ENGIE takes over Swiss energy solutions provider tiko

Its platform allows customers to group all their electrical devices in a virtual power plant and help manage fluctuations on the grid

EU’s 2020 energy efficiency target gap ‘continues to widen’

Latest figures reveal energy consumption in the EU continued to increase for the third consecutive year

OVO Energy investigated over customer consumption information

Ofgem has launched an investigation into the information on gas and electricity usage given to customers by OVO Energy. That includes estimates on how much energy they used during winter 2016/17 and the accuracy of the annual consumption figures given to customers in their annual statements. The regulator will examine whether OVO Energy breached licence […]

E.ON unveils new smart meter mobile app

E.ON has unveiled a new smart meter management mobile app. The ‘E.ON See’ tool is being offered to some smart meter customers instead of a physical display and aims to allow them to accurately check data usage whenever and wherever they are. The energy firm says its near real time information on daily, weekly and […]

US invests $60m in innovative energy tech

The US Department of Energy has announced up to $60 million (£42m) in funding for the development of innovative energy technologies. The first programme aims to develop new technologies that decrease energy usage of future vehicles through the use of connectivity and automation. It seeks transformative technological solutions that will enable at least a 20% […]

Siemens offers ‘Smart Pay As You Go’ energy service

Engineering giant Siemens is offering a new ‘Smart Pay As You Go’ (PAYG) solution in a bid to provide more flexible options to energy customers. It will help consumers top up their smart electricity and gas meter when they want and virtually anywhere they want using either the web, an app, text message or via […]

BP forecasts slower growth in global energy demand

Global demand for energy continues to grow but at a slower pace over the next two decades, a new report predicts. According to BP’s Energy Outlook, energy usage globally is expected to rise by 41% from 2012 to 2035 compared to 55% over the last 23 years. At least 95% of that increase is expected […]

Using less energy is a ‘great insurance policy’

Cutting down on energy consumption is a “great insurance policy” for businesses, according to Stuart Thorogood (pictured), Managing Director of Schneider Electric in the UK & Ireland. He said efficiency is a great way to reduce energy use and that businesses need to be aware of how much energy they’re using and the costs involved. […]

UK households’ energy use falls by a quarter

Householders in England and Wales are using less energy compared to 2005, with a 24.7% drop on average. New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed energy consumption decreased from 12.2MWh in 2005 to 19.7MWh in 2011. Within England and Wales, the East Midlands had the highest household energy usage every year between […]

India and China to drive global energy usage

Total energy consumption across the globe could increase by 56% within the next three decades, driven by growth in developing countries such as India and China. The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new report predicts world energy usage could rise from 524 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2010 to 630 quadrillion Btu by 2020 […]