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  • Submission: Comments on WPD’s DSO Transition Consultation Document

    October 17, 2017

    Submission: Comments on WPD’s DSO Transition Consultation Document

    Comments on WPD’s DSO Transition Consultation Document Submission from Rachel Bray, Helen Poulter, Richard Hoggett, Catherine Mitchell & Bridget Woodman: Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter The Energy Policy Group (EPG) of the University of Exeter welcomed the chance to comment on WPD’s DSO Transition programme and applauds WPD for the efforts made in recognising that transformation is essential to ensure that the network can meet the future energy demands of all of WPD’s customers. IGov is a project undertaken by the EPG. It takes the view that institutional and regulatory change is required to enable

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  • Presentation: RIIO ED-I Tables, based on Ofgem Review figures

    October 16, 2017

    Presentation: RIIO ED-I Tables, based on Ofgem Review figures

    RIIO ED-I Tables, based on Ofgem Review figures From: Catherine Mitchell, Helen Poulter & Richard Hoggett Presentation to: e-Lab, October 2017, Albuquerque The presentation can be downloaded here

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  • Global Insight 16 – 10th Oct 2017

    October 10, 2017

    Global Insight 16 – 10th Oct 2017

    Australia ARENA and ENA provide an overview of the future grid edge market place The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) have teamed up to start discussions towards moving the national electricity market (NEM) towards a customer focussed, decentralised grid.  Part of this transition will involve providing value for current customers DER.  ARENA and the ENA have proposed that the current distribution network operators role will be split into that of  distribution system operator (DSO) and a distribution market operator (DMO).  The DSO responsibilities will be that of providing ‘safe, reliable

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  • Working Paper: The development of the Capacity Market for electricity in Great Britain

    October 9, 2017

    Working Paper: The development of the Capacity Market for electricity in Great Britain

    The development of the Capacity Market for electricity in Great Britain Matthew Lockwood EPG Working Paper: 1702 Abstract: A Capacity Market (CM) for electricity was introduced in Great Britain in the early 2010s, with the first auctions being held in 2014. The CM has been controversial in its design and effects. In particular it has been seen as benefitting existing, often high-carbon, capacity and large incumbent generators, rather than new entrants and technologies, such as demand side response. More broadly, it is seen by some as working against, rather than for, the development of a low-carbon

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