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8 network projects to be funded by Ofgem

8 network projects to be funded by Ofgem

A total funding of £46 million will be offered by Ofgem to eight network innovation projects which aim to accelerate developments in the low carbon energy sector. Eight successful bidders were chosen from 10 projects at the final submission stage ...

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Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Reduced final proposals have now been submitted by Eon for the Benbrack and Loch Urr windfarms in Dumfries and Galloway. The final applications for 59.4MW Benbrack and 83.2MW Loch Urr windfarms are significantly smaller than originally planned. The Loch Urr windfarm ...

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November wholesale gas prices drop to their lowest in 4 years

November wholesale gas prices drop to their lowest in 4 years

The UK wholesale price in November for gas has dropped to the lowest since 2010. Gas for November this year traded at 51.60 pence per therm (p/th), according to analysts at ICIS, 10 pence cheaper than November 2011, and lower ...

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Reshuffle at British Gas with Ian Peters named as temporary boss

Reshuffle at British Gas with Ian Peters named as temporary boss

British Gas have named current residential arm boss Ian Peters as the temporary Managing Director from December this year, when Chris Weston steps down. “Ian Peters will hold the managing director post on an “interim basis while a permanent replacement ...

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National Grid have secured extra 1.1GW to reduce blackout risk

National Grid have secured extra 1.1GW to reduce blackout risk

The National Grid has secured an additional 1.1GW of derated capacity for this winter to decrease the risk of power cuts. The transmission system operator said it has taken the “sensible precaution” to increase margins to just over 6 per ...

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Ofgem calls for ‘awful customer service’ complaints handling procedures to be fixed

Ofgem calls for ‘awful customer service’ complaints handling procedures to be fixed

Energy suppliers have been given a demand by Ofgem that they have until the end of this month to fix their ‘frankly awful’ customer service complaints handling procedures. They have been told they need to explain to customers what changes ...

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Energy complaints that are unresolved are 20 times higher than stats

Energy complaints that are unresolved are 20 times higher than stats

Labour claimed today that half a million people and small businesses might not be getting compensation for wrong billing and bad service. According to the figures, this could mean that unresolved complaints could be 20 times higher than official figures ...

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ABB and Vestas join forces to improve power in offgrid Africa

ABB and Vestas join forces to improve power in offgrid Africa

ABB the engineering giant and Vestas the wind energy company have joined up to improve electricity access in off-grid areas of Africa. Under the agreement, Vestas’ wind turbines will be combined with ABB’s microgrid power solutions to create hybrid generation ...

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Ofgem to investigate British Gas, Eon and npower over low meter installation

Ofgem to investigate British Gas, Eon and npower over low meter installation

An investigation has been launched by Ofgem, to look into why British Gas, npower and Eon have such a low rollout of advanced electricity meters for business customers. Ofgem will be looking to find out why the 3 companies have ...

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Renewables trade groups split

Renewables trade groups split

The Renewable Energy Association and the Solar Trade Association will part company formally on the 1st January 2015, as announced by both companies today. The statement said that the companies are splitting up to concentrate on their own strengths, following ...

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