Tariff

  • Regulation and policy

    Electricity transmission charging reform – overtaken by changing priorities?

    Charging for the transmission network is never out of the development process for long. From major reviews, such as that initiated under Project Transmit in 2010, to significant reforms such as removing the triad benefit from distributed generation in 2018, and a host of smaller developments, change seems the only...

  • Regulation and policy

    A look back at 2020 part 3

    As we take our first steps into 2021, we continue to look back at the biggest developments in the UK energy markets in 2020, setting us up for the significant year ahead. The mergers and exits from the supply market that were seen in 2019 continued into 2020 and led...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Missile strikes and price spikes risk higher bills for UK customers

    The past week has seen a period of renewed volatility in the energy market, notably in the oil price, given developments in the Middle East. With the missile strike by US forces on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on 3rd January being followed by a retaliatory strike by Iran...

  • Home supply and services

    Not mushroom for competitive prices: Switching behaviours in the SEM

    The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) published its August 2019 Customer Switching Report for the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets on 24 September. In this edition of the blog, we compare monthly switching trends with CRU’s quarterly Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Report to explore whether fluctuations in...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Five things we learnt from Energy Spectrum | 672

    Our Energy Perspective this week considers how an increasingly competitive market is bringing forward new opportunities and new risks for generators, suppliers and consumers alike, as each tries to secure the best value. This was a landmark week for UK climate policy, with Parliament passing the government’s 2050 net zero legislation, Climate Change...

  • Regulation and policy

    Market Wide Half-Hourly Settlement: Half-way home or just the first steps on the journey to a smart, flexible, energy system?

    Ofgem’s electricity settlement reform programme—the Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Significant Code Review (SCR)—is around the half-way point towards introducing arrangements that ensure the benefits of smart meters can be delivered to enable “a smart, flexible, energy system”. The ambition is for smart meter data to be used within the electricity settlements system to...

  • Home supply and services

    BBC Radio 4 Interview: Energy tariff differences across Scotland

    Robert Buckley, our Head of Retail and Development, headed over to BBC Radio 4’s studios in London to talk about our latest research, that highlights the energy price divide between the north and south of Scotland. The research showed a stark difference to what customers are paying for their energy...

  • Home supply and services

    Market leading tariffs – some disassembly required!

    With the announcement from E.ON UK that its dual fuel and paperless billing discounts would be removed effective 1 March, it seems an appropriate time to consider whether the nominal discounts for dual fuel customers have any role to play in a market where small suppliers are offering cut-price deals...