National Grid launches tool to enhance grid connection visibility

Crafted in partnership with Octopus Energy, RWE and Severn Trent, the tool offers customers and developers insights into the network’s connections pipeline

High energy bills ‘force one in seven parents to miss childcare payments’

Nearly 14% of parents have missed childcare payments due to soaring energy costs, with 18% of households failing to pay essential bills in the past year, according to a study

Energy bills set to rise again in January

Families brace for a 5% increase in energy bills as Ofgem is expected to announce a January to March price cap increase

British Gas to hire 700 staff for customer support

British Gas is hiring 700 staff in call centres across Edinburgh, Leeds, Cardiff, Stockport and Leicester by year-end

Octopus boss: “Standing charges have become way too high”

As Ofgem seeks input on energy standing charges, Greg Jackson, Founder of Octopus Energy, calls for regulatory change, emphasising the disproportionate impact on low income consumers

Ofgem approves regional energy planning roles

The energy regulator has announced the creation of regional energy strategic planners to work with local entities, enhancing local energy planning and expediting the journey to net zero

‘Energy suppliers hold £8bn in overpaid customer funds’

Both households and businesses using fixed direct debits contribute to this sum

Customers hit as suppliers seek to recover costs of PPM ban

The Committee on Fuel Poverty opposes Ofgem’s plan to allow suppliers to recover costs related to the moratorium on involuntary PPM installations

Ofgem unveils overhaul of smart meter reporting

Beginning 5th January 2024, the changes represent a significant shift in how energy suppliers report smart meter information

MPs to quiz energy leaders on boosting net zero project connectivity

The Environmental Audit Committee’s session will explore planning constraints and the role of localised power generation, particularly through community energy projects