Review grid regulations to boost clean power, think tank says

Regulations governing the UK’s power system should be reviewed to enable a cleaner, more efficient electricity system, according to a think-tank.

The Policy Exchange has published a report outlining the economic and environmental case for a power system that can support the growth of renewable energy, energy storage and demand response systems, where users vary their demand to meet supply.

Regulatory and policy barriers facing these technologies need to be removed to reduce the reliance on dirtier forms of generation, such as small-scale diesel, the use of which has increased following the award of contracts under government capacity market auctions, it said. 

The current regulatory regime was largely devised during privatisation of the electricity market in ...

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