New app allows customers to report power cuts

People can also take photos of any damage to the power network and send them directly to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Only 9.5% of Yorkshire businesses are using solar panels

This is despite double this proportion of employees saying it would be a good idea

UK energy industry accounted for 2.9% of GDP in 2017

New government statistics show the sector directly employed around 181,000 people last year

Saturday saw energy prepay stations blackout across country

PayPoint terminals stopped working over the weekend, leaving customers of the service without gas and electricity

Europe’s battery storage market charged up by 49% in 2017

This followed a trend of steady growth since 2015 and brought the continent to a total storage capacity of 589MWh

Indian companies obliged to use more renewable energy

Businesses must meet renewable purchase obligations (RPO) targets of 21% by 2022

EU bank invests in Greek electricity distribution network

The project aims to increase renewable energy supply across the country

More than 500k Brits switched electricity suppliers in May

It marks a 13% increase compared to the same month last year

EU energy prices remained stable in 2017 compared to year before

Electricity prices fell by 0.2% and gas prices fell by an average of 0.5%

Energy Assets Group buys utilities infrastructure provider

Future Energy Group is expected to strengthen the company’s existing nationwide multi-utility network design and construction division