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25 January
25 January 2020 @ 22:02

Smart meters are not as dangerous as hard shoulder-less smart motorways will ever be, but their creeping introduction has not been without buckets of controversy.

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25 January 2020 @ 06:00

Challenger brands to Britain's biggest energy firms have cemented their place at the top of the rankings in an annual customer satisfaction survey.

The post Challenger brands dominate Which? energy supplier survey appeared first on Energy Voice.

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25 January 2020 @ 01:11

Octopus Energy has taken the top spot in Which?'s satisfaction survey yet again as small and medium sized energy suppliers dominate the rankings.

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25 January 2020 @ 00:04

How did Power NI, SSE Airtricity, Budget Energy, Electric Ireland and Firmus Energy compare in the annual Which? energy companies satisfaction survey? Find out what customers really think of their gas and electricity firm.

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25 January 2020 @ 00:03

British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Npower, Ovo Energy, Scottish Power and SSE are all included in the Which? energy companies satisfaction survey 2020. We reveal the best and worst energy providers for 2020, including on value for money.

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25 January 2020 @ 00:01

Three brands were named as Which? recommended providers this year. More than 8,000 people were asked to rate their supplier on a number of criteria including value for money, customer service, bill accuracy and digital tools.

The post Challenger brands dominate Which? annual satisfaction survey appeared first on Utility Week.

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24 January
24 January 2020 @ 17:08

?Ofgem’s RIIO-2 Challenge Group has released its report, critiquing the energy network company Business Plans for RIIO-2.

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24 January 2020 @ 16:53

The deal concerns several projects across the UK. Habitat's platform can maximise the value of assets across wholesale markets.

The post Habitat Energy secures 74MW storage optimisation deal with Gresham House appeared first on Utility Week.

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24 January 2020 @ 16:39

The Whole Life Cost of Energy (WLCoE) calculator helps building owners and operators to understand the full financial cost of the energy their buildings use.

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24 January 2020 @ 15:48

The challenge group created by Ofgem to scrutinise network operators’ business plans has said they cannot justify the additional £4.1 billion of non-load-related expenditure they have requested for the RIIO2 price controls beginning in April 2021.

The post Networks operators ‘cannot justify’ budget increases requested for RIIO2 appeared first on Utility Week.

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24 January 2020 @ 15:48

The challenge group created by Ofgem to scrutinise network operators’ business plans has said they cannot justify the additional £4.1 billion of non-load-related expenditure they have requested for the RIIO2 price controls beginning in April 2021.

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24 January 2020 @ 13:42

Fossil fuel companies, energy-intensive users and even governments can find themselves in court accused of misleading the public over climate change, says Rachel Lidgate of Herbert Smith Freehills.

The post Who’s in the firing line for climate change litigation? appeared first on Utility Week.

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24 January 2020 @ 10:42

?British Gas has become the most recent supplier to launch a 100% renewable tariff, with the announcement of its Green Future Tariff.

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24 January 2020 @ 06:00

Sir Ian Wood has unveiled ambitious plans to help the north-east economy capitalise on the energy transition, potentially creating “thousands” of jobs in the process.

The post Potential for ‘thousands’ of jobs as Sir Ian Wood unveils plans for Aberdeen ‘Energy Transition Zone’ appeared first on Energy Voice.

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24 January 2020 @ 00:26

The company said it was sorry for the confusion caused by plans to stop sending updates to legacy speakers.

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23 January
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23 January 2020 @ 22:10

Households and businesses spend around £55 billion on energy each year. With a typical utility having millions of customers and properties they supply gas and/or electricity to, the importance of using the most accurate address data should not be underestimated.

The post Poor address data comes with a hefty price tag appeared first on Utility Week.

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23 January 2020 @ 19:35

Just three years after launching into the turbulent world of the UK energy retail market, Octopus Energy scooped both the disruptor and utility of the year prizes at the Utility Week Awards. The wins perhaps signal a sign of the times, the challenger brand has well and truly come of age. Greg Jackson takes time out of his hands-on role as chief executive to talk to Utility Week about the direction of travel.

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23 January 2020 @ 18:21

The energy regulator is currently consulting on modifications to DCC's operational performance regime to include incentives based on customers. Currently the incentives are around operational performance and delivery.

The post Ofgem to introduce customer service incentives for DCC appeared first on Utility Week.

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23 January 2020 @ 18:00

Energy price tariffs are in a constant merry-go-round with suppliers constantly battling to pinch customers from each other. We show you how to win.

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23 January 2020 @ 13:09

Ofgem has confirmed major changes to the way business pay to use the power networks. The Energyst asked consultants and end users for an impact assessment. Ofgem’s changes to network charges will have a major impact on business energy bills, particularly for larger power users that have traditionally reduced peak demand through loadshifting. For some, Read more...

The post Peak pique: Ofgem’s network charging changes set to bite appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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23 January 2020 @ 12:00

An overview of the commercial pipeline at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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23 January 2020 @ 09:30

Household Energy Efficiency Statistics, headline release (January 2020).

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23 January 2020 @ 08:43

The UK should expand its use of bioenergy to deliver carbon savings, the Climate Change Committee said in its report published today (23 January). But support should be limited and the best use of biomass kept under review. The report…

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23 January 2020 @ 08:15

Two more suppliers that took on new customers under ‘supplier of last resort’ arrangements, promising to preserve customer credit balances, will be able to recover part of that cost from consumers, Ofgem has agreed. The latest agreements will call on…

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23 January 2020 @ 08:10

Government must put the public at the heart of plans to reach net zero by 2050 or it risks fatally undermining the process, Citizens Advice has warned. In a survey of 2000 adults in December, 82% supported the commitment. But…

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23 January 2020 @ 06:00

A levy on airlines or fossil fuel companies could be introduced to help pay for a huge boost to woodland planting, Government climate advisers have urged.

The post Major changes to UK land needed to meet climate change targets, advisors warn appeared first on Energy Voice.

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22 January 2020 @ 21:17

The Energy Ombudsman told Utility Week's Customer Summit that now consumers have become accustomed to the price cap, it will be difficult to remove. Ofgem director Anthony Pygram was also speaking at the event and said the Conservative manifesto was not very clear on the next steps for the cap.

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22 January 2020 @ 16:08

Despite the installation of smart meters in millions of British homes, consumers remain unsure about the impact of their behaviour on their energy bills, research from Ofgem has suggested.

The post Consumers unsure how habits affect energy bills appeared first on Utility Week.

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22 January 2020 @ 14:08

?In the first Oral Questions session for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) this year, talk quickly turned to net zero, electric vehicles (EV) and clean job growth opportunities.

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22 January 2020 @ 13:24

The move from “Big Oil to Big Energy” is under way as the energy transition puts extra pressure on explorers, an analyst has said.

The post Woodmac exploration outlook: Move from ‘Big Oil to Big Energy’ under way appeared first on Energy Voice.

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22 January 2020 @ 12:15

New research reveals households have not taken steps to change their home energy usage, despite the opportunity to save money and cut contributions to global warming.

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22 January 2020 @ 10:26

Mitie’s electric vehicle rollout continues apace. The firm now has its 250th electric vehicle, a Nissan van, on the road at client Heathrow Airport. However, the company has urged other firms and government to commit to decarbonising transport or risk blowing carbon targets. Mitie has committed to switching 20 per cent of its cars and Read more...

The post Mitie set to smash EV target, but warns charging lag threatens net zero appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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22 January 2020 @ 10:04

People from across the country with a range of views on climate change will gather this weekend for a citizens' assembly on how to cut emissions to net zero.

The post First UK citizens’ assembly on climate change planned appeared first on Energy Voice.

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22 January 2020 @ 09:51

Energy reviews and grants to help businesses in the West Midlands manage and reduce energy costs.

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22 January 2020 @ 07:45

Energy giant SSE has announced it is slashing jobs at a north-east power station following years of uncertainty.

The post SSE announces plans to axe Peterhead Power Station jobs appeared first on Energy Voice.

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22 January 2020 @ 00:05

A leading energy academic, who has been chosen to advise the new Climate Assembly, has warned it is “one hell of a job” to decarbonise the UK economy by 2050. He was speaking ahead of the first meeting of the Assembly, which brings together 110 members of the public to try to reach consensus on the net-zero journey.

The post Climate Assembly advisor defends 2050 net-zero target appeared first on Utility Week.

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21 January
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21 January 2020 @ 21:56

Heat pumps and networks look set to be the principal means of keeping Wales’ new homes warm from 2025, according to new draft building regulations. The Welsh government’s revisions to the regulations which govern energy use in new housing say there that while there may be a role for hydrogen in heating the homes of the future, it expects heat networks and pumps to be the principal source of low-carbon heating.

The post Wales prioritises heat pumps in vision for new homes appeared first on Utility Week.

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21 January 2020 @ 17:23

The Keeling Schedules explain the changes made to the Capacity Market Rules and Regulations.

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21 January 2020 @ 17:15

The Capacity Market Rules provide the detail for implementing the operating framework set out in regulations.

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21 January 2020 @ 15:09

Ovo’s smart grid company Kaluza has sold its first batch of flexibility from aggregated household batteries to Western Power Distribution. The batteries were automatically dispatched in response to signals from WPD’s control centre to reduce evening peaks in Lincolnshire over several weeks. Kaluza said it represented a “milestone” for industry, demonstrating that smart homes – Read more...

The post Kaluza sells flex from domestic battery storage to WPD appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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21 January 2020 @ 14:37

The UK has invested millions in clean technology across Africa, to support the continent's growing energy needs.

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21 January 2020 @ 12:46

A digital sales tax, that provoked a threat of tariffs from the US, has been postponed.

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21 January 2020 @ 12:11

Ofgem has urged distribution network operators (DNOs) to step up efforts to embed flexible services within day-to-day operations. Speaking at National Grid ESO’s Power Responsive event last week, Louise van Rensberg, interim deputy director, energy systems transition at Ofgem, said the clock was ticking on bringing wider flexibility incentives into the regional monopolies’ allowed spending. Read more...

The post Ofgem: DNOs must make progress with flexibility this year appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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21 January 2020 @ 11:42

?Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could help with electrification of commercial fleets, but barriers such as cost and battery life remain.

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21 January 2020 @ 11:33

?A new study by energy consultancy Delta-EE has found that the UK is one of the leaders in EV infrastructure in Europe.

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21 January 2020 @ 11:19

The Department for Transport said the extra £10 million would ensure “postcode plays no part in how easy it is to use an electric car”. The announcement comes as new research is released showing charging infrastructure in the UK is among the most widespread in Europe.

The post Government boosts funding for on-street EV charging appeared first on Utility Week.

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21 January 2020 @ 09:42

Companies awarded relief for the indirect cost of Contracts for Difference, renewables obligation and small scale feed-in tariffs.

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21 January 2020 @ 09:26

It seems, according to a press release from auto-switching company Migrate, that the smart meter rollout is producing a surprising number of consumers who are experts … on smart meters. The company said it recently carried out a survey and found…

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21 January 2020 @ 06:00

Ofgem has published its report on the electricity disruption which occurred on the 09 August 2019 resulting in supply being lost to over one million customers for a total period of 45 minutes.

The post Three energy firms pay £10.5m over August power cuts – what can we learn? appeared first on Energy Voice.

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20 January
20 January 2020 @ 21:52

It is not just financial firms which are putting their trust in the UK. EDF, which is building the EPR reactor at Hinkley in Somerset, will be pitching to build a second plant at Sizewell.

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20 January 2020 @ 16:37

BEIS is required by the Energy Act 2016 to conduct a review of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) every 3 years.

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20 January 2020 @ 16:20

The Mayor of London has pledged to make the capital the biggest city in the world to be carbon neutral by that start of the next decade. He said: “There’s doubt that it’s an ambitious target and that it’s going to be hard for our city to meet, but unless London is really stretched we won’t meet the changes that we desperately need.”

The post Khan: London’s 2030 net-zero goal is ‘colossal undertaking’ appeared first on Utility Week.

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20 January 2020 @ 16:15

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has won £343,000 for its Regional Energy System Optimisation Planning (RESOP) project, from Ofgem’s Network Innovation Allowance.

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20 January 2020 @ 15:09

Bulb Energy saw customer numbers almost double in its most recent financial year, to reach 1.6 million, with revenue growing fivefold. The company said a loss of £129 million was to be expected as it targeted ambitious growth, with an ultimate aim to reach 100 million customers worldwide.

The post Bulb insists £129m loss is ‘part of plan’ as company focuses on growth appeared first on Utility Week.

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20 January 2020 @ 14:48

Eon already supplies 100 per cent renewable-backed electricity to domestic customers. It now aims to get 100,000 small businesses to sign up in the next 12 months.

The post Eon extends renewable energy offering to small businesses appeared first on Utility Week.

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20 January 2020 @ 14:10

?Octopus Energy has acquired French company Engie's residential energy supply business in the UK, its sixth acquisition in two years.

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20 January 2020 @ 14:00

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section will host a talk this Wednesday focusing on the oil and gas industry’s future in a net zero world.

The post SPE Aberdeen to host energy transition debate appeared first on Energy Voice.

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20 January 2020 @ 13:19

In this sponsored post, Wilson Power Solutions’ Ayah Alfawaris applauds the intent to decarbonise the economy – but says some of the easiest wins and biggest gains are being overlooked. Theresa May took a bold move committing the country to net zero. But that was the easiest part. The hard work must begin now. With Read more...

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20 January 2020 @ 12:57

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has secured £343,000 of funding from Ofgem’s Network Innovation Allowance to model the impact of local strategies on the energy system to ensure they can be successfully delivered.

The post SSEN secures funds to model impact of local energy strategies appeared first on Utility Week.

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20 January 2020 @ 12:54

Octopus has acquired the 70,000 domestic customers of Engie as the French firm exists the UK domestic energy market. The acquisition of Engie marks the company's sixth in two years.

The post ‘No end in sight’ for Octopus Energy acquisitions appeared first on Utility Week.

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20 January 2020 @ 12:54

Octopus Energy founder Greg Jackson tells Utility Week that the group's appetite for expansion remains undiminished, following the acquisition of 70,000 customers from Engie. The move sees Engie exit the domestic market in the UK, with a plan to focus on businesses and councils going forward.

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20 January 2020 @ 12:45

The chief executive of energy challenger Bulb said that growth is front and centre as he tries to reach 100 million households around the world by the end of the decade.

The post Energy supplier Bulb aims for 100m customers by 2030 appeared first on Energy Voice.

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20 January 2020 @ 12:35

Engie UK is to quit the UK domestic energy supply market and has sold its 70,000 domestic customers to Octopus Energy. Engie’s business energy customers and district energy supply operations are not affected by the acquisition; Engie said its strategic exit from…

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20 January 2020 @ 11:31

So Energy has signed a three-year deal for the UK arm of the Swiss utility Axpo to become the sole buyer of energy on the wholesale gas and power markets for its nearly 200,000 customers.

