Energy firms react against Ofgem’s proposals for the next network price control

Energy companies including National Grid, ScottishPower and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission have raised concerns about the regulator’s draft determination

Ofgem announces £25bn investment programme to transform UK’s energy networks

The proposals aim to enable the delivery of emissions-free green energy across the country and meet national net zero targets, while also maintaining high levels of service and grid reliability

Ofgem launches consultation to protect prepayment customers

Measures including ’emergency’ and ‘friendy hours credit’ could reduce the number of prepayment customers temporarily going without energy, Ofgem says

Ofgem to stop energy suppliers from taking new customers if they don’t meet new standards

New checks planned for suppliers which cannot meet their financial obligations and effectively serve their customer base

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Ofgem allows debt collection from energy suppliers as lockdown eases

Energy suppliers would be allowed to restart debt collection from July but they could face enforcement action for aggressive practices against customers

Ofgem cuts cost of Hinkley Point C grid link by £60 million

The move will save UK consumers money on their bills over the 45-year cost period

UK’s household energy bills at their lowest since 2018

With global power demand and wholesale energy prices nose-diving during the lockdown, energy tariffs have dropped significantly

SSEN moves ahead with plan to remove electricity lines from Scottish national park

More than 7,500 kilometres of overhead lines and 25 transmission towers are expected to be removed – the energy infrastructure will instead be buried underground

Dorchester to receive £2.5m electricity infrastructure upgrade

The seven-month-long programme of works will transform the existing primary substation over a period of seven months

Tesla announces application for licence to generate electricity

It has not yet been made clear why the company has applied for the licence, which was made to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority