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...

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...

8GW of onshore wind and solar ‘eligible for upcoming CfD round’, say analysts

Respected energy soothsayers Cornwall Insight reckon that fattening pipelines of imminently delivered onshore wind and newly commissioned solar farms stand to add 8GW of...

Generators fined £6 million for faulty supply stats

Ofgem has fined two related power companies a combined £6 million for submitting inaccurate data on energy supply, thereby breaching rules on manipulating wholesale...

EDF’s 12% hike leads suppliers’ response to Ofgem lifting price cap

EDF has leapt first at the starting gun fired for energy retailers two weeks ago, when Ofgem lifted its cap on regulated home tariffs.. The...

Worth the wait? Government’s hydrogen strategy underwhelms industry

‘Twin-tracking’ expansion of hydrogen’s varieties sourced with and without methane can lift Britain’s generation capacity to 5GW by 2030, create 9,000 jobs, and lay...

Ofgem gets CMA’s provisional backing on RIIO-2 cap

The Competitions and Markets Authority has issued an initial ruling broadly supporting Ofgem’s bid to peg suppliers’ profits back to their tightest levels ever...

O’Kelly takes the helm at British Gas Energy

Catherine O’Kelly has been announced as the incoming new managing director of British Gas Energy.  Returning from maternity leave, she will take up the...

Transforming the energy investment market

Dare, a London based energy tech company using the power of data, analytics and trading expertise to support the energy transition, has been launched...

Reservoir filling, not earthquakes, knocked 30% off our output, China’s biggest hydro ops tell...

The state-owned operator of two colossal Chinese hydro plants affected by 30% drops in generation over the April-to-June quarter has told The Energyst that...

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...

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...

National Grid-ESO to be replaced by ‘more independent’ operator of Britain’s grid

Critics of the National Grid’s ambivalent ‘running with the fox, while hunting with the hounds’ status were vindicated today, as Beis ministers floated their...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Another massive earthquake slashes 30% off power from China’s No.2 and No.3...

A reported 30% plummet in electricity output at two sister dams to China’s Three Gorges complex– at 22.6GW, the world’s biggest power plant of...

Football’s over-coming ohms:  Western Power peaks for Denmark game 

Engineers’ chatter about power peaks at half time during big televised sports events consists of irresistible fact, as much as cherished fiction.  Better still,...

Activists claim growing council & NGO support for Local Supply right

Campaigners seeking to free Britain’s local co-ops to sell low-carbon electricity direct to their communities today vowed to keep up the fight, citing numbers...

Parliament calls for major energy rules shake up

MPs from all parties have debated new rules to enable clean community energy generation and called upon the government to enact a ‘Right to...

The good, the bad and Orbit: Citizens Advice ranks 35 power suppliers to UK...

A “huge chasm” may be opening in customer service levels between the best and worst of electricity retailers to Britain’s homes, Citizens Advice’s latest...

Norway and Britain to swap clean electricity tomorrow over world’s longest subsea cable

Northumbria’s monks, beware; charged up Norsemen will tomorrow (Wed 23rd) tentatively unleash their hoard of clean volts on your Geordie shore. Long contracts, not longships,...

Britain’s interconnector links are ‘Europe’s most expensive’, say consultants

Porting utility volumes of power to or from the UK incurs fees which now stand as the highest in Europe, according to consultants  EnAppSys. The...