Perspective

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…

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…

Storage or demand side response?

Andrew Jones of S&C Electric suggests that both options will be required and says they should be a part of any grid development process   Electricity storage and demand side response (DSR) are two of key technologies that are undergoing…