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UK-French interconnector runs with low carbon electricity

UK-French interconnector runs with low carbon electricity: A new interconnector that conducts low carbon electricity to flow between the UK & France by way of a 149-mile underwater power cable, has went into action. The Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2 (IFA2) extends near the seabed among Hampshire in the UK & Normandy in France. The cable has…
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Capacity Market

Cornwall Insight on Capacity Market prequalification

Cornwall Insight on Capacity Market prequalification: On 11 December the EMR Delivery Body (National Grid ESO) published the prequalification registers for the T-1 (2021-22) and T-4 (2024-25) Capacity Market (CM) auctions. The headline figure from the prequalification register is 54.0GW of de-rated capacity has prequalified for the T-4 auction against a target of 41.2GW. However,…
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First COP26 leading sponsors announced

First COP26 leading sponsors announced: SSE, ScottishPower, Natwest Group & National Grid have been reported as the first sponsors of the COP26 climate summit. With one year to go before the event takes place in Glasgow in November 2021, the government announced the Principal Partners will carry the delivery of a successful & ambitious COP…
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Maximum revenues set for UK-Denmark interconnector

Maximum revenues set for UK-Denmark interconnector: The 1.4GW Viking Link project Final Project Assessment has been published by Ofgem, which will connect the UK from Lincolnshire to Denmark. The regulator under its cap and floor scheme, sets the cap on the maximum revenue a developer can earn and a floor for the minimum. Currently standing…
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British, Dutch offshore wind interconnection plans agreed

British, Dutch offshore wind interconnection plans agreed: The National Grid commercial development arm, National Grid Ventures and the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT have inked an agreement to investigate the feasibility of connecting the grids of both countries to the Dutch and British wind farms through subsea electricity cables. Up to 4GW of British and…
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Ofgem’s RIIO-2 draft determinations ‘unacceptable’

Ofgem’s RIIO-2 draft determinations ‘unacceptable’: A significant number of Ofgem’s RIIO-2 draft determinations and the overall package are ‘unacceptable’ says the National Grid, as they could impact the long-term resilience of the energy networks and delay investment for the net zero transition. The energy network company notes its business plans committed to almost £10 billion…
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National Grid warning network decay risks power blackouts

National Grid warning network decay risks power blackouts: Due to the decaying electricity network, the boss of National Grid has warned Britain will be at risk of power blackouts. Speaking to The Times, John Pettigrew said Ofgem‘s plans to cut investments in energy networks could result in an increased risk of blackouts as the regulator…
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