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Housing association to move into utility sector Grampian Housing Association has said they will set up their own power company in a bid to save their tenants money. News - Market News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vital Energi Open New Scottish Office Vital Energi are thrilled to announce the new location of their Scottish office at The Beacon building in Glasgow. News - Market News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT New Report from IEA District Heating and Cooling Group The International Energy Agency (IEA) District Heating and Cooling (DHC) research programme has completed its latest group (‘Annex X’) of research projects. News - International Policy Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) P272: Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8 The electricity settlement process set out in the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) places incentives on suppliers to buy energy to meet their customers’ demand. Today, the settlement process estimates most consumers’ consumption in each half hour. News - UK Policy Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Energy: EU invests €647 million in key energy infrastructure Today Member States agreed to allocate €647 million to support key priority infrastructure projects. News - International Policy Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Draft Consultation Response | Capacity Market Supplementary Design Proposals and Transitional Arrangements Consultation Response News - CHPA News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Smart CHP could plug electricity supply gaps Smart networks of combined heat and power (CHP) units could provide a solution to the UK's possible winter power capacity constraints. News - Market News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT £14m fund for energy innovation Do you have an innovative concept or project that could help deliver a low carbon, affordable and secure energy future? News - Market News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Global District Energy Climate Awards - Now Open! Run by Euroheat and Power | The Global District Energy Climate Award and its event is the occasion where outstanding innovative projects are awarded. News - Market News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT DECC - EU reaches ‘historic’ deal to tackle climate change Late last night EU leaders committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40%, and increase energy efficiency and renewables by at least 27% by 2030. News - International Policy Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Heat 14 Blog | What is the single most pressing issue in the debate about decarbonising heat? Ian Marchant, FEI, President of the Energy Institute gives an alternative solution on how we can achieve secure, affordable, low carbon energy. News - CHPA News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Licence Lite consultation workshop The workshop will introduce proposed changes to Licence Lite, and involve an expert panel comprising Ofgem, Cornwall Energy, the Greater London Authority and DECC. News - UK Policy Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Webinar: Power Generation and Fuel Flexibility for Oil & Gas and CHP Applications Utilizing Small Gas Turbines 13/11/14 Opra are pleased to invite you to join their free webinar. Register to hear about the technology from OPRA Turbines chief development engineer and case studies from application and project engineers. Familiarize yourself with smaller gas turbine technology and gain ideas and solutions for your projects or studies. News - Market News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT South Hook Combined Heat and Power Station given development consent The application for the South Hook combined heat and power station has been given development consent by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. News - Market News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT CHPA response to EMR implementation inquiry The CHPA response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee's EMR inquiry focusses on how EMR has resulted in the discrimination of decentralised participants, with policy design principles starting from the perspective of centralised generators. This design is despite a global and UK trend towards more decentralised generation and more demand management control for energy users. News - CHPA News Consultation Response Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Draft Guidance Note | Contractors, Consultants, and Customers The CHPA has been working with members over the last few months to develop accessible, clear, easy-to-understand guidance for contractors, consultants and key customer groups which are considering or installing CHP systems. The guidance will signpost to other regulations and technical advice documents. News - CHPA News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pepper power! Deal to buy veg grower’s energy UK Power Reserve has bought an organic pepper farm to add to its energy balancing service to the national grid. There’s no vegetating for the Combined Heat and Power plant at the Cantelo Nurseries in Somerset. News - Market News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Heat networks a national infrastructure priority says industry The CHPA today welcomed a new report from WWF calling for heat networks to be a national infrastructure priority. News - CHPA News Press Releases Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Demand Side Balancing Reserve Tender Pack Released The Invitation to Tender Pack for the first Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) Tender Round for the 2015/16 winter period is now available on the National Grid website. The DSBR Tender Window closes at 17:00 on Friday 5th December 2014. News - UK Policy Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT EU Carbon Market Reform needed to improve efficiency The Government is backing stronger reforms to make the EU Emissions Trading System work more efficiently and stimulate investment in low-carbon technologies, it has been announced today. News - International Policy Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT