February 17, 2017
In its aim to create a well functioning single electricity market in the European Union (EU), the European Commission (EC) published a proposal on the regulation of â€˜risk-preparednessâ€™ in the electricity sector on November 30, 2016.
January 12, 2017
Federal-level policy and regulatory support to energy storage and distributed energy resources (DER) is greater than ever before in the US. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been making efforts to provide a level playing field for emerging technologies.
December 9, 2016
In November 2016, four European countries—Germany, France, Spain and Portugal—and Morocco signed a joint declaration to establish a roadmap for facilitating sustainable renewable electricity trade between Northern Africa and the European internal energy market.
September 9, 2016
UK is considering introducing competition in onshore power transmission, a responsibility currently held by three incumbent transmission operators (TOs)—National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) in England and Wales, SP Transmission in the south of Scotland, and SHE Transmission in the north of Scotland.
August 12, 2016
Recent years have witnessed an increase in incidents of cyber and security attacks on the US' high voltage grid. These attacks pose a significant risk to the security and proper functioning of the country's grid.
July 14, 2016
In May 2016, New Zealand's Electricity Authority (EA) released a consultation paper aimed at changing the way Transpower, the country's sole electricity transmission developer and operator, charge its customers for providing transmission services.
June 9, 2016
Over the last five years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued several rules—Orders 755, 784 and 792—that have played an important role in the expansion of the energy storage industry in the United States (US).
May 9, 2016
The landscape of the energy sector in the United States (US) has changed significantly in the past decade given the increased focus on renewable generation and energy conservation as well as the increased domestic production of oil and gas.
December 8, 2015
2015 has been a busy year for the Italian electricity, gas and water services regulator, AutoritÃ per l'energia elettrica il gas e il sistema idrico (AEEGSI), which has been reviewing and consulting on developing a more rigorous incentive mechanism to guide investments in the energy networks and decide revenues for the operators.
August 10, 2015
In July 2015, the US Congress introduced three new bills to modernise energy infrastructure, bolster the country's energy security and diplomacy, promote energy efficiency and safeguard critical energy infrastructure.