- Energy weekly highlights—11 January 2018
- In this issue:
- Electricity and gas regulation and licensing
- Ofgem publishes minded-to position on electricity system operator framework
- Networks and network connections
- GridLink, NeuConnect and NorthConnect projects granted cap and floor regime in principle
- Renewable energy
- Ofgem updates guidance on closure of renewables obligation
- Capacity Market, balancing services and energy system flexibility
- Ofgem responds to stakeholders on SCR
- Latest guidelines published for T-1 and T-4 Capacity Market auctions to take place in January/February 2018
- Conventional power, waste to energy, biomass and CHP projects
- Coal fired electricity generation in Great Britain
- Oil and gas
- UK National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Providers
- INEOS Shale seeks judicial review of Scotland's ban on onshore fracking
- Nuclear energy
- Government to lay Nuclear Installations Regulations 'in near future'
- Views sought on revised guidance on radioactive contaminated land regime
- Additional Energy updates this week
- Moving on from a business common sense approach to commercial contracts?
- Government agrees sector deal with automotive industry
- Additional news—daily and weekly news alerts
- New and updated content
- Related weekly highlights
- New Practice Note
- Updated Practice Note
- Dates for your diary
- Useful information
This week’s edition of Energy highlights includes publications from Ofgem in respect of the GridLink, NeuConnect and NorthConnect interconnection projects, the separation of National Grid’s transmission system operator and transmission system owner functions, the move to half hourly settlement in respect of domestic/small customers’ electricity usage (a part of the process to maximise the opportunities to consumers presented by smart metering), and onshore wind Renewables Obligation grace periods. In addition, following last week’s government confirmation in respect of the closure of unabated coal fired electricity generation, we include analysis providing an overview of this decision and the wider regulatory context for UK coal.
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