Business Development Opportunities at Utilyx

Utilyx ,  part of Mitie, the FTSE 250 outsourcing company is one of the UK’s leading energy consultancies. As part of our continued growth, we are looking for three exceptional candidates to join our Business Development team. Sales Manager – reporting directly to the Head of Business Development the role is to take overall responsibility […]

Guest Blog: Peter Nisbet – It’s a buyer’s market out there

As regulators prepare to probe concerns over lack of competition in the domestic energy market, they don’t need to look too far to see what healthy rivalry looks like in action. The emergence of a number of new business energy suppliers is leading to some aggressive elbowing for market share. These smaller suppliers are keen […]

Clutch of top energy consultancies win at TELCAs

A fabulous second year for The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCAs) was rounded off with a surprise twist – a tied winner for the biggest prize of the night. With even more entries than 2013, Large Consultancy of the Year backed by npower had 10 possible contenders and debate raged in the judging room. Last […]

“What we have now hasn’t worked” – energy broker

A new rule forcing energy brokers to sign up to a code of practice has got a qualified welcome by energy consultancies which reckon it’s the “best of four options”. Energy watchdog Ofgem put forward a new code of practice last week which go-betweens for suppliers and business energy users – such as price comparison […]

Oil prices fall after Iran's nuclear deal

Brent crude oil prices dropped 2% this morning after Iran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for around $7 billion (£4.33bn) in sanctions relief. Prices fell to $108.8 (£67.4) from $111.05 (£68.7) following the deal, according to energy expert David Hunter from Schneider Electric but recovered by mid-afternoon with Brent trading at around […]

Guest Blog: Mark Stokes – How much natural capital does your energy rely on?

You can’t put a price on nature, right? Well when it comes to business, some are beginning to – especially when measuring how much they are using of the world’s natural ‘capital’. Businesses today face many disruptive forces and potential economic uncertainty, particularly when it comes to future energy prices, security of supply and policy. […]

Going off-grid? Changing policy means firms are "running to stand still"

Changing government policy and regulation is the biggest challenge for business looking to go ‘off the grid’ by generating their own power, according to the Head of Energy Management at Scottish Water. Speaking at Energy Live 2013, Rob Crusher said: “You’re almost running to stand still and keep abreast of what’s happening next.” He told the ‘off […]

Guest Blog: Mark Stokes – Coming of age – on-site energy generation?

The imperative for on-site generation has never been as compelling as in today’s energy climate. We’ve all become very familiar with the uncertainty of rising energy prices, sharply reducing capacity margins and our ageing energy infrastructure. What we’re less familiar with is the potential role on-site energy generation could play in helping meet our future […]

UK firms could save £33bn by generating energy on site

On-site energy generation could help UK businesses save around £33 billion by 2030, a new study claims. It could also contribute to 14% of the nation’s energy needs as well as save 350 million tonnes of carbon emissions, according to energy consultancy Utilyx which commissioned the report. Electricity and heat generated on-site from sources such […]

Guest Blog: Jo Butlin – Is opportunity for energy buyers and renewable generators lost?

When opportunity knocks, so the saying goes, you’d be unwise to ignore the rap on the door. Unfortunately under one of the Government’s new electricity market schemes the opportunity to hook up energy end users directly with renewable generators could well be lost. With forward energy prices likely to continue being volatile through this decade […]