Made to save energy

Energy broker and services firm CUB outlines its money saving credentials to the manufacturing and broader industrial sector in this sponsored post. Understanding, controlling and...

A finger on the energy pulse

It was refreshing to see a new entrant – and a modest-sized one at that – take centre stage at the 2015 Energy Awards...

Npower fined £7 for service failings, agrees to pay £26 million

RWE Npower's seven energy supply companies have been slapped with a fine of £1 each by energy regulator Ofgem, on the proviso the suppliers...

Capacity market closes with no new gas as aggregators warn of £75 per MWh...

The latest capacity auction has delivered a lower premium for keeping the UK’s lights on over winter 2019, but has once again largely failed...

Business energy firm BES hit with million pound penalty for bad practices

Small business energy supplier BES has been hit with a penalty just shy of £1 million by energy watchdog Ofgem. The regulator's investigation found the...

Free master class: Master the energy category in one day

The energy category is one of the most complex and demanding spend areas for most businesses. It’s hard to understand, difficult to negotiate and...
SSE's Keadby power station: 735MW back online from 9 November.

SSE brings 735MW gas plant back online for winter

SSE has confirmed that its 735MW Keadby gas-fired power station will be back online for winter. The plant had been mothballed since 2013 but...

Regulation of UK energy consultants, or how to save 3p per kilowatt hour

Ian White, Director of Strategy at alfaenergy writes in this sponsored post about a different trilemma for the energy market to tackle, regulation of consultants. The majority...

Haven Power on REGOs: Sustainable energy businesses can trust

Following the Chancellor’s recent announcement that the government would be removing the CCL exemption from renewable electricity generation, sustainable energy has been at the...

Local authority energy companies to drive down business energy costs?

Local authority energy companies could be the next wave of competition to business energy suppliers. Nottingham City Council officially launched its energy supply company yesterday....

UK to lose another 2GW of power capacity as Eggborough consults on closure

Capacity margins for winter 2016 could become tighter still as Eggborough Power announced that its 2GW coal-fired power station could cease generating next March. The...

EnergyQuote buy marks Accenture power play

Accenture is set to acquire EnergyQuote after entering into an agreement with the firm last week. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. The move makes...

TPI secrets revealed

Ask any business  “Do you currently work with an energy consultant?” and nine times out of 10 the answer will be yes. Many businesses...

CMA: Small firms being ripped off by £500m a year on energy, TPIs must...

The Competition & Markets Authority has suggested that the UK’s small businesses are overpaying on energy bills to the tune of £500 million per...

Power prices will remain low to 2020, more thermal plant closures – Moody’s

Power prices will remain low through to 2020 on the back of demand reduction and growth in interconnectors and renewables according to Moody’s. In a...

National Grid ‘delighted’ with demand response but warns over system tightness

National Grid is confident it has procured sufficient reserve capacity for the coming winter but has warned that margins will remain tight for the...

The great oil price drop and your energy costs

In the 10 months since June last year, the price of Brent Crude Oil, the European benchmark for the commodity, lost in excess of...

Drax to power Thames Water via £500m Haven Power deal

Haven Power will provide Thames Water with power for the next five years in a deal worth £500m. The Drax-owned energy supplier said the...

Inprova group acquires energyTEAM and Ener-G brokers, becomes major player

Inprova Group has bought two non-domestic energy brokers, energyTEAM and ENER-G Procurement. The procurement outsourcing company said both firms will be rebranded as it bids...
LNG shipments drive down UK power prices

Global gas glut pushes UK power prices to four year low

UK power prices fell to their lowest in four years during the first quarter of 2015 and averaged 10% lower than the previous quarter....