The Carbon Trust has launched a new initiative to unite the energy industry in overcoming key barriers to the transformation of the energy system. Partners in the Energy Systems Innovation Platform (ESIP) represent almost 50 per cent of the electricity supply market in the UK. They include companies such as Centrica, Dong Energy, SSE and Scottish Power, which own significant generation portfolios, both conventional and renewable. The platform will seek to remove obstacles to investment relating to issues such as regulation and long-term business models, using “rigorous and transparent analysis” to develop solutions from an “impartial and technology neutral perspective”. It will initially focus on how best to utilise energy storage to cost-effectively integrate intermittent wind generation into the grid.
Utility Week 13th June 2017 read more »
Energy is a whole system (electricity, heat and transport) and its governance has to recognise that, and be fit for purpose for the desired outcomes. GB governance remains the ‘enabler’ of the ‘old’, ‘dirty’, inefficient, inflexible ES and key ‘blocker’ to new, efficient, ‘clean’ ES – despite stated Govt goals supporting the latter; Why it matters that GB governance is not fit-for-purpose; Why IGov approach to governance matters – we highlight by whom, why and how changes are resisted / supported; Models assume necessary governance changes will occur, do not make explicit what those governance changes need to be, and are electricity focused; IGov 1 summary, Fit-for-Purpose GB Energy Governance Framework, Requirements for transformational governance; IGov 2 – IGov for Future Energy Systems (FES).
IGov 12th June 2017 read more »