Water market switching continues steadily

Switching in the non-household retail water market has continued at a steady rate this quarter, with 30,649 switches being made in the last three months. That’s according to a new nine-month update report from Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL), which manages the new market in England. The statistics show this brings the number of switches […]

Brazil ‘to deregulate power sector’

The Brazilian Government is reportedly planning to deregulate the country’s power industry. Media reports suggest President Michel Temer’s administration aims to reverse a framework which imposed heavy losses on the sector when it was originally introduced in 2012. The initiative aimed to force down electricity prices in exchange for the early renewal of operating licenses. […]

How will the water market deregulation affect you?

  ELN speaks to the head of Water Plus following the official opening of the retail water market in England. More than 1.2 million eligible businesses, public sector organisations and charities can now choose who they pay for their retail water and wastewater services. Sue Amies-King told ELN the savings on water bills won’t be […]

Too much water regulation could be barrier to entry

Too much regulation in the retail water market could act as a barrier to entry when it opens. That’s according to Tony McHardy, Corporate Director of Water Plus, who spoke to ELN at the Energy Live Consultancy Conference (ELCC) in Manchester last week. However, when asked whether he thought the market was ready to open, he said: “I […]

Water deregulation to cause influx of new players

The opening of the water market on the 1st of April will see the sector boosted by an influx of new players. That’s according to Dan Mason, Principal at Ofwat, who spoke to ELN at our Energy Live Consultancy Conference in Manchester last week. He said Ofwat has already granted 49 new operator licences to more than 25 retailers and suggested […]

The deregulation of the English water market

In April 2017 there will be significant changes to the English water market, as the current market will be deregulated, subsequently opening the market up to other suppliers. These changes will give businesses the opportunity to choose who supplies their water and wastewater services, just as they do with other utilities, such as gas and […]

Water deregulation in England – an aid to navigation

The water market in England is deregulating, giving business the chance to tap into savings and other opportunities. Here’s how it will affect your organisation. In April 2017, water industry deregulation will start in England, giving businesses, charities and public sector organisations the ability to shop around and switch retail service provider. Until now, only […]

Indian coal sector needs ‘urgent’ deregulation

An industry-led organisation in India has called for “urgent” deregulation of the coal sector to allow private firms to sell the coal they mine in a bid to make the sector more competitive. Over the past years, mineral resources – especially coal – have been allocated based on screening process to multiple public and private […]

Confessions of an Energy Manager – Paul Fitzgerald of Heinz

Paul talks about the uncertainty surrounding the third phase of the EU ETS.