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energy demand

UK lockdown causes 13% drop in energy demand

New research from Cornwall Insight has noted that a day after the UK government imposed lockdown, energy demand dropped 13%. This was much lower than the average, as per the graph below.

SMETS2 meters account for 90% of smart meter installations

The migration of SMETS1 meters onto the Data Communications Company’s (DCC) systems is making progress, says Cornwall Insight.

Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015

Owing to elevated wind speeds in January onshore wind energy load factors averaged 42% for the month, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%.

Results of Italy’s new renewables subsidy auction announced

The results of the first auction under the new Italian renewables subsidy were announced on 28 January by Gestore dei Servizi Energetici.
gas meter market

23% of UK’s cheapest suppliers exit market since 2017

23% of UK energy suppliers with the cheapest tariff have left the market either through Ofgem’s SoLR process or by being acquired by another supplier.
ev sales

UK EV sales break records in 2019 – report

Electric vehicle (EV) sales bucked the overall 2019 trend of falling car sales with figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) showing that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have risen by 144% to 37,850.

DSOs role and the UK’s energy flexibility market

A new whitepaper looks at the role of DSOs and how they will evolve if flexibility exchange platforms – tools which enable providers to trade flexibility in multiple markets – become widespread.
energy prices

The UK records negative wholesale prices for the first time

On 9 December the UK experienced a negative day-ahead trading price for the first time
smart meter rollout

The seven key benefits of SMETS smart meters

We spoke with Oliver Archer, an analyst at Cornwall Insight, regarding the benefits of SMETS smart meters and this what he had to say:
connected home

Energy connected homes services set for substantial growth

The market for connected home devices is set to grow substantially over the next five years, according to new research from Cornwall Insight.

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