Barrage could distort generation market

Milne, Roger
October 2008
Utility Week;10/3/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 20, p37
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the claim that harnessing the tidal energy of the Severn Estuary would weaken the Renewables Obligation and could undermine the competitive wholesale power market. According to Jim Fitzgerald, energy and environmental infrastructure adviser with consultancy Ernst & Young, a barrage could collapse the value of the Renewables Obligation's recycle benefit unless some form of special banding was introduced. The cross-government team has been studying some issues regarding the project.


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