UK firms paying highest power prices in Europe

UK business energy prices continue to rise faster and fall slower than other EU member states, according to latest government data. British firms are paying...

Opus Energy targets large corporates with gas product

Opus Energy has launched a new corporate gas product. The company has been supplying gas in the SME sector since 2009 and is now extending...

Energy brokers and TPIs warn early capacity market could add 5% to bills

The government’s move to bring forward the capacity market could add up to 5% to business energy bills according to energy brokers and third...

EU consultancy network launches

German energy consultant ISPEX has launched a European energy consultancy and procurement network that will allow pan-European organisations to access the best local buying...

SSE keeps losing domestic customers but picks up businesses

Markets seemed unconcerned by SSE’s annual results this morning despite the firm battling headwinds in its generation and wholesale gas business. The firm’s share...

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...

Protection for energy intensives ‘will add 7% to third party costs on business energy...

Haven Power, the business energy supply arm of Drax, has warned that firms may not yet realise the costs of government plans to protect...

Dong and SSE go head to head on green business energy tariffs

Dong and SSE have stepped up their pursuit of business customers, announcing green energy deals within hours of each other. SSE, which has scaled-back biomass...

Centrica to cut 3,000 jobs as utilities feel heat

Centrica will cut 3,000 jobs this year with 800 staff already gone as it aims to cut costs. The UK's biggest energy company said it...

Power Efficiency Becomes Ecova, Inc

European energy procurement and carbon reduction consultancy, Power Efficiency Limited announced that it has changed its name to Ecova, Inc. Limited and will operate...

Watchdog to allow suppliers to contact rivals’ small business customers, end contract penalties

The competition watchdog will allow small business energy suppliers to contact rival firms’ customers in a bid to make them switch to cheaper tariffs....

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...