Smart meters box clever through strongest year for data growth

Britain’s national network of smart meters, developed and maintained by the Data Communications Company (DCC), grew by over 6.3 million meters last year, a...

Octopus completes acquisition of Bulb

Extravagantly paid energy tyro Hayden Wood’s “too-big-to-fail” failed supplier Bulb, once the doyen of lying premier Johnson, finally collapsed into the arms of Octopus...

Ofgem tables RIIO-ED2 decisions, draws capex map to 2028 for nets’ upgrades, storage, clean...

Under-fire regulator Ofgem today confirmed RIIO-ED2 investment plans, shaping six DNOs’ capex budgets which will fund upgrades and improvements in 14 local networks up...

Ofgem lifts price cap to £4,279; but government’s EPG shields customers

Energy regulator Ofgem this morning raised to £4,279 the annual price cap for power and gas retailed to households.  The new cap comes into...

Ofgem singles out 17 suppliers over slack customer support

Energy regulator Ofgem today named and shamed 17 retailers for shortcomings and slackness in their handling of customers on the brink of ducking energy...

Energycos seeking public guarantees must have a Net Zero strategy, says Bank of England

Beleaguered energy retailers seeking public financial support to underwrite their hedging of gas and power trades must show Treasury civil servants their detailed plans...

Energy security bill delayed, minister confirms

Britain’s first energy security bill for nearly ten years is undergoing a Whitehall re-think, a government minister has gone on record to confirm. Now in...

Ofgem: Britain faces possible “gas supply emergency” over winter

Gas supplies to keep the UK’s lights on and homes heated face a ‘significant risk’ of running short this winter, the nation’s energy regulator...

Ofgem names and shames providers over help for struggling energy clients

Weak processes to support customers at risk of arrears, an inability to identify them, and lost account data have incurred the wrath of Britain’s...

More solar “clearly in Treasury’s interest”, say lobbyists urging price reforms

Liz Truss’ new steps to curb soaring energy prices mean expanding Britain’s installed base of solar generation makes more sense than ever, trade body...

Bills crisis: Truss starts split of power prices from gas costs, protects oil extractors,...

The first act of Liz Truss’ government opened this morning, with the prime minister announcing her much-trailed package to ease the crisis of rocketing...

Energy ministers silent and absent, as Ofgem raises price cap to £3,549 from October

As widely predicted three months ago, regulator Ofgem today confirmed a 80% rise in the increasingly discredited retail price ‘cap’, with average annual household...

Ofgem director Farnish quits over price cap calculation

Beleaguered energy regulator Ofgem faced further pressure this morning, with news that Christine Farnish, a non-executive director sitting on its supervisory board GEMA, has...

Crisis: Scrapping green levies “saves only £13 a month” says REA, as government consults...

Removing the ‘green levies’ element in gas and electric bills will save average home consumers no more than £153 per year, the Renewable Energy...

Price cap torture “set to worsen”: Cornwall ups forecasts for Q1 next year to...

The excruciating pain already showing itself in Britain’s homes from now quarterly rises in Ofgem’s price cap on home energy, is set to increase,...

Quarterly price caps from Ofgem open door to more frequent tariff changes

The retail price cap supposedly limiting bills for an estimated 24 million domestic customers will be revised quarterly, and no longer every six months,...

“Devastating” Cornwall view:  Price cap “to stay above £3,000 until at least 2024”

Two continuing years of unprecedented consumer misery from fuel bills are predicted in latest research from analysts Cornwall Insight. The respected energy economists this morning...

MPs eviscerate Ofgem’s failed oversight of 29 supplier collapses

Britain’s energy market regulator was for years asleep at the wheel as it allowed under-capitalised new suppliers unsustainably to break the Big Six’s dominance...

Twelve suppliers run direct debits on ‘weak or inadequate’ rules, regulator finds

Ofgem has found failings in how major licenced energy suppliers charge customers via their direct debits.  It has ordered five of the worst -...

Upgrade already needed for Johnson’s April boiler upgrade scheme, installers report

Response continues to run cold to the government’s £450 million drive to upgrade boilers to biomass working in Britain’s homes or install heat pumps,...