Welcome to the September 2017 edition of Pipes and Wires – our Power & Utilities Policy & Regulation Bulletin for the UK & Ireland. In this edition we take a look at:
- Helm at the helm: With a view to ensuring that the UK has the “lowest energy costs in Europe for both households and businesses”, BEIS’s recently announced independent review will look at energy costs. But what will it recommend?
- Are you CATO in disguise? Ofgem has recently announced that it is looking at two new ways of applying competition to major onshore electricity transmission projects, but are these an effective alternative to the previously mooted Competitively Appointed Transmission Operator (CATO) regime?
- Far from settled: Should half hourly settlement be made mandatory for domestic and smaller non-domestic customers? Ofgem has just launched a Significant Code Review to find out.
- CSI Ofwat: Ofwat plans to introduce a new cost sharing incentive at PR19, but what kind of incentives will it create?