EU investigates Belgian electricity capacity scheme

The Commission is concerned the measure may discriminate against certain technologies, like renewable capacity, or unfairly limit participation of cross-border capacity

EU investigates €95m Polish aid for LG Chem’s EV battery plant expansion

In 2017, the company decided to invest more than €1bn in the production capacity of EV batteries at its existing plant in the Dolnoślaskie region of Poland

OVO Energy to pay £8.9m for overcharging customers

The supplier has accepted the failings in its IT systems and compliance processes over five years resulted in too many customers receiving inaccurate or incomplete information

Ofgem probes National Grid and ScottishPower over £1.3bn subsea cable

The investigation will review the performance of the two organisations in delivering the cable and will consider whether its late delivery means they breached licence conditions

Ofgem investigates if Utilita overcharged energy prepayment meter customers

The regulator said the opening of the probe does not imply any findings have been made about non-compliance by the supplier

Competition watchdog approves OVO Energy’s £500m SSE deal

The acquisition is expected to be completed in January 2020

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EU investigates Polish public support for district heating upgrades

The Commission has concerns the planned support may not be in line with EU state aid rules as it does not meet the ‘efficient district heating’ criteria set out in the Energy Efficiency Directive

EU approves UK’s Capacity Market scheme

The Commission said it did not find any evidence that the scheme would put demand response operators or any other capacity providers at a disadvantage with respect to their participation in the scheme

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