Switching hour is nigh for speedy supplier swap

SSE and FirstUtility are speeding up the time it takes customers to switch supplier this week. They are leading the charge of energy companies falling in line with proposals from regulator Ofgem to cut the switching period from more than a month to days, by the end of the year. Both Scottish supplier SSE and […]

Opower saves two terawatt hours of energy

Home owners using software by US technology provider Opower have saved more than two terawatt hours of energy. The firm’s behaviour-influencing energy efficiency programme includes an online hub which users can check in to look at home energy reports and SMS text alerts about energy use. Saving two TWhs is the same as taking all […]

Are energy prices going up or down?

All the signals point to uncertainty for household energy prices this winter, according to price comparison site uSwitch.com, following a week when one new supplier cut prices while another pushed them up. This week Ovo Energy dropped its prices for new customers by 4.5% from now on by an average of £60. The move will […]