- Energy weekly highlights—22 August 2019
- In this issue:
- Electricity and gas market regulation and licensing
- Renationalisation—the energy sector
- Ofgem investigates if parties breached licences for 9 August 2019 power cuts
- EDF Energy appointed by Ofgem to supply Solarplicity Supply customers
- Energy data principles may be applicable in wider regulatory contexts, Ofgem states
- Networks and connections
- Ofgem seeks comment on changes to LDR guidance
- Capacity Market, balancing services and energy system flexibility
- CM—five-year review
- Ofgem releases Response Papers following smart meter consultation
- Oil and gas
- Shale gas exploration resumes as government sets out position
- Hunterston B nuclear reactor to return to service
- Air emissions, efficiency and climate change
- Climate change legislation in Scotland—will the ambition pay off?
- Brexit—the final countdown?
- European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Commencement No 4) Regulations 2019
- Additional news—daily and weekly news alerts
- Related weekly highlight
- New content
- Dates for your diary
- Useful information
This week's edition of Energy weekly highlights includes analysis from Lis Blundson, partner in the energy and regulatory team at Fieldfisher on Labour’s proposal to renationalise the energy sector and analysis from Matthew Brown, senior associate, and Juliet Stradling, of counsel, both at CMS, on the government’s report on its five-year review of the Capacity Market (CM). We include publications from the Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) on: their launched investigation into power cuts that took place on 9 August which will look to establish whether there were any licence breaches, a new consultation on proposed changes to its losses discretionary reward (LDR) guidance, and the publication of their Response Papers #1 and #2 as part of feedback to its earlier consultation on how the regulator proposes ‘to review the efficient costs of rolling out smart meters and set the allowance in the default tariff cap for these costs’. Also this week, the government has set out its position on shale gas exploration as Cuadrilla resumed its fracking operations in Lancashire and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted permission for Reactor 4 at Hunterston B to return to service for the next period of operation.
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