Ofgem

Kiran Stacey

This morning’s clampdown by the UK regulator on the country’s big six utilities was unexpectedly hard-hitting. Read more

Kiran Stacey

And then there was one. After Eon announced on Tuesday that it would increase electricity prices by 9 per cent and gas prices by 3 per cent, that leaves only EDF of the big six who have frozen charges over the winter. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The UK energy secretary has promised to ensure that industrial-scale solar farms do not swallow up too much of the money dedicated to incentivising small-scale renewables projects. Read more

David Blair

The £8m fine imposed on National Grid on Thursday means the UK utility has achieved a dubious distinction.
In 2008, it was the subject of the largest penalty ever exacted by Ofgem, the UK regulator (£41.6m for anti-competitive metering – later reduced to £15m by the Court of Appeal). Today, National Grid added the number two spot, receiving the second-biggest fine in Ofgem’s history. Read more

Kiran Stacey

At a time when the UK business community is pretty united in its outrage about the government’s move to turn the carbon reduction commitment into a tax, Eon UK’s head of energy policy has stepped out of line to say why she thinks the move might carry some benefit. Read more