• Heat networks

    Reallocating electricity policy costs to incentivise low carbon heating technologies

    Funding the cost of decarbonising the power system has mainly been through the consumers' electricity bills. In fact, in 2020-21 these costs amounted to a whopping £10bn. But is this method of raising revenue for decarbonisation still fit for purpose when faced with the need to decarbonise the nation's heat?...

  • Regulation and policy

    Electricity transmission charging reform – overtaken by changing priorities?

    Charging for the transmission network is never out of the development process for long. From major reviews, such as that initiated under Project Transmit in 2010, to significant reforms such as removing the triad benefit from distributed generation in 2018, and a host of smaller developments, change seems the only...

  • Regulation and policy

    Switching Programme full business case sees rising cost

    The expected cost of delivering faster and more reliable switching to customers has risen, according to the Full Business Case for Ofgem’s Switching Programme. Published on 14 May, the report indicates that present value direct costs to the industry have risen 28% to £425mn over an 18-year period, up from...