Low carbon network infrastructure Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Introduction

2 Connecting new energy sources

Distributed generation

Planning issues

Anticipatory investment

Network charges and connection costs

Electricity network reinforcement

Physical network reinforcement

Smart grids

Gas and heat networks

Electrification of heat

Green gases

District heating

3 Managing networks flexibly

Storage

Large-scale storage

Small-scale electrical and thermal storage

Storage regulation

Demand Side Response

Interconnection

4 Network governance and regulation

Innovation

Information

Commercialisation

Network culture

Distribution System Operators

National Grid and an Independent System Operator

Conflicts of interest?

An Independent System Operator

A whole-systems approach

5 Flexible policy for a flexible energy system

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Committee visit to Copenhagen, 24–25 February 2016

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





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