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Brexit and the island of Ireland: the electric fence?

Access to the European Internal Energy Market (IEM) – particularly for electricity – is important for energy security and the efficiency of the UK energy system. For Northern Ireland, however, the degree of integration of its electricity market with another EU country...

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Northern Ireland falling behind on climate commitments

In late June the UK Committee for Climate Change published its annual report to Parliament on how we are progressing towards legally-binding emissions reduction targets. The Climate Change Act is UK-wide and the report provides details on greenhouse gas emissions for...

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Successful launch of Smart Energy NI

Patricipants, speakers and organisers of Tuesday's Smart Energy conference at the MAC Belfast have all spoken of the value of the inaugural event. Attended by local technology companies, renewables developers, grid specialists, regulated bodies, academics and...

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NIRIG set to launch new Energy Strategy

The Northern Ireland Strategic Energy Framework 2010-2020 has helped deliver significant changes to the energy market and energy mix in Northern Ireland. It sought to ensure competitive markets, robust security of supply, enhanced sustainability and better energy...

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Smarter, faster, bigger, stronger?

The energy system is experiencing unparalleled change. Even the language that characterised the old process of supply and demand is no longer appropriate. Now, the producer consumes, the consumer manages, the manager connects and the connector controls. Software as...

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Consultations on the bottom line

Today NIRIG responded to what may have appeared to be a fairly 'dry' and technical consultation: Proposed Changes To Methodology For Calculating Distribution Loss Adjustment Factors. This paper, issued by NIE Networks on 14 February, contains proposals to increase the...

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