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  • Calling all rising stars of the energy transformation

    September 28, 2016

    Calling all rising stars of the energy transformation

    Calling all rising stars of the energy transformation The IGov Final conference: Energy Governance- new ideas, new institutions, new people will take place on 6 December at British Academy, London, SW1Y 5AG. As part of the event we want to identify and promote a cohort of ‘rising stars’ of the energy system, by which we mean: dynamic early-career individuals; new entrants to the energy market; and people promoting innovative ideas and approaches to creating a sustainable, affordable and secure energy system. They could be from academia, industry, Government and regulation, NGOs, communities, etc. from the

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  • Paper: Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes

    September 26, 2016

    Paper: Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes

    Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes By: Matthew Lockwood, Catherine Mitchell, Richard Hoggett, and Caroline Kuzemko Published in: Conference Paper for BIEE 2016, Innovation and Disruption – the energy sector in transition. Oxford 21-22nd Sept. Available online: 26th Sept 2016 Abstract: Energy industry codes set the rules for a large range of practices in gas and electricity networks and markets. They are Energy industry codes set the rules for a large range of practices in gas and electricity networks and markets. They are a key but often overlooked element in the governance of energy. Crucially, for

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  • Presentation: Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes

    September 26, 2016

    Presentation: Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes

    Innovation and the governance of energy industry codes From: Matthew Lockwood Presentation to: BIEE Research Conference – Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition, Oxford, 21st September Outline: Energy industry codes Code governance Codes and innovation Problems Reform history Balance of effects of self-authored regulation Alternative reform agenda   The presentation is available here: Lockwood-Innovation-and-the-governance-of-energy-industry-codes The accompanying paper is available here: Lockwood et al-Innovation-and-the-governance-of-energy-industry-codes

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  • Event: Energy Governance – New ideas, new institutions, new people

    September 22, 2016

    Event: Energy Governance – New ideas, new institutions, new people

    Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people 6th December 2016, British Academy, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG Energy systems are going through a period of fundamental change due new technologies, business models and changing social preferences. Much of the momentum, in most countries, is closer to the demand side and at the local distribution level, where the opportunities for taking a whole systems approach across electricity, heat and transport are easier to identify and act upon. Such an approach to system transformation is more aligned with the needs of people, for example encompassing

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  • Paper: Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems

    September 21, 2016

    Paper: Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems

    Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems By: Catherine Mitchell, Matthew Lockwood, Richard Hoggett, and Caroline Kuzemko Published in: Conference Paper for BIEE 2016, Innovation and Disruption – the energy sector in transition. Oxford 21-22nd Sept. Available online: 21st Sept 2016 Introduction – the challenge of transformation of the energy system The energy system in Britain, like others around the world, is undergoing fundamental and rapid change due to a wide range of different drivers, from technology through to social, environmental and businesses preferences and innovations. The drive to decarbonise electricity over the last 30-40 years has led

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  • Presentation: Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems

    September 21, 2016

    Presentation: Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems

    Governing for Innovation Without Disruption in Energy Systems From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: BIEE Research Conference – Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition, Oxford, 22nd September 2016 Outline: There is an enormous amount of change going on in energy systems (technology (supply, demand and operation); economics; social preferences; environmental understanding, business models etc) which is leading to uncertainty The accompanying paper is focused on energy system ‘disruption’ from a Government decision-makers point of view, it: Sets out general challenges facing energy system transformation Sets out the additional, specific challenges faced by GB Sets out principles

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  • New Thinking: Optimising the energy system from the bottom up

    September 12, 2016

    New Thinking: Optimising the energy system from the bottom up

    New Thinking: Optimising the energy system from the bottom up Richard Hoggett, IGov Team, 12th September 2016 I recently blogged about how the momentum for change within energy systems is much closer to the demand side and as such, there is a growing need to rethink the role that end users as customers, consumers and citizens play within the energy system in GB. This is happening because many of the technologies, business models and changing social preferences are focussed on end users and they provide new opportunities to create a smarter, flexible and integrated system

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  • Paper: The UK’s Levy Control Framework for renewable electricity support

    August 22, 2016

    Paper: The UK’s Levy Control Framework for renewable electricity support

    The UK’s Levy Control Framework for renewable electricity support: Effects and significance By: Matthew Lockwood Published in: Energy Policy (2016 – 97:193-201) Available online: July 2016 Abstract There is a long-standing debate over price vs. quantity approaches to supporting the deployment of renewable electricity technologies. In the context of a recent shift from quantity to price-based support, the UK has also introduced a new form of budgetary framework, the Levy Control Framework (LCF). The introduction of the LCF has been very important for investors but has received relatively little attention in the academic literature. The paper

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  • Presentation: IGov Fit-for-Purpose GB Energy Governance

    August 18, 2016

    Presentation: IGov Fit-for-Purpose GB Energy Governance

    IGov Fit-for-Purpose GB Energy Governance From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: IGov Fit-for-Purpose GB Energy Governance Roundtable, 20th July 2016 Outline: The energy system is undergoing fundamental and rapid change Range of different drivers Technology ICT Social preferences New business models Governance Much of this change in electricity sector Actors competing for space within uncoordinated markets and networks System changing – DNOs to DSO/DSP, decentralising, customers Currently technology racing ahead, infrastructure and regulations lagging – risks increased costs, undermining security and threatens transformation Multiple reports recognising need for governance change: DECC; Energy and Climate Change Committee;

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  • New Thinking: Transformational Regulation- comparing the NY REV & RIIO

    August 11, 2016

    New Thinking: Transformational Regulation- comparing the NY REV & RIIO

    Transformational Regulation – comparing the NY REV & RIIO (Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs) Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 11th August 2016   IGov has published a number of blogs etc about the New York Reforming the Energy Vision (NY REV), and in particular NY’s new, regulatory value proposition, distribution service providers. When discussing the NY REV in GB with various stakeholders in different forums (for example, the DSO versus DSP workshop), the comments received can be divided into four general streams: 1. a general feeling of not understanding what the NY REV is

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