National Grid welcomes its first female chair as Paula Rosput Reynolds takes over from Sir Peter Gershon, while SSE welcomes the new managing director for its electricity distribution arm, with Chris Burchell joining the company.
SSEN has submitted its finalised RIIO-T2 business plan to Ofgem, solidifying its five goals for the period.
Future energy distribution systems will be the “framework for the entire building” of the energy transition, ScottishPower chief executive Keith Anderson has said.
Ofgem warns over slowing decarbonisation as regulator pays out second-highest system balancing costs
Decarbonisation of the UK’s energy supply is slowing, Ofgem has warned, while the cost of balancing the UK’s power system spiked to its second-highest ever in 2017/18.
Energy regulator Ofgem has deferred its decision on the cost of equity range for energy networks in the forthcoming RIIO-2 framework until December, but has unveiled a raft of decisions as its new framework begins to take shape.
A range of potential flexibility providers, backed by leading energy trade associations, have called on the government to ensure that the next price controls regime incentivises network companies to procure flexibility rather than carry out reinforcements.
Ofgem could save customers a further £4.1 billion by tightening new price controls set out within RIIO-2, Citizens Advice has said.
Ofgem’s proposals to overhaul forthcoming price controls for network companies will prove to be the “acid test” for its ability to properly regulate the market.
Ofgem has published its proposals for a radical overhaul of how it controls the cost of the UK’s energy networks.