Call on me: Scottish wind farms in the Balancing Mechanism

With the wind in her arms While much of the attention in the Balancing Mechanism (BM) focusses on how flexible technologies such as gas, coal and, increasingly, batteries are being commercially utilised, less is often spoken about the role of wind. Whilst not strictly dispatchable, management of wind resources is a critical tool for National […]

Corporate PPAs: please form an orderly queue

With the promise of long-term fixed price agreements with creditworthy consumers, corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) have become one of the most talked about routes to market for new subsidy-free generators. CPPAs provide for the sale of electricity from a developer to a final consumer typically using a supplier to interface with market trading rules. […]