Former E.ON chief to join SSE board

Tony Cocker served as the CEO of E.ON since September 2011 until last year

Energy Innovation Centre appoints former E.ON chief as chairman

He retired from the Big Six company last year after heading it since September 2011

Energy bills to increase for E.ON customers

Big Six supplier E.ON has made changes to the structure of its tariffs which it said will increase bills by £22 a year on average. The changes for existing customers on the standard variable tariff will come into effect on 19th April 2018. The increase in bills is due to the removal of discounts – […]

ScottishPower appoints Keith Anderson as CEO

Keith Anderson has been appointed as the new chief executive of ScottishPower. He was the Chief Corporate Officer of the Big Six firm and also headed the renewable arm of the company. Lindsay McQuade, previously Director of Policy & Innovation, will now oversee ScottishPower Renewables’ operational portfolio of more than 40 wind farm sites that […]

Record number of UK households with small and medium energy suppliers

More than one in five households are now being supplied by small and medium sized energy firms. That has moved the Big Six suppliers’ combined market share to a record low of 79% for electricity and 78% for gas – down from 84% for both gas and electricity at the end of 2016. Ofgem’s latest […]

Competition watchdog investigates SSE-npower merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the proposed merger of SSE Retail and npower. It will assess whether the new company, which would serve around 11.5 million domestic customers, could significantly reduce competition. The deal could possibly see the Big Six turn into a Big Five. The competition watchdog said: […]

UK Government launches bill to cap energy prices

New legislation to cap energy prices and help consumers save money is being introduced to Parliament today. The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) will allow Ofgem to cap energy tariffs until 2020, protecting 11 million households across the UK, who are currently on a standard variable or other default tariffs. The cap, which could […]

ScottishPower loses 200k customers

Big Six utility ScottishPower has reported losing about 200,000 customers in the last year. The energy firm said the number of accounts it held fell from 5.3 million to 5.1 million as it faced tougher competition and increased pressure from new entrants to the market. The reduction contributed to its retail supply division’s earnings falling […]

MPs call for urgent need for energy price cap

The “broken” energy market in Britain must be fixed by introducing a price cap before next winter. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is urging the government to implement the cap as soon as possible to protect loyal customers from being ripped off by suppliers. MPs said the Big Six energy companies have […]

SSE loses 40,000 customers and continues npower talks

Big Six energy supplier SSE lost 40,000 customers over the past three months as households continued to switch away from larger providers to smaller rivals offering cheaper tariffs. The group suggested the energy market was facing “complex challenges” after its numbers of customers in the UK and Ireland dropped from 7.72 million to 7.68 million over […]