Government seeks answers on Capacity Market’s future

Beis is opening a debate on the future of the Capacity Market, inviting views on its early alignment with Net Zero, and more fundamentally...

Latest edition of The Energyst available

The latest edition of The Energyst is now ready to read today online or via the new Energyst App. The Energyst is now published monthly,...

Electrifying performance: Berlin’s Olympic Stadium to get solar PV

The Olympic athletics track on which legendary sprinter Jesse Owens defied Nazi racism in 1936 is soon to be further enhanced, being overlooked with...

Working with  businesses for budget certainty

With non-commodity elements now making up between 40-50% of electricity bills, and with many of these costs being associated with the evolving energy policy...

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...

New general manager for Total Gas & Power

Sion Roberts has been made general manager of Total Gas & Power. Roberts, with the company for two decades and most recently its commercial director,...

SSE ramps up smart meter rollout as customer losses accelerate

SSE has now installed over 600,000 smart meters, according to its latest trading statement, a significant increase in the last few months. However, it lost...
Franck Latrémolière: Triad case may have significant implications for BTM generation

Opinion: Amazon would be a good buyer for SSE + Npower

Franck Latrémolière thinks Amazon would make a decent fist of energy supply at scale and might become the catalyst for wholesale systemic change. Combining Npower with...

SSE shareholders give green light for Npower deal

SSE shareholders have voted in favour of forming a new merged retail company combining SSE and Npower customer bases. The vote took place yesterday. SSE chairman...

Drax completes £700m Scottish Power deal

Drax has completed its £702m acquisition of gas, pumped storage and hydro assets from Scottish Power parent company Iberdrola. The deal was announced in October...

Centrica to exit oil and gas production, Conn to go

Centrica has confirmed it will exit oil and gas exploration and production and that CEO Ian Conn will step down next year. The group posted...
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees backs the city's low carbon transition

Bristol Energy appoints EY to ‘assess future business viability’

Bristol City Council has appointed EY to conduct “a full and thorough assessment of Bristol Energy’s structure and future business viability”. That structure may lie...

Covid impact on demand puts pressure on electricity prices

What will happen to electricity prices in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic? And what can users do to prepare for the impacts? These...

A powerful connection: delivering supply to KAO

KAO Data’s new £200m development required a dedicated and redundant 43.5MVA power supply. Managing costs and ensuring resilience was critical to the success of...

CMA formally approves National Grid’s purchase of WPD 

National Grid’s £7.8 billion acquisition of Britain’s largest electricity distribution business has won formal approval from the competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority announced...

Shell moves single HQ to London, drops ‘Royal Dutch’

Fossil fuel supermajor Shell today announced proposals for its slimmed down structure, including a single headquarters and tax residence in Britain. Subject to approval sought...

When are intensive energy users not intensive energy users? When Whitehall decides they’re not

Leaders of Britain’s big industrial consumers of power and gas today gave two cheers to the government’s moves to protect them from rocketing energy...

Small businesses missing out on energy savings

New research reveals that while small business owners are concerned about the price of utilities, more than half (52%) of SMEs - 2.54 million...

Former Utilitywise director Michael Dent joins Inprova Energy

Former Utilitywise and Total director Michael Dent is the new MD at consultancy Inprova Energy. The firm acquired brokers energyTEAM and ENER-G Procurement a year ago, a move...

Inenco: Energy supplier billing errors ‘costing UK firms half a billion pounds’

Inaccurate billing by energy suppliers is costing UK firms half a billion pounds a year, according to third party intermediary Inenco. The consultancy says that one...