DNO profits ‘could drive household bills up £20’

Electricity network companies’ high profits could add £20 to household energy bills this year. That’s according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), which says in the first year of the current price control mechanism, the six distribution network operators (DNOs) earned an average profit margin of 30.4%. If this level of profit margins […]

SSEN outlines principles for DSO transition

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has published how it will transition from a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to a Distribution System Operator (DSO). The company has also launched a consultation regarding the move, intended to gather opinions on the best path of action and identify barriers to be overcome. It aims to remove such […]

Power distribution operators’ allowances cut by £200m

Ofgem has confirmed the allowances of some of Britain’s electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) will be reduced by around £200 million. It follows a review of performance in the previous price control – 2010-2015 – which assessed how much DNOs had spent and what they had delivered. The regulator said some DNOs did not need […]