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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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  • New Thinking: A new development in code governance

    July 26, 2017

    New Thinking: A new development in code governance

    Rebellion from below? A new development in code governance Matthew Lockwood, IGov Team, 26 July 2017 One important element of IGov’s research has been on the governance of the industry codes and regulations that set the detailed commercial and technical rules for the gas and electricity systems in Britain. We have argued that the codes governance arrangements are prone to capture by the large incumbent vertically-integrated generator-supplier companies, as well as the large monopoly network companies, leading not only to the detriment of consumers but also to the slowing of a sustainable energy transition. Our most

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  • Presentation: Institutional context & policy feedback effects

    July 20, 2017

    Presentation: Institutional context & policy feedback effects

    Institutional context and policy feedback effects in the politics of low-carbon transitions From: Matthew Lockwood Presentation to: 10th Year Anniversary Workshop on ‘Politics and innovation in accelerated low-carbon transitions’, 18 July 2017, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research The presentation: Manchester Lockwood can be downloaded here

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  • Global Insight 13 – 18th July 2017

    July 18, 2017

    Global Insight 13 – 18th July 2017

    Australia COAG Energy Council meeting backs 49 out of the 50 Finkel review recommendations The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council met on Friday to discuss the findings of last month’s Finkel review on the future security of the National Electricity Market (NEM) with 49 out of the 50 recommendations getting the go ahead.  The Clean Energy Target (CET) was the only recommendation that the panel felt needed further research.  The recommendations included the introduction of an Energy Security Board (ESB) which includes both independent and industry representatives to oversee a whole system reform

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  • IGov 2 Advisory Group Meeting One 2017

    July 11, 2017

    IGov 2 Advisory Group Meeting One 2017

    Agenda IGov 2 Advisory Group Meeting 6 th July 2017, 10am – 4pm The Mall Room, British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH The IGov Final Agenda can be downloaded here   Presentation: Introduction to IGov Project  Agenda for rest of day; Role of advisory group; IGov 1 findings; Introduction to IGov 2. Questions for the day: 1) What are the key issues and challenges for governance? 2) What is most important for GB? 3) What does this mean for the IGov2 research focus? The Intro to IGov presentation can be downloaded here. Presentation: Advisory Group Insights Prior to

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  • Presentation: IGov Advisory Group – Bringing it together

    July 11, 2017

    Presentation: IGov Advisory Group – Bringing it together

    Bringing it Together From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: IGov 2 Advisory Group, 6th July 2017, London Outline: Overview of findings from IGov IGov2 following on from IGov1   The presentation: Bringing it together can be downloaded here.  

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  • Presentation: IGov Advisory Group – Introduction to IGov

    July 11, 2017

    Presentation: IGov Advisory Group – Introduction to IGov

    Introduction to IGov From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: IGov 2 Advisory Group, 6th July 2017, London Outline: Agenda for today Role of Advisory Group Introduction to IGov 1 Research – Presentation kept to a few high level issues How does IGov define innovation and governance? Issues, and why governance matters Introduction to IGov 2 Questions   The presentation: Intro to IGov can be downloaded here

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  • Global Insight 12: 11th July 2017

    July 11, 2017

    Global Insight 12: 11th July 2017

    Australia New rule for wind generation back-up A new rule put into force this week by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), will constrain intermittent generation to 1200MW unless 4 gas generators are online in order to protect power system security. In SA this week this meant that wind generation was curtailed to 1100MW as only three gas generators, providing synchronous generation, bid into the market. This may end the reduction in wholesale electricity prices that have been achieved due to high wind generation – which can sometimes achieve negative spot prices, forcing the average

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