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ADBA joins new ENA Biomethane Group

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This week the Energy Network Association (ENA) invited ADBA and biomethane producers to join representatives from the gas transmission and distribution networks to discuss site connections and operations. This industry-wide biomethane group will look to meet quarterly to discuss issues and potential mechanisms to solve them. Below is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, energy networks association, grid connection, network capacity, future billing methodology, project clocc, gas distribution network, thom koller

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National Grid query to ADBA: how reliable is AD?

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We've been in discussion with National Grid about demonstrating the role that AD can play in supporting the electricity grid. As part of this, they are interested to find out more about the generation profiles/ load factors are for a number of technologies including AD.  Being a…

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Tags: national grid, baseload, grid connection, anaerobic digestion, Ollie More

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Western Power Distribution – electricity network connection surgeries

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Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced that they will be holding electricity connection surgeries for WPD customers and independent connection providers. The surgeries will run on the dates listed below and enable interested parties (like landowners, ICPs, developers and community groups) to make a 45 minute appointment with an engineer to…

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Tags: western power distribution, biogas to electricity, national grid, grid connection, Ofgem, anaerobic digestion, will bushby

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Campaigning for electricity grid access

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As you will be aware from my previous blog, we have been working with Forum for the Future on a joint draft response to the Ofgem consultation on quicker, more efficient distribution connections. We are still awaiting the final version, but the most recent draft can be found here. The…

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Tags: will bushby, forum for the future, farm power, biogas to electricity, grid connection, FIT, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP, Ofgem, consultation

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Members meeting discusses FIT, RHI, Sustainability, Grid Connections & Political Landscape

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ADBA members gathered at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on Tuesday for our Members’ Meeting sponsored by Matchtech, with a number of important subjects on the agenda. We are currently awaiting permission to share the presentations, once we have received this we will publish them online, however,…

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Tags: will bushby, ADBA members, members' meeting, membership, anaerobic digestion, policy report, DECC, DfT, DCLG, BIS, Feed-in-Tariff, RHI, sustainability criteria, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, Ofgem, grid connection, biomethane, biomethane in transport, Chris Huhne, Matt Hindle, Ollie More, Charlotte Morton

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Forum for the Future - Ofgem grid consultation first draft

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Following on from my previous blog, you can now find the Forum for the Future joint draft response to the Ofgem consultation on quicker more efficient distribution connections for your review and comments by clicking here. In summary the consultation acknowledges that under the current system there is not sufficient…

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Tags: will bushby, forum for the future, biogas to electricity, grid connection, FIT, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP, Ofgem, consultation

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Electricity grid connection problems: update and opportunity to contribute

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Last week I went to a workshop held by Forum for the Future on the problem of grid access. There were a range of attendants from wind, solar, local government and others and it was agreed unanimously that unless grid access is improved in the UK we will not reach…

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Tags: will bushby, biogas to electricity, grid connection, FIT, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP

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Urgent evidence needed on electricity grid problems

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Over the last few months we have seen evidence that developers in many parts of the country are having difficulty getting new or expanded connections to the electricity distribution network. As I mentioned in my previous blog Ofgem are now consulting on how to improve arrangements to try and deliver…

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Tags: national grid, grid connection, DNO, capacity, will bushby, anaerobic digestion, Ofgem, DECC, consultation

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Help us tackle the problem of grid connections

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Over the last few months we have seen evidence that some parts of the country are having difficulty getting a connection to the electricity distribution network. Ofgem are now consulting on how to improve arrangements to try and deliver an efficient process that protects the interests of consumers.  Getting…

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Tags: Ofgem, consultation, grid connection, DNO, capacity, will bushby, anaerobic digestion

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Biomethane campaign: options for deregulation

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Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Biomethane Campaign Group, which we set up with the Energy Networks Association and others to tackle the disproportionately high cost of connecting biomethane plants to the grid. See information on the last meeting held on this here. Ofgem gave an update on the…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane to grid, Ollie More, grid connection

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FIT pre-accreditation: Ofgem issues guidance for generators using ICP

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Following a number of queries from prospective generators around the requirements that they have to meet to demonstrate evidence of a grid connection agreement when using an independent connections provider (ICP), Ofgem has now published a guidance note to specifically address the issue. Whereas Ofgem’s current guidance document only…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, grid connection, ICP, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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RO 2017 closure: DECC propose 12 month grace for grid connection delays

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As we updated you in July, DECC are beginning to set out the timetable for the closure of the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme and transition to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism. As part of this process, they have now published a consultation on grace periods for those commissioning close…

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Tags: CfD, Contracts for Difference, DECC, grid connection, Jordan Marshall, Renewables Obligation, RO, strike prices

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FIT pre-accreditation: demonstrating evidence of grid connection agreement

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Ofgem’s updated FIT Guidance document includes new guidance on what requirements operators will have to meet around demonstrating evidence of a grid connection agreement, in order to secure preliminary accreditation. As well as outlining that operators must provide a copy of the grid connection offer letter, a copy of…

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Tags: Feed-in-Tariff, FIT, grid connection, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem, preliminary accreditation

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ENA workshop: grid connection issues

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Last Thursday, on an unseasonably mild autumn day in South Wales, I attended a workshop in Cardiff  which considered the various obstacles facing renewables looking to connect to the electricity grid. Some of the important issues raised by generators included: Application process – lengthy and requires a lot of information. Standardisation…

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Tags: DNO, grid connection, Jordan Marshall, Ofgem

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Ofgem changes need to help renewable energy projects

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Reacting to the government’s conclusions on the Ofgem review, published today (19 May), ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said:ADBA welcomes the government’s clear view that Ofgem’s primary objective to protect the interests of current and future consumers includes their interests in greenhouse gas emissions…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, DECC, grid connection, Ofgem

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