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  • Global Insights: 20th February 2018

    February 20, 2018

    Global Insights: 20th February 2018

    Australia See our latest series on postcards from Australia, so far from Sydney and Canberra. Coming soon…Melbourne. Europe Share of German citizen renewable energy shrinking A few weeks ago we reported an infographic which indicated that up to 2016 citizens (households and farms) accounted for 42.5% of renewables ownership in Germany. At the same time the ‘Big Four’ German utilities, who used to cover 75% of the market, only account for 5.4%. Whilst at first glance these figures are impressive energytransition.org argue that these statistics don’t show how recent changes to renewable energy support is making community or citizen ownership

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  • Postcard from Australia: Canberra

    February 12, 2018

    Postcard from Australia: Canberra

    Postcard from Canberra Helen Poulter, IGov Team, 12th February 2018 Last week I reported that the uptake of solar PV and storage was not completely due to the economic benefits that it can produce, but also to the idea of owning new technology. This idea – that Australians embrace new technology – was confirmed again this week, and although the FiT rate initially offered was extremely generous, it was also this willingness to try something new that led to the world-leading percentage of household ownership. Being in Canberra there has to be a political angle. When

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  • Presentation: The Market Implications of the Brooklyn Micro Grid

    February 1, 2018

    Presentation: The Market Implications of the Brooklyn Micro Grid

    The Market Implications of the Brooklyn Micro Grid  From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: I-REMB Advisory Board, Copenhagen 30th Jan 2018 Summary Overview of the Brookyn Microgrid and LO3energy Transactive energy and blockchain Implications for the market and energy provision Challenges and realities Future markets and regulator innovation   This presentation can be found here:  I-REMB AG Jan

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  • New Thinking: The RIIO-ED1 Price review – Just how successful is RIIO – update

    January 23, 2018

    New Thinking: The RIIO-ED1 Price review – Just how successful is RIIO – update

    RIIO Update Helen Poulter, IGov Team, 23rd January 2018 In June 2017 IGov reported on the RIIO ED1 price control.  This was the first annual review by Ofgem of the RIIO ED1 price control – effected after the companies had been working to it for one year.  The blog  concluded that although there were minor improvements this new regulation strategy did not incentivise the DNO’s to do things differently. In July 2017, a report by Citizens Advice highlighted the forecasted RoRE (return on regulatory equity) – the financial return achieved by investors during the price

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