• Primer – the UK Capacity Market

    December 2, 2019

    Primer – the UK Capacity Market

    IGov Primer – The UK Capacity Market   Context IGov has consistently questioned the need for a Capacity Market in the UK low carbon transition, as well as the process by which it developed. It is a clear demonstration of how governance of the UK energy system can act to impede change in the direction of a more sustainable system. This Primer summarises the research and thinking we have produced on the Capacity Market. For an overview of the issues we see with the Capacity Market read the opinion piece on Britain’s dinosaur capacity market will

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  • Primer – Local energy and the changing role of people

    December 1, 2019

    Primer – Local energy and the changing role of people

    IGov Primer – Local energy and the changing role of people Context This Primer combines two interlinked areas of IGov research. One on our work on the growing importance of local energy, bringing in the changing role of city networks and local authorities, as well as the potential of more local energy systems to enable people to become more involved within the energy system. This links to our wider thinking on the changing role of people, as consumers, customers and citizens within energy systems and the case for putting them at the heart of the system

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  • Book Chapter: Energy Governance in the United Kingdom

    November 22, 2019

    Book Chapter: Energy Governance in the United Kingdom

    Energy Governance in the United Kingdom Lockwood M., Mitchell C., Hoggett R. (2019) In: Knodt M., Kemmerzell J. (eds) Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe. Springer, Cham Abstract The UK’s energy transition path has been shaped by a legacy of fossil fuel use across electricity generation, transport and heat, but also by the institutions and ideas that make up the governance of energy. Some important elements, such as a market-led policy paradigm and the delegation of regulation to arm’s-length bodies, are the result of privatization in the 1980s. Others, such as a heavily centralized, supply-led

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  • Presentation: Proposal for an Energy Transformation Commission

    November 19, 2019

    Presentation: Proposal for an Energy Transformation Commission

    Proposal for an Energy Transformation Commission From: Rebecca Willis Presentation to: Reforming energy governance for net zero, 29th Oct 2019, London. Summary GB energy governance: current institutions and responsibilities GB energy governance: proposed new institutions and responsibilities   Download the presentation:  Willis_Governance roundtable_Proposal for an Energy Transformation Commission_Oct

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  • Presentation: What reform is required of the current energy system/governance?

    November 19, 2019

    Presentation: What reform is required of the current energy system/governance?

    What reform is required of the current energy system/governance? From: Prof. Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: Reforming energy governance for net zero, 29th Oct 2019, London. Summary We need to reset our energy governance This does not need wholesale change It does need an new institution changes to existing institutions more coordination across sectors and scales more decentralisation of decisions and markets a new balance between direction and competition     Download the presentation: Mitchell Governance roundtable – What reform is required Oct

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  • Presentation: Getting Energy Governance Right

    November 18, 2019

    Presentation: Getting Energy Governance Right

    Getting Energy Governance Right From: Prof. Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: Reforming energy governance for net zero, 29th Oct 2019, London. Summary Definitions Energy governance is outdated Current institutions & responsibilities Reforming energy governance A new governance framework Conclusions   Download the presentation: Mitchell Governance perspectives Oct

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  • Aims and Agenda

    November 18, 2019

    Aims and Agenda

    Aims and Agenda Aims of the Roundtable This roundtable will explore reforming energy governance to support the shift to a Net Zero economy. The transformation to achieve Net Zero within the next thirty years will likely require substantial changes to the governance of the UK’s energy system. In recent years, significant work has been undertaken by organisations such as Energy Systems Catapult / IET (through the Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA) work) and the IGov project at the University of Exeter. The Government is currently consulting on a new governance regime for the set of

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  • Presentations: Reforming energy goverance for net zero

    November 18, 2019

    Presentations: Reforming energy goverance for net zero

    Presentations: Reforming energy governance for net zero  Presentations from:  Energy Systems Catapult – Introduction & aims for the day Catherine Mitchell – Getting Energy Governance Right FPSA Perspective Catherine Mitchell – What reform is required of the current energy system/governance? Rebecca Willis – Proposal for an Energy Transformation Commission Energy Systems Catapult – Strategic Oversight – the role of a ‘system architect’ George Day – Clarifying roles, harnessing markets   You can download the slidepack here: Governance roundtable – slide deck for distribution

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  • Presentation: Concluding the 40-year utilities experiment: death spirals or rebirth

    October 24, 2019

    Presentation: Concluding the 40-year utilities experiment: death spirals or rebirth

    Concluding the 40-year utilities experiment: death spirals or rebirth From: Prof. Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: Beesley Lectures 2019 – Lecture 4, Institute of Directors, London, 23rd October 2019 Summary Energy governance Agreement/disagreement with analysis Different perspectives Wider governance issues Recommendations for new governance What does it mean for incumbents? Conclusion   Download the presentation: Mitchell C._Beesley Lecture 23rd Oct

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  • New Thinking: Looking at the NIC Regulatory Review

    October 22, 2019

    New Thinking: Looking at the NIC Regulatory Review

    Looking at the NIC Regulatory Review Catherine Mitchell – IGov Team, 22nd October, 2019   The NIC recently published its conclusions for its Regulatory Review. The EPG submitted evidence to the Review, and was also a member of the Challenge Panel. The Review explored whether the telecom, water and energy regulatory systems are able to deal with the current key challenges they face.  It was therefore a high level Review of UK Regulation, rather than a review of the details of each regulatory system. Overall, IGov is pretty pleased with the NIC outcomes. The Report

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