The post So Energy signs three-year energy trading deal with Axpo appeared first on Utility Week.

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20 January 2020 @ 11:21

As the budget approaches, and a potential restructuring of government departments, the question arises: what to do about climate change – or, more specifically, the Department of Climate Change that was absorbed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial…

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20 January 2020 @ 10:14

Oil and gas companies have provided “few signs” that they are willing to devote enough cash to tackling climate change, a new report said.

The post ‘Few signs’ oil firms shifting spending habits to help tackle climate change, IEA warns appeared first on Energy Voice.

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20 January 2020 @ 08:49

In this weekend’s press round-up: Conservative MP John Penrose says consumers are still being ripped off after Theresa May introduced the “wrong kind” of price cap; Octopus Energy acquires 70,000 customers from French energy firm Engie; and water companies defy Ofwat by paying out hundreds of millions of pounds in dividends.

The post Weekend press round-up: Former minister says May’s price cap has failed appeared first on Utility Week.

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20 January 2020 @ 06:00

I recently addressed a room of industry leaders and when deciding what to say, I thought I'd begin by discussing one of the defining issues of our time: the dual challenge of providing more energy with fewer emissions.

The post Climate change, my daughter and me appeared first on Energy Voice.

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20 January 2020 @ 06:00

As part of a $100 million Joint Industry Project (JIP), ABB has pushed the boundaries in design, development and testing of subsea power distribution and conversion technology.

The post Powered by collaboration: ABB and partners deliver subsea technology for a sustainable energy future appeared first on Energy Voice.

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20 January 2020 @ 00:02

Risk of stranded assets ‘significantly higher’ for the state players, IEA says

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20 January 2020 @ 00:00

Utilita is leading the charge to revive ailing high streets by opening a series of Energy Hubs, restoring in-person customer service.

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19 January
19 January 2020 @ 23:57

BBC News looks at some of the numbers around the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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18 January 2020 @ 09:34

The smart meter rollout has suffered another blow after it was revealed that nine small suppliers have not yet signed up to be Data Communications Company (DCC) users.

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17 January
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17 January 2020 @ 14:02

UK Power Networks has become the first distribution network operator to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon.

The post UKPN secures Carbon Trust Standard appeared first on Utility Week.

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17 January 2020 @ 13:40

UK electric vehicle maker Arrival has landed €100m (£85m) investment from Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia Motors. The Korean automakers will use Arrival technologies to accelerate their EV rollout plans and create new, purpose-built electric vehicles (EVs). Founded in 2015, Arrival aims to build EVs across categories at lower cost than today’s automakers. It plans Read more...

The post EV maker Arrival exits stealth mode with €100m from Hyundai appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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17 January 2020 @ 12:08

?UK Power Networks (UKPN) has reduced its CO2e emissions by 6.6% since 2016/17 and 20.5% against its baseline.

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17 January 2020 @ 10:47

Yorkshire now has a cumulative smart meter installation figure of 1.1mn meters, according to data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) published today. Over 16,000 smart meters were installed in Yorkshire in December 2019 to push the region over the 1.1mn mark.
The total number of installs for the month was just under 200,000 for GB, with East England topping the ranks with just shy of 26,000 meters installed.

 
In total, just under 12.7mn

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17 January 2020 @ 10:26

An explanation of the offshore SEA process, including documentation of the most recent assessment and related consultation.

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17 January 2020 @ 08:53

A Lastminute customer has voiced his frustration after the booking site charged him twice for the same holiday - and haven't refunded him.

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17 January 2020 @ 08:15

There are now five times more gas and electricity deals costing less than £1,000 per year to choose from compared to last year, according to research from Which?.

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17 January 2020 @ 06:00

Local authority body Cosla has called for "fair funding" to help councils tackle climate change.

The post Local authority body calls for ‘fair’ climate change funding appeared first on Energy Voice.

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17 January 2020 @ 00:01

From AEG, Beko and Bosch, to Stoves, Siemens and Zanussi, check the latest Which? lab results to get an oven that will stand the test of time

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16 January 2020 @ 20:13

Microsoft has pledged to be carbon negative within a decade and to remove all the emissions it has ever produced by 2050. Moreover, from next year the company will make carbon reduction mandatory within its procurement processes. Microsoft will halve emissions by 2030, “both for our direct emissions and for our entire supply and value Read more...

The post Microsoft: We’ll be ‘carbon negative’ within 10 years appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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16 January 2020 @ 19:15

The turnover of the UK’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy rose to £46.7 billion in 2018 – a £2.1 billion increase on the year before - according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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16 January 2020 @ 17:12

The Manchester-based company will use the offering to fund new and existing contracts relating to the smart meter rollout. It hopes to start trading on the LSE next month.

The post Smart meter firm confirms plans to raise £300m through IPO appeared first on Utility Week.

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16 January 2020 @ 17:12

?Pozitive Energy has signed a five year, exclusive trading agreement with Shell Energy Europe for both electricity and gas.

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16 January 2020 @ 15:06

The solar sector saw employment fall from 9,900 full-time equivalent (FTE) in 2015 to 6,600 in 2018, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Turnover in the sector fell from £2.7 billion in 2015 to £1.8 billion in 2018, it…

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16 January 2020 @ 13:27

Energy Savings Trust said 30 charities across Britain will benefit from the cash. The scheme is funded by voluntary payments made by energy companies found to be in breach of Ofgem rules.

The post More than £4.2m distributed from voluntary redress scheme appeared first on Utility Week.

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16 January 2020 @ 13:03

With pure-electric car registrations rising by 144% in 2019 and due to soar in the coming years, a new report claims the national grid will crumble under increased demand for power from vehicles.

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16 January 2020 @ 11:22

Offices need to cut energy use by almost two thirds to enable the UK to hit net zero carbon targets. Simply relying on decarbonisation of the power grid is not an option, according to the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). The council has set out a stepped trajectory for building owners and developers to achieve Read more...

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16 January 2020 @ 10:23

Alice Grundy speaks to Doron Frenkel, founder and CEO of Driivz, about vehicle-to-grid charging, the challenges of electrification and where the market is heading next.

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16 January 2020 @ 09:10

Prepayment meter customers don't have to be stuck on their current tariffs and can save money, the same as standard energy customers, by switching supplier.

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16 January 2020 @ 00:01

Islington Council can now run its town hall entirely off grid at peak times, using five Nissan ENV200 electric vans to provide power. Under a trial with energy technology firm Moixa and Honda’s energy management arm, the council aims to work out how electric vehicle (EV) smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technology can cut carbon and Read more...

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15 January 2020 @ 19:47

A consultant has argued that assembling portfolios of solar and wind farms, located in different parts of the country, gives those holding such Capacity Market contracts a better chance of providing power when it is needed.

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15 January 2020 @ 19:38

Moixa and Honda have launched a new partnership with Islington Council as it seeks to electrify its entire fleet of 500 vehicles to meet new emissions standards and achieve its 2030 net-zero target.

The post Moixa and Honda help council make EV charging smart appeared first on Utility Week.

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15 January 2020 @ 17:02

Since new regulations were introduced in 2009, switching through face to face and telesales has declined. New research suggests this trend is changing, with smaller challenger suppliers using direct sales as an alternative route. Challenger brand, Bulb, is one of those understood to be investigating face-to-face sales.

The post Face-to-face energy switching sees a resurgence appeared first on Utility Week.

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15 January 2020 @ 13:05

Ovo today completed the acquisition of SSE’s retail arm on a landmark day for the UK energy sector. The £500m [...]

The post Ovo completes purchase of SSE's retail business appeared first on CityAM.

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15 January 2020 @ 13:01

?Transport electrification could very easily “fall into the trap of being siloed”, said Philip New, chair of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce.

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15 January 2020 @ 12:32

Ovo's acquisition of energy giant SSE has been completed today, meaning the supplier will now be responsible for five million customers.

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15 January 2020 @ 12:05

SSE will today complete the £500m sale of its retail customer book to Ovo. The deal will propel Ovo to the top table in terms of scale, with SSE bowing out of the domestic retail market to focus on renewables generation and networks. SSE will also keep its 550,000 business accounts and is pinning its Read more...

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15 January 2020 @ 11:19

?Today (15 January), OVO has completed its acquisition of supplier SSE’s GB household energy business.

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15 January 2020 @ 11:07

UK energy giant SSE has confirmed it will complete the £500 million sale of its energy services arm to Ovo Energy today, clearing the way for the firm to focus on its renewable energy portfolio.

The post SSE clears way for renewables with completion of £500m deal with Ovo Energy appeared first on Energy Voice.

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15 January 2020 @ 10:36

Water companies have ambitious plans to reach net zero carbon by 2030, ahead of commitments made by other industries, but how will the strategy work, what changes to technology and infrastructure are required and who will foot the bill? Stephen Cousins reports.

The post Utility of the Future: Can water reach net zero by 2030? appeared first on Utility Week.

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15 January 2020 @ 10:31

The deal will see the challenger brand become the UK's second biggest supplier. SSE will shift its focus towards its generation business.

The post Ovo completes £500m deal with SSE appeared first on Utility Week.

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15 January 2020 @ 09:43

Ovo has bought SSE’s energy business, as well as broadband and boiler cover. Find out what this means for customers of the new second-biggest gas and electricity company, including on energy prices, customer service and solar panels.

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15 January 2020 @ 08:50

Stronger incentives and new markets will be required to unlock potentially gigawatts of electric vehicle flexibility, according to a government-appointed taskforce. The call was among a number of recommendations in the EV Taskforce’s report, launched Tuesday. Proposals include making all private chargers ‘smart’ by default by next year, opening new flexibility markets by 2023 and Read more...

The post EV Taskforce: Create better flex incentives for electric vehicles appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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15 January 2020 @ 08:30

Perth-based group to focus on renewables generation and networks as rival becomes big player

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15 January 2020 @ 06:00

The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and has set up a scheme to shift one trillion euro (£856 billion) in investment towards making the economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years.

The post EU launches trillion-euro plan to tackle climate change appeared first on Energy Voice.

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15 January 2020 @ 06:00

The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and has set up a scheme to shift one trillion euro (£856 billion) in investment towards making the economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years.

The post EU dedicates £850bn to climate change fight appeared first on Energy Voice.

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15 January 2020 @ 00:07

A device that changed women's lives was originally intended to make one man rich.

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14 January 2020 @ 22:28

Smart charging should be the default for EV users connecting at home from next year, a new report has recommended. This is one of 21 proposals from the EV Energy Taskforce in its newly launched report which also calls on the government and Ofgem to support the development of a new co-ordinated and accessible markets for flexibility, aimed at EV drivers, by 2023 at the latest. The report was launched alongside a seminar in Westminster, which included a presentation by minister of state at the department for transport, George Freeman, who presented his own goals for the decarbonisation of transport.

The post ‘Urgent’ action on EV transition needed within 12 months appeared first on Utility Week.

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14 January 2020 @ 22:00

Carla and Tom Corbet, who have a two-year-old son, Charlie, had booked to have smart meters installed in their Essex home in December 2018. They hoped the gadgets would save them money.

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14 January 2020 @ 18:57

Data from ElectraLink reveals a a record year for switching. ElectraLink's head of energy market insight has suggested this is down to more awareness of switching benefits.

The post Increased awareness of switching benefits sees 9% increase in 2019 appeared first on Utility Week.

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14 January 2020 @ 18:55

Octopus Energy chief executive Greg Jackson has confirmed talks are underway with foreign investors over the challenger brand’s global expansion but insisted there is still scope to move into five new territories - as well as growing to 5 million customers in the UK - with the support of current backers, Octopus Group. The company recently appointed KPMG to advise on growth options.

The post Octopus Energy in investor talks over global expansion appeared first on Utility Week.

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14 January 2020 @ 18:55

Octopus Energy chief executive Greg Jackson has confirmed talks are underway with foreign investors over the challenger brand’s global expansion but insisted there is still scope to move into five new territories - as well as growing to 5 million customers in the UK - with the support of current backers, Octopus Group. The company recently appointed KPMG to advise on growth options.

The post Octopus Energy considers options for global expansion appeared first on Utility Week.

14 January 2020 @ 16:42

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has issued its proposals for enabling the transition to e-mobility, including making smart charging a default and opening up flexibility services to EVs.

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14 January 2020 @ 13:20

Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager has warned companies they will find access to capital more expensive if they do not decarbonise. Eventually, they may not get it at all. At the start of each year, the Blackrock CEO, who oversees $7tn worth of assets, largely pensions funds, writes to CEOs of Read more...

The post Blackrock: firms that fail to decarbonise will not get money appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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14 January 2020 @ 11:39

The results of BEIS' renewable project monitoring work are recorded each quarter. This document is a quarterly extract of that database.

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14 January 2020 @ 11:18

How will courts handle damage claims where a cartel has been found to be operating? A recent decision gives some indications BritNed v ABB is the first competition damages action, based on a European Commission cartel decision, to reach judgment…

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14 January 2020 @ 10:29

Switching data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) published by ElectraLink today reveals that 526,000 customers changed energy supplier in December 2019, a 21% increase from December the year before.
This brings the total number of switches completed during 2019 to 6.3mn, 9.3% more than 2018.
There were 559,000 switches started in December 2019, up 28% from December 2018.
Within switching types, Big Six to challenger switching prevailed as the switch type with most changes of supplier (CoS) completed – 170,000 customers moved onto newer brands from the current established companies.

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14 January 2020 @ 10:20

?Octopus Electric Vehicles and EO Charging have partnered to launch a new EV charging solution.

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14 January 2020 @ 08:55

I moved into a property in October and found it had a first generation smart meter installed. When I asked about having it removed, I was told it would cost £150. Can I not have it removed for free?

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14 January 2020 @ 07:20

A key figure driving the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA’s) digital strategy will take part in Energy Voice’s digital technology event in Aberdeen later this month.

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14 January 2020 @ 07:15

London Power, a partnership between Octopus Energy and the Mayor of London, launched this week. The company offers two tariffs, My London fixed yearly plan and My London top-up plan. The Mayor will become one of the first customers of the company…

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14 January 2020 @ 06:50

Co-op Energy has today launched a Community Power Tariff, which offers green energy sourced from 90 local renewable energy generation projects across the UK. The Community Power tariff offered by Co-op Energy will be  delivered by Co-op Community Energy, a joint venture…

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14 January 2020 @ 06:00

A key figure driving the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA’s) digital strategy will take part in Energy Voice’s digital technology event in Aberdeen later this month.

