Drax plans to buy Opus Energy for £340m

British power producer Drax plans to buy Opus Energy for £340 million. It will also buy four gas power plant projects as it aims to diversify across energy markets. Drax operates Britain’s biggest power station in Yorkshire and has converted it into biomass by upgrading half of its six coal-fired boilers to burn wood pellets. […]

LEON serves up 100% renewable energy

Naturally fast food chain LEON has switched to a 100% renewable energy deal. The contract with Opus Energy covers all LEON-owned stores where the energy contract is not managed by a third party. Its restaurants will be powered by a mix of wind turbines, solar panels, hydropower and anaerobic digestion. LEON gives itself a rating […]

Shop around for energy, SMEs told

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) could be missing out on potential energy savings as they aren’t shopping around. That’s according to a new report, which found 81% don’t check with other energy suppliers on whether there are better deals on offer. More than one in 10 SMEs have “never switched” suppliers and nearly a […]

Basket case: Council helps SMEs buy energy in bulk

Brentwood Borough Council is hoping firms in its London area can trim their energy bills by buying in bulk with others – in what’s known as an energy basket. The scheme is managed by independent energy consultant Energycentric and the deal was aided Opus Energy. The firms believe energy baskets can help small businesses tap […]

Most Innovative award ‘very important for our business’

Energy consultancies were grateful to be celebrated and take home awards at the second Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCAs) yesterday. Indigo Swan took the gong for I&C Most Innovative, which was sponsored by Opus Energy. Emily Groves, Managing Director of Indigo Swan was “absolutely delighted” to win the award. She said: “It’s just amazing and […]

Innovative energy consultancies thrill in TELCA shortlist

Whether it’s clever products or the inner workings of an energy consultancy’s work habits, entries into The Energy Live Consultancy Awards have truly “thrilled”. That’s according to Steve James, Director of Corporate Solutions at Opus Energy which is sponsoring the Industrial & Commercial Most Innovative Consultancy category for the second year running. He said: “We […]

I & C Most Innovative Award Sponsor

Steve James from Opus Energy’s Director Corporate Solutions talks about this year’s TELCA awards and why Opus Energy is sponsoring I & C Most Innovative Consultancy for the second year running.

Wind power on menu at Harrogate restaurant

A Yorkshire eatery has put wind power on the menu after installing a 72kW wind turbine. The Millstones restaurant in Harrogate expects to generate around 180,000kWh a year which it hopes will save it plenty of electricity as it currently uses 130,000 kWh. It is the 750th generator the independent energy supplier Opus Energy has […]

Opus Energy buys power from small-scale wind turbines

Opus Energy has announced it will buy all unused power from turbines built by Endurance Wind Power (pictured). Around 500 of the small-scale 50kW turbines have been installed across the UK for homeowners, businesses and farmers in particular. Opus Energy says all current and future Endurance customers will get a preferential rate for the energy […]

TELCA – A word from the sponsors

Hear from npower CEO Paul Massara and other suppliers about why it’s so important to highlight the good work done in the consultancy sector with The Energy Live Consultancy Awards.