UK renewables generators offered succour

Government admits that electricity trading rules impose unfair burden on wind, CHP

The UK industry ministry has promised to amend national electricity market rules that have discriminated against combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energies. The move follows widespread criticism of the so-called new electricity trading arrangements (Neta), which were introduced this spring.

Neta provides a legal framework for Britain's liberalised energy market. To the chagrin of smaller generators, and particularly the wind industry, it imposes penalties on generators that do not supply exactly the amount of power they have promised to the grid operator.

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