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14 January 2020 @ 05:38

Octopus Electric Vehicles and EO Charging have combined to launch an all-in-one EV home charging bundle combining EO’s Mini Smart Home charger in the world and Octopus’s Go energy tariff. EO claims that the charger – smaller than an A5 piece of paper – is…

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13 January 2020 @ 21:27

The director of EVs at Ovo and Octopus’ former head of smart projects are among those to tell Utility Week they support the AA’s plea to government to remove VAT from the price of an electric vehicle (EV). However, they insist this needs to be part of a wider package of measures to stimulate EV take-up.

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13 January 2020 @ 21:04

The UK must invest in ground source heat pump infrastructure in the 2020s, just as previous generations ploughed money into the gas and water grid, in order to help kickstart the fledgling sector, its trade body has claimed.

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13 January 2020 @ 16:46

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change invites experts to review sixth Assessment Report - climate change 2021, on mitigation.

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13 January 2020 @ 15:07

Rollout of new turbines is in decline amid Tory subsidy cuts, jeopardising climate targets

The government’s current energy policies led to just one new onshore windfarm last year, raising fears that the UK may fall short of the renewable energy it needs to generate to meet its climate targets.

Industry figures show the rollout of new onshore windfarms has fallen into sharp decline after the government scrapped subsidy schemes four years ago.

Related: Offshore windfarms 'can provide more electricity than the world needs'

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13 January 2020 @ 14:27

Letter setting out Capacity Market auction parameters for delivery years 2020 to 2021, 2022 to 2023, and 2023 to 2024.

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13 January 2020 @ 11:34

??London Power, a new renewable-only energy supplier, has been officially launched in the nation’s capital.

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13 January 2020 @ 09:14

In the papers this weekend there were reports that UK energy providers are sourcing cheap green energy certificates from Lithuania, that Katie Bickerstaffe is leaving her role as chair of SSE Energy Services "within weeks" and that Octopus Energy is looking to expand to Scandinavian and Asian markets.

The post Weekend press round-up: UK firms accused of buying ‘dirty REGOs’ from Eastern Europe appeared first on Utility Week.

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13 January 2020 @ 07:35

Equinor and Orsted will lead a new group formed to tackle climate change by accelerating the deployment of offshore renewable energy technology.

The post Equinor, Shell part of new group preparing ocean renewables plan appeared first on Energy Voice.

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13 January 2020 @ 06:55

Ofgem wants to force nine energy suppliers to become Data Communications Company (DCC) users. It is consulting on issuingf them with final orders to become users by the end of March – if not, they will be stopped from taking on new…

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13 January 2020 @ 06:00

The Energy Transition and Extinction Rebellion may have led the energy news agenda and stimulated reflection in many E&P boardrooms in 2019, but the impact on exploration drilling is not yet apparent.

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13 January 2020 @ 06:00

There’s a palpable buzz to Octopus Energy’s Soho headquarters, which hits you as you walk through the door. It’s a [...]

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12 January
12 January 2020 @ 19:47

Power provided on new tariff to come exclusively from small-scale wind and solar farms

UK homes will soon be able to plug into community wind and solar farms from anywhere in the country through the first energy tariff to offer clean electricity exclusively from community projects.

The deal from Co-op Energy comes as green energy suppliers race to prove their sustainability credentials amid rising competition for eco-conscious customers and “greenwashing” in the market.

Related: Thousands were paid to use extra renewable electricity on windy weekend

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11 January
11 January 2020 @ 12:00

A biotech startup is researching building materials that could revolutionise construction. Not only are they biodegradable – some also absorb toxins

Cocoa husks, dried orange peel, ground blue pea flowers: the ingredients read like a tasting menu. They are, in fact, waste products that are used to make Orb – a sustainable building material that is carbon neutral. It’s versatile enough to be used for furniture or as a substitute for a wood-based sheet material

Orb is produced by Biohm, a startup founded in 2016 by Ehab Sayed. Sayed grew up in Doha, Qatar, and says his home town is one of the “biggest motivators” for him to inspire change. “Although it is the richest country in the world, it is likely one of the least sustainable and a contributor to the climate crisis,” he says. “Growing up in this environment resulted in a resentment towards the impact we are having on our planet.”

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10 January 2020 @ 17:20

Ofgem’s final decision on reforms to network charging arrangements will have a big impact on business electricity bills from next year. Chris Hurcombe, director of third party intermediary Catalyst Commercial, outlines some key considerations Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review (TCR) will make sweeping changes to transmission (TNUoS) and distribution (DUoS) residual (or sunk) network charging structures Read more...

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10 January 2020 @ 16:55

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has called for reductions to the procurement targets for all three of the capacity market auctions due to take place in 2020. Most notably, the ESO has recommended the target for the year-ahead auction for delivery in 2020/21 be reduced from 300MW to zero.

The post ESO calls for cuts to Capacity Market auction targets appeared first on Utility Week.

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10 January 2020 @ 16:55

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has called for reductions to the procurement targets for all three of the capacity market auctions due to take place in 2020. Most notably, the ESO has recommended the target for the year-ahead auction for delivery in 2020/21 be reduced from 300MW to zero.

The post ESO recommends cuts to capacity auction targets appeared first on Utility Week.

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10 January 2020 @ 15:48

Ofgem is consulting on issuing nine suppliers final orders, which could lead to revocation of their licenses, for not joining the Data Communications Company (DCC).

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10 January 2020 @ 13:34

Utility sector performance scorecards have been published by the UK Regulators Network. While energy lagged behind all other sectors, water was only marginally better.

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10 January 2020 @ 12:46

Ofgem has warned it could rip up the licences of nine energy suppliers if they do not join a common system that allows households to take full advantage of their smart meters.

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10 January 2020 @ 11:22

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has submitted a planning application for a 77MW windfarm in the north of Scotland. Clashindarroch II is expected to feature fourteen turbines of up to 6MW each

The post Vattenfall submits planning application for 77MW windfarm appeared first on Utility Week.

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10 January 2020 @ 10:39

Electricity North West has completed its largest ever tender for construction work on its underground power network, awarding contracts worth £400 million over eight years to Network Plus Services and O’Connor Utilities.

The post Electricity North West awards contracts worth £400m appeared first on Utility Week.

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10 January 2020 @ 08:20

Nine gas and electricity companies are breaking rules about smart meters which could leave energy customers that switch to them with smart meters than no longer work. Find out which nine firms are in trouble with energy regulator Ofgem.

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10 January 2020 @ 08:17

The energy regulator is considering issuing final orders to nine suppliers if they do not become DCC users. If the final orders are not acted upon, the suppliers may have their licences revoked.

The post Suppliers in breach of smart meter rules could face customer ban appeared first on Utility Week.

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10 January 2020 @ 05:30

Ofgem is consulting on issuing nine energy suppliers with final orders due to them being in breach of the requirement to be Data Communications Company (DCC) users.

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10 January 2020 @ 00:00

Householders are getting billed extra for energy they used years ago, despite a ban on the practice.

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09 January
09 January 2020 @ 17:07

?Gnergy has been issued with a notice of failure to comply with a final order over unpaid Renewables Obligation payments by Ofgem.

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09 January 2020 @ 14:49

Energy-Efficiency-as-a-Service specialist eEnergy has successfully floated on the AIM market with a £10m market capitalisation. Chief executive Harvey Sinclair told Utility Week his company was engaged in a number of conversations to acquire businesses in the energy management space.

The post Newly floated energy services company eyes acquisitions appeared first on Utility Week.

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09 January 2020 @ 13:52

SET Ventures has raised €100 million in its most recent funding round, which it will use to invest in early stage energy companies throughout Europe.

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09 January 2020 @ 13:47

Continuing the Regulation pillar of our Utility of the Future series, Stephen Cousins asks what lessons we can learn from around the world to help decarbonise our economy?

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09 January 2020 @ 12:05

How BEIS has planned for emergencies potentially affecting oil, gas and electricity production and supply, and the civil nuclear establishment.

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09 January 2020 @ 12:04

How the UK's vital industries will continue to be serviced during critical fuel shortages.

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09 January 2020 @ 11:37

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Andrea Leadsom, speaking at the Cinnamon Club, London.

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09 January 2020 @ 10:36

Ofgem has issued Gnergy with a notice of failure to comply with a final order over unpaid Renewables Obligation payments.

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09 January 2020 @ 10:11

National Grid has given a mandate to Octopus Renewables to invest up to £185 million from its corporate pension scheme for the UK over the next 25 years.

The post Octopus Renewables to invest up to £185m from National Grid pension scheme appeared first on Utility Week.

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09 January 2020 @ 09:30

Monthly data on the number of certificates issued for generation under the Renewables Obligation.

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09 January 2020 @ 08:57

Ofgem is investigating whether Utilita broke the rules on overcharging customers under the pre-payment meter cap. Specifically the investigation relates to the period from May to September 2019.

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09 January 2020 @ 08:08

Some three million chargers will be needed for some 44 million electric cars on the road in 2030, more than 15 times the number currently installed, according to a green transport campaign group.

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09 January 2020 @ 07:47

Ofgem has issued challenger supplier, Gnergy, with a notice of failure to comply with a final order, over its outstanding renewables obligation payments. As Utility Week revealed yesterday, Gnergy is the sole remaining supplier to owe such payments, with the rest having either paid or ceased trading.

The post Gnergy may have licence revoked over unpaid RO appeared first on Utility Week.

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09 January 2020 @ 07:45

Ofgem has issued Gnergy with a notice of failure after the supplier failed to comply with a final order over £673,876.62 of unpaid Renewables Obligation payments and warned it may revoke the supplier’s licence. The final order was issued on 29…

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09 January 2020 @ 07:35

Power management company Eaton has joined with charging station supplier Green Motion to install EV chargers alongside storage in commercial buildings, residential housing and shopping malls. Connected to the grid or renewable energy sources such as solar panels, the combined…

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09 January 2020 @ 07:15

Ofgem is investigating whether Utilita Energy broke rules around charging customers above the permitted level of the price cap for prepayment meter customers, between May and September 2019. The Prepayment Meter Price Cap came into force on 1 April 2017.…

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09 January 2020 @ 07:00

Ofgem has issued Gnergy Ltd with a notice of failure after the supplier failed to comply with a final order over unpaid Renewables Obligation payments.

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09 January 2020 @ 07:00

Ofgem opens investigation into Utilita’s compliance with the pre-payment meter price cap

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09 January 2020 @ 04:42

I well remember that I kept putting my hands to my head as I read, terror-stricken, Christopher Clark’s provocative The [...]

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09 January 2020 @ 00:08

The energy price cap is one year old. We look at how much it has likely saved customers on default gas and electricity tariffs with the biggest energy firms, including British Gas, Npower, EDF Energy. Save £350 on your energy bills.

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08 January
08 January 2020 @ 16:13

?SSE Enterprise has delivered six projects for four bus operators, including for Go-Ahead London. In the capital, this equates to 330 electric bus charging points.

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08 January 2020 @ 14:46

Ofgem has given preliminary approval to a modification to the Uniform Network Code that would reduce the variation between gas transmission charges in different parts of the country. It said transmission network is operating “well below” full capacity, meaning the location entry or exit has a limited impact on costs.

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08 January 2020 @ 13:59

Ofgem has confirmed that Gnergy is the only energy supplier to owe outstanding renewables obligation payments. Last month Ofgem revealed that suppliers, many of whom had already left the market, owed almost £100 million in RO payments.

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08 January 2020 @ 13:42

?Eaton has partnered with Green Motion, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, to help smoothly integrate chargers into buildings with energy storage.

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08 January 2020 @ 12:54

Donald Trump’s nationalism makes him amazingly easy to provoke into conflict

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08 January 2020 @ 12:32

A subsidiary of Calon Energy has proposed a modification to the Balancing and Settlement Code that seeks to improve transparency over bilateral trades by the electricity system operator that are conducted outside of the balancing mechanism.

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08 January 2020 @ 12:29

A number of senior appointments have been announced by two utility companies. Yu Group has appointed a new chairman while Good Energy brings in a new chief financial officer.

The post On the Move – Yu Group appoints new chairman; Good Energy announces CFO appeared first on Utility Week.

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08 January 2020 @ 11:05

Eaton and Green Motion are touting bundled EV charging stations and battery storage for commercial sites. The two aim to sidestep UK grid constraints, which are likely to increase as electric vehicle penetration increases. Eaton said the system can also integrate with onsite generation, such as solar PV, using intelligent charging management to maximise consumption, Read more...

The post Eaton and Green Motion bundle EV charging and battery storage appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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08 January 2020 @ 06:25

As momentum grows for Vision 2035 and the energy industry strives towards net zero, it is widely recognised that a key part of achieving this will be through the existing workforce; retaining and retraining will create a more flexible, multi-skilled and technologically-aware workforce.

The post Young professionals preparing for the energy transition appeared first on Energy Voice.

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08 January 2020 @ 06:25

It has been a busy and positive 12 months for Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with the diversity of our members continuing to grow.

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07 January
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07 January 2020 @ 20:45

With 17 suppliers ceasing to trade over 2018-2019, there has been a suggestion that the failures have resulted in customers moving back to the big six. The boss of an auto-switching service says his company look out for signs companies are in trouble and refuses to switch customers there.

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07 January 2020 @ 20:38

The Electricity Settlements Company has scrapped a potential supplementary mutualisation process and confirmed providers will be paid in full this month for the period the Capacity Market was suspended.

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07 January 2020 @ 17:32

Energy price tariffs are in a constant merry-go-round with suppliers constantly battling to pinch customers from each other. We show you how to win.

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07 January 2020 @ 15:50

Almost half of UK households are already using less energy than in 2018 due to more awareness of climate change, research from Igloo Energy has claimed.

The post ‘Greta effect’ sees 50% use less energy than in 2018 appeared first on Utility Week.

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07 January 2020 @ 08:12

On average, consumer electricity use has fallen over the last two years, but a longstanding fall in gas usage hasstalled, new estimates from Ofgem reveal. The regulator has set out its ‘typical domestic consumption values’ (TDCVs), which are used in…

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07 January 2020 @ 07:36

Numerous British Gas customers with prepayment meters claim they are struggling to top-up since the energy giant switched from Paypoint to Payzone terminals.

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07 January 2020 @ 06:50

Proposals for an Aberdeen energy transition park, along with a host of net zero solutions, should be at the “heart” of an incoming sector deal, according to the head of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

The post Aberdeen ‘energy transition park’ and net zero should ‘feature heavily’ in oil sector deal – OGA boss appeared first on Energy Voice.

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07 January 2020 @ 00:01

Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warns

Energy produced by the UK’s renewable sector outpaced fossil fuel plants on a record 137 days in 2019 to help the country’s energy system record its greenest year.

The report by the Carbon Brief website found that renewable energy – from wind, solar, hydro and biomass projects – grew by 9% last year and was the UK’s largest electricity source in March, August, September and December.

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06 January
06 January 2020 @ 21:51

BP boss Bob Dudley (pictured) as well as the chief execs of household names including Tesco, British Gas owner Centrica and tobacco giant Imperial Brands are all standing down.

