£54 cut in energy bills for ScottishPower customers

ScottishPower has confirmed plans to cut its gas and electricity prices for domestic customers by 3.3% this year. The reduction means around 2.2 million householders paying by monthly direct debit will see their dual fuel bill drop to £1,199 per year, which will come into effect on 31st January. The energy supplier will cut £42 […]

Ovo Energy: Big Six are best filibusters in the business

The Big Six energy companies are the “best filibusters in the business”, the Managing Director of Ovo Energy said. Stephen Fitzpatrick (pictured, right) made the accusation when the big UK energy players and small suppliers – Ovo Energy and Co-operative Energy – appeared before a panel of MPs yesterday. They were grilled by the Energy […]

ScottishPower raises winter energy bills by 8.6%

ScottishPower has announced it’s raising energy prices by an average of 9% for electricity and 8.5% for gas. The supplier said a typical dual fuel bill would go up by 8.6% or £113 starting from 6th December. It is the fourth of the Big Six suppliers to reveal price hikes over the winter after earlier […]

ScottishPower confirms price rise this winter

ScottishPower will be announcing a rise in its electricity and gas prices “at some point this year”, the CEO of its energy retail and generation said today. Neil Clitheroe confirmed consumers will see an increase in their energy bills this winter, blaming it on the same reasons as other power providers that have announced price […]

ScottishPower to pay £8.5m for misleading customers

Energy supplier ScottishPower has agreed to pay £8.5 million in total after Ofgem found customers were misled by the company’s doorstep and telesales agents. The energy regulator’s investigation into the power firm’s sales approaches between October 2009 and January 2012 found it did not have “appropriate management arrangements to adequately train and monitor” staff. This […]

No disconnections over the winter pledges ScottishPower

ScottishPower has pledged not to disconnect any customers over the colder months as part of a ‘Winter Commitments’ list. Neil Clitheroe, ScottishPower’s CEO for Retail and Generation announced the supplier would also give a three month break in debt repayments to its most vulnerable customers. Other commitments included putting no upper limit on the number […]

ScottishPower finally ends auto-rollover energy contracts

ScottishPower has become the last of the Big Six energy suppliers to act on auto-rollover contracts for small businesses. The energy company has announced it will stop offering auto-rollover contracts to new small business customers from April next year and to existing customers later in 2014. The firm is also reducing the period for back […]

Energy firms pledge to meet remaining efficiency targets

Energy companies that failed to meet the Government’s efficiency targets by the end of last year have pledged to work towards achieving them. DECC had set the targets under two schemes – the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) for measures such as insulation and new boilers and the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) for energy […]

‘End of an era’ as Cockenzie coal plant closes

Scottish coal plant Cockenzie shut down its turbines for the last time today as its operator ScottishPower proclaimed the “end of an era”. The Station Manager Bill Kelly switched off unit 2 at Cockenzie plant this morning (pictured). When the 45 year old coal-fired power station opened in 1967, it was the largest power station […]

Scottish Power next to raise energy prices

Scottish Power is the latest energy supplier to increase its domestic gas and electricity prices by 7%. The new price, which will come into effect on 3rd December, follows British Gas and npower’s announcement of a hike in energy prices last week. SSE’s new price announced earlier this year has also kicked in today. Scottish […]