Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – Unlikely Bedfellows, Big Oil Meets Solar Power

I actively avoid reimagining working life as a romance novel, but if I was in the habit, I’d probably frame our December 2017 announcement as one of those classic “unlikely couple make it work against odds, to the shock and confusion of the whole town…”

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – Solar and Storage – So Close We Can Almost Taste It

The CEO of Lightsource says while solar and storage won’t be a good fit for every single site, it is a viable solution for some businesses

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – UK Solar Market – Light at the End of the Sleeve?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips at the moment (everyone in solar circles, anyway) – are we finally reaching the point where solar can be developed to be competitive with the grid, providing an unsubsidised renewable power supply for corporate customers? Can additional renewables compete with the secondary market of subsidised assets? Well, it might […]

Guest Blog: Jon Davies – Horses for EV courses, the future is coming!

Last week I had the opportunity to spend the day with ELN and a number of large UK corporate businesses at the inaugural Energy Live Future event. It was hugely refreshing to see significant users of energy engaging in debate around upcoming technologies and thinking through the impact they could have on their business. Having […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – does ownership of generation matter?

I’m old enough (only just) to remember some of the pros and cons of public ownership of key infrastructure in this country and am amazed it’s still on the political agenda for the election this time around. Clearly there’s much controversy, not only around the degree of foreign ownership of our utilities and the risks […]

Guest Blog: Jon Davies – here we go again!

Once again the world of energy retailing finds itself  the centre of attention in another political maelstrom. One thing we can be sure of is that it won’t be the last time and once again an issue that is worthy of attention is misrepresented for political gain rather than debated in a constructive and non-partisan […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Reasons to be cheerful

I considered calling this “The end of the world is nigh” but another sip of Spitfire Ale persuaded me otherwise… Leaving aside what’s going on in North Korea, this has been an interesting week which is surely one of those key moments when it’s good to reflect on exactly where we are (from an energy […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – How does your new energy financial year look?

As many enter a new financial year it’s surely a good time to carry out a health check on your organisation’s energy position. There’s a lot of uncertainty around, as far as future markets are concerned, whether it be currency, interest rates or the fundamentals of the energy market. But that shouldn’t stop you taking […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Why are we waiting?

Is it just me finding the energy scene fairly quiet at the moment? I don’t think so. All the necessary and routine things appear to be happening – energy contracts are still being raised and bills being checked. But everything else is sooo slooow. I guess we’re in a bit of a lull between one […]

Guest Blog: DCP 228 – Turning regulatory change into a smart advantage

Distribution Change Proposal 228 (DCP228), which was approved by Ofgem last September, will affect charges for electricity distribution. Here, Dylan Crompton, Head of Major Accounts at British Gas Business, explains how that will impact customers when changes take effect from April 2018. The background Since 2010, the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) have recovered costs for […]