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06 January 2020 @ 16:15

Ofgem is proceeding with an update to the typical domestic consumption values used to compare energy bills to reflect falling electricity usage by households.

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06 January 2020 @ 14:31

?There are a number of important things to keep an eye out for in 2020, including the energy white paper, the results of the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) review, how businesses approach RIIO-2 and tax changes for electric vehicles (EVs).

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06 January 2020 @ 13:11

Ofgem has recommended a review of the regulatory compliance and enforcement regime for distributed generators after more than a gigawatt of output was disconnected during the power cut in August. The regulator said the review should consider extending the requirement to hold a generation license to those smaller generators that are currently exempt.

The post Regulation of distributed generators to be reviewed after blackout appeared first on Utility Week.

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06 January 2020 @ 12:49

As the government consults on extending the smart meter rollout to 2024, suppliers should be allowed to offer small businesses a choice in metering, according to metering and data provider Stark. The firm reckons advanced meters unlock greater benefits at lower cost – and fears the current Data Comms Co set up risks creating an Read more...

The post Don’t push small firms into smart meters over AMR: Stark appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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06 January 2020 @ 08:51

Reports in the national press this weekend include Wales and West, owned by billionaire Sir Li Ka-shing, saying it is ‘deeply concerned’ about Ofgem’s price controls, which it believes could threaten its financial health. Meanwhile, Orsted has cut several jobs as the company shifts its focus towards its corporate customers.

The post Weekend press round-up: Wales & West clashes with Ofgem appeared first on Utility Week.

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06 January 2020 @ 06:55

Global powerhouses from the energy and IT sectors will assemble in Aberdeen this month to reveal how the oil and gas industry can cash in on digital tools and data.

The post From Data to Value: EV reveals expert panel for digital event appeared first on Energy Voice.

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06 January 2020 @ 06:00

Global powerhouses from the energy and IT sectors will assemble in Aberdeen this month to reveal how the oil and gas industry can cash in on digital tools and data.

The post From Data to Value: EV reveals expert panel for digital event appeared first on Energy Voice.

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05 January
05 January 2020 @ 06:00

The Scottish Government has announced it is set to introduce a multi-million plan to ensure all new homes use renewable energy from 2024.

The post Scot Gov announce £30m renewable energy homes plan appeared first on Energy Voice.

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05 January 2020 @ 06:00

The Scottish Government has announced it is set to introduce a multi-million plan to ensure all new homes use renewable energy from 2024.

The post Scot Gov announces £30m renewable energy homes plan appeared first on Energy Voice.

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04 January
04 January 2020 @ 23:01

A gas network controlled by Hong Kong's richest family has fiercely criticised the UK's energy regulator for a crackdown on financial returns paid out to foreign owners.

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04 January 2020 @ 00:02

Save over £300 per year on your gas and electricity bills, or save over £250 with a top-rated energy supplier. Plus find out whether your energy bills could drop in 2020, and how to save money on gas and electricity.

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03 January
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03 January 2020 @ 16:55

The performance of frequency response providers during August’s blackout was “generally inadequate,” Ofgem has concluded in its final report on the incident. Mandatory providers and contracted providers of dynamic primary response did “particularly poorly”, with both sets under-delivering by 25 per cent.

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03 January 2020 @ 16:10

BEIS has claimed "new data", published in 2018, shows £1 billion has been saved in 2019 as a result of the price cap. Research from Comparethemarket.com however found the price cap to be more of a "hindrance" rather than a help.

The post Conflicting data on effects of the price cap appeared first on Utility Week.

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03 January 2020 @ 14:46

?Ofgem’s investigation into National Grid's Electricity System Operator (ESO) is to continue in light of the 9 August blackout, with the regulator recommending a review into the Security and Quality of Supply Standard (SQSS).

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03 January 2020 @ 14:35

?Ofgem's investigation into the 9 August blackout has detailed why Hornsea One and Little Barford - the offshore wind farm and CCGT plant at the heart of the event - remained disconnected from the grid.

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03 January 2020 @ 12:01

The regulator has published three infographics looking at various aspects of the energy sector. The graphics contain information such as how much has been paid by DNOs for failing to meet guaranteed standards, as well as how much money suppliers have paid in support of people who need it.

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03 January 2020 @ 09:29

RWE and Orsted have agreed to pay £9 million for failings leading up to last August’s major power cut, while UK Power Networks (UKPN) will also pledge £1.5 million after reconnecting customers too early. Ofgem has also said “important questions” need to be answered about the structure and governance of the National Grid Electricity System Operator.

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03 January 2020 @ 08:51

Three companies have paid Ofgem a combined £10.5m over the power cuts of 9 August, which disrupted supply to more [...]

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03 January 2020 @ 08:01

Ofgem blames RWE and Hornsea One for leaving customers without power and criticises UK Power Networks for reconnection blunder

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03 January 2020 @ 07:28

Three companies have paid a total of £10.5 million into Ofgem’s redress fund after the regulator found failings during the blackout on 9 August. The regulator found that two large power stations, Hornsea One (co-owned by Orsted) and Little Barford…

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03 January 2020 @ 07:27

Three companies will pay £10.5 million to the energy watchdog's redress fund over the power cuts in August which left more than one million customers without power and caused travel chaos, regulator Ofgem has said.

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03 January 2020 @ 07:26

Power companies are to be fined £10.5 million and an already planned review into the electricity system operator (ESO) accelerated following Ofgem’s investigation into the nationwide blackout on 9 August 2019.

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03 January 2020 @ 07:00

Review of the power disruption on 9 August 2019 by the Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C).

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03 January 2020 @ 06:55

Global powerhouses from the energy and IT sectors will assemble in Aberdeen this month to reveal how the oil and gas industry can cash in on digital tools and data.

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02 January 2020 @ 15:42

?Two senior members of staff have been terminated from Robin Hood Energy, as the management team undergoes a shakeup.

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02 January 2020 @ 13:48

British Gas customers with prepayment meters have been left fuming after claiming they were not told about the supplier switching from Paypoint to Payzone terminals.

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02 January 2020 @ 13:18

Gail Scholes and Robert Bain have both been suspended from their senior roles at Robin Hood Energy. The challenger energy supplier has since announced three new senior appointments.

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02 January 2020 @ 12:20

Our festive newspaper review includes reflections on the continued shift from fossil fuels, predictions on movement for energy bills and a net-zero warning from the outgoing boss of BP.

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01 January
01 January 2020 @ 08:01

Rise in renewables and decline in coal-fired power leads to cleanest energy year on record

Zero-carbon energy became Britain’s largest electricity source in 2019, delivering nearly half the country’s power and outstripping fossil fuels for the first time.

Following a dramatic decline in coal-fired power and a rise in renewable and low-carbon energy, 2019 was the cleanest energy year on record for Britain, according to National Grid, which owns and operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, and also runs the Scottish networks.

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01 January 2020 @ 08:01

Rise in renewables and decline in coal-fired power leads to cleanest energy year on record

Zero-carbon energy became Britain’s largest electricity source in 2019, delivering nearly half the country’s power and outstripping fossil fuels for the first time.

Following a dramatic decline in coal-fired power and a rise in renewable and low-carbon energy, 2019 was the cleanest energy year on record for Britain, according to National Grid, which owns and operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, and also runs the Scottish networks.

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31 December
31 December 2019 @ 09:23

The past few years have seen many changes for the energy market including the introduction of the smart meter, the launch of Ofgem's price cap and an increasing number of suppliers failing.

31 December 2019 @ 07:24

After nine failed suppliers, major takeovers and a price cap on bills, the energy sector has faced another bruising year which seemed to mark, once and for all, the end of the Big Six.

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31 December 2019 @ 07:15

As years go, 2019 was a particularly significant one for Scotland’s energy sector, most notably with the Scottish Government declaring a climate emergency, and outlining our commitment to become a net-zero emissions economy and society by 2045.

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31 December 2019 @ 07:00

Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland will be at the "centre of international attention" in 2020 in her New Year message.

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31 December 2019 @ 07:00

The growth and diversity of climate change related litigation has reached a tipping point over the last year or so with higher profile cases, some of which appear to be targeting wider strategic goals beyond the remedies sought.

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31 December 2019 @ 00:15

11 million customers have saved as much as £1 billion on their energy bills in 2019, according to new data to mark the first anniversary of the government’s energy price cap.

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30 December
30 December 2019 @ 16:04

Quarterly status updates on major projects from the Transmission Owners.

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30 December 2019 @ 10:05

A new satellite data centre will use cutting-edge satellite technology to help combat climate change.

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30 December 2019 @ 09:00

Part nine of Current±’s series of predictions for 2020 continues features insight from Aceleron CEO Amrit Chandan and Madeleine Greenhalgh of Regen.

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30 December 2019 @ 07:20

Global powerhouses from the energy and IT sectors will assemble in Aberdeen next month to reveal how the oil and gas industry can cash in on digital tools and data.

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30 December 2019 @ 07:05

Every Christmas the Oxford Dictionary announces its word of the year. This year it’s ‘climate emergency’. Over the last twelve months there has been a rapid acceleration in climate activism around the world.

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29 December
29 December 2019 @ 12:03

The chief executive and finance director of Robin Hood Energy have resigned as directors as the firm scrambles to produce accounts that are expected to raise further questions over finances.

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28 December
28 December 2019 @ 21:59

The chief executive and finance director of Robin Hood Energy have resigned as directors as the firm scrambles to produce accounts that are expected to raise further questions over finances.

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27 December
27 December 2019 @ 07:28

The past year has been one of transformational change for the energy sector as the world woke up to the climate emergency.

The post Sir Ian Wood: Energy transition is happening ‘right here, right now’ appeared first on Energy Voice.

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26 December
26 December 2019 @ 11:29

Self-driving robots will transport a mobile energy storage device on a trailer to a car, open the charging socket flap, connect the plug and decouple it once the batteries have been replenished.

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24 December
24 December 2019 @ 09:31

Current± editor in chief Liam Stoker serves up his predictions for what the energy transition may hold in store for 2020.

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24 December 2019 @ 08:55

Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe take a look back at 2019, re-capping some of the biggest stories in energy storage while also predicting what the key trends for the energy transition in 2020 may be.

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23 December
23 December 2019 @ 13:05

Residents of Parc Hadau in Pontardawe will generate more clean energy than they can use

One of the world’s first net zero carbon neighbourhoods will be constructed in Wales after Neath Port Talbot council approved the development of 35 homes able to generate more clean energy than they use.

Development of the £8m project in Pontardawe in south Wales is expected to begin this spring. The residents of Parc Hadau will pay no energy bills because the development will use a mixture of renewable energy technologies to generate enough clean electricity to power its homes over the year.

Related: What will it take for the UK to reach net zero emissions?

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23 December 2019 @ 12:20

?Peak energy demand will rise by up to 50% in the next 30 years in the North West, according to Electricity North West’s annual Distribution Future Electricity Scenarios (DFES) publication.

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23 December 2019 @ 11:26

Today’s instalment in Current±’s series of predictions for 2020 features the expectations of Engenie chief executive Ian Johnston and Jack Dobson-Smith of the Solar Trade Association.

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23 December 2019 @ 08:00

Jane Bednall takes up new post after five years with Perth-based energy group

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22 December
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22 December 2019 @ 07:24

Speculation is rife that the new prime minister will re-introduce the department for energy and climate change, as part of a wider Whitehall restructure. David Blackman gauges industry reaction to the mooted move and what it would mean for the net-zero journey.

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22 December 2019 @ 01:13

Hampshire-based Gnergy, set up by retired Army major Tikendra Dewan, is now two months late paying £673,877 in 'green taxes' to regulator Ofgem.

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21 December
21 December 2019 @ 11:00

Ofgem has appointed British Gas to take on supplying Breeze Energy’s 18,000 domestic customers.

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20 December
20 December 2019 @ 17:31

How the Renewable Heat Incentive and Heat Networks Investment Project support the development of the market for low carbon heat in Great Britain.

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20 December 2019 @ 17:11

We're seeking views on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme, detailing proposed changes to the scheme which runs until 2022.

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20 December 2019 @ 15:24

Annual update to Parliament on the progress made by government on the policy mechanisms implemented under the Electricity Market Reform programme.

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20 December 2019 @ 14:55

The energy price cap has caused a stir in the market and has been blamed for denting supplier profits. As the new year approaches, Utility Week takes a look at the effect the cap has had on the energy retail market.

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20 December 2019 @ 12:00

How long the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) takes to pay invoices.

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20 December 2019 @ 12:00

How long the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) takes to pay invoices.

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20 December 2019 @ 11:34

Matthew Vickers, chief executive of the Energy Ombudsman, shares his take on some of the key trends, battlegrounds and opportunities as a new decade begins.

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20 December 2019 @ 09:11

Current±’s series of predictions for 2020 continues with part five, featuring insight from Wärtsilä’s Jan Andersson and Low Carbon COO Juan Martin Alfonso.

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20 December 2019 @ 09:06

Complying with the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 for heat suppliers.

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20 December 2019 @ 06:00

It has been a busy and positive 12 months for AREG, with the diversity of our members continuing to grow.

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20 December 2019 @ 00:08

Big brands like Npower, Octopus Energy, Ovo Energy and Robin Hood Energy are behind tens of smaller firms, providing everything from gas and electricity prices to customer service. Find out if your energy firm has a big backer.

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19 December
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19 December 2019 @ 19:23

Pure Planet's previous directions were due to expire on 31 December. Under the terms of the direction Pure Planet will still be subject to the default price cap.

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19 December 2019 @ 19:18

The challenge of decarbonising the UK economy by 2050 is insurmountable without understanding how and when people use energy. Dhara Vyas of Citizens Advice reveals new data detailing how consumers feel about sharing their energy data.

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19 December 2019 @ 13:50

Solar and wind farms produce more electricity than any other source for first time

Fossil fuels fell to a record low in the UK’s electricity mix in recent months after wind and solar farms generated more energy than any other source for the first time.

The government’s official figures showed the UK relied on renewables for 38.9% of its electricity in the third quarter of this year, up from a third in the same period last year.

Related: Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time

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19 December 2019 @ 13:50

Data comes after renewables produced more electricity than any other source for first time

The proportion of the UK’s power generation mix made up by fossil fuels has fallen to a record low after renewable energy became the UK’s largest source of electricity.

Government figures showed the UK relied on renewables, such as wind and solar, for 38.9% of its electricity in the third quarter of this year, up from one-third in the same period in 2018.

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19 December 2019 @ 13:42

?With the finalised framework for RIIO-ED2 released yesterday, the industry has praised Ofgem’s commitment to decarbonisation whilst pointing to the possibility of "going further".

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19 December 2019 @ 12:47

Philippe Commaret has been appointed as managing director of EDF Energy Customers. The incoming MD replaces Beatrice Bigois who becomes chief executive of EDF Trading.

