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Job Title: Technical Director

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Email: tim.pratt@nfuenergy.co.uk

Tuesday, 15 January 2019
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The world of energy… what is going to happen in 2019?

So much is meant to be happening in 2019 and if I truly knew what the energy markets were going to do, I would have been a commodities trader and made so much money I would have retired by now! However here are a few of my musings…  Energy Markets
Tuesday, 08 January 2019
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The world of energy: what happened in 2018?

So much happened last year within the world of energy and blogs are meant to be short, aren’t they… However here are my thoughts in brief… Energy markets
Thursday, 15 November 2018
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Capacity Market – payments suspended by the EU

A ruling made today by the General Court of the European Union today (15 November 2018) has resulted in payments to generators being stopped with immediate effect. Information available so far suggests that this is more likely to be a ‘pause’ rather than the end of the Capacity Market and a
Friday, 22 June 2018
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RiP TRIAD income – long live transparent PPAs

Whilst I am in no way a legal person, it looks like the wind down of TRIAD income for embedded generators is now unstoppable.
Thursday, 14 June 2018
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Combined Heat and Power could reduce your electricity costs by half

Around 50% of your electricity bill pays for taxes, levies and getting the electricity to you. By generating your own electricity using Combined Heat and Power (CHP) you will import less electricity from the grid and therefore, avoid paying these.
Thursday, 03 May 2018
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25 years in energy and 50 years in farming

No, I’m not 75 years old! I was born on a farm (yes, I’m 50 in a month or so) and on 4 May 1993, I started work here. At the time, the company was known as Farm Electric Centre and I was only offered a two-year contract. I thought ‘it’ll do for now…’
Thursday, 19 April 2018
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Could blockchain change how we buy/sell electricity?

I always like to keep an eye on the future of the energy market and this week I saw that Elexon has published a White Paper exploring how customers could buy their electricity from more than one supplier at the same time.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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Winter ends with a flurry for TRIADs

Today is the last day of the TRIAD Season. With the latest TRIAD in history being 15 February in 2016, and daylight extending into teatime, we would normally be thinking it’s all over by now.
Friday, 09 February 2018
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Capacity Market clears at its lowest ever rates

A good Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and understanding of operating costs is even more essential for natural gas CHP after the Capacity Market (CM) auction cleared at it’s lowest ever rates this month. There were two auctions: T-1 for Oct18-Sept19 Cleared at £6.00/kW Previous low £6.95/kW T-4
Thursday, 25 January 2018
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Hope fades for the TRIAD rescue plan

We have previously written about the legal challenge raised to try and stop the loss of TRIAD income to embedded generators. Well, the first results have just come out …

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