A European court ruling has struck down an energy subsidy scheme in the UK that paid nuclear and fossil fuel power plants to keep the lights on during hours of peak demand over greener sources of power. Business Secretary Greg Clark has moved to allay fears that energy supplies would be at risk from the ruling. Billions of pounds are paid to coal, gas and nuclear plants to be ready to provide power in the winter, with costs added to consumer bills. It is designed to ensure that power companies always make a profit in these scenarios. But Tempus Energy, which provides services to reduce demand on the grid, claimed the system discriminated against demand reduction and in favour of fossil fuels.
Engineering & Technology 16th Nov 2018 read more »