Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – Unlikely Bedfellows, Big Oil Meets Solar Power

I actively avoid reimagining working life as a romance novel, but if I was in the habit, I’d probably frame our December 2017 announcement as one of those classic “unlikely couple make it work against odds, to the shock and confusion of the whole town…”

CCL rates will increase from April 2019

Businesses are reminded the rates for Climate Change Levy (CCL) will increase from April 2019.

‘Businesses will shoulder the cost of energy efficiency schemes – but brokers can help mitigate these impacts’

James Rant, Business Development Manager at Utility Team, told us more

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – Solar and Storage – So Close We Can Almost Taste It

The CEO of Lightsource says while solar and storage won’t be a good fit for every single site, it is a viable solution for some businesses

Guest Blog: Julie Plunkett – Excess Capacity Charge

Important announcement for all companies with half hour and half hourly settled meters As of the 1st of April, 2018, if you exceed your available capacity that is set with the DNO you will face penalties. Historically, companies would be charged for their agreed capacity cost for excess capacity used -however this will change with […]

Guest Blog: Scott Birley – The changing role of energy consultants

Since the advent of carbon taxes and levies, energy consultants have evolved from being aggressive telemarketing operations, (not much different from telecoms), to being providers of highly specialised professional advisory services. Due to the impact energy production and consumption has on our environment, it is not simply enough for commercial consumers to tender and procure […]

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – UK Solar Market – Light at the End of the Sleeve?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips at the moment (everyone in solar circles, anyway) – are we finally reaching the point where solar can be developed to be competitive with the grid, providing an unsubsidised renewable power supply for corporate customers? Can additional renewables compete with the secondary market of subsidised assets? Well, it might […]

Guest Blog: Christopher Trigg – Excess Capacity Charge Changes

As we approach the end of summer many of us are starting to think about our energy bills across the colder months. And its not just the inclement weather that will impact our bills. DCP161 is a new measure introduced by Ofgem from 1st April 2018 to ensure that half-hourly (HH) supplies that exceed their […]

Guest Blog: Scott Birley – Nuclear Power – is it renewable energy?

Everyone has their own requirements and thoughts on why they want, or need, to embrace a renewable or sustainable future (however defined!). This can be driven by their supplier chain requirements, ESOS compliance, or just a desire to have a lesser carbon footprint, among other things. Only this morning, I was asked to provide renewable-only […]

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – The Building Blocks of a Successful PPA

Everyone’s pretty au fait with the general shape of a PPA – renewable developer meets end user, and both live happily ever after with a mutually beneficial purchase agreement – but for many people the rest of the details are a little hazy. There’s a lot more to a PPA than just settling on a […]