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  • New Thinking: GB Policy Conservatism – we are in the vicious policy cycle phase

    February 15, 2019

    New Thinking: GB Policy Conservatism – we are in the vicious policy cycle phase

    GB Policy Conservatism – we are in the vicious policy cycle phase Catherine Mitchell – IGov Team, 15th February 2019 Anyone who has read anything that IGov has produced over the last 6 years knows that we argue that GB energy governance, of which energy policy is one part, is not fit for purpose. And on this day of striking schoolchildren and students, it increasingly seems to me that it is not just our infrastructure, regulation, policy and markets which are unfit for purpose but the really big problem is that Britain does not seem

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  • Primer – DSPs and valuing DER

    February 11, 2019

    Primer – DSPs and valuing DER

    IGov Primer – Distribution Service Providers and valuing Distributed Energy Resources Distribution Service Providers (DSPs) The traditional three roles of utilities for planning, operations and market administration are being challenged by developments in technology, public policy goals, user preferences and business models. This raises questions over the future of the traditional distribution utility model in terms of: which of the three roles. Is it still valid that it should still have responsibility for the three roles; are there new functions (for example, local market coordination and balancing) which some distribution entity needs to take on

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  • Submission: Ofgem Targeted Charging Review

    February 7, 2019

    Submission: Ofgem Targeted Charging Review

    Submission to Ofgem Targeted charging review: minded to decision and draft impact assessment Prof Catherine Mitchell, Richard Hoggett, Dr Becky Willis, Jess Britton Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter   Summary This is a submission to the Targeted Charging Review: minded to decision and draft impact assessment [1] from Catherine Mitchell of the University of Exeter’s Energy Policy Group and its Innovation and Governance (IGov) project[2]. Ofgem’s Minded To document comes to two preferred options: one related to fixed charges (the preferred outcome), and the other related to some form of capacity charge. Much has been

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  • Presentation: Energy Code Review Workshop

    February 5, 2019

    Presentation: Energy Code Review Workshop

    BEIS / Ofgem –  Energy Code Review Workshop From: Prof Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: BEIS/Ofgem Energy Code Review Workshop, London, 4th Feb 2018 Summary Problems with current code process Complexity and fragmentation Structural dominance by incumbents Difficulties in coping with major change Codes and innovation Balance of effects of self-authored regulation Code reform agenda Codes in wider governance landscape   Download the presentation: CM BEIS Ofgem Energy Code Review Panel 4-2-

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