Robotic process automation ‘could change the face of utility management’

That’s the suggestion from Catalyst Commercial Services – we spoke to Chief Executive Officer Chris Hurcombe and Chief Commercial Officer Scott Pickavance to find out about its new EaaSi offering…

Climate threats top chart of global concerns for 2020

The World Economic Forum says politicians must work to avoid economic and political polarisation and instead encourage collective efforts to tackle environmental issues

Data Communications Company unveils five-year smart meter plan

The organisation aims to enable faster switching, boost innovation and help the UK become more sustainable

Ofgem sets out medium-term objectives amid changing energy sector

The regulator notes its main priority is to continue to ‘protect the interests of existing and future consumers’

In pictures: The Energy Solutions Show

Various technologies were showcased, from energy storage to electric vehicles, procurement to sustainability, renewable energy and flexibility to much more

The Crude Oil Outlook for 2019

Throughout 2018, many market analysts found the price of oil difficult to predict, with economic and political events confounding market expectations and leading to inaccurate predictions

Automation and AI
Energy sector ‘is underestimating the value of AI and automation’

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute suggests intelligent automation in the sector could save up to $813 billion over the next three years

Business deal
The Monarch Partnership buys EIC and T-Mac Technologies

The transaction will create a major utility consultancy, which will employ 250 people and boast combined revenues of £20 million

Taxes
Are council-owned energy firms burning a hole in the taxpayer’s pocket?

A new investigation by The Times suggests many council-owned suppliers regularly lose taxpayer money

Coal plant
UK coal generation at end of 2018 down 40% on previous year

That’s according to a new set of statistics published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy