Last week ENA member National Grid launched it's 2017 Future Energy Scenarios (FES) report, which looks at a number of different scenarios for our energy market in a fast changing world. In it's role as both a transmission network operator and System Operator, National Grid plays an important role as part of ENA's Open Networks Project. The Project not only seeks to define how the role and responsibilities of local electricity networks are changing but also how they will interact with the wider national network as our market goes through a major transformation. In a guest blog this week, Joseph Donohoe from National Grid System Operator and Chairman of Open Networks Project's communications workstream highlights the outcomes of this year's FES announcement, which showcased the changes we are seeing to our energy networks.
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The Conservative Party arrived in Manchester for their first conference under a majority Conservative Government in eighteen years.
As the Labour Party went in to the General Election in May it is unlikely that anyone amongst the party ranks could have predicted what the next six months would have in store.
After a bruising election defeat for the Liberal Democrats, their conference in Bournemouth risked being a particularly quiet event. And for business it was. The #LibDemFightback won't be delivered by lobbyists and this was a conference for the Party's members, volunteers and campaigners.
This week Europe’s energy industry gathered in Amsterdam for the European Utility Week Conference 2014.
Opening the Guardian's Big Energy Debate fringe at the Conservative conference, Damien Carrington remarked on the lack of any significant policy announcements on energy. Rather than this being seen as a challenge by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Baroness Verma explained that what the industry needed was certainty from a consistent policy approach.
Last year's market intervention bombshell was always going to be a difficult act to follow for Labour. Something was needed to maintain momentum and it came in the unlikely disguise of energy efficiency.
ENA is partnering with The Guardian as part of its 'Big Energy Debate'...
EUA and IGEM today (14 May 2014) co-hosted the 2014 Gas Industry Awards in Central London. These annual Awards recognise the exceptional and innovative work carried out by the gas industry, with the Awards sponsored by an abundance of highly regarded industry organisations, this truly is an all encompassing event that celebrates great talent.
The opening of the 25th Meeting of the European Gas Regulatory Forum here in Madrid was today (6 May 2014) disrupted by a large group of employees of the Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) (the Forum’s venue) protesting at having not being paid for a number of months and accusing the President of the CNMC of cronyism.