• Commercial and market outlook

    Editor’s Pick | NAO on networks: good service, but costs too high

    The National Audit Office (NAO) has concluded that electricity networks have provided a good service, but the costs for consumers have been too high. In a report, published on 30 January, the NAO examined how effectively Ofgem has used price controls. The NAO found that consumers in GB experience fewer power...

  • Home supply and services

    What should be the smart response to the smart meter rollout deadline?

    Suppliers are expected to take all reasonable steps to complete the smart meter rollout to all homes and eligible small businesses by 31 December 2020. With just 25 months remaining the National Audit Office’s (NAO) recent report on the programme has found that the number of meters that will be installed will...

  • Power and gas networks

    Empty spaces: is there a case for new gas storage?

    Overview of this week's Energy Spectrum publication In this week’s Energy Perspective, we explore the implications of recent gas supply incidents and ask the question – do we need more gas storage? Historically, the GB market has lacked the gas storage capacity of its European counterparts. This was brought into sharp...