SMETS2 meters account for 90% of smart meter installs

SMETS2 meters account for 90% of smart meter installations: Last year there were around half a million SMETS2 smart meters installed and almost 12mn SMETS1 meters deployed. A year on, SMETS2 installs have ramped up. The migration of SMETS1 meters onto the Data Communications Company’s (DCC) systems is also making progress. As of 26 February,…
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Climate campaigners denounce approval of UK’s biggest ever gas power project

Climate campaigners denounce approval: London, 4th October 2019 – Today’s decision by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [1] to allow Drax PLC planning application for the UK’s largest ever gas-fired power capacity will lock the UK into dirty energy production for at least another two decades, climate campaigners have said.…
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Benefits of local flexibility demonstrated by Pixie Energy

Benefits of local flexibility: Last year, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) provided funding to support a range of Flexibility Market Feasibility Studies. Pixie Energy, as part of a consortium including Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council, led a study based in Ipswich. The Ipswich Flexibility Feasibility Study analysed mechanisms to…
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Diagram showing Indicative maximum AR3 pipeline capacity (MW) Offshore wind

Offshore Wind set to dominate the third allocation round of Contracts for Difference

Offshore wind: Qualification for the third allocation round (AR3) of Contracts for Differences (CfDs) low-carbon support scheme is due to commence on 29 May. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that participants in AR3 would be competing for an annual budget of £60mn, with successful bidders expected to commission in delivery…
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Collaborative project involving Pixie Energy awarded funding by BEIS

Pixie Energy – a subsidiary of Cornwall Insight Group – in collaboration with Powervault and Sustainable Venture Development Partners has been awarded funding by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) domestic demand-side response (DSR) competition. The funding was allocated for the Whole House Energy Management for DSR project. The project integrates hot…
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