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Blogs and briefings by ELEXON

ELEXON produce a number of insight articles each year, usually prompted by significant events or changes within the electricity industry.

Our authors are known for their impartiality, experience and knowledge and have access to a large amount of data to support their findings or comments.


A price for all seasons

In this blog we time travel with System Prices looking at seasonal trends 2001-2016.

Autumn 2016 saw the System Price rise to £1,529/MWh, this was the highest System Price since 2001 when the System Price rose to £5,003/MWh in one Settlement Period.

by Emma Tribe, October 2017

 

There’s a hole in my bucket

The Big Six energy companies in Great Britain are experiencing a difficult time lately. Find out how many customers they lost from March 2016 to June 2017.

by Ban Mac, 14 August 2017

 

Zonal Transmission Losses

This briefing note provides background information to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) remedy relating to the allocation of transmission losses set out in the CMA’s report of its investigation into the energy market.

June 2017

 

Half-Hourly Settlement

This briefing note provides background information to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) remedy relating to the introduction of half-hourly settlement to all customers as set out in the CMA’s report of its investigation into the energy market.

June 2017

 

Summary of Ofgem consultation on Code Governance Reform

This briefing note offers an ELEXON view of Ofgem’s initial consultation on Industry Code Governance (implementing the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) recommendations). ELEXON is the code manager and delivery body for the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC). We are responsible for managing and delivering the end-to-end services set out in the BSC, delivering balancing and imbalance settlement and the provision of assurance services to the BSC Panel and BSC Parties. We manage the assessment, development, operation and implementation of changes to central systems and processes.

June 2017

 


The Imbalance Price Olympics


The Imbalance Price made a high jump on 17 May 2017. Find out why in Emma Tribe’s latest blog.

by Emma Tribe, 19 May 2017

 

First day off for coal in 130 years
Coal Generation
Friday 21 April 2017 was the first day in 130 years where no electricity was generated by coal in the UK. But what’s filling the gap?

by Emma Tribe and David Thomas, 21 April 2017