South West contracts for Hinkley nuclear plant top £1.3bn

The project is expected to provide up to 64% of the value of construction contracts to companies in the UK

EDF Energy announces second price rise this year

The Big Six supplier is increasing its dual fuel tariff by 6%

New tool to help businesses manage energy costs

It informs businesses if their equipment uses more energy than it should

EDF Energy to pay £350k for missing smart meter target

Suppliers are required to set individual targets under the government’s rollout of the technology

Wood Group wins UK nuclear project contract

Wood Group has won a contract to provide technical assistance for a nuclear power project in the UK. It is supporting General Nuclear System (GNS) Limited, a joint venture between EDF Energy and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) as it seeks preliminary regulatory assessment of a reactor proposed for Bradwell in Essex. The Office […]

Nuclear trial sends data through sound

A data-over-sound specialist and an energy firm have secured £100,000 to trial a new technology using audio signals to transmit data through the air. Chirp and EDF Energy say the innovation would allow information to be sent from otherwise inaccessible parts of nuclear power stations and other radio-frequency restricted environments. The companies are trialling the […]

EDF and SSE appeal against Ofgem’s decision on transmission charges

EDF and SSE have appealed against Ofgem’s decision to reject a code modification on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system in 2015/16. The energy firms said electricity generators were overcharged for using the national transmission system that period and allege it is “unlawful”. Generators’ network charges in 2015/16 exceeded the €2.50 (£2.23)/MWh cap […]

EDF Energy profits dip amid lower nuclear prices

EDF Energy has seen a fall in profits in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year. It dipped to €627 million (£561m) before interest and tax – a 34.4% fall – mainly due to the “significant impact of lower nuclear prices”. The drop in energy usage from householders following […]

EDF Energy boss to step down after Hinkley win

The head of EDF Energy is to step down from his role later this year. Vincent de Rivaz, the longest serving Big Six boss, helped secure Hinkley Point C – Britain’s first new nuclear power station in a generation. He will be replaced by Simone Rossi, who currently leads the company’s international division, on 1st […]

EDF Energy announces second price rise this year

Big Six supplier EDF Energy is increasing its electricity prices for the second time this year. Its standard variable electricity tariff will rise by 9% – adding £49 to the bill – and its gas tariff will increase by 5.5%, adding £29. Dual fuel customers will see their prices rise by 7.2%, paying an extra […]