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16 May 2017 | Filed under: Electricity, Energy, Gas, Uncategorized, Water

Mr. Moffitt’s Profits Times – May 2017


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Interconnectors

INTERCONNECTORS ARE THE PHYSICAL LINKS WHICH ALLOW THE TRANSFER OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS ACROSS BORDERS. WILL BREXIT AFFECT THE RELIABILITY OF ENERGY SUPPLIES?

See link to Ofgem’s web page about electricity and gas interconnectors:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/electricity/transmission-networks/electricity-interconnectors

and https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/gas/transmission-networks/gas-interconnectors

Alternative Storage Methods

WE ARE INCREASINGLY LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF STORAGE, I.E. HYDRO ELECTRIC AND BATTERY STORAGE.

Utility Week has an interesting article about battery storage on: http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/batteries-deployed-at-10-solar-farms-around-britain/1301212#.WP9Mo2eGOUl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ofgem have issued an Open letter notifying of their intention to launch a project to protect consumers from back billing. See link: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2017/04/open_letter_backbilling_new_project.pdf

A good example of hydro-electric pumped storage is Dinorwig Power Station (also known as Electric Mountain) in Snowdonia. This has two lakes, one at the top and one at the bottom. Energy is generated via water flow from top to bottom. The water is pumped back up to the top at night, when the rates are cheaper. Dinorwig is operated as a STOR (Short Term Operating Reserve), providing a fast response to short-term rapid changes in power demand or sudden loss of power stations. See link:  http://www.electricmountain.co.uk/Dinorwig-Power-Station

Big six energy firms braced for government price crackdown

The Guardian reports: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/apr/17/big-six-energy-firms-uk-government-price-cap-crackdown

Engineers tell government to pay for energy efficiency, storage and tidal power.

The Energyst reports: http://theenergyst.com/engineers-tell-government-to-pay-for-energy-efficiency-storage-and-tidal-power/

On Friday 21st April, Britain achieved its first ever coal free day.

The Guardian reports: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/21/britain-set-for-first-coal-free-day-since-the-industrial-revolution

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