What next for energy markets in 2019?

It’s always interesting at this time of year to look back over the past year and ahead to what might be expected in the year to come. This time last year, I expected the retail price cap to be big news, alongside new nuclear, changes to balancing markets, the growing impact of digital technologies, a…

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Debunking energy myths: renewable electricity is not cheap

In the final post in my energy myths series, I will look at one of the biggest, and arguably most dangerous myths of all – the notion that electricity generated from renewable sources is cheap.   Myth #4: Renewable energy is cheap Electricity generated from the wind and sun is “free”, having near-zero marginal costs…

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Ofgem’s new consultation on network charging and access is an important step towards market reform

Ofgem has published the latest strand in its ongoing work on making network charging arrangements fit for purpose against a backdrop of significant changes to the nature and use of both transmission and distribution networks. It has issued a consultation into network access arrangements and forward-looking charges, and whether a Significant Code Review (“SCR”) should…

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