It’s time to optimise your procurement strategy

In 2018, energy managers faced pressure on both sides of their bills as both commodity and non-commodity costs pushed their energy bills higher. Now,...

3,500 NHS properties switch to renewable power via Inspired and British Gas

British Gas will supply 100 per cent renewable electricity from April to some 3,500 hospitals and clinics via a deal brokered by Inspired Energy. NHS...

TPI warns fixed energy contract prices set to soar

Fixed energy contract prices for industrial and commercial businesses are set to soar – and are likely far less ‘fixed’ than consumers believe, an...

BT Group sources 100% renewable electricity from Total

Total Gas & Power will supply BT Group with 100% renewable electricity for three years from April 2022. A mix of renewable sources will...

Brand-loyal power customers should be rewarded, not exploited, Kwarteng proposes

Loyal energy users penalised by suppliers who hook them into expensive default tariffs could be the exception, and not the UK norm, if success...

Yorkshire co-op celebrates 5 years, pegs power prices for poor folk, pumps £20k into...

Amid unprecedented doubt and turmoil for energy consumers this week, one of the UK’s biggest power co-operatives provides reassurance, and a vision of localised,...

Only a quarter of solar farms’ closest neighbours ‘opposed’; against 56% ‘in favour’

The weakening myth that most Brits object to big solar farms grew further enfeebled today, as research from the PV industry's main lobby group...
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Energy budgeting: more important and difficult than ever

The founder of the famous consulting firm Mckinsey & Co, James Mckinsey, first highlighted the importance of budgets as not just “a ledger activity”...
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...

National Grid sells majority stake in gas distribution network

National Grid has sold a 61% stake in its gas distribution business to a consortium of investors. The deal values the distribution business at...

Drax rules out domestic energy retail, but keen to eat B2B suppliers’ lunch

Drax, owner of the UK's largest power station, sees further growth in energy retail and plans to take market share from incumbent business-to-business suppliers....

Blockchain – not the definitive article

Electron’s strategy director, Jon Ferris, explodes some of the myths surrounding blockchain’s security, scalability and energy consumption. The increasing media coverage of bitcoin may lead...

Renewable electricity helps Gatwick Airport achieve carbon neutrality

When Gatwick Airport renewed its contract with Haven Power it was in recognition of the supplier’s ability to manage their complex billing and support...

Small businesses: Five things to ask your energy broker

Former Utilitywise director Andrew Richardson manages an energy price comparison and switching platform for small firms. For businesses that still use brokers, he suggests...

Energi Mine plans ‘global peer-to-peer energy exchange’

Energi Mine is working on plans to launch “a global energy exchange that enables peer-to-peer trading” underpinned by blockchain. Chief executive Omar Rahim, a former...

Australia’s Origin takes £265m stake in Octopus Energy

Australia’s largest utility will pay £265m for a 20 per cent stake in Octopus Energy. It will pay £70m on completion and £195m in batches...

“The time is now”

Scottish Power’s Danny Parr on the need to step up the energy transition. Among the changes brought about by the Covid-19 crisis, there is a...

The changing face of energy: The Energyst Event

New event taking place 17th to 18th of April at National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham The full conference line-up has been officially announced for the inaugural...

ESB takes 75% control of So Energy

Irish state-owned electricity provider ESB has acquired a controlling 75% stake in rising energy supplier So Energy. The So Energy brand will be retained and its...

Windel and Canadian Solar eye a further 1.5 GW of UK battery projects

For the second time in less than a year, British renewables developer Windel Energy and integrated module manufacturer Canadian Solar have teamed up to...