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19 December 2019 @ 10:56

?Ofgem has published its final decision on its controversial Targeted Charging Review (TCR), confirming that there will be fixed residual charges for all households and businesses and embedded benefits will be reformed.

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19 December 2019 @ 10:09

It comes after the firm was ordered by Ofgem to pay more than £486,200 in Renewable Obligation taxes after it failed to demonstrate it had sourced enough electricity from renewable sources.

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

Quarterly statistical publication on energy prices.

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

This dataset contains the 2018 statistics of domestic electricity consumption for postcodes in Great Britain.

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

Consumption of electricity broken down by local authority during 2018.

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

Sub-national electricity and gas consumption at LSOA, MSOA, IGZ and postcode level in 2018

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

Lower Super Output Area (LSOA), Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) and Intermediate Geography Zone (IGZ) electricity data.

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

BEIS publishes quarterly estimates of the variation in gas and electricity customer numbers by payment type.

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

BEIS publishes quarterly and annual estimates of the total number of switches by electricity and gas customers.

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19 December 2019 @ 09:30

BEIS publishes quarterly and annual price indices for industrial fuels, in real and current terms, including and excluding the Climate Change Levy (CCL).

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19 December 2019 @ 08:08

British Gas customers who are on a pre-payment plan will now have 15,000 less locations to choose from when topping up, affecting thousands of people nationwide.

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19 December 2019 @ 06:00

2019 has been a year where the energy transition has very much come to the fore. In June 2019 the UK Government legislated for net zero by 2050.

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19 December 2019 @ 06:00

The Scottish Government has launched a renewable energy consultation on the country's offshore wind and marine energy sectors.

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18 December
18 December 2019 @ 19:01

Breeze Energy, a gas and electricity supplier with just under 18,000 domestic customers is ceasing to trade. Customers will be transferred under the regulator’s ‘Supplier of last resort’ process to another supplier yet to be appointed.  Philippa Pickford, Ofgem’s director…

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18 December 2019 @ 17:24

Big six energy suppliers E.on and Npower have quit their membership of trade association Energy UK, it was confirmed today. [...]

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18 December 2019 @ 17:05

Ofgem has given the green light for SSE to contribute to fund the construction of the first electricity transmission link between the Scottish mainland and the Shetland Isles.

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18 December 2019 @ 16:58

ENW says the move is a significant step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2038. Power will be generated by Walney windfarm off the coast of Cumbria.

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18 December 2019 @ 16:50

Challenger supplier Breeze Energy has become the ninth energy retailer to exit the market this year. Ofgem revealed Breeze, which had just under 18,000 domestic customers, entered the supplier of last resort (SoLR) process hours after Utility Week revealed the company was in double credit default with code administrators Elexon.

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18 December 2019 @ 15:15

Breeze Energy, a gas and electricity supplier with just under 18,000 domestic customers is ceasing to trade.

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18 December 2019 @ 14:05

Today ElectraLink formally launches CSSConnect, our flexible adapter service that provides Data Transfer Service (DTS) Users with a simplified, technical entry process into Ofgem’s Faster Switching programme and allows them to use their existing connectivity method under the existing DTS Agreement (DTSA).
This announcement comes after a comprehensive engagement programme with industry participants and in close collaboration with the DTS User group to ensure that our solution meets the needs of the market and offers the best value for money.

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18 December 2019 @ 12:36

Challenger energy supplier Breeze Energy has entered credit default. Breeze is subject to a provisional order from Ofgem after failing to make its RO payments.

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18 December 2019 @ 10:35

Current±’s series of predictions for 2020 continues, this time featuring insight from Flexitricity founder Alastair Martin and redT commercial director Ed Porter.

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18 December 2019 @ 06:00

Climate change and the target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2035 is having a significant impact on the energy sector, and that trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

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17 December 2019 @ 21:02

Unpaid Capacity Market charges worth £10.9 million will be recovered from across suppliers and redistributed to contract holders as part of the mutualisation process following its recent standstill, the Electricity Settlements Company has announced. The majority –  £6.1 million - is owed by the eleven suppliers that ceased trading over the period.

The post Capacity Market mutualisation to recover £10.9m in unpaid bills appeared first on Utility Week.

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17 December 2019 @ 16:01

?Ofgem has finalised the RIIO-ED2 framework, striking a “tough but fair” settlement with distribution network operators (DNOs).

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17 December 2019 @ 15:56

Energy UK has confirmed the two big six suppliers will leave the organisation in the new year. Eon has revealed it can no longer afford the membership fees.

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17 December 2019 @ 15:02

Regulator says it will push electricity suppliers to invest in carbon neutral technology

The energy regulator has warned British energy firms it will cut investor returns in a push to keep a cap on household electricity bills.

Ofgem says electricity suppliers will make lower company returns in the next price control period, from 2023, and it will push them to invest more in building a carbon neutral energy system.

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17 December 2019 @ 15:02

UK regulator says it will push electricity suppliers to invest in carbon neutral technology

The energy regulator has warned British energy firms it will cut investor returns in a push to keep a cap on household electricity bills.

Ofgem says electricity suppliers will make lower company returns in the next price control period, from 2023, and it will push them to invest more in building a carbon neutral energy system.

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17 December 2019 @ 15:02

UK regulator says it will limit profits to push suppliers into investing in carbon-neutral technology

The energy regulator has warned British energy firms it will cut investor returns in a push to keep a cap on household electricity bills.

Ofgem says electricity suppliers will make lower company returns in the next price control period, from 2023, and it will push them to invest more in building a carbon neutral energy system.

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17 December 2019 @ 15:02

UK regulator says it will limit profits to push networks to invest in carbon-neutral technology

The energy regulator has warned the operators of the UK’s electricity networks that it will cut investor returns in a push to keep a cap on household electricity bills.

Ofgem says the networks will provide lower company returns in the next price control period, from 2023, and it will push them to invest more in building a carbon neutral energy system.

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17 December 2019 @ 14:26

?Ofgem has published the second of its two working papers for its Significant Code Review (SCR) into network access and forward-looking charging.

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17 December 2019 @ 12:53

Ofgem has confirmed the framework for the second RIIO price control for electricity distribution starting in 2023. The regulator said it will reach a decision on the sector specific methodology by the end of next year.  

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17 December 2019 @ 10:21

Former ScottishPower, Shell and Green Investment Bank exec Jacqueline Redmond replaces Bob Downes at Censis

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17 December 2019 @ 10:00

The 2050 net-zero target deadline will only be met through significant changes in behaviour and a focus on collaboration, according to Denise Massey, managing director of the Energy Innovation Centre.

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17 December 2019 @ 07:10

iSupply Energy is to pay £1.5 million after the supplier overcharged around 4,400 of its customers on default tariffs. Welcoming the payment, Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “We’re pleased to see that iSupply has not only refunded the…

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17 December 2019 @ 07:00

Ofgem confirms tougher framework for a smarter, flexible, low carbon electricity distribution price control

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17 December 2019 @ 06:00

25% of Europe’s tides, 10% of its waves and 25% of its tidal power – the figures are staggering.

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16 December
16 December 2019 @ 21:51

Thanks to a whisteblower, Ofgem learned in August that iSupply Energy overcharged around 4,400 of its customers more than it is allowed to under the new price cap.

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16 December 2019 @ 16:25

?National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has submitted it’s Business Plan for the RIIO-2 period to Ofgem, outlining its plans to operate a carbon free, balanced system while lowering consumer bills.

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16 December 2019 @ 16:14

Efforts to lower energy bills, such as the price cap on default tariffs, will continue to flounder so long as most gas and electricity is bought and sold through “opaque” bilateral contracts or supplied to consumers without being traded at all, Switchcraft has argued.

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16 December 2019 @ 16:10

Alistair Phillips-Davies says the next parliament will be critical in setting the UK up for net zero success. He adds that the government needs a "world-leading net zero roadmap".

The post SSE CEO: Government needs ‘world-leading net zero roadmap’ appeared first on Utility Week.

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16 December 2019 @ 15:47

We're seeking views on proposals to amend the regulations to ensure consistency with Energy Efficiency Directive requirements, and to extend their provisions to all heat meters for consumers on heat networks.

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16 December 2019 @ 15:10

Bournemouth-based renewable energy supplier iSupply will pay £1.5m to industry watchdog Ofgem for overcharging its customers. The firm, which has [...]

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16 December 2019 @ 14:47

Yu Group has entered an agreement to exclusively buy gas and electricity from Smartest Energy, freeing up cash that would have otherwise been set aside for hedging. Until now, the company has relied on a number of trading arrangements to buy energy on the wholesale market.

The post Yu Group signs exclusive trading agreement with Smartest Energy appeared first on Utility Week.

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16 December 2019 @ 14:09

Yü Group, the supplier of energy and utilities services to UK businesses, saw its share price rise by nearly 50 [...]

The post Yü Group shares skyrocket on energy supply deal with Smartest appeared first on CityAM.

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16 December 2019 @ 14:06

Current±’s series of predictions continues, as Pod Point’s Erik Fairbairn and Good Energy chief Juliet Davenport provide their forecasts for what the energy transition holds in store for 2020.

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16 December 2019 @ 11:43

Energy provider iSupply will pay £1.5 million after it overcharged thousands of customers for their energy and kept it from regulator Ofgem.

The post Energy supplier stung for £1.5m after overcharging customers appeared first on Energy Voice.

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16 December 2019 @ 10:59

One of the hottest trades this year across energy markets is proving one of the trickiest to profit from.

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16 December 2019 @ 10:44

Citizens Advice, in its role as the official consumer watchdog for energy, has responded to Ofgem’s announcement that iSupply is to pay £1.5 million pounds for price cap overcharging.

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16 December 2019 @ 10:08

More than 4,400 customers were overcharged by the challenger energy brand. Ofgem said iSupply failed to refund and report the issue to Ofgem in a timely manner.

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16 December 2019 @ 10:08

More than 4,400 customers were overcharged by the challenger energy brand. Ofgem said iSupply failed to refund and report the issue to Ofgem in a timely manner.

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16 December 2019 @ 09:53

Energy supplier iSupply has been hit with a £1.5m penalty for overcharging customers. Ofgem said a whistleblower had alerted it to the issue over summer. The regulator said the Vattenfall-owned supplier had overcharged 4,400 customers on default price cap tariffs. It said senior managers were aware of the issue in January but had not reported Read more...

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16 December 2019 @ 09:53

Energy supplier iSupply has been hit with a £1.5m penalty for overcharging customers. Ofgem said a whistleblower had alerted it to the issue over summer. The regulator said the Vattenfall-owned supplier had overcharged 4,400 customers on default price cap tariffs. It said senior managers were aware of the issue in January but had not reported Read more...

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16 December 2019 @ 06:15

iSupply Energy Ltd is to pay £1.5 million after the supplier overcharged around 4,400 of its customers on default tariffs and failed to alert the regulator and put things right quickly.

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15 December 2019 @ 15:36

This weekend’s papers have reported on Thames hiring restructuring experts to tackle its £12 billion debt pile, Boris Johnson’s plans to re-introduce the department for energy and climate change and the likelihood of multiple appeals to the CMA over Ofwat’s final determinations for PR19.

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14 December
14 December 2019 @ 22:02

On the day we meet, Rogerson, 45, has been up since 2.37am. He considered going downstairs to train on his Peloton bike, but then just lay in bed 'slightly frustrated'.

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14 December 2019 @ 09:12

The Conservative landslide in the 2019 election has reshaped parliament and the party, with a new breed of Tory MPs inspired by the impact green policies can have on their constituencies. With Boris Johnson now empowered to set his own agenda, what role will the net zero journey play in the legacy he is hoping to create?

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13 December 2019 @ 12:36

Now the election is over, an Energy White Paper must be a priority for the new government

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13 December 2019 @ 11:57

Oil and gas giant Shell has announced the agreement of a new $10 billion revolving credit facility to help progress the firm towards its net-zero target.

The post Shell inks new $10bn credit facility to progress to net-zero appeared first on Energy Voice.

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13 December 2019 @ 11:50

Royal Bank up 10% as banks, utilities and property expected to benefit from Tory victory

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13 December 2019 @ 09:30

Data on the UK’s renewables sector, including capacity, electricity generation and liquid biofuels consumption.

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13 December 2019 @ 09:30

Monthly data on the number of certificates issued for generation under the Renewables Obligation.

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13 December 2019 @ 07:55

Households don't have to just be on the alert for online shopping scams over the festive season but also fraudsters pretending to try and get them to switch energy supplier.

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13 December 2019 @ 06:00

A £1billion undersea energy cable to transmit renewable energy from the north of the Scotland to the rest of the country has been hailed as a “critical” part of the country’s fight on climate change.

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12 December 2019 @ 20:05

Prospect is launching a dignity at work charter with targets to track real progress – not just warm words – towards establishing a culture of respect and engagement in the energy sector.

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12 December 2019 @ 16:28

Energy suppliers still owe more than £15.1 million in outstanding Capacity Market charges from its recent year-long suspension, the Electricity Settlements Company has revealed. However, the figure is less than half of the £38.2 million they owed in November and includes a £6.1 million shortfall from ten suppliers that have ceased trading.

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12 December 2019 @ 15:31

Fraudulent sales staff, dodgy customers and broken smart metering systems – energy supply can be a minefield for the unwary. Utility Week gauges the thoughts of some of the key challenger brands on the peaks and troughs of the market.

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12 December 2019 @ 13:59

Results of Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) brokerage which started on 15 January 2013.

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12 December 2019 @ 13:21

Snowdrop had previously transferred all its customer to Nabuh Energy. Earlier this year some of Snowdrop's customers were thought to have "slipped" through Ofgem's safety net.

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12 December 2019 @ 13:07

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has pledged to lower energy bills by £2 billion as part of its draft business plan for RIIO2. The ESO said this would equate to £3 off the typical annual bill.

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12 December 2019 @ 11:24

Today's predictions for the energy transition in 2020 come from Toby Ferenczi, director of strategy at OVO Group, and Graham Ault, executive director at Smarter Grid Solutions

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12 December 2019 @ 09:53

Nearly all age groups were disposed to put money in renewables - though over-45s showed most enthusiasm - and men and women investors were almost equally positive about green energy.

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12 December 2019 @ 06:47

A £1 billion undersea energy cable to transmit renewable energy from the north of Scotland to the rest of the country has been hailed as a “critical” part of the country’s fight on climate change.

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12 December 2019 @ 00:01

Citizens Advice has released its latest star ratings table in which it ranks suppliers for customer service. The consumer champion found that issues with billing made up the majority of complaints.

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12 December 2019 @ 00:01

An accurate bill is the top priority for energy consumers, according to a new poll by Citizens Advice.

