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Industry News Roundup November 2021

Tuesday 30/11 – Ofgem announces that it had appointed ScottishPower as the Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) for the customers of Entice Energy and Orbit Energy.

Monday 29/11 – BEIS publishes determinations made by the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) Authority. BEIS publishes Green Gas Levy (GGL): rates and exemptions.

Friday 26/11 – National Grid ESO announces that it is to undertake a review of the balancing market.

Thursday 25/11 – Ofgem announces that two suppliers, Entice Energy and Orbit Energy have ceased trading. BEIS announces that it would conduct a consultation to gather views on proposals to mitigate the impact of smart meter customers switching suppliers

Wednesday 24/11 – UK government announces it will ensure that £20mn per year will be ringfenced for Tidal Stream projects as part of the fourth allocation round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD).

Tuesday 23/11 – BEIS publishes questions and answers (Q&A) concerning the recent announcement that energy supplier Bulb would be placed into a Special Administration Regime (SAR). The Cabinet Office launches The Net Zero Estate Playbook.

Monday 22/11 – Energy supplier Bulb announces that it will enter special administration. BEIS announces that a hydrogen storage project near Glasgow will been backed by £9.4mn in UK government funding.

Friday 19/11 – Ofgem publishes five consultations each addressing different aspects of the default tariff price cap.

Thursday 18/11 – BEIS Committee publishes written evidence submissions received for its inquiry on net zero governance. Ofgem issues its draft guidance on procedures for the administration of the Green Gas Levy. National Grid ESO publishes an update on its Net Zero Market Reform project.

Wednesday 17/11 – BEIS publishes a summary of responses for the review of the schemes to compensate energy intensive industries (EII) for indirect emission costs in electricity prices.

Tuesday 16/11 – Neon Reef and Social Energy Supply announce that they are ceasing to trade. Scottish Renewables reaffirms its calls for the UK Government and Ofgem to reform the Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) charging regime.

Monday 15/11 – The National Infrastructure Commission announces the topics it will cover in its next major assessment of the UK’s infrastructure priorities.

Friday 12/11 – The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announces that 15 organisations have secured UKAEA contracts to demonstrate how their technologies and solutions can contribute to the development of commercial fusion energy. Ofgem issues provisional orders to five suppliers compelling them to pay a total of £575,000 for Q221 of the Feed-in-Tariff scheme.

Thursday 11/11 – International Trade Secretary Anne Marie Trevelyan announces the Clean Growth Programme. The UK Energy Research Centre publishes a report exploring risk and investment in zero carbon electricity markets.

Wednesday 10/11 – The Department for Transport and BEIS publish the COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans. The Scottish Government publishes details of a five-year plan worth over £100mn in funding to help build Scotland’s hydrogen economy.

Tuesday 09/11 – BEIS announces that it will provide funding of £210mn for Rolls-Royce to support development of the design for one of the world’s first small modular reactors.

Monday 08/11 – BEIS releases a call for submissions for organisations wanting to take part in Phase-2 of the carbon capture, usage, and storage Cluster Sequencing Process. Ofgem announces its decision on the Suppliers of Last Resort for six suppliers.

Friday 05/11 – BEIS opens a consultation seeking views on proposed operational cost budgets and resulting levies for the Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company for the years 2022/2023 and 2024/2025. Ofgem issues a consultation seeking views on initial findings of its Electricity Network Planning Review.

Thursday 04/11 – BEIS publishes its Biomass policy statement which sets out a strategic view on the role of sustainable biomass for net zero. BEIS publishes its September 2021 Renewable Energy Planning Database.

Wednesday 03/11 – CNG Energy ceases to trade. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak sets out the UK’s plans to become the world’s first net zero aligned financial centre.

Tuesday 02/11 – Omni Energy, MA Energy, Zebra Power and Ampoweruk cease to trade. The UK, EU, US and 102 additional partner countries launch the Global Methane Pledge, with countries joining the pledge committing to decrease global methane emissions by at least 30% of 2020 levels by 2030.

Monday 01/11 – Bluegreen Energy Services exits the market. The PM announces the launch of the Clean Green Initiative at COP26, a new funding package to support the rollout of sustainable infrastructure and green technology in developing countries.

Written By Graham Paul


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