Aborted billing system upgrade hits SSE retail profits

SSE retail profits took a hit from its decision not to plough on with a billing system upgrade. For the year ending 31 March, the firm...

SSE merger: Npower says business customers will not feel billing pain

Npower has reassured its business customers that they will not experience billing problems as a result of the proposed merger of its retail operations...

SSE to build new 840MW gas power station

SSE is to build a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station in North Lincolnshire. The company says it will bid for a capacity...

Gazprom invites energy and procurement managers to Energise event

In this sponsored post, Gazprom invites energy and procurement managers to an event in Manchester to learn from industry experts, network with peers and...

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...

Kwarteng’s eased planning rules can “lower bills for all”, says Octopus’s Jackson

The founder of the UK’s biggest all-renewable energy retailer warmly welcomed chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s promise this morning to ease planning requirements on onshore wind...
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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...