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11 December 2019 @ 15:06

According to switching data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH), almost 509,000 customers successfully changed supplier in November 2019. Despite being a month of lower switching activity compared to the rest of 2019, more switches occurred in November this year than in November 2017 or 2018, with respective increases of 7.5% and 2.4%.
Completed voluntary switches for 2019 have now exceeded 5.8 million, half a million more than over the same 11-month period in 2018.

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11 December 2019 @ 13:40

Igloo announced Osaka Gas was investing "up to £20m" . The challenger energy supplier's CEO said his company was looking to expand into the heat pump market.

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11 December 2019 @ 13:12

It’s impossible not to feel concerned about the accelerating impacts of climate change on our planet. This month’s UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid is being held amid a growing sense of crisis, with the World Meteorological Organization reporting that greenhouse gas concentrations reached their highest ever levels in 2018.

The post It’s time to build a smart energy network ecosystem appeared first on Utility Week.

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11 December 2019 @ 10:44

UK wind giant SSE has announced it will push into Europe's onshore wind market with a small number of new German projects through its subsidiary SSE Renewables.

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11 December 2019 @ 10:41

Swiss lender readies cost reductions as environment deteriorates

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11 December 2019 @ 07:52

The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared Ovo Energy’s £500 million acquisition of SSE SSE Energy Services. The acquisition, which includes energy and home services customers, will  make Ovo the UK’s second largest energy supplier. CMA was required to consider whether it ”may…

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10 December
10 December 2019 @ 17:39

Osaka Gas has taken a minority stake in new energy supplier Igloo Energy, with a strategic investment of up to £20 million  in the company. Igloo said the investmentwill accelerate growth. It will also fast-track the development of Igloo’s  home services arm,…

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10 December 2019 @ 17:16

SES Water backer, Osaka Gas, has taken a minority stake in Igloo Energy, which has 85,000 residential customers. The firm said the investment would help fast-track the development of its home services arm.

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10 December 2019 @ 17:07

The devices allow customers with sight and or hearing difficulties to access their smart meter better. A number of energy suppliers have already started offering the devices to their customers, with more to follow.

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10 December 2019 @ 12:52

Cutting emissions to net zero throws up an unparalleled range of challenges for the UK, the deputy chair of the Committee on Climate Change has warned.

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10 December 2019 @ 12:22

Energy wholesale prices are at their cheapest for a decade according to experts and Ofgem - could households be set for far lower bills?

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10 December 2019 @ 10:57

The UK Energy Research Centre said efforts to encourage motorists to switch to low-emission vehicles are being undermined by the popularity of large petrol and diesel-powered SUVs.

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10 December 2019 @ 06:00

This weekend's windy weather set a new renewable power record - and saw some households paid to charge their electric cars to help balance the grid.

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10 December 2019 @ 06:00

Drax is aiming to become "carbon negative" by 2030, in what the company claims is a world-first move to tackle climate change.

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09 December 2019 @ 23:40

Octopus Energy has been unveiled as Utility of the Year at the industry’s annual awards ceremony. The company also won the inaugural Disruptor category at the Utility Week Awards 2019, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Other multiple winners on the night included UK Power Networks, Yorkshire and Thames Water

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09 December 2019 @ 23:02

Revealed: energy companies whose phone calls cut-off, live chat wasn’t available, or which didn’t respond to emails. Compare gas and electricity prices and check the best and worst energy companies to find the best energy provider.

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09 December 2019 @ 18:31

Homes using new smart-energy tariffs urged to take advantage of record windfarm power

Thousands of households were paid to use extra renewable electricity over the weekend as windfarms generated unprecedented levels of clean power.

Homes using a new type of smart energy tariff were urged to plug in their electric vehicles overnight and set their dishwasher on a timer to take advantage of the record renewables in the early hours of the morning.

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09 December 2019 @ 17:00

?SSEN has submitted its finalised RIIO-T2 business plan to Ofgem, solidifying its five goals for the period.

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09 December 2019 @ 15:38

Several energy retailers have raised concerns over the smart meter rollout. One even claimed first-generation SMETS1 devices, which have well-known known operability issues, were preferable to their second-generation counterparts.

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09 December 2019 @ 15:29

Utility Week’s Election 2019 Manifesto urges the next government to commit to a framework for rolling out an Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure. David Blackman looks at the stances of the main parties and the challenges the winner of Thursday’s election will face to set out an EV road map.

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09 December 2019 @ 14:32

The consumers were all on Octopus Energy Agile time of use tariffs. Meanwhile National Grid ESO said it was “excited” to see the example of a smart electricity system in action.

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09 December 2019 @ 13:37

A survey has shown that public sector employers are failing to focus on their energy and water usage as key efficiency goals.

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09 December 2019 @ 12:32

British Gas is fighting back after losing half a million customers in the last year, data suggests and it is good news for households, as it has helped create a spate of 'ultra-competitive' tariffs.

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09 December 2019 @ 09:25

This weekend Labour's business secretary admitted energy firms will be unhappy with Labour's renationalisation plans, but said they'll understand. Meanwhile, large energy suppliers have topped the best-buy lists as smaller rivals struggle and Drax has set out its long-term strategy.

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09 December 2019 @ 07:22

SmartestEnergy has acquired small business energy supplier Dual Energy, a company it had provided with wholesale market access services since Dual started up nine years ago.  SmartestEnergy said the acquisition would complement its existing I&C electricity supply business, adding smaller…

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08 December
08 December 2019 @ 10:22

Auto-switching services have exploded on to the energy market over recent years. There are at least six firms promising to use their high-tech algorithms to automatically find users a better deal.

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07 December
07 December 2019 @ 09:24

When checking on an energy firm's website directly, most of the cheapest available prices for tariffs seem to be much higher than the cheapest tariff with the same supplier on a PCW.

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06 December
06 December 2019 @ 15:59

Regulator redistributes late payment fees in latest instalment of certificate scheme seen as too tough to navigate for smaller suppliers.

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06 December 2019 @ 15:58

European countries have been told to "double" their renewable energy targets by 2030 or risk not meeting the Paris Agreement, according to a report due out next week.

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06 December 2019 @ 15:42

Detailed plans have been submitted for what is said to be one of the first renewable energy parks of its kind in Scotland.

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06 December 2019 @ 15:36

Households could face an extra £4 charge on their energy bills after a series of supplier failures in the sector left customers and rivals to fill a black hole.

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06 December 2019 @ 14:51

Codes play a crucial role in the energy system, and to support the energy transition we need codes that are easier to navigate and more responsive to change, says Mark Bygraves of Elexon

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06 December 2019 @ 13:27

The Renewables Obligation buyout fund was £97.5m light for 2018-19, Ofgem has confirmed, with many of the companies that owe money now defunct. That leaves other suppliers to pick up the tab, although three firms  – Nabuh Energy, Planet 9 Energy and Hudson Energy, which is now owned by Shell – paid  £38.7m after the deadline, Read more...

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06 December 2019 @ 12:31

Ofgem is consulting on changes to both the content and format of the long term development statements which electricity network operators are required to publish each year. The regulator said improvements in the quality and availability of forecasting and planning data will be vital to the execution of a number of distribution system operator functions.

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06 December 2019 @ 10:33

?SmartestEnergy has announced its acquisition of small business energy supplier Dual Energy.

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06 December 2019 @ 10:17

With renewable energy growing in importance, effective storage will be vital. And as costs continue to decline, the potential to [...]

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06 December 2019 @ 07:00

The north of Scotland was recognised as a renewable energy powerhouse last night as the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm was handed a top award by Scotland’s renewable energy industry

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06 December 2019 @ 06:33

Smartest Energy has agreed to buy the business supplier Dual Energy for an undisclosed sum. Dual Energy focusses on serving smaller non-domestic customers and encouraging them to have smart meters installed to improve the quality and efficiency of service.

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05 December 2019 @ 20:00

Ofgem has named the suppliers which still owed money as of the late payment deadline.

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05 December 2019 @ 18:12

Oil and gas firm will buy new shares from startup Lighthouse BP for undisclosed price

BP has increased its stake in British solar venture Lightsource BP as it prepares to strike a deal to power its offices with renewable energy from next year.

The companies announced plans to set up a 50:50 joint venture almost two years after BP made its return to the solar market by snapping up a 43% stake in Lightsource for £200m.

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05 December 2019 @ 17:29

Citizens Advice has responded to new Ofgem data on unpaid energy industry bills left behind by failed suppliers. Alongside this, the charity has released new analysis showing consumers are now facing a £255m bill following the collapse of these firms, which will be paid through higher energy bills of their own.

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05 December 2019 @ 15:32

First Utility, which later rebranded to Shell Energy, took on the customers of Usio Energy in October 2018. Ofgem is now consulting on its decision to allow the company to recoup £354,000 in costs.

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05 December 2019 @ 15:28

“The hardening attitudes of landowners towards utility companies has the potential to be a major stumbling block to achieving net zero.”

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05 December 2019 @ 12:00

Northern Powergrid has announced a new trial of an energy-saving transformer, which it says can reduce core losses by up to 90 per cent when compared to older devices. Distribution transformers are responsible for a quarter of network losses between generation and consumption, which in total account for 1.5 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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05 December 2019 @ 11:57

A new COO and CFO join the board at Npower. The appointments come following the announcement from Innogy that Npower is to be restructured.

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05 December 2019 @ 11:53

Britain’s drivers bought more electric vehicles last month than ever before, as demand for fully electric battery cars surged more [...]

The post Electric cars take record UK market share as battery-powered vehicle sales surge 228 per cent appeared first on CityAM.

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05 December 2019 @ 11:51

From the sidelines of last month’s Everything EV Live London conference, Current± quizzed speakers and delegates to ascertain which piece of legislation they would change to further support the electric vehicle sector in the UK.

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05 December 2019 @ 11:13

ScottishPower has unveiled a new hybrid power strategy for the UK and Ireland, combining solar and battery storage with wind on both existing and new sites.

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05 December 2019 @ 10:52

Hydrogen power firm AFC Energy has launched a rapid electric vehicle hydrogen fuel cell charger aimed at areas where grid capacity is constrained, or lacking entirely.  Firms installing rapid chargers nationwide have suggested around one in four sites are too constrained to accommodate infrastructure. Others have described finding suitable sites as akin to a game Read more...

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05 December 2019 @ 10:00

UK Power Networks has pulled together details of vehicle-to-grid trials around the world at V2G Hub. The distribution network operator is involved in various EV trials exploring smart charging and flexibility, including Optimise Prime, which includes Royal Mail, Centrica and Uber fleets (though the DNO is still trying to recruit other participants). It is hoped Read more...

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05 December 2019 @ 10:00

UK Power Networks has pulled together details of vehicle-to-grid trials around the world at V2G Hub. The distribution network operator is involved in various EV trials exploring smart charging and flexibility, including Optimise Prime, which includes Royal Mail, Centrica and Uber fleets (though the DNO is still trying to recruit other participants). It is hoped Read more...

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05 December 2019 @ 10:00

It appears there’s one thing we can count on in the energy markets at the moment, and that is change. From the recent Targeted Charge Review (TCR) decision from Ofgem to remove Triads in 2021, through to the revoking and reinstating of the capacity market, not to mention the value of programmes like dynamic frequency Read more...

The post How to ride the waves of a changing energy market appeared first on theenergyst.com.

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05 December 2019 @ 06:00

BP has clinched a deal to supply renewable energy to the European data centres that drive the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.

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05 December 2019 @ 06:00

Renewables firm SSE has pledged to support ex-service personnel who are considering a future career in the energy sector.

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04 December 2019 @ 17:34

Ofgem has published the results of its consumer perception of the energy market survey. The results also revealed the subjects of most complaints about energy retailers.

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04 December 2019 @ 16:01

Incumbent chief executive Lawrence Slade has been in the role for 5 years. His departure was announced in August.

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04 December 2019 @ 15:21

Scottish Power has revealed plans to install solar arrays and battery storage at its existing onshore windfarms as part of a new hybrid power strategy that seeks to make the best use of grid connections and land. The company said the “vast majority” of its future developments will also combine two or more of the technologies, including its current pipeline of more than 1000MW of onshore wind capacity.

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04 December 2019 @ 14:53

2020 will be a big year for clean energy investment, with subsidy-free development under power purchase agreements (PPAs) starting to gain significant momentum, according to Jonathan Maxwell, CEO of Sustainable Development Capital Limited. SDLC launched sustainable energy investment fund SEEIT 12 months ago, initially raising £100m. Since then it has almost tripled in size while Read more...

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04 December 2019 @ 14:28

The price cap in energy has been cited as a major factor in the troubles engulfing Npower, which is set to cut up to 4,500 jobs as it merges with Eon. Utility Week print editor Suzanne Heneghan discusses the impact of the cap as it approaches its first anniversary.

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04 December 2019 @ 09:10

Renewable energy is playing an ever-greater part in the mix of energy we use to power our daily lives. Potential [...]

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04 December 2019 @ 06:00

Members of WeShutDown stand trial for blockading the Weisweiler plant. Some call it ‘ecoterrorism’, while others label it a masterstroke in the art of protest

A group of climate activists who shut down a lignite coal power plant in Germany said they had no regrets and were prepared to repeat the action, as they awaited the conclusion of their trial.

The activists from the group WeShutDown blockaded the Weisweiler power plant near Aachen for several hours on 15 November 2017, by halting its coal-carrying conveyor belts and diggers. The energy company RWE, which owns the plant, claims the shutdown cost it €2m.

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03 December 2019 @ 23:03

The cheapest energy deal could save you £328 per year compared with the price cap in December. With your boiler working hard and central heating turned up, we’ve listed the cheapest gas deals from energy companies customers recommend.

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03 December 2019 @ 20:38

Utility Week's Election 2019 Manifesto urges the next government to properly address the future of the default energy price cap. Specifically, a rigorous review which is independent of government and Ofgem should take place.

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03 December 2019 @ 16:40

The group of companies which earlier this year acquired a 50 per cent stake in network operator Electricity North West have now agreed to buy the remaining half for an undisclosed sum.

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03 December 2019 @ 15:43

Ofgem has launched a significant code review with the aim of consolidating the Master Registration Agreement and the Supply Point Administration Agreement into a single Retail Energy Code. The new code is intended to harmonise the switching arrangements between gas and electricity and make the process faster and more reliable.

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03 December 2019 @ 15:29

Energy firms are charging customers an average of £87 a year more to pay on receipt of a quarterly bill rather than pay monthly via direct debit, new research has revealed.

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03 December 2019 @ 13:37

Jo Butlin, MD of consultancy EnergyBridge, says Npower’s demise is symptomatic of a failing market. Government and Ofgem must act fast – before the wheels come off entirely. As the tragic news of 4,500 job losses from Npower reverberates around the UK, there is finally a real sense of shock and concern on the direction Read more...

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03 December 2019 @ 13:21

The British Gas owner will add charging points to ten Volkswagen dealerships owned by Citygate. The sites are 'the gateway to London', said Centrica executive Carl Bayliss.

