Total buys 74% stake in Direct Energie in €1.4bn deal

It aims to have more than six million French customers and one million Belgian customers by 2022

EDF Energy has raised its electricity prices by 2.7%

The price hike is expected to affect 1.3 million of its customers, leaving 59% unaffected by the changes

US manufacturing generated up to 13% power onsite

In 2016, the entire sector produced 110 million MWh of electricity, driven in part by tax incentives and state initiatives

Making your own power…what’s the recipe?

Whether your business buys its power from the grid or has its own gas or oil-fired CHP system, the price you actually pay for heat and electricity will depend upon various matters outside of your control… the vagaries of fuel prices, the method of generation, the state and capacity of your local network, as well […]

New handbook for householders on energy and water

Eight utility firms have joined forces to produce the handbook, with support from UK Power Networks

Landlords face up to £30k fine for lack of electrical safety

Landlords could face tough penalties of up to £30,000 for failing to reduce the risk of electric shocks or fires caused by electrical faults for private tenants. The UK Government is proposing five yearly mandatory electrical installation safety checks for all private rented properties and safety certificated for tenants to prove checks and repair work […]

Energy firm granted license to own networks

An independent meter asset management company in the UK has been awarded an Independent Gas Transporter (IGT) and Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) license. This means the Energy Assets group will be able to own, adopt and operate its own gas and electricity networks. The company has also launched Energy Assets Pipelines and Energy Assets […]

Moroccan plastic firm bags solar savings

A plastic bag producer in Morocco says it expects to slash its annual electricity bill by 12% as a result of installing solar panels on the roof of its factory. Multisac, which primarily produces woven polypropylene bags for the agriculture industry, hopes the renewable technology will produce around 689MWh of clean power each year, reducing […]

Egypt to bolster grid by 20GW before 2020

Egypt plans to add 20GW of electrical generation capacity to its grid in the next two years. Media reports from national news suggest the total capacity of conventional power plants in the country now totals 37.9GW, in addition to 890MW of renewable energy. By 2020, the plan is expected to add 20.1GW to the country’s […]

Offshore power hub ‘could power 80m homes’

  A planned wind energy hub on an artificial island in the North Sea could supply clean electricity to as many as 80 million homes. TenneT’s North Sea Wind Power Hub, which is set to open in 2027, will be able to support surrounding wind turbines with a total capacity of 100GW and transmit this […]