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  • Presentation: Advisory Group Insights

    August 7, 2017

    Presentation: Advisory Group Insights

    Advisory Group Insights Prior to the meeting the IGov Advisory Group were asked to answer the following question: From your perspective what do you think is the most important thing/s happening in energy systems within GB/Globally in terms of practice change or ideas? Their views were presented during two insight sessions at the Advisory Group meeting – the slides can be downloaded here: Insight Session 1 & 2 for web  

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  • New Thinking: Open Banking – Open Energy

    August 2, 2017

    New Thinking: Open Banking – Open Energy

    Open Banking: Open Energy – a way forward for opening up energy data and innovation? Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 2nd August 2017 This past week has seen the welcome release of the BEIS / Ofgem Upgrading Our Energy System – Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan. Moving to a vibrant, flexible, efficient energy system will require a far deeper, more granular knowledge about GB energy flows. Conventional energy companies – some of which currently have access to data, for example, network companies and suppliers – are trying to work out how they can use ‘their’ data to

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  • Viewpoint: Bad news, buried: Capacity Market de-rating factors for storage

    July 26, 2017

    Viewpoint: Bad news, buried: Capacity Market de-rating factors for storage

    Bad news, buried: Capacity Market de-rating factors for storage Felicity Jones,  Everoze Partners Ltd  &  IGov Advisory Group, 26th July 2017 Whilst everyone was celebrating £246m investment in batteries, BEIS smuggled in a consultation proposing cuts to storage de-rating factors in the UK Capacity Market. Here’s what you need to know. Wasn’t Monday morning fantastic for us battery enthusiasts? Greg Clark promised to establish the UK as a world leader in batteries through launching the £246m Faraday Challenge. And – finally – after 9 long months of silence, BEIS released its action plan to remove barriers to system flexibility

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  • Paper: The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation

    July 3, 2017

    Paper: The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation

    The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: The case of codes in Great Britain By: Matthew Lockwood, Catherine Mitchell,  Richard Hoggett, and Caroline Kuzemko Published in: Utilities Policy (online June 2017) Highlights Detailed energy industry rules are crucial to realising policy goals, but typically overlooked. Governance arrangements determine ease of rule change for policy goals. Delegation is a widespread institutional design principle but has risks of capture and inertia. The case of code governance in Britain gives a demonstration of these risks. A reform agenda is outlined and wider lessons drawn out.  

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