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03 December 2019 @ 13:08

Demand-side response aggregator Flexitricity has appointed Simon Heyes as CEO, following Ron Ramage’s departure. Heyes, a mechanical engineer, has extensive renewable energy experience. He was general manager of SSE Renewables, spent six and a half years as wind energy development and construction director at Infinis and gained top level experience as chief executive of kite Read more...

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03 December 2019 @ 10:33

Distribution network operators Western Power Distribution and Electricity North West are working on plans to connect substations together in order to create on-street rapid electric vehicle charging hubs. Consultancy Ricardo is also involved in the £5.6m trial funded under Ofgem’s innovation scheme that allows DNOs to spend money to develop a smarter power system. Substations Read more...

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03 December 2019 @ 10:17

More than three million second-generation smart meters have now been installed in the UK, new figures from the Data Communications Company have revealed.

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02 December 2019 @ 23:04

Some energy firms answer the phone to customers in less than a minute on average, while other gas and electricity providers keep you waiting more than 15 minutes. Is it faster to use live chat? Compare gas and electricity service.

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02 December 2019 @ 20:51

Ofgem has announced the winners of the latest round of its Network Innovation Competition – now in its seventh year - awarding £21.2 million across one gas and two electricity projects. They include the latest phase of Northern Gas Networks’ H21 initiative to develop plans for the conversion of gas networks to run on 100 per cent hydrogen.

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02 December 2019 @ 12:47

Just two electricity projects have been successful in landing Network Innovation Competition (NIC) funding from Ofgem this year, with three rejected.

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02 December 2019 @ 12:32

Simon Heyes joins Edinburgh firm Flexitricity to help firms sell surplus power to National Grid

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02 December 2019 @ 11:22

A study involving Honda, Salford University, Good Energy and Upside Energy suggests vehicle-to-grid (V2G) revenues are eaten up by high hardware costs. As such, smart charging may deliver much of the available benefit for lower outlay – at least within domestic premises. The Haven trial looked at savings or revenues available to energy suppliers and Read more...

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30 November 2019 @ 14:48

The current problems in the power industry stem from meddling by Theresa May's government. Under pressure about energy prices, it effectively imposed a price cap.

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30 November 2019 @ 09:35

Eon said it could cut nearly 80 per cent of the energy supplier's workforce and close a number of call centres in a radical and 'painful' £500m overhaul.

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29 November
29 November 2019 @ 14:14

E.On's Q3 results show a 3% year-on-year drop in income, with 4,500 npower jobs to go as the supplier rings in changes.

Npower
29 November 2019 @ 13:42

Determinations made by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under regulation 49 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012.

Energy
29 November 2019 @ 12:09

Eon has moved to stem big losses at Npower, planning major job cuts and removing CEO Paul Coffey. The company plans to fuse Eon and Npower back-ends, though Npower’s larger business customer unit will remain separate. “We will then be upgrading just one set of IT infrastructure instead of two separate systems and teams,” said Read more...

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Npower
Energy
29 November 2019 @ 11:12

?Up to 4,500 jobs are going to be cut as part of npower’s restructuring, as E.On completes its takeover of the struggling energy provider.

Npower
Energy
29 November 2019 @ 10:00

Ofgem has published the results of the 2019 Annual Iteration Process which updates base revenues for energy network price controls.

Ofgem
Energy
29 November 2019 @ 07:56

This is Money readers have contacted us with complaints about the ex-supplier with many chasing both Extra Energy and Scottish Power for credits they say they never received.

Scottish Power
Energy
29 November 2019 @ 07:50

E.On has announced major changes to its UK operations that will move Npower’s residential and small and medium-size enterprise customers to be served by E.On UK on a shared IT platform. Npower’s industrial and commercial customers will continue to be served separately.…

Npower
28 November
28 November 2019 @ 16:13

The next two weeks should see direct access to the Balancing Market (BM) opened up for distributed generation, aggregators and consumers Legally, a modification to the Connection and Use of System (Cusc) rules, now agreed by Ofgem, will introduce the concept…

Ofgem
28 November 2019 @ 12:49

German energy firm innogy has been forced to slash its earnings forecast for 2019, with its UK-facing npower business of increasing concern.

Npower
Energy
28 November 2019 @ 12:15

Energy suppliers have failed to pay £38m in Capacity Market back payments. Some have already gone bust while others are teetering under the weight of outstanding Renewables Obligation levies. The deadline for suppliers to make ‘standstill payments’ of Capacity Market (CM) levies covering the period while the market was suspended passed on 22 November. Around Read more...

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28 November 2019 @ 12:04

With the general election fast approaching, the UK’s major political parties have now launched their manifestos. For the first time, policies around the environment and climate change have been placed front and centre, with all major parties putting forth transition processes to carbon net-zero (within a varying number of decades). Giving unprecedented focus to the climate... Read more »

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Climate Change
Startup
Net-zero
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

BEIS publishes comparisons of industrial energy prices by consumer size against other EU and G7 countries, using data from both Eurostat and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Energy
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

BEIS publishes comparisons of industrial energy prices by consumer size against other EU and G7 countries, using data from both Eurostat and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Energy
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

BEIS publishes quarterly and monthly consumer price indices of fuel components in current and real terms.

Energy
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

Weather statistics, tables ET 7.1 - ET 7.4 updated monthly.

Energy
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

Solid fuels and derived gases statistics from the latest quarterly edition of Energy Trends, tables ET 2.1 - ET 2.4 updated quarterly; tables ET 2.5 and ET 2.6 updated monthly.

Energy
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

Total energy statistics from the latest quarterly edition of Energy Trends, tables ET 1.1 - ET 1.3 updated quarterly (quarterly data); tables ET 1.1 and ET 1. 2 updated monthly (monthly data).

Energy
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

Electricity statistics from the latest quarterly edition of Energy Trends, tables ET 5.1, ET 5.2 and ET 5.6 updated quarterly; tables ET 5.3 - ET 5.5 updated monthly.

Energy
Electricity
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

Gas statistics from the latest quarterly edition of Energy Trends, table ET 4.1 updated quarterly; tables ET 4.2 - ET 4.4 and Gas JODI updated monthly.

Energy
28 November 2019 @ 09:30

Oil and oil products statistics from the latest quarterly edition of Energy Trends, tables ET 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 updated quarterly; tables ET 3.10 - ET 3.13 and UK submission for JODI updated monthly.

Energy
27 November
27 November 2019 @ 13:11

The deadline for suppliers to make ‘standstill payments’ of Capacity Market (CM) levies covering the period while the market was suspended passed on 22 November with around £38 million still owed to the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC). LCCC had…

Suppliers
Capacity Market
25 November
25 November 2019 @ 09:24

Fearing nationalisation below market rate, utilities are offshoring parts of their business. SSE has headquartered its transmission and distribution business in Switzerland. It described the move as protective, stating: “Switzerland is a party to the Energy Charter Treaty, and the incorporation of a Swiss company is also an additional safeguard, which SSE does not believe Read more...

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Sse
Energy
24 November
24 November 2019 @ 15:58

Renewable energy giant says it expects Tories to reverse their block on onshore generation

ScottishPower has begun plans for a major expansion of onshore windfarm projects across Scotland in anticipation of a government U-turn on support for wind power projects.

The renewable energy arm of the big six power supplier has already considered almost 100 sites for a new generation of windfarm, using a smaller number of more powerful wind turbines to generate clean electricity. Most of the sites are in Scotland, but the company is also considering plots in Ireland.

Continue reading...

Scottish Power
Scottishpower
Big Six
Energy
Renewable Energy
23 November
23 November 2019 @ 09:05

Ofgem has revoked gas and electricity licences belonging to 14 different companies as none of them had started supplying energy more than a year after their licences had been issued.

Ofgem
Energy
Suppliers
Electricity
21 November
21 November 2019 @ 15:55

The business of gathering market-sensitive information is ripe for automation

Revolut
21 November 2019 @ 12:43

Ofgem has confirmed that it will make businesses pay for the ability to use the network via a banded fixed charge and end payments they can receive by helping suppliers avoid balancing charges. Firms with onsite generation have been able to reduce the amount they pay to use the power system, and have earned money Read more...

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Ofgem
Energy
Suppliers
21 November 2019 @ 12:21

There’s been a lot of change in energy policy and regulations this year. Just look at this list of schemes that have started, stopped or been consulted on: Targeted Charging Review. Capacity Market. Renewable Obligation. Feed in Tariff. Smart Export Guarantee. Market Making Obligation. Carbon Reduction Commitment. Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting. Non-domestic building regulations. Industrial Read more...

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Energy
Capacity Market
21 November 2019 @ 11:24

LCP’s Kyle Martin outlines key considerations for upcoming Capacity Market auctions and offers a view on what the European Commission’s mandated changes may mean. Reapproval of the Capacity Market The European Commission’s decision on the 24 October to confirm that the GB Capacity Market (CM) is compatible with State Aid rules was a relief for Read more...

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Energy
Capacity Market
21 November 2019 @ 11:03

Drivers already have a vast array of dashboard warning lights to get their heads around, but many will be obsolete when electric cars become more common. Then motorists will need to know these.

Electric Car
21 November 2019 @ 10:12

Northern Powergrid is attempting to procure up to 100MW of flexible demand or generation via a reverse online auction. The minimum threshold is 100kW and the distribution network operator said it is keen to hear from major energy users such as factories or supermarkets, power generators, aggregators and those with storage assets. To be able Read more...

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Npower
Energy
21 November 2019 @ 10:02

ElectraLink is delighted to announce that today we signed a contract with Western Power Distribution (WPD) and IBM to commence the Virtual Monitoring (VM) Data project.
The VM Data project, following our successful Low Carbon Technologies (LCT) Detection project completed earlier this year, will enable WPD to identify and monitor the status and distribution of electric vehicles and LCTs on its Low Voltage network by analysing data from ElectraLink’s Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) using IBM’s advanced analytics services and IBM Watson Studio.

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Npower
Energy Market
Energy
Evs
Electric Vehicle
15 November
15 November 2019 @ 13:40

Chief executive John Pettigrew (pictured) said he did not expect energy watchdog Ofgem to hit the business with penalties 'because everything operated as intended'.

Ofgem
Energy
14 November
14 November 2019 @ 12:00

Following his appointment in October, Jonathan Brearley will start as chief executive on 1 February 2020.

Ofgem
13 November
13 November 2019 @ 12:39

Recent switching data from our Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) shows 600,000 customers switched energy supplier in October 2019, 1% less than October 2017 and 5% less than October 2018. If we include Changes of Supplier (CoS) as a result of Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) or trade sales, this number would be significantly higher, but we have actively removed these switches from our analysis as they are not an indicator of consumer behaviour.

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Energy Market
Energy
Energy Supplier
13 November 2019 @ 10:44

Adjusted operating profit rose 14 per cent  to £492 million in the first six months of the financial year due to "generally wet and windy weather".

Sse
12 November
12 November 2019 @ 15:06

Last year, there were an estimated 16,500 winter deaths in Britain due to a lack of heating according to Ofgem. We look at three schemes available to vulnerable households and how to apply.

Ofgem
Energy
10 November
10 November 2019 @ 15:29

The roll-out of so-called 'smart' meters, designed to help us take control of our energy use, has been pushed back by four years to the end of 2024 after major problems.

Smart Meter
Energy
10 November 2019 @ 12:23

The unregulated world of energy brokers is leaving small business owners open to scams but now charity Citizens Advice is demanding a shake-up in the industry.

Energy
Energy Brokers
07 November
07 November 2019 @ 08:25

Research by the University of Birmingham warned the UK needs to develop a robust infrastructure to dispose of electric car batteries or face a substantial waste management problem.

Electric Car
Electric Vehicle
06 November
06 November 2019 @ 11:24

Tuesday, 5 November saw us host our sixth Engagement Day – ElectraLink Host: Central solutions for a fast evolving utilities industry. The event was well received, with lots of positive feedback from over 100 industry attendees, our highest-ever attendance level.

We had plenty of topics to cover, ranging from the future of governance to the latest in technological innovation, with discussion throughout the day focusing on:

Empowering consumers and networks to deliver the energy transition
Putting data at the centre of future governance
Using existing infrastructure to address future challenges, which included:

our pilot programme with the water companies to enable Priority Services Register data to be exchanged between utilities;
our work to support the Faster Switching programme with the development of our adapter service, CSSConnect; and
creating your own data exchange through our innovative Data Transfer Service based tool FlowBuilder

Attendees participated in a lively panel discussion, pitching questions to our fantastic panellists Rachel Clark, Director for Retail Systems Transformation at Ofgem, Clementine Cowton, Director of External Affairs at Octopus Energy, Matthew Vickers, CEO and Chief Ombudsman at Ombudsman services and Judith Ward, Associate at Sustainability First.

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Octopus Energy
Ofgem
Energy
31 October
31 October 2019 @ 17:00

Breeze Energy has been issued with a provisional order by Ofgem, compelling the supplier to pay £486,232.06 including interest in Renewables Obligation.

Ofgem
Energy
Renewables Obligation
31 October 2019 @ 13:45

A poll of more than 7,000 drivers found that one in five said their next car purchase will be powered by electric - shooting EVs into second place as motorists' preferred option behind petrol.

Electric Car
Evs
31 October 2019 @ 12:00

Nabuh Energy has been issued with a provisional order by Ofgem, compelling the supplier to pay £872,200.62 plus interest in Renewables Obligations.

Ofgem
Energy
Renewables Obligation
29 October
29 October 2019 @ 10:48

Switches from small suppliers back to large ones are up 37% annually and 61% year-on-year since May, according to figures from trade association Energy UK.

Big Six
Energy
Suppliers
29 October 2019 @ 10:05

ElectraLink is making considerable progress on the design of CSSConnect, our flexible adapter service on the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) that will provide a simplified technology process for market participants to connect to Ofgem’s Central Switching Service (CSS). We are now ready to share a greater level of detail as to how CSSConnect will work and how it can support your business through the transition to the Central Switching Service (CSS).

The post Update on CSSConnect, ElectraLink’s flexible adapter service for Ofgem’s Central Switching Service appeared first on ElectraLink.

Ofgem
Energy Market
Energy
29 October 2019 @ 07:00

Gnergy Ltd missed the original deadline to meet its Renewable Obligations and has not provided Ofgem with adequate assurances that it will pay by the late payment deadline by 31 October.

Gnergy
Ofgem
Renewables Obligation
26 October
26 October 2019 @ 15:15

Ofgem has appointed EDF Energy to take on supplying Toto Energy’s 134,000 domestic customers. This follows a competitive process run by Ofgem to get the best deal possible for customers.

Edf
Toto
Ofgem
Energy
25 October
25 October 2019 @ 15:50

What's the difference between loyalty and inertia when it comes to Britons and the banks, supermarkets, energy suppliers and other financial firms we use?

