UK businesses invited to monetise existing flexible energy assets

Western Power Distribution is opening up 18 new zones where it aims to procure demand side response services

UK SMEs granted £8.8m to trial innovative smart meter tech

A total of nine competition winners across the hospitality, retail and education sectors will explore new approaches to cut energy costs

UK businesses offered battery storage at no upfront cost

Thrive Renewables and Aura Power are instead seeking a share of revenues in exchange for the installation and operation of the batteries

ELF2018: What should businesses consider when gearing up for EVs?

Phil Hack, Head of Markets at UK Power Networks Services told ELN firms should consider their whole fleet strategy over the long term to avoid “regret costs”

Global businesses increasingly sourcing renewable energy

Private sector companies bought 465TWh of green energy last year – an amount close to the overall power demand of France

UK firms offered PPAs for Vattenfall’s Scottish wind farm

The South Kyle Wind Farm, which was granted planning permission last year, has a grid connection for 165MW

World-leading pact by UK businesses to cut plastic pollution

The signatories are responsible for more than 80% of the plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets

Smaller UK businesses ‘paying twice as much for electricity’

Average electricity prices are around 50% higher for very small businesses than for large or very large consumers. That’s the findings of Ofgem’s new State of the Energy Markets report, which also reveals non-domestic gas prices can be twice as high. It suggests retail markets “typically work well” for larger businesses but small and micro […]

Blackouts ‘could cost UK businesses £2.8m each’

Medium-sized UK businesses without energy resilience strategies are risking an average of £2.8 million each year in damages and lost opportunities. That’s among the findings from Centrica Business Solutions’ new report, which is based on a survey of more than 300 organisations across the UK and Ireland. When questioned, senior decision makers who had not […]

UK consults on streamlined energy and carbon reporting

A reform package aimed at reducing administrative burdens and raising energy efficiency awareness has been published. The streamlined energy and carbon reporting consultation is seeking views on how to replace the reporting element of the Carbon Reduction Commitment, which will be abolished after the 2018/19 compliance year. That includes mandatory annual reporting and disclosure of […]