OVO Energy has launched a suite of “revolutionary” products under its proprietary digital intelligence platform, including what has been called the world’s first widely available domestic vehicle to grid (V2G) charger.
National Grid's electric vehicle lead recently voiced support for moving the 2040 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030, leading trade union GMB to cry foul and accuse the system operator of scheming after bill payers cash. David Pratt breaks down the discussion and asks if GMB's reaction is really justified.
Octopus Energy has taken the plunge and is now offering customers cash in exchange for taking excess electricity off the grid at times of negative pricing in an extension of its ‘transparent’ tracker tariff released last year.
The government has seemingly dropped its targets for the contribution of nuclear to the UK’s energy mix, with secretary of state Greg Clark stating there would be enough power if Hinkley Point C were not completed.
The UK’s largest energy companies need to install around a million smart meters every month between them to meet the 2020 roll-out target, according to analysis by consumer group Which?.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has kickstarted his flagship Energy for Londoners scheme with a series of new initiatives to boost local energy use in the capital.
Network company profits could add as much as £20 to the average energy bill this year, new analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
The government appears set to re-evaluate its smart meter rollout plans after the Smart Meters Bill committee met to discuss the bill last week.
Clean energy utility Good Energy is to install its first battery storage project for long-time partner the Eden Project.
The UK energy sector’s level of engagement with consumers lags significantly behind that of other industries.
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Centrica has made a raft of proposals to both government and Ofgem in a bid to “level the playing field” in the energy market.
Ofgem has thrown out a request by SSE to modify industry rules which would have resulted in generators receive a £120 million rebate funded by consumers.
The failure of players in the energy market to share data is costing the industry as much as £4 billion, legal practice Foot Anstey has said.
Ofgem has taken £200 million from some distribution network operator (DNO) allowances following a new review of price controls.
Delays to the UK's transition to a cleaner power sector and the deployment of new renewable capacity could cost consumers as much as £2.6 billion, a new report has claimed.
London’s deputy mayor for energy and the environment Shirley Rodrigues has defended City Hall’s decision to tender for a supplier to provide for its Energy for Londoners rather than set up its own licensed company, saying the former would see the benefits get to householders quicker.
The UK’s energy network companies have called on Ofgem to put the good of consumers at the heart of its future price control plans, but have warned the regulator not to impose prescriptive measures on their revenues.
UK Power Networks recently unveiled details of its upcoming flexibility services tender, the first of its kind in the UK to be launched on a regional level. Sotiris Georgiopoulos, head of smart grid development at UKPN, explains what has prompted the tender and how it will work for participants.
Pressure is continuing to mount on the UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) after a report from the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) think-tank has claimed their profit margins added £10 billion to consumer bills in a six-year period.
One of the largest rooftop solar installations in the UK is to add a Tesla battery in what is thought to be the first UK project to use a commercial array to charge an energy storage system to avoid grid charges and provide ancillary services.
Clean energy supplier Bulb said it had registered its 100,000th customer earlier this week, claiming an exodus from the ‘Big Six’ had helped it reach that landmark.
Sadiq Khan is to issue a tender for the delivery of an energy supply company in London, suggesting concerns that the London mayor was preparing to row back on a manifesto pledge to create a publicly owned energy company were well-founded.
Ofgem has kicked off its review process to reform residual charging for both demand and generation across transmission and distribution networks with the launch of a significant code review (SCR).
The Energy Networks Association has rebuked British Gas after it blamed spiralling energy network costs on a 12.5% price increase for electricity customers.
British Gas owner Centrica has revealed it aims to release a new suite of online tools for consumers as it makes full use of its decentralised energy and power division.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has signed a five-year deal with DONG Energy to guarantee the energy it buys from the grid will come from renewable energy sources, as it announces plans to increase its own generation capabilities to supply 30% of its energy needs by 2019.
The renewables and decentralised energy generation industries have slammed Ofgem’s decision to cut embedded benefits, warning that it risks damaging next-generation power flexibility.
Commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses are to be offered free energy storage services from Omnio, a new firm set up to address the ‘overlooked’ market of small, distributed energy users.
Tesco has pledged to source all of its global electricity requirements from renewables by 2030 on its path to becoming a zero carbon company by 2050, in an effort to meet the climate change targets set at COP21.