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  • Global Insights 19th June 2018

    June 19, 2018

    Global Insights 19th June 2018

    AUSTRALIA AEMO and ENA release transformation frameworks paper for consultation AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) and the ENA (Energy Networks Australia) have released a consultation paper on ‘how best to transition to a two-way grid that allows better integration of Distributed Energy Resources for the benefit of all customers’.  AEMO and the ENA have given possible frameworks for integrating DER: A single integrated platform where the market operator provides a central platform in which all distribution level actors are able to participate. A two-step tiered platform in which the DNO’s are responsible for optimisation and

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  • Viewpoint: It’s time to spread the benefits of community energy …

    June 18, 2018

    Viewpoint: It’s time to spread the benefits of community energy …

    Local energy schemes: how can we get more of them in low-income areas? Harriet Sansom, Centre for Sustainable Energy, 14th June 2016 It’s time to spread the benefits of community energy … Most community energy projects happen in more affluent areas. This means that the benefits of local energy schemes – a solar installation on a village hall, say, or a collective buying initiative – are less widespread than they ought to be.That’s not to say that there is no community energy activity in low-income neighbourhoods – see below for some great examples. But there could be

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  • Presentation: Innovation & governance to enable a high penetration of electric vehicles

    June 15, 2018

    Presentation: Innovation & governance to enable a high penetration of electric vehicles

    Innovation and governance to enable a high penetration of electric vehicles  From: Antony Froggatt Presentation to: Innovation & governance of the power sector to enable a high penetration of electric vehicles, Chatham House, London, 12th June 2018 Summary Agenda EV Deployment – points of infulence Environmental control Global forcasts Impact on power demand Falling storage costs Charging infrastructure Corporate engagement   This presentation can be found here: froggatt

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  • New Thinking: More ambition needed for RIIO2 outputs

    June 14, 2018

    New Thinking: More ambition needed for RIIO2 outputs

    More ambition needed for RIIO2 outputs* Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 14th June 2018 Ofgem is currently consulting on multiple issues: RIIO2, network charging, post-supplier hub model, settlement and metering – and the sum of the decisions made about these consultations will form the basis of regulation for the next 10 years or so. It is therefore important to get these consultations ‘right’ – and from my perspective ‘right ‘ equals putting in place an energy system which removes barriers to delivering, whilst positively encouraging, the move to a smart and flexible energy system which is

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