Energy Institute: Government should incentivise flexibility

An overwhelming majority of Energy Institute members say government should incentivise flexibility, either through markets or other forms of support. Polled for the Institute’s annual...

Shell to pay £390k for price cap breaches

Shell Energy will pay a £390,000 penalty for overcharging domestic energy customers. Regulator Ofgem said the company, then trading as First Utility, which the fossil...

SSE to close Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station

SSE is set to shut down Fiddler's Ferry by 31 March, taking 1.5GW off the system. The company has been mulling the decision for several...

Industry reacts to net zero

The government is set to accept and legislate the Committee on Climate Change's recommendation for a 2050 net zero emissions target. Theresa May said she...

Brown power can receive smart export guarantees

Government has lowered the threshold at which suppliers have to offer customers with small-scale generation export payments. Meanwhile, it says brown power can receive...

Climate change chief: Support net zero or lose young voters

Failure to back recommendations to decarbonise the UK economy will cost political parties at the next election, the chief executive of the Committee on...

Government plans T-3 capacity auction, renewables in play

Government plans to run a capacity market (CM) auction for delivery in 2022/23 early next year. It intends to allow renewables to bid for...

Drums beat louder for 2023 smart meter extension

Government should accept that 2020 is not a realistic timetable to complete the UK-wide rollout of smart meters and push it back to 2023,...

Ofgem fines E Gas and Electricity, Economy Energy and Dyball Associates £870k

Ofgem has found E Gas and Electricity, Economy Energy and Dyball Associates breached competition law and fined them £870k. The regulator said they had an...

15 minute settlement: Ofgem calls for data to head off €500M change

Ofgem is seeking fast feedback from power industry participants on how much it would cost to  change their systems to accommodate an imbalance settlement period...

Solarplicity ordered to pay Feed-in Tariff generators 

Small energy supplier Solarplicity has been told by Ofgem it must pay money owed to Feed-in Tariff generators by 16 May. The company was banned...

Aurora: Ofgem’s TCR will favour gas, hamstring renewables, increase carbon

Ofgem’s targeted charging review (TCR) could significantly slow the build out of unsubsidised renewables and lead to a ramp up of new gas fired...

Supplier URE has three months to pay £200k RO bill

Small energy supplier URE has been given three months to pay its outstanding Renewables Obligation payment or risk losing its licence. Ofgem has issued a...

Ofgem takes aim at “opaque” small business energy market – and bad brokers

Ofgem has launched a review of the microbusiness market. It believes small firms are ill-served by the current set up, with many paying over...

Committee on Climate Change recommends net zero by 2050

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised government to set a more stringent decarbonisation target. Its latest report urges a net zero greenhouse...
Claire Perry: Pressure welcome

Perry responds to Extinction Rebellion

Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has responded to ongoing climate protests by the Extinction Rebellion group. Perry said she accepts that urgent action...

Ofgem outlines Capacity Market changes

Ofgem aims to lighten the admin burden for power providers as part of its five-year review of the Capacity Market. It said the complexity...

Energy: How incoming change will impact your strategy

Energy policy and regulation – what you need to know and how incoming change will shape your business strategy and bottom line The continued rate...

Ofgem outlines new supplier rules to prevent another house of cards

Ofgem has published its proposals to stop businesses with poor credentials and finances entering the energy retail market. The regulator is acting after a spate...

What’s stopping industry investing in energy efficiency, asks government

Government wants large industrials to outline the barriers to investing in energy efficiency. It also seeks information on what has worked when resources have...