EU investigates €108m Hungarian state aid for Samsung battery plant

Samsung SDI is investing €1.2bn to expand the production capacity of lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric vehicles in its existing plant located in Göd

Power cut: National Grid blames lightning strike as Ofgem launches investigation

The incident on 9th August left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark and affected road and rail networks and some hospital services

Power cut: Government sets out scope of investigation

The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee will review the actions of National Grid and establish what happened to cause the outage and whether correct procedures were followed

National Grid: Britain has one of the world’s most reliable energy networks

Group CEO John Pettigrew has denied claims he was on holiday at the time of the incident and said the ‘UK is not Argentina’ after comparisons with the country, which experienced a massive blackout earlier this year

EU investigates Lithuania’s support for state-owned energy firm Lietuvos Energija

It will examine if it was neccessary for the Lithuanian Power Plant to provide strategic reserve services in exchange for payments between 2013 to 2018

Ofgem considers closing investigation into power exchange firm EPEX

The company has committed to implementing steps that will avoid distorting competition

EU approves €5bn Polish energy scheme, probes surcharge reductions

It will support combined heat and power installations connected to the district heating networks in Poland

EU concerned E.ON’s buyout of innogy could increase prices for consumers

It has launched an in-depth investigation into the deal

Government faces fresh legal action over Capacity Market scheme

Tempus Energy argues the government has a legal duty to halt the scheme following its suspension by the EU Court

CMA investigates RWE’s proposed buyout of 16.67% stake in E.ON

As part of the deal, RWE is selling its 76.8% stake in innogy to E.ON