Competition watchdog to examine Ofwat’s price review after appeals

Last December, the regulator said water companies across England and Wales must cut their bills by 12% before 2025

Northumbrian Water to pay out £1.1m over pollution offences

The financial contributions are expected to go towards environmentally focused work located in and around the areas where the incidents occurred

Northumbrian Water taps into offshore wind PPA with Ørsted

The 10-year deal is the first direct supply agreement between a business and a UK offshore wind farm

Argonaut Power and Northumbrian Water team up for battery storage pilot

The technology will be trialled at a number of the utility’s sites across the North East, Essex and Suffolk

Northumbrian Water fined £33k for three pollution incidents

It included a discharge of untreated sewage into Smithy Burn at Broomley

Northumbrian Water inks 100% renewable power deal

Orsted’s wind farms will supply green electricity to 1,858 of the water company’s sites

Competition watchdog approves new Wave of water retailer

The joint venture between Anglian Water and Northumbrian Water for non-household retail services has been approved. The two companies proposed to transfer their non-household retail water and sewerage businesses to form a 50/50 joint venture ‘Wave’. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation and cleared the merger, suggesting there is “sufficient competition remaining with respect […]

Water companies join forces for retail market

Anglian Water and Northumbrian Water have teamed up to create a new retailer of water and wastewater services for non-household customers. The deal to create the new business ‘Wave’ has been struck ahead of the retail water market opening in April. More than 1.2 million eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations in England will […]

Solar energy to save Northumbrian Water £386,000

A 943-panel solar array has been installed at one of Northumbrian Water’s sites. The project has been developed as part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Lightsource Renewable Energy, which fully funded and designed it. Lightsource claims the project at Bran Sands wastewater treatment plant in Middlesbrough – which serves around 300,000 customers – […]

Water bills could drop in Northumbria and Wales next year

Some water customers’ bills could reduce during the last five years of the decade as part of the draft determinations published by Ofwat today. The water regulator has revealed the prices Northumbrian Water and Dŵr Cymru can charge their customers for water and sewerage services as part of the 2014 price review, which lays out […]