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UTILITY Week 5th September 2014

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UtILItY WeeK | 12th - 18th September 2014 | 5 UK thinktank IPPR has called on the government to consider "major reform" of its energy policy, shifting its support from a centralised gen- eration model to one that backs "smart", distributed electricity technologies. The thinktank's report said distributed technologies offer an alternative to centralised genera- tion, but they are being held back by a bias in favour of the large- scale utility business model. "It is time to break with the past and embrace the bright new future that these technologies offer," the report said. It proposed scrapping the capacity market in favour of a new regulatory model for the networks that addressed the need to main- tain system security. It also said half-hourly settle- ment of electricity system balanc- ing should be introduced in the residential sector as soon as possi- ble to support smart technologies, as well as feed-in tariffs to support energy efficiency technologies. IPPR said renewable technolo- gies, smart appliances and highly efficient lights could lead to a cheaper, cleaner, more competitive and secure electricity system. ElECTRiCiTy Wastewater solutions provider Lanes Group has recently completed the relining of two 900mm-diameter sections of highway culvert. Ultraviolet (UV) lining technology (pictured) was used to rehabilitate 60 metres of pipe, the company said. UV light is used to cure a resin- impregnated liner inside a damaged drain. The technique is faster than hot cure drain lining and does not generate contaminated wastewater. IPPR calls for distributed gen "…we're already starting to see the results…" Yorkshire Water technical sewerage manager James Harrison on the company's initiative to proactively jet potential sewer blockage hotspots 10MW The capacity of the Skerries Tidal Array project planned for Anglesey, Wales, until Siemens suspended the project when it lost its £10 million government funding due to delays one million Independent energy supplier First Utility has passed the one million customer account mark. For more, p26 31 January 2015 Pennon Group executive director David Dupont, is set to retire from the role after 12 years at the end of January and will be replaced by South West Water director Susan Davy "There are aspects of both the regulatory system, and dare I say it, of the energy markets, of which we ought to be quite proud" Jeremy Nicholson, director, Energy Intensive Users Group, at the ECCC hearing on network costs 128MW Amount by which the Bluefield Solar Income fund increased its portfolio between July 2013 and 30 June 2014 "All the signs indicate that this year is going to be even bigger and better" Sally Uren, chief executive of Forum for the Future, on Co-operative Energy's community energy fortnight, which begins on 13 September

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