Ofgem investigates gas network firm Cadent

The regulator is examining if the company failed to keep records of gas pipes – or risers – in some blocks of flats

EU investigates restructuring support for Romanian energy firm

Complexul Energetic (CE) Hunedoara, a state-owned electricity and heat producer, has been in financial difficulty since 2013

Ofgem investigates small energy supplier Iresa

Ofgem has launched an investigation into the customer service processes of small energy supplier Iresa. It will examine if the gas and electricity firm broke rules relating to customer information and contact. That will include whether customers were treated “fairly” during call handling and complaint processes, whether indebted customers were given sufficient notice that Iresa […]

Southern Water being investigated by Ofwat

Ofwat is investigating Southern Water’s performance of its wastewater treatment sites and reporting of compliance information. It will look into whether the water company has breached its statutory duties and licence obligations. Ofwat stated: “We will conclude the investigation as quickly as we can to establish whether or not there has been any contravention and […]

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 […]

GE’s accounting practices under investigation

General Electric (GE) is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its accounting practices. The company said the securities watchdog is looking at the way it valued long term maintenance deals for power plants, jet engines and other industrial equipment. The investigation also focuses on a $15 billion (£10.6bn) charge linked […]

MPs call for investigation into SSE-npower merger

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is calling for an investigation into the proposed merger between Big Six firms SSE and npower. It has written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a probe as it is concerned the merger may lessen competition and affect energy consumers. The merger would reduce […]

EU investigates gas exports restrictions from Romania

The European Commission has launched a formal investigation on gas exports restrictions from Romania. It will look into whether Romania’s gas transmission system operator Transgaz has been hindering gas exports to other EU Member States and if it has abused a dominant market position. The investigation will focus on allegations that Transgaz has devised a […]

EU investigates German plans for power capacity reserve

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess Germany’s plans to set up an electricity capacity reserve. The nation plans to introduce a capacity reserve measure, which would require the German network operator to procure 2GW of capacity that would be held in reserve outside the market. Germany does not expect structural capacity […]

SSE commits to changes after Ofgem power connections probe

Ofgem has accepted legally binding commitments made by SSE to improve concerns around competition in the electricity connections market and closed the investigation it launched last year. The regulator was looking into whether the Big Six supplier put its competitors at a disadvantage in the South of England. Hundreds of thousands of connections are made […]