Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Smart grid policy, regulation and strategy developments

Our strategy for regulating the future energy system | Ofgem

Publication posted 16 Aug 2017 by Ofgem in Policy, Regulation and Strategy, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

The energy sector is undergoing fundamental change. The regulatory and market arrangements will need to evolve to ensure this happens in a way that protects and advances consumers’ interests and …


Upgrading our Energy System – smart systems and flexibility plan | Ofgem

News posted 16 Aug 2017 by Ofgem in Policy, Regulation and Strategy, Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Our energy system is changing. There is more low carbon generation, which is intermittent and often located close to people’s homes and businesses, and it produces different amounts of electricity …


Decision on industry proposals (CMP264 and CMP265) to change electricity transmission charging arrangements for Embedded Generators | Ofgem

Publication posted 21 Jun 2017 by Ofgem in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Following our March consultation, having taken into account all responses to our impact assessment and our open letters and having carried out further modelling, the Authority decided to confirm our …


BEIS and Ofgem Smart Systems Call for Evidence

Publication posted 13 Feb 2017 by BEIS, Ofgem in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

As part of our commitment to building a 21st century energy infrastructure, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ofgem are working together to ensure our energy system …


BEAMA welcomes the publication of the independent Each Home Counts Review

News posted 19 Jan 2017 by BEAMA in Policy, Regulation and Strategy, Smart Consumers

BEAMA welcomes the publication of the independent ‘Each Home Counts’, review into residential energy efficiency. It sets out a number of measures to provide confidence to consumers and increased business …


Smart power: A National Infrastructure Commission report – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 4 Mar 2016 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

The National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how the UK can better balance supply and demand.


The Renewable Heat Incentive: A reformed and refocused scheme – Consultations – GOV.UK

Publication posted 4 Mar 2016 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

This consultation outlines and seeks views on the Government’s proposed reforms to the existing Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.


A Consultation on New Smart Energy Code Content and Related Licence Amendments – Consultations – GOV.UK

Publication posted 25 Feb 2016 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Consultation on proposed legal drafting for the Smart Energy Code, Gas and Electricity supply licences and Electricity Distribution Licences to support smart metering.


DECC: single departmental plan 2015 to 2020 – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 22 Feb 2016 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Our single departmental plan describes the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) priority objectives for 2015 to 2020.



Transitional arrangements auction launches – News stories – GOV.UK

News posted 27 Jan 2016 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

The Transitional Arrangements auction has opened today to secure electricity capacity for winter 2016-2017.


Draft Legislation on Energy – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 21 Jan 2016 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Draft legislation and other documents related to increasing competition in the energy market and reducing energy costs for consumers.


Quantitative research into public awareness, attitudes, and experience of Smart Meters: Waves 1-4 underlying dataset and technical note – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 29 Dec 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

This dataset contains responses to four surveys measuring the public’s views on smart meters and in-home displays (IHDs).


Changes to renewables subsidies – Press releases – GOV.UK

News posted 17 Dec 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Further revisions to renewable energy subsidies which ensure bill payers get value for money


Towards a smart energy system – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 17 Dec 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

A report setting out how smart, more flexible energy solutions could help us meet the challenges our energy system faces as we seek to power our economy and decarbonise cost-effectively.


The Energy Technology List Call for Evidence – Consultations – GOV.UK

Publication posted 15 Dec 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

The Energy Technology List (ETL) is a Government backed energy efficiency scheme that encourages private and public sector organisations to procure energy saving or energy efficient plant and machinery. The …


Securing future electricity supply – News stories – GOV.UK

News posted 11 Dec 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

The second Capacity Market auction has successfully concluded, securing capacity for 2019/20. The auction attracted enough bidders to secure the capacity needed at a competitive price for consumers – 46.354GW …


Capacity Market auction opens today – News stories – GOV.UK

News posted 8 Dec 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

The second Capacity Market auction, which will secure extra capacity for 2019/20, will act like an energy guarantee by making sure there is enough capacity available to meet peak electricity …


Department of Energy and Climate Change’s settlement at the Spending Review 2015 – Press releases – GOV.UK

News posted 26 Nov 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

The Chancellor has published the results of the spending review, including details of the Department of Energy and Climate Change budget over the course of this parliament.


Amber Rudd’s speech on a new direction for UK energy policy – Speeches – GOV.UK

News posted 18 Nov 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Amber Rudd’s speech on a new direction for UK energy policy


Investing in the UK’s heat infrastructure: Heat networks – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 9 Nov 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

UK heat networks represent a significant investment opportunity across distribution, generation, storage, controls and customer interface.


Investing in the UK’s heat infrastructure: Heat networks – Publications – GOV.UK

News posted 9 Nov 2015 by Investing in the UK’s heat infrastructure: Heat networks - Publications - GOV.UK in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

UK heat networks represent a significant investment opportunity across distribution, generation, storage, controls and customer interface.


Consultation on a proposed amendment to the Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations – Consultations – GOV.UK

Publication posted 4 Nov 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposal to amend the Contracts for Difference (Definition of Eligible Generator) Regulations in order to specify that retrofit Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) …


Western Power Innovation – Project Falcon Closedown Event

Event posted 20 Oct 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Policy, Regulation and Strategy, Smarter Networks

Project Falcon, one of WPD’s largest Low Carbon Network Fund projects has now reached its conclusion. Project Falcon is based in Milton Keynes and has investigated how new 11kV network …


Renewables Obligation (RO) grace period for new onshore wind – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 9 Oct 2015 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

Update on Government amendments to the Energy Bill 2015 on the proposed grace period relating to the closure of the Renewables Obligation (RO) for new onshore wind from 1 April …


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