Energy
Suppliers
Energy Supplier
25 October 2019 @ 13:58

Yesterday saw the launch of the Flexible Futures report, the culmination of our recent partnership with the REA.
This new report uses ElectraLink’s analysis and dataset from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH), together with REA expertise, to understand developments on the UK distribution network and chart a course for the next decade. Specifically, the report looks at the past seven years, the period which saw enormous deployment of low carbon technologies such as solar PV, and growing deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and other forms of embedded generation.

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Energy Market
Energy
Electric Vehicle
24 October
24 October 2019 @ 23:01

Around 1.5 million UK businesses face a greater risk of having their energy supply disconnected than the average household, and of exploitation by unscrupulous energy brokers. This is all due to a lack of protections in the microbusiness market, according to a new report - Closing the Protection Gap - from Citizens Advice.

Energy
Energy Supply
Energy Brokers
23 October
23 October 2019 @ 16:43

Citizens Advice, in its role as the official consumer watchdog for energy, has responded to news that Toto Energy has ceased trading.

Toto
Energy
Supplier Failure
23 October 2019 @ 15:15

Toto Energy has ceased to trade. Energy supply of Toto Energy’s customers will continue, prepayment meters can be topped up as normal and outstanding credit balances of customers will be protected.

Toto
Ofgem
Energy
Energy Supply
23 October 2019 @ 07:00

Ofgem encourages SSEN to submit revised proposals for Scottish Isles transmission links as current proposals fail to meet conditions for approval

Ofgem
22 October
22 October 2019 @ 10:17

The new rules will ensure fast growing energy firms can demonstrate they are able to take on additional customers effectively and meet industry obligations whilst also remaining financially viable.

Ofgem
Energy
Suppliers
22 October 2019 @ 09:28

Citizens Advice, in its role as the official consumer watchdog for energy, has responded to Ofgem proposals on new financial checks and tests for existing suppliers.

Ofgem
Energy
Suppliers
Energy Supplier
22 October 2019 @ 07:00

Ofgem consults on reforms for existing suppliers to drive up customer service standards, reduce the risk of supplier failure and strengthen the safety net.

Ofgem
Suppliers
Supplier Failure
18 October
18 October 2019 @ 13:00

Ofgem has appointed Total Gas and Power to take on supplying Rutherford Energy Supply Limited’s (trading as Uttily Energy) 280 business customers, following an appointment process run by Ofgem to get the best deal possible for customers.

Ofgem
Energy
Energy Supply
18 October 2019 @ 08:41

Recent switching data from our Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) shows 581,000 customers switched energy supplier in September 2019, 6% more than September 2017 and September 2018. September 2019 is also the month with the third most changes of supplier (CoS) in 2019 so far. The total number of completed switches in 2019 has now reached 4.7 million (4,700,000) – 11.4% more than over the same period in 2018.

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Energy Market
Energy
Energy Supplier
11 October
11 October 2019 @ 13:10

ElectraLink and the Renewable Energy Association (REA) have identified a significant increase in energy exported to GB distribution networks from battery storage and solar PV sources.
Data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) indicates solar PV exports to distribution networks reached 8TWh in 2018, up from 194GWh in 2012. From 2014 to 2018, battery storage exports increased from 50MWh to 49GWh.

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Energy Market
Energy
Renewable Energy
09 October
09 October 2019 @ 08:49

Previously, all customers could go to the supplier's website to monitor their usage. Customers can refuse to have smart meters, but the energy giants can be fined for not publicising them enough.

British Gas
Smart Meter
Energy
04 October
04 October 2019 @ 12:54

On 13 August 2019, Ofgem issued a Request for Information (RfI) seeking views on the cost impact of settlement reform based on Ofgem’s preferred Target Operating Model (TOM) for market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS).
ElectraLink’s view is that procuring an entirely new network to deliver the data communications of the programme would be disproportionately costly, lengthy and risky compared to making use of the existing Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) for the following reasons:

The EMDH is scalable and stable with the proved capacity to manage more than 100x the volume of half hourly data currently processed by the market,
The EMDH has already been competitively procured on the energy market’s behalf and is connected to all settlement-critical market participants, therefore reducing initial and ongoing costs to industry, and
The EMDH meets all of the programme’s requirements as specified by Ofgem, supported by ElectraLink’s 20 years of energy market expertise as a central body with robust governance provisions and an important role in promoting market transparency, choice and competition.

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Ofgem
Energy Market
Energy
03 October
03 October 2019 @ 09:45

Citizens Advice, in its role as the official consumer watchdog for energy, has responded to Ofgem’s State of the Market report, which finds that greenhouse gases fell last year by 2.5%, the smallest reduction since 2012.

Ofgem
Energy
27 September
27 September 2019 @ 08:12

Around 40 energy providers have been selling 100 per cent renewable electricity tariffs but some of these do not generate the renewable electricity themselves.

Energy
Electricity
25 September
25 September 2019 @ 10:27

When Carmel Rider switched her energy supplier in October last year, her new provider was offering a £25 Amazon voucher to customers and whoever they convinced to sign up.

Energy
Energy Supplier
25 September 2019 @ 09:33

Last week, ministers said suppliers will now have until 2024 to install the devices in at least 85 per cent of homes. But analysis shows that this still presents a 'significant challenge'.

Smart Meter
Suppliers
25 September 2019 @ 08:09

The email, using the same font and logo as the energy provider, includes a link to 'access your account' and says customers are 'eligible for overpayment' of £467.20.

British Gas
Energy
24 September
24 September 2019 @ 23:01

The latest energy star rating table from Citizens Advice, the official consumer watchdog for energy, shows a big gap between the best and worst firms.

Energy
Energy Companies
24 September 2019 @ 10:46

A disgruntled Npower customer said an appointment was made to have a smart meter fitted - without any prior agreement, while Eon customers have also complained about tactics.

Npower
Smart Meter
18 September
18 September 2019 @ 08:31

The Government has finally recognised what we have been saying for years: its 2020 smart meter deadline is utterly unrealistic. It's a shame they didn't take their heads out of the sand earlier.

Smart Meter
17 September
17 September 2019 @ 22:41

In an embarrassing climbdown, ministers admitted that suppliers will now have until 2024 to install the devices in homes. But industry figures said the new deadline is 'still miles off'.

Smart Meter
Suppliers
17 September 2019 @ 07:11

Credit Suisse has upgraded Next, which releases half-year results on Thursday, from 'underperform' to 'neutral' and has bumped up its target price from 5600p to 6000p.

Sse
16 September
16 September 2019 @ 15:42

Citizens Advice has responded to the news that the government is proposing to extend the smart meter rollout deadline to 2024 and the release of the latest cost-benefit analysis of the programme.

Smart Meter
16 September 2019 @ 07:34

One of the biggest culprits of energy waste relates to energy vampires, when electrical appliances are plugged in but not used, according to data from energy supplier, Tonik Energy.

Energy
Energy Supplier
12 September
12 September 2019 @ 13:04

This week, the Complaining Cow gives her advice on how to hit back against a common consumer complaint - issues with gas and electricity bills.

Energy
Electricity
11 September
11 September 2019 @ 13:32

Customers stuck on standard variable tariffs with Britain's Big Six suppliers will pay £220 more over the course of the year than they would if they had switched to a cheaper deal.

Big Six
Energy
Suppliers
Price Cap
05 September
05 September 2019 @ 13:46

Could backing the new energy sector instead deliver the returns they desire, whilst also protecting the world we live in? We speak to Chris Tanner, of JLEN, Environmental Assets.

Green Energy
Sse
Energy
05 September 2019 @ 08:21

Electric vehicles and hybrids have the best average reliability rating of 96.1%, which is better than the nine other classes in the survey. The worst category for reliability was luxury SUVs at 86.5%.

Sse
Electric Vehicle
02 September
02 September 2019 @ 06:53

When he contacted the Government to stop the deferral and ask for the £24,500 pot, he was advised he can only take £8,000 and the balance will be split over future years at £18 per week.

Fused
30 August
30 August 2019 @ 08:34

A This is Money reader has reacted with anger and bemusement to their 103-year-old dad being handed a cheque by British Gas for just 79p.

British Gas
29 August
29 August 2019 @ 10:01

The number of domestic smart meters installed between April and June this year fell by 2.2 per cent on the previous three months, as suppliers continued to struggle with a Government deadline.

Smart Meter
Suppliers
14 August
14 August 2019 @ 10:56

Mark Sait from SaveMoneyCutCarbon says if UK electric car sales rise at the same rate as the EU, it could lead to blackouts in certain areas by 2040 due to insufficient power supply.

Electric Car
13 August
13 August 2019 @ 09:52

Calvey Taylor-Haw, 62, claims the oil supermajor BP is refusing to hand over share options which he is owed as part of a deal when he sold his technology for electric car charging points.

Electric Car
09 August
09 August 2019 @ 13:21

As battery tech advances and car makers launch new models with longer ranges, electric vehicles of today could soon be considered old hat. So it's important to buy one that will hold value.

Electric Car
Electric Vehicle
17 July
17 July 2019 @ 13:39

Citizens Advice has called on the Government to extend Ofgem's powers so that it can regulate the industry by July 2022.

Ofgem
Heat Network
09 July
09 July 2019 @ 16:30

A former Extra Energy customer was left without money to pay her mortgage last month after the defunct supplier took an unexpected payment of £540.73 from her current account.

Energy
Energy Customer
09 July 2019 @ 09:47

The Big Six supplier said the decision was made in response to Britons become increasingly aware of the impact their energy usage has on the environment.

Big Six
Energy
Electricity
04 July
04 July 2019 @ 20:51

The deal to buy assets from French company EDF significantly widens Energean's presence in the Med. Investors hailed it as a potential game-changer, pushing shares up almost 13.6 per cent.

Edf
01 July
01 July 2019 @ 08:51

Many auto-switching services are powered by commission from the energy companies that they switch customers to - meaning this latest move could put them at real risk in the coming months.

Energy
Suppliers
Energy Companies
12 June
12 June 2019 @ 08:26

I switched from Toto Energy to a new supplier and gave the firm a final reading. I then received a bill for £10,738.60. I am at a loss to know where this amount has come from.

Toto
Energy
12 June 2019 @ 08:25

The Government has announced that those with small-scale solar and wind power generators will be paid for each unit sold to the grid - if they have a smart meter to track it.

Smart Meter
10 June
10 June 2019 @ 14:48

These 'green' tariffs are misleading customers as many are not 100 per cent renewable with certain suppliers only offering between 15 per cent to 33 per cent of energy from renewable sources.

Energy
Suppliers
05 June
05 June 2019 @ 08:18

The problem means that thousands of customers have been unable to see energy consumption figures for gas or electricity readings. Bulb says it has identified the problem and it is working to fix it.

Smart Meter
Energy
Electricity
05 June 2019 @ 06:20

Ofgem, the energy regulator, blamed the soaring wholesale costs as the reason it hiked up the energy price cap limit in April after it had been in place for just three months.

Ofgem
Energy
Price Cap
31 May
31 May 2019 @ 11:34

Households opting for British Gas's lowest-cost fixed tariff, Energy Plus Protection Green, who agree to have a meter installed will be charged £938 a year for average consumption.

British Gas
Smart Meter
Energy
31 May 2019 @ 09:10

There was a 6.7% decrease in domestic smart meter installations in the first three months of 2019, with roughly a million installed by large suppliers, according to new data.

Smart Meter
Suppliers
30 May
30 May 2019 @ 11:31

Ofgem has fined the suppliers £870,000 after finding the providers had an anti-competitive agreement to not target each other's customers through face-to-face sales.

Ofgem
Energy
Suppliers
20 May
20 May 2019 @ 12:51

The numbers changing their supplier in April were up 34 per cent since April 2018 and the highest number ever recorded, according to data from Energy UK, a trade body.

Energy
Energy Supplier
Price Cap
15 May
15 May 2019 @ 12:04

We switched from British Gas in November last year, but, several months later, it is still holding on to £1,745.34 of our money. In addition it has put debt collectors on to us.

British Gas
14 May
14 May 2019 @ 21:29

A total of 42 per cent of investors voted against Standard Life Aberdeen's pay report. Their ire is thought to have been provoked by a lucrative deal offered to finance boss Stephanie Bruce.

Ovo
14 May 2019 @ 00:01

Nearly 15 per cent of investors voted against the British Gas owner’s remuneration report after boss Iain Conn (pictured) saw his earnings jump to £2.4m last year.

British Gas
18 April
18 April 2019 @ 20:03

Shares climbed 4.3 per cent, or 14.9p, to 363.3p after it revealed a 19 per cent rise in sales to £104.9 million in the first three months of the year.

Energy
Suppliers
Energy Supplier
17 April
17 April 2019 @ 10:16

Eleven small energy suppliers have gone bust since the start of 2018. Industry analysis reveals nine of these firms together owed customers close to £113m when they collapsed.

Big Six
Energy
Suppliers
Energy Supplier
17 April 2019 @ 10:11

For decades, we have campaigned to break the stranglehold of the Big Six energy suppliers and boost competition so customers can get a better deal.

Big Six
Energy
Suppliers
Energy Supplier
15 April
15 April 2019 @ 20:51

Iain Conn has been chief executive of the FTSE 100 giant since the start of 2015 - picking up £11.2m in pay along the way. But shares are now at their lowest level since 1999.

British Gas
13 April
13 April 2019 @ 09:39

A new app has launched, helping people view all their bills on one, easy to use platform that will also automatically shows them if they could be cutting down on costs.

Youtility
Utility
11 April
11 April 2019 @ 20:51

Businesses are outraged after being condemned to six more months of fresh Brexit purgatory, but there are some problems that are even more difficult than extricating ourselves from the EU.

Sse
Climate Change
10 April
10 April 2019 @ 20:50

Staley said it didn't 'make sense' for Bramson, pictured, who has a 5.51 per cent stake through his fund Sherborne Investors, to seek a director role while he gambles on a drop in Barclays' value.

Sense
09 April
09 April 2019 @ 22:02

This was down from the £3.8m he took home in 2017, as he failed to meet financial targets to qualify for most of his bonus. The South African joined British Gas in 1993 before moving to BG in 2002.

Bg
British Gas
09 April 2019 @ 22:02

In a seven-minute video released by his legal team, Ghosn blamed his arrest for financial misconduct in Japan on a plot against him. 'This is not about greed. This is not about dictatorship,' he said.

Abb
04 April
04 April 2019 @ 05:00

My household is now one highlighting the haphazard rollout of smart meters; the future of energy bills sits dormant at my home. We are one of the 1million households whose smart meter has gone dumb.

Smart Meter
Energy
03 April
03 April 2019 @ 10:28

Ofgem said that although SSE met its electricity smart meter installation target for 2018, the supplier only reached its gas target in February of this year.