Vattenfall and Microsoft pilot ‘world’s first’ hourly renewable power matching

The new 24/7 solution connects power generation such as wind and hydropower from Vattenfall with data from smart meters that measure real time consumption

Proposed target of deploying smart meters to 85% of homes by 2024 ‘is impossible’

Trade body Energy UK has warned the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) suppliers are likely to be hit with large fines ‘as a result of factors outside their control’

OVO Energy targets net zero emissions by 2030

It is buying Big Six company SSE’s retail business, which once approved, will make OVO the second largest energy supplier in the UK

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Is your smart meter actually ‘smart’?

New research reveals some energy companies are still rolling out outdated smart meters that fail to work when consumers move to a different supplier

Second generation smart meters surpass two million mark

Residents in Tewkesbury, Bolsover and South Derbyshire are said to be the fastest adopters of the smart technology

‘More than a third of smart meter users report having problems’

New research suggests the number of people having issues totals around four million, with just over a year to go until the installation deadline

Energy giant E.ON raises €1.5bn of green bonds

They will fund sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects

Data Communications Company unveils five-year smart meter plan

The organisation aims to enable faster switching, boost innovation and help the UK become more sustainable

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Energy suppliers could be required to publish smart meter survey results

Ofgem has launched a review, following which the regulator expects the rule to be implemented from early 2020

CMA: UK energy prepayment price cap should be extended beyond 2020

A revised methodology to calculate the cap means customers would pay an extra £1 a week on average