Total has become a major power supplier in France and Belgium with the acquisition of Direct Energie, for which it paid €1.4 billion.
Ofgem has told small supplier Iresa that it is banned from taking on new customers, increasing existing customers’ direct debits, and asking them for one-off-payments, for up to three months until it resolves customer service issues.
Utilita has acquired 16,000 prepayment customers from small supplier Toto Energy.
Flowgroup is selling its energy supply business Flow Energy to Co-operative Energy for £9.25 million, saying planned price caps would make it less likely customers would switch supplier.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is to work with software company Open Utility to learn from and participate in its smart grid platform.
BSR has signed a deal with Mongoose Energy to manage a 50MW portfolio of solar parks, the companies have announced.
The five-year agreement covers 14 community-owned solar parks.
Reducing demand and maximising flexibility are the keys to a resilient energy system, according to new work by UKERC. Janet Wood spoke to Jim Watson about the report’s futures and managing the transition
The UK is missing some ‘easy wins’ on lowering carbon emissions
A support network – and money – will help cross the ‘valley of death’
The UK is failing new technology developers that have passed the “proof of concept” phase and are ready to move to making prototypes.
With five years’ experience, Ofgem is tightening up its competitive regime for offshore wind farm connections