Early capacity market costs to hit business energy bills

Energy suppliers will not be allowed to delay payments for the early capacity market auction. That means businesses face higher than anticipated energy bills...

Maintenance KPIs made Easy – Move Towards Sustainability Goals

Advert: There are significant developments in the new version of Priana CMMS, the software solution for maintaining assets and controlling maintenance operations. The enhanced Key Performance Indicators...

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...

Npower posts loss for first half

Npower posted a first half operating loss amid "fierce" competition in the UK energy retail market. The company, echoing Eon's sentiment, said risk of...

Derby City Council launches Ram Energy (powered by Nottingham)

Derby City Council has launched Ram Energy, white-labelling via Nottingham City Council's Robin Hood Energy. The council joins the ranks of local authorities that want...

National Grid: 10 per cent capacity margin over winter, plus ‘sufficient’ gas

Falling demand on the transmission system and the start of the government's insurance policy for power have given National Grid greater headroom over winter. The...

Gardner Denver showcases energy efficiency at EMEX 2017

Sponsored post: Vacuum and pressure manufacturer, Gardner Denver will be showcasing the latest technology to optimise compressed air efficiency at the Energy Management Exhibition...

Centrica: Take energy policy costs off bills, ditch 2020 smart meters deadline

British Gas parent company Centrica has urged government to reform the way energy policy costs are collected amid a raft of proposals it believes...

Energy efficiency done right can pay for itself: Here’s how to convince your CEO

“Mounting pressure to reduce operating costs, coupled with shareholder and customer desire for improved sustainability, has made energy management an increasingly important priority for...

Smart meters: Government launches £8.8m SME smart energy competition

Government has made up to £8.8m available to firms that can help smaller companies make better use of smart meter data in order to...

Vattenfall backs hydrogen to decarbonise heavy industry, eyes supply chain ownership

Vattenfall believes hydrogen created from renewable power could decarbonise heavy industry such as steel and cement production - and the firm wants to own...

Ofgem outlines changes to capacity market rules

Ofgem is consulting on changes to capacity market (CM) rules that will have a material bearing on participation. The regulator asked for proposals last September....

Atlantis boss: think big to make tidal power cheaper than Hinkley C

After years navigating physically and sometimes financially choppy waters, tidal power is on the cusp of commercialisation. Tim Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis Resources, believes...

Welsh government cash ‘not a double subsidy’ says Swansea tidal lagoon developer

An injection of taxpayer cash into the proposed Swansea Tidal Lagoon would not represent a double subsidy, according to Tidal Lagoon Power boss, Mark...

Octopus: Flexibility probably one of the most important energy commodities; transport the next frontier

Flexibility “will probably be one of the most important commodities in the future energy market”, according to Simon Pickett, investment director at Octopus Investments. The...

£10m London boiler scrappage scheme launched for SMEs

SMEs in London are being incentivised to replace older boilers for cleaner, more efficient heating systems under a new £10m scheme launched by Mayor...

Foresight plans share issue ahead of 72MW solar deal

Foresight Solar Fund is eyeing a £30m acquisition of 10 solar PV farms totalling 72MW. The fund said the sites all receive renewables obligation subsidies...

Can the Balancing Mechanism offset FFR price erosion?

Firm Frequency Response (FFR), traditionally one of the highest sources of value for fast responding assets, has seen price declines in recent years. Interviewed for...

Ceres Power to build fuel cell manufacturing plant in Surrey

Ceres Power is to build a fuel cell manufacturing facility in Redhill, Surrey. Manufacturing capacity will initially be 2MW, expandable to 10MW. The firm...

UK Power Networks to trial Faraday Grid’s self balancing technology

UK Power Networks is to trial new technology that aims to create intelligent, self balancing power grids. The distribution network operator has signed a deal...