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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DTN and adaptors can lower cost and risk for players connecting to half hourly settlement architecture – ElectraLink

Published: May 18, 2021

The Half-Hourly Settlement (HHS) Architecture Working Group (AWG) recently published their preference for an event-driven architecture (EDA) to deliver the HHS programme, enabling real-time data transfer. As energy market transformation continues, real-time data transfer will be more broadly required, and we at ElectraLink are very supportive of this important step towards the future of the energy system.

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April smart meter installs 1700% higher than same time last year

Published: May 18, 2021

Smart meter installations in April 2021 reflected the easing of lock-down restrictions in GB as 218,000 installations were recorded – 1,700 percent more than the same month last year.

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Retail Code Consolidation – transitioning to the REC

Published: May 14, 2021

  Last updated: 24 February 2022 The Retail Energy Code (REC) implementation met the 1 September 2021 deadline, and code managers of other industry rule books are continuing to facilitate the transition. Most arrangements and aspects of existing codes have moved into the scope of the RECCo and associated bodies, and the new REC managers have taken over responsibility from previous code managers who oversaw the closed codes.

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