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A bespoke Contracts for Difference auction for small-scale generation

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Yesterday Claire Perry MP, Energy and Climate Change Minister, announced that a further Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction would take place in 2019. This has been widely reported as a means of providing certainty to the offshore wind sector, so it can build on its success to date through the next…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, consultation, beis, Feed-in-Tariff, Contracts for Difference, national grid, future energy scenarios, GHG emissions, market report

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National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios: 50 TWh of biomethane by 2050?

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Last week National Grid launched their Future Energy Scenarios (FES) report – July 2018. The report can be downloaded here. Given the difficulties with forecasting a single energy future over the long term, the aim of the FES report is to create a range of credible futures and different scenarios that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, renewable heat, heat decarbonisation, future energy scenarios, national grid

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National Grid awards its pilot customer opportunity to Biocow’s anaerobic digestion plant

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Somerset Farm in Cambridgeshire owned by Biocow Ltd, has been appointed as the Project CLoCC (Customer Low Cost Connections) pilot customer after a call to industry for expressions of interest. This will be the first time a Biomethane producer has connected to the high pressure gas National Transmission System (NTS).…

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National Grid set out views on the Future of Gas

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Last week I attended the launch of National Grid's Future of Gas report, which looks at how gas can support a low carbon future. The report is the culmination of a year and half's work, engagement with over 150 stakeholders and consideration of a comprehensive range of evidence and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, national grid, carbon budgets, 2050, future of gas, heat decarbonisation, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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The changing role of the Electricity System Operator

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National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (NGET) is the electricity System Operator (ESO) for the electricity transmission network in Great Britain. As such it is responsible for the day to day operation of the system as well as being the owner of the transmission system in England and Wales. With electricity…

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Tags: electricity distribution network, renewable electricity, biogas, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, food waste operators, FIT, consultation, Ofgem, national grid, financial incentives, Feed-in-Tariff, thom koller

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The Future of Gas

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Launched yesterday in conjunction with the Future Energy Scenarios (see my blog on this here), the Future of Gas progress report explores the role of gas in a low carbon future, from the perspective of National Grid, which operates the UK’s gas transmission network. You can download the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, national grid, future energy scenarios, future of gas, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, thom koller

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National Grid’s 2017 Future Energy Scenarios

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National Grid has today launched their 2017 Future Energy Scenarios (FES). You can access these here. The four scenarios, shown below, are intended to encourage and inform debate, and help drive progress towards a secure, sustainable and affordable energy future. ADBA helped shape the 2017 scenarios and has already begun informing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, future energy scenarios, national grid, beis, DfT, thom koller, carbon budgets, decarbonisation, paris agreement

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Green gas boost as National Grid secures £5 million for gas bill study

Gas bill pilot project seeks to open the door to more green gas Updating gas bill calculations aims to cut propane use in biogas Scheme could pave the way for a future low carbon gas grid   A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower…

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Tags: ADBA members, national grid, biomethane, green gas, research, research and development, research and innovation, Ofgem

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ADBA meet with National Grid to discuss Future Energy Scenarios

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On Tuesday I attended a workshop on National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios (FES). Stakeholders provided feedback on FES 2016 and we began dicussing how FES 2017 would be different - both in content and style. The implications of the UK referendum decision to leave the EU were debated: impact on renewable…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, national grid, future energy scenarios, district heating, heat, research and innovation, Climate Change Act, carbon budget, brexit, thom koller

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ADBA to defend embedded benefit

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Over the summer Ofgem has held a short ‘open letter’ consultation on embedded benefit, which expresses concern over Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) demand residual payments that “has increased significantly and is due to rise even further.” You can read the letter in full on…

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Tags: Ofgem, national grid, embedded benefits, triad, embedded benefit, tnuos, cmp264, cmp265, food waste operators, crop operators, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, thom koller

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ADBA pushes to retain ‘embedded benefit’ payments for AD operators

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Earlier this week, I met Ofgem to discuss their open letter on changes to ‘embedded benefits’, which could ultimately reduce the ‘triad’ payment available to AD operators.  We have also joined other organisations including the Association for Decentralised Energy in a joint letter to BEIS…

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Tags: Ofgem, national grid, embedded benefits, embedded benefit, triad, tnuos, cmp264, cmp265, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, crop operators

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Project CLoCC update

Project CLoCC is a project which aims to minimise the cost and time of connections to the National Transmission System (NTS), with a focus on unconventional gas connections. The project started in February 2016 and is due to finish in October 2018.  The project’s core objectives are: To reduce…

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Tags: clocc, innovation, transmission network, gas network, emma thomas, project, project update, update, national grid

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE - Greenlane Biogas notches up its 100th order for biogas upgrading systems

Manufacturer of biogas-to-biomethane upgrading plant, Greenlane Biogas is celebrating the commencement of supply of its 100th system for a site in the UK. The company, a member of Pressure Technologies plc, is the world’s largest manufacturer of such systems, with sites operating around the world in more than 20…

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Tags: greenlane biogas, member's press release, biogas, Biomethane upgrading, biogas upgrading, biomethane, national grid

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Limejump joins ADBA

We are pleased to announce that Limejump is now a member of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association. Limejump is a technology-driven utility providing famers and landowners with small – scale generators, including AD Biogas, with the most competitively priced Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on the market and full access…

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Tags: member's press release, ADBA, limejump, famers, landowners, ppa, national grid, demand response programme, jj power, malaby biogas, weather forecastin

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Reducing the cost to biomethane producers of connecting to the National Transmission System

National Grid have been succesful in winning Ofgem funding to research how to "minimise the cost and time of connections to the National Transmission System (NTS), with particular focus on unconventional gas connections". The £5m project, called "Project CLoCC - Customer Low Cost Connections", will achieve this by …

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, RHI, Ofgem, national grid, R&D, research and innovation forum 2016, research and innovation forum, adba r&i forum, r&i forum 2016, r&i forum, r&i, biomethane

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