Small embedded generators – customers that use their energy assets as standalone investments – have been the major change in the energy sector over the past five years.
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Greg Jackson, chief executive of Octopus Energy, argues that the ‘tease and squeeze’ model does customers a disservice and they need to have the tools to avoid it. That means transparency in tariffs and in switching information
Data management between transmission and distribution network operators is the key to effective and secure functioning of the grid and increasing competition, says Eurelectric chief executive Christian Ruby
The UK has one of the most secure electricity supplies in the world. Customer interruptions – especially for business customers – are extremely infrequent.
The general election has put the brakes on enabling legislation or other measures designed to bring forward electric vehicles, competitively awarded network assets and abstraction reform.
Utilities have to be ready to upgrade their smart meter rollout programmes, say Adrian Cook and Steve Blackwell
Trading specialist OpenLink has launched a cloud-based platform for trading, treasury and risk management. OpenLink said the system was developed with 50 of its largest energy and financial services clients.
Wartsila is to acquire storage company Greensmith Energy Management Systems. Wartsila says the acquisition will “expand its footprint in the energy-storage market and position itself as a leading global energy systems integrator”.
Growth in independent renewable projects has flatlined in the wake of deep and sudden subsidy cuts, according to SmartestEnergy’s fifth annual Energy Entrepreneurs Report.
New energy companies focusing on regulated businesses and distributed generation are less likely to look at mergers and acquisitions to grow their businesses, according to Johannes Teyssen, chief executive of E.On.