technologies

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    Insight Energy | Up to 17GW of renewables eligible for CfD AR4

    Our 'Renewable Pipeline Tracker service' has examined the potential capacity that could enter the Contract for Difference Allocation Round 4. The analysis shows that there is currently 17GW* of technologies likely to be eligible to bid. This analysis is based on our unique tiering system which assesses viability based on...

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    Riviera | 17 GW of renewables – including at least 7.9 GW of offshore wind – eligible for AR4

    Of the total 17 GW eligible, almost half (7.9 GW) is offshore wind. The rest is 7.6 GW of ‘Pot 1’ established technologies and 1.4 GW of ‘Pot 2’ less established technologies. Pot 1 technologies have been re-integrated into the scheme for AR4. The analysis shows over 5 GW of...

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    ECAtoday | National grid turns to batteries

    Between June and August 2020, the National Grid Electricity System Operator’s (ESO) reliance on battery storage to balance the grid rose by 150 per cent. The figures from our report, also show that the use of gas reciprocating engines increased by 338 per cent, the use of aggregated units increased...

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    Icon | An increase of 46 GW renewables technology capacity is required by 2030, analysis says

    Forecasts from our ‘Benchmark power curve’ suggests that up to ~46GW of new build renewable technology, ~11GW onshore wind, ~10GW solar and ~25GW offshore wind, may need to be developed by 2030. This is to keep pace with 2050 net zero targets. This large-scale deployment of very low/zero marginal cost...

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    Current | New BEIS forecasts show costs of renewables continues to fall

    Costs of deploying renewable electricity generators continue to fall. This is as new government statistics show dramatic cost reductions for solar and wind out to 2040. The Electricity Generation Costs document details forecasts for the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) across a number of electricity generation technologies. Tom Edwards, Senior...

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    PowerTechnology | Forecast shows more renewable technology capacity required by 2030

    Our market and asset-level power price modelling service ‘Benchmark power curve’, predicts that up to ~46GW of new-build renewable technology ̶ ~11GW onshore wind, ~10GW solar, and ~25GW offshore wind may need to be developed by 2030 as to keep in line with the 2050 net-zero targets. The net zero...

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    Energy Manager Magazine | Why it pays to look back when looking to the future of the energy sector

    In a new report – The Future Report 2020 – we gathered the views of industry experts, including author of the original report, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Arjan Geveke from BEIS and Robert Buckley from Cornwall Insight to debate the technologies, investment and policy needed to reach net zero, and the role business...

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    Average energy prices decreased by 46% in Q1 2020 compared to 2019, but peaks are up

    Research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows that on average energy prices declined significantly in Q120 compared to 2019 – averaging a decrease of ~46% across the NEM. In fact, in Q120 New South Wales (NSW) was the only region where prices were higher (on average) than Q119 (only Victoria (VIC)...

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    How to get households involved in grid balancing

    The energy industry has already been looking at how households will be supported in their participation in demand-side services. This area has traditionally been the domain of large commercial customers. However, the current situation of low energy demand and high renewable generation has brought the need for flexible household consumption...

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    Energy connected homes services set for substantial growth

    The market for connected home* devices is set to grow substantially over the next five years. Research from Cornwall Insight’s new Connected Homes Insight Service has identified increasing levels of entry and investment, with rates of entry more than doubling over the last decade. Both start-ups and established companies, including...

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    Over 50,000 smart meters would need to be installed every day to meet target

    Although the smart meter rollout deadline is just 18-months away for the domestic energy market, the install rate is declining. In fact, Cornwall Insight’s Domestic Smart Metering Market Report recorded a drop in the number of smart meters being installed for the last three quarters. As a result, Cornwall Insight’s...