David Porter reveals what happened when electricity was privatised

ELN speaks to David Porter ex-CEO of the Association of Electricity Producers, as he reveals what went on when the UK electricity sector was privatised. Watch our interview where he discusses the memoirs in his new book.

EXCLUSIVE: David Porter shares energy secrets of new book

“I’m partly to blame,” admits the former chief executive of Association of Electricity Producers, for some of the UK’s energy woes and the public’s poor opinion of suppliers. David Porter shares his thoughts on the privatisation of energy, political meddling with price freezes and the CMA’s new competition review in this exclusive interview with ELN, as he […]

“I’m partly to blame for energy mess” – David Porter confesses all in new book

The former boss of an energy trade body has admitted he is “partly to blame” for the mistrust of energy suppliers. In an interview with ELN David Porter, one-time chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers suggested he should have told politicians more strongly to keep their nose out of the industry. However he said responsibility also lies […]

EXCLUSIVE: David Porter’s book blasts politicians for high energy prices

Politicians’ tinkering in the energy market “has led to the current shortage of generating capacity which we’ve got to face for a few years”. So says the man who was at the birth of the energy market as we know today with its deregulation at the end of the Eighties. David Porter was at the helm of the industry […]

Ofgem asks trade group to check on suppliers’ bill accuracy

The regulator of the UK’s energy market has asked trade body Energy UK to check up on the accuracy of the Big Six suppliers’ bills. Ofgem this week wrote to David Porter, the acting chief executive of Energy UK which operates a Code of Practice for Accurate Bills. In the open letter seen by ELN, […]

DECC scraps business red tape

DECC has scrapped 86 rules and slimmed down 48 others to make life easier for businesses. Part of the Government’s ‘red tape challenge’ which was launched in 2011, it is said the changes could save businesses around £400 million over the next 20 years alongside other reforms to the energy market. This includes simplifications to […]

Energy Bill response: Investment is “huge” challenge

Finding the investment to support the Energy Bill’s ambitious plans is going to be a “huge” challenge according to Energy UK, the newly formed body which represents energy firms including the Big Six suppliers. This view could be cause for concern, especially as a large portion of the cost to update the electricity market is […]

Banking chief to take helm at Energy UK

The current chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) is taking over the reins at Energy UK, the new trade association for the energy sector. Angela Knight will take up the post from acting CEO David Porter in the summer. Energy UK was formed in April to represent some 70 companies in the sector, […]

New energy trade body kicks off

A new trade body Energy UK launches today, meant to provide a “strong voice” for the gas and electricity sector. It is formed after a merger of the Association of Electricity Producers (AEP), the Energy Retail Association (ERA) and the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy (UKBCSE). The group now represents around 70 organisations, including […]

New voice for energy sector

The UK will get a new body representing the views of the energy generators from April. Energy UK will represent the voice of suppliers big and small and is designed to give a uniform message that is clearer to consumers. Energy UK will be made up by the merger of the Association of Electricity Producers, […]