Policy & Regulation

News and analysis concerning energy sector regulatory changes, bills, laws, utility compliance issues and shifts in government structure and policy. Project finance, energy sector surveys and reports on energy market trends, business risks and opportunities, together with information on cross border transmission and distribution is included.

IECRE

Siemens Gamesa’s in-house test facility wins world’s first IECRE approval

Wind energy major Siemens Gamesa’s blade test centre in Aalborg, Denmark is the first non-commercial in-house blade test facility in the world to gain approval from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Citi

Citi announces $250 billion environmental finance goal

Citi has announced its new five-year 2025 Sustainable Progress Strategy to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
TVA Trump

TVA reverses decision to lay off IT workers on US President...

The Tennessee Valley Authority is immediately rescinding a decision to lay off Information Technology (IT) workers as part of a restructuring process announced earlier this year, on the heels of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to hire American workers.
Ireland solar wind

Statkraft UK wins 330MW in Ireland’s first renewables auction

Norwegian mega-utility Statkraft has been awarded a total of 330MW of the almost 1.3GW in clean energy capacity for grabs in Ireland’s first renewable energy auction.
risks

DEWA unveils a world first risk & resilience standard for utilities

DEWA has launched the world’s first enterprise risk and resilience management standard for utilities.
endesa

Endesa industry-first to bag best practices award for COVID-19 security protocols

Endesa has been recognised for good practices when applying coronavirus security protocols.
UK energy efficiency

UK government announces £2 billion home energy efficiency fund

The UK government has announced details of its new £2 billion ($2.61 billion) Green Homes Grant scheme, whereby up to £10,000 will be provided for home energy efficiency upgrades and thermal solar for more than 600,000 British homes.
smart energy strandards

SEPA adds DER, smart energy and data exchange standards to catalogue

The US' Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced updates to the SEPA Catalog of Standards (CoS), to include, for the first time, standards governing distributed energy resources (DER), Smart Energy, and data exchange.
Utility energy transition

Tools to help utilities adapt their business model to the energy...

As more countries work toward transitioning to a cleaner and more flexible grid, there is an increasingly urgent need for a clear set of utility business model tools and regulatory pathways to the transition to sustainability.
UK electricity

UK’s Ofgem lays out plan to ‘rewire Britain’ with support for...

Ofgem has set out its proposals to rewire Britain at a local level to deliver a "greener and fairer energy system for British consumers" which extends to commercial and residential prosumers, and the electrification of the British transportation network, but with support for the sector most impacted by the plan - local utilities.

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