Gas and electricity networks provide the essential infrastructure that connects sources of production and consumption, providing reliable energy supplies to customers and supporting cross border trading through physical interconnectivity.
Across Europe, networks are being expanded to connect new sources of supply, including long distance gas pipelines and offshore electricity transmission grids. At the local level, distribution networks are adapting to greater volumes of distributed energy production, electricity storage and new sources of demand such as electric vehicles and heat pumps. The ways in which networks are being designed, financed and regulated are changing in response to this evolving landscape. Meanwhile, technological advances in communications and control systems are changing how networks are operated, making them smarter and able to transmit and balance energy flows more efficiently.
Baringa is working with a range of clients on issues such as interconnector policy, network planning, regulatory incentives and submissions, network innovation trials, field operations and network management systems. We are also developing tools to assess long term scenarios looking at integrated network solutions across the full energy system.
Our multi-disciplinary team includes experts in regulatory economics, long term scenario development, network modelling, electrical engineering, systems operations, and IT solutions for network operators. We are able to bring this expertise to bear in tackling complex engagements with our clients.
Viewpoint: Brexit: Impact on the UK Energy Industry
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The energy industry is transforming. With national commitments to energy decarbonisation, and an increased focus on the security of supply and optimisation of energy costs, the energy value chain is undergoing a fundamental shift.
Film on revolutionary interconnector developments
“We have worked on a number of interconnector projects over the last few years, as well as work for government on the impact of new interconnection on GB. These studies have shown that typically each GW of interconnection could bring up to £200mn of benefits to GB consumers each year, for the life of the project. We are proud to have worked with ElecLink over the last four years to be part of the production of this programme,” Ilesh Patel, Partner, Baringa Partners.
Energy UK has joined forces with ITN Productions to make an online news-style programme to promote greater understanding of the energy industry. ElecLink and Baringa are delighted to be involved in the production of this programme.
Introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, “A Future of Choice” focuses on the choices the UK faces delivering continued energy security, and examines the evolution of the generation mix and the technological challenges facing the industry as it works towards sustained environment improvement.
The programme is also used as an opportunity to recognise and share the latest revolutionary developments throughout the UK, including the rising stars of the sector who are shaping tomorrow’s energy landscape. It examines how large capital investments in technologies, infrastructures and career training has been fundamental to addressing the security of supply concerns and carbon reduction commitments.
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