Energy weekly highlights—28 June 2019

Energy weekly highlights—28 June 2019

This week’s edition of Energy highlights includes the publication of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’ (Ofgem) statutory consultation on a proposal to modify the special conditions of the electricity transmission licence held by National Grid Electricity System Operator Ltd (NGESO) in order to increase certainty around the Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) charges, along with their decisions to access half-hourly electricity data and reject proposals submitted by NEGSO to establish a network code on emergency and restoration (NCER). Also this week, NGESO has published the full final results report for T-1 Auction—Delivery Year 2019–20, and the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) launched the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP), a ten-year, £100m programme that aims to develop a globally competitive UK supply chain as well as supporting 650 companies in delivering 60% UK content in offshore wind farm. Also this week, BEIS has published the latest quarterly Energy Trends updates, together with associated special feature articles.

 

Electricity and gas market regulation and licensing

Over half of the UK's electricity generation is now low carbon, statistics show

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published their quarterly bulletin on energy trends, containing statistics on all major aspects of the UK energy sector. The report shows that low carbon methods accounts for over half of all electricity generation, having increased from 48.3% in the first quarter of 2018 to 51.8% in 2019. Renewable energy increased their share of electricity generation by 5.3%, from 30.5% in 2018 to 35.8% in 2019. BEIS have also published three special feature articles to compliment the bulletin. See: LNB News 27/06/2019 42.

Ofgem rejects five proposals submitted by the electricity system operator

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has published its decision on five proposals submitted for approval by the electricity system operator (ESO) under Article 4(2) of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 establishing a network code on emergency and restoration (NCER). In its

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