

“They say you can’t change peoples’ behaviour, but it’s obvious nonsense, people change their behaviour all the time.”


What do platforms mean for energy suppliers?

DCC faces its issues

Should we underwrite gas storage?

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Nemo Link: a new interconnector in an age of Brexit

‘Our fallback position, if the day-ahead market coupling fails, is to run explicit day-ahead auctions’

Alex Goody, Gemserv:

‘I see a rapidly-changing energy market and an explosion in data services around the internet of things’

Charge! Electric vehicles special:

‘A cohesive UK-wide strategy driving cross-sector collaboration between government and industry will be vital’

‘How are fuel suppliers threatening the electricity industry’s “big beasts” in the shift to electric vehicles?’

Vehicle to grid: ‘We should get the short-lifecycle benefits of putting charging functionality in the car’   



Energy networks: renationalisation by the back door?

The grid edge: ‘The ‘thing as a service’ is happening everywhere, and it will happen in energy too’



Drifting into no-deal Brexit

The UK could slide into a ‘no deal’ Brexit because there has been little possibility to plan for alternatives, Christiane Leuthier, senior director of commodities at FIA, suggested at a round table on Brexit organised last month by trading exchange EEX.…

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New Power issue 115 September 2018 Cover

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