Perspective

OPINION: Are you cybersecure?

The NIS Directive takes effect on 10 May. Now is the time for power generators and smart energy organisations to check they meet cybersecurity requirements, argues law firm Bird & Bird. By Levent Gurdenli, senior associate and co-head of energy management team,…

OPINION: We must help innovators take the next step

Energy sector investment adviser Brendan Bilton argues that a support network – and money – will help developers cross the ‘valley of death’ The UK is failing new technology developers that have passed the “proof of concept” phase and are ready to…

OPINION: You’ll regret Ofgem for its competence

Franck Latrémolière says years of experience in commercial matters related to electricity networks have given him an insight into what doesn’t work. That includes some of the conclusions of the Helm review   The Helm review contains some radical ideas…

Opinion: It’s time to get moving on tackling inertia

Grid inertia has for many years been provided by rotating equipment at fossil fuel plant. New sources of inertia have to be found as those plants close. Andrew Strong, technology developer & business development manager at Cambridge Consultants, argues that common…

OPINION: Legislating for a future with electric vehicles

An increase in electric vehicle ownership in the UK is becoming inevitable. Simon Sjenitzer, director – energy & climate change business development at WYG, asks: can legislation help our infrastructure cope?   Britain is investing more than £1.2 billion in electric and…