How will the water market deregulation affect you?

  ELN speaks to the head of Water Plus following the official opening of the retail water market in England. More than 1.2 million eligible businesses, public sector organisations and charities can now choose who they pay for their retail water and wastewater services. Sue Amies-King told ELN the savings on water bills won’t be […]

England opens world’s biggest retail water market

The retail water market for businesses in England is now officially open. That means more than 1.2 million eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations will, for the first time, be able to choose who they pay for their retail water and wastewater services in the country. The new market is the biggest of its […]

Water deregulation to cause influx of new players

The opening of the water market on the 1st of April will see the sector boosted by an influx of new players. That’s according to Dan Mason, Principal at Ofwat, who spoke to ELN at our Energy Live Consultancy Conference in Manchester last week. He said Ofwat has already granted 49 new operator licences to more than 25 retailers and suggested […]

Businesses ‘won’t see massive savings’ in retail water market

Businesses should not expect to see massive savings by switching to a different supplier when the retail water market opens next month. That’s the view of Aidan Lupton, Project Manager at energy consultancy BIU, who advises businesses to be wary of brokers that offer great savings. His comment comes as more than 1.2 million eligible […]

Water market operator CEO steps down

The Chief Executive of the retail water market operator will be stepping down from his role this summer. Ben Jeffs joined Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) in June 2015 to lead the delivery and operation of the central market operating system and processes that will enable the water market to function from 1st April. MOSL […]

Ofwat confirms water market operator

Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) has been appointed as the official water market operator. Regulator Ofwat has written to all water wholesalers and retailers to confirm MOSL has the required support from licensees to function as the market operator. It had asked all licensed parties for confirmation on the appointment of a market operator last […]

New agreement to help public sector save £20m on water bills

The water industry in the UK is to see the largest public sector framework agreement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has joined forces with procurement services firms YPO, The Energy Consortium, ESPO, NEPO, West Mercia Energy and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). They are expected to help the public sector, including schools, central government, universities, councils […]

Majority of businesses ‘to switch water suppliers in 2017’

More than half of businesses in England have said they are likely to switch water suppliers when the retail water market opens up next year. From April 2017, around 1.2 million businesses and public sector organisations in England will be able to choose their supplier for water and wastewater retail services such as customer service […]

The deregulation of the English water market

In April 2017 there will be significant changes to the English water market, as the current market will be deregulated, subsequently opening the market up to other suppliers. These changes will give businesses the opportunity to choose who supplies their water and wastewater services, just as they do with other utilities, such as gas and […]

The power of poo: ‘Where there’s muck, there’s brass’

Britain should generate more energy using sewage, according to Ofwat. The water regulator believes it could produce benefits worth up to £780 million while also reducing carbon emissions. Bioresources, also known as sludge, produces biogas or green gas which can be used to generate low carbon electricity. When processed it can also be used in […]