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Author: Tim Pratt

Talk to me about buying and selling energy as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

Job Title: Technical Director

Tel: 024 7669 8899

Email: tim.pratt@nfuenergy.co.uk

Tuesday, 21 January 2020
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Coming soon to an Embedded Generator near you - Capacity Market 2020

The Capacity Market (CM) has certainly had its highs and lows in the last two years.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
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Another loss for electricity generators

The recently announced outcome from Ofgem's Targeted Charging Review (TCR) will mean a reduction of around £2.50/MWh of electricity exported to the grid by embedded generators with effect from April 2021.
Thursday, 26 September 2019
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The hot topics at GreenTech 2019

Back in June this year Oli and I visited the GreenTech horticulture exhibition alongside many in the greenhouse industry that was held in Amsterdam. Whilst there was a lot to see the stand out themes with an energy twist were:
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.

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