Innovations to help vulnerable energy customers are at risk of sliding down supplier agendas as a result of the sheer pace of change elsewhere, a new report has warned.
Centrica has made a raft of proposals to both government and Ofgem in a bid to “level the playing field” in the energy market.
Citing significant developments in the fields of decentralised generators, smart meters and big data, Ofgem has launched a consultation which could bring about the end of the conventional ‘supplier hub’ model in the UK.
British Gas has partnered with Landis+Gyr to install the very first SMETS2-certified smart meter, heralding a new era for smart, domestic energy.
The controversial roll-out of smart meters for consumers has the potential to be the “next universal credit” if it is poorly managed, Labour MP Caroline Flint has warned.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could be about to relax its SMETS1 smart meter cut-off point for energy suppliers.
The government’s £11 billion roll-out of smart meters must be judged by the long-term benefits it offers consumers, energy minister Jesse Norman has insisted.