This review was commissioned from The Met Office by the National Infrastructure Commission to support the Commission’s work on low carbon energy generation and support recommendations made in the National Infrastructure Assessment. The review summarises research that has been undertaken on the impact of climate variability on energy networks that are highly dependent on renewable generation. It focusses particularly on extreme stress events in relation to a high renewables scenario and the impact on security of supply.
18 July 2019 | Event
Phil Graham: Speech to the Future of Infrastructure Conference
Commission Chief Executive Phil Graham gave the keynote speech at the Future of Infrastructure 2019 conference in London, reviewing the main...
12 July 2019 | NIA
MPs highlight need for swift action to boost energy efficiency of UK homes and workplaces
A new report today from MPs calls for urgent action to address poor energy efficiency in UK homes in order to...
10 July 2019 | NIA
NIC marks one year on from the UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment
The National Infrastructure Commission today marks one year since the publication of Britain’s first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment. Published on 10 July...
05 July 2019 | NIA
New charging infrastructure essential to build on investment in UK electric vehicle technology
News of a boost for electric vehicle manufacturing and positive sales are a vote of confidence in an electric future for...
02 July 2019 | NIA
Study highlights opportunities for interconnection and diverse renewables mix to build resilience of UK energy network to weather challenges
A new review of research on future weather patterns highlights the importance of a rollout of diverse renewable generation technologies to...