DNOs

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    DNO to DSO: A work in progress

    Last month the Electricity Network Association (ENA) published updated figures regarding the procurement of Distribution Network Operator (DNO) flexibility services. This is the latest update from the ENA since April this year, with the document highlighting the historical uptake of services across the DNO regions. The publication also provides projections...

  • Regulation and policy

    Targeted Charging Review residual network charges – some remainders

    While Ofgem has ruled on the arrangements that will apply to distribution use of system (DUoS) charges from 1 April 2022 following the regulator’s Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review (SCR) decision last November, it has still to determine a series of CUSC modifications that aim to put in...

  • Announcement

    Celebration: Cornwall Insight wins second FT award

    Tom Palmer, our managing consultant, discusses our recent success of achieving a bronze award for consulting from the Financial Times for the second year running. Last week we discovered that for the second year running we have been rated in the top 20 Management Consultants for Energy, Utilities and Environment...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Editor’s Pick | Ballad of lost load

    Tom Edwards, Senior Modeller at Cornwall Insight, discusses what published industry data tells us about the blackout of 9 August. This was originally published on 19 August 2019 in Energy Spectrum. The Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) is the primary channel for operational data on electricity balancing and settlement arrangements. Under...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Editor’s Pick | ENA lays foundations for “cleaner energy system”

    The Energy Networks Association (ENA) published Our Six Steps for Delivering Flexibility Services on 20 June, outlining how grid operators will look to deliver “a smarter, more flexible energy system.” Through utilising smart technologies, consumers, businesses and local communities will gain increased control and choice over their electricity use and allow further...

  • Regulation and policy

    Labour’s proposals challenge more than just network companies

    The Labour Party attracted a lot of attention last week with its renationalisation plans for GB’s energy networks. Titled Bringing Energy Home, the policy document focuses the nationalisation debate squarely on National Grid and the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), while also bringing focus on local energy and decarbonisation at all levels....

  • Low carbon generation

    Smart export guarantee

    This summary outlines Cornwall Insight’s response to BEIS’ January consultation on the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). It expresses support for the broad thrust of the SEG proposals and identifies key issues for further consideration. Overview The proposals set out in the 8 January document The Future for Small-scale Low-carbon Generation...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Energy Perspective | Energy Spectrum Issue 628

    In this week’s Energy Perspective, we dissect a week that has seen three suppliers from very different backgrounds effectively stop trading. With five forced exits from the retail market since November 2016 there is little doubt that suppliers are facing more challenging conditions. However, we believe these events have also...