Case study: Meter inspection rescues climbing wall centre

Published: July 15, 2021

An energy supplier decided to bring in ElectraLink’s Meter Inspection service to assess a climbing wall centre’s metering infrastructure and resolve any issues to deliver accurate electricity consumption information and empower precise billing.

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Innovation to protect the vulnerable

Published: June 17, 2021

  Words by Hollie Nicholls, Governance Services Advisor Innovation is the lifeblood of the economy; fuelling greater choice, enhancing services and driving competitive prices. In the energy market, innovation has a number of roles to play including modernising the energy system and enabling Net Zero but, when it comes to Ofgem, the focus is on encouraging innovation to achieve positive consumer outcomes, particularly for those in vulnerable situations.

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7 questions for the board – Paul Bircham

Published: May 27, 2021

Paul Bircham is one of the Board’s newest non-executive directors. Paul explains his place in the energy sector and what he believes will be ElectraLink’s biggest opportunities and challenges. What led you to a life in the energy sector? I trained as a Chemical Engineer and, on leaving University at the beginning of the 1990s, I started work with British Coal modelling power stations, exploring biomass fuel options and carbon capture and storage.

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Case study: Governance frameworks for flexibility

Published: May 19, 2021

  Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) bolstered two important energy innovation/flexibility projects with regulatory advice and impact guides from ElectraLink.

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The role of codes in energy market transformation

Published: May 13, 2021

Words by Anthony Bivens, Senior Advisor The current framework for governance and regulation of the energy industry has remained largely unchanged since 1998; a time when DVDs were first released in Britain, Nokia and Ericsson dominated the mobile phone market, Google was a start-up and Amazon was operating as an online bookstore. Since then, the number of energy codes and licence conditions have proliferated and evolved, but the framework and governance structure has remained largely the same whilst the market has evolved significantly.

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