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ElectraLink Host: Central solutions for a fast evolving utilities industry

Published: November 6, 2019

Tuesday, 5 November saw us host our sixth Engagement Day – ElectraLink Host: Central solutions for a fast evolving utilities industry. The event was well received, with lots of positive feedback from over 100 industry attendees, our highest-ever attendance level.

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Update on CSSConnect, ElectraLink’s flexible adapter service for Ofgem’s Central Switching Service

Published: October 29, 2019

ElectraLink is making considerable progress on the design of CSSConnect, our flexible adapter service on the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) that will provide a simplified technology process for market participants to connect to Ofgem’s Central Switching Service (CSS). We are now ready to share a greater level of detail as to how CSSConnect will work and how it can support your business through the transition to the Central Switching Service (CSS).

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Flexible Futures report

Published: October 25, 2019

Yesterday saw the launch of the Flexible Futures report, the culmination of our recent partnership with the REA. This new report uses ElectraLink’s analysis and dataset from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH), together with REA expertise, to understand developments on the UK distribution network and chart a course for the next decade. Specifically, the report looks at the past seven years, the period which saw enormous deployment of low carbon technologies such as solar PV, and growing deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and other forms of embedded generation.

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ElectraLink publishes September 2019 switching figures

Published: October 18, 2019

Recent switching data from our Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) shows 581,000 customers switched energy supplier in September 2019, 6% more than September 2017 and September 2018. September 2019 is also the month with the third most changes of supplier (CoS) in 2019 so far. The total number of completed switches in 2019 has now reached 4.7 million (4,700,000) – 11.4%

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EMDH data shows increase in solar and battery exports to distribution networks

Published: October 11, 2019

ElectraLink and the Renewable Energy Association (REA) have identified a significant increase in energy exported to GB distribution networks from battery storage and solar PV sources. Data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) indicates solar PV exports to distribution networks reached 8TWh in 2018, up from 194GWh in 2012. From 2014 to 2018, battery storage exports increased from 50MWh to 49GWh. ElectraLink collected, managed and analysed the data for the Flexible Futures report which we are launching in partnership with the REA.

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