Monthly Archives: "July, 2016"

Ofgem Consults on National Grid’s Intended Sale of its Gas Distribution Networks
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Gas is transported through the National Transmission System to eight Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs) to reach around 22 million consumers in Great Britain. Each GDN covers a separate region. All eight GDNs were originally owned by National Grid PLC. On 1st June 2005, National Grid sold four of the eight GDNs. These are now operated by Northern Gas Networks, Scotia Gas Networks and Wales & West Utilities. National Grid has retained ownership to date of the remaining four GDNs...

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Ofgem Plans To Publish Supplier Performance Reports
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Ofgem E-Serve, the delivery arm of the energy regulator, is consulting on its plans to publish a supplier performance report (SPR). The SPR will score energy companies’ non-compliance incidents across the six E-Serve administered schemes that place direct obligations on suppliers. The schemes covered by the proposed report will comprise: The Renewables Obligation; Feed-in Tariff; Offtaker of Last Resort for Power Purchase Agreements; Energy Company Obligation; Warm Home Discount; and The Government Electricity Rebate. With a collective value of over £6...

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The Government Consults on the Heat Networks Investment Project
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Heat networks are a distribution system of insulated pipes that take heat from a central source and deliver it to a variety of customers. These typically include public sector buildings, shops and offices, sport facilities, universities and homes. A well designed and operated heat network can be both cheaper and more efficient than traditional buildings-level heating solutions. For example, heating costs for flats can be more than 30% lower on a gas-supplied heat network than using individual gas boilers....

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Scotland’s Energy Performance Regulations Commence in September 2016
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In the development of the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill, there was recognition of the need to act to address the level of greenhouse gas emissions associated with the occupation and use of existing building stock. Section 63(1) of Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 required that Scottish Ministers must, by regulations, provide for the assessment of the energy performance of non-domestic buildings and of the emission of greenhouse gases produced by or otherwise associated with such buildings or with activities...

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