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Catch-up energy bills in the spotlight

Catch-up energy bills in the spotlight

Under the regulator’s plans, energy firms will be banned from charging catch-up bills for gas and electricity that was used more than 12 months earlier. Customers often receive bills based on estimate meter readings, when they pay via direct debit. ...

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Npower’s raises energy prices

Npower’s raises energy prices

Npower must “justify” to its customers why they are introducing one of the largest energy price rises for years, said Energy regulator Ofgem. A former boss of Npower called the price rise “shocking”, and the government also said they were ...

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Cap could save customers up to £80

Cap could save customers up to £80

After a price cap was announced by energy regulator Ofgem, four million customers on prepayment energy meters are expected to save around £80 a year. The temporary price cap, was one of the measures recommended by the Competition and Market ...

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Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Figures obtained by the BBC reveal that Britain’s energy firms are holding onto nearly £4bn of their customers’ money. Radio 4’s You & Yours programme, investigated and found out that some domestic energy accounts are thousands of pounds in credit. ...

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£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£500 million of forecast benefits out of its flagship £11 billion smart-meter scheme, has been quietly chopped by the Government, and the energy industry tried to bury the news in the aftermath of the US election. When Gordon Brown was ...

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EDF wins largest annual electricity contract in UK

EDF wins largest annual electricity contract in UK

The UK Goverment’s Crown Commercial service, which has the largest energy contract in the country, has renewed it’s agreement with EDF Energy. The contract, which is over 4 years, will supply electricity to around 8,000 public buildings and sites across central ...

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US Vermont power plant closes

US Vermont power plant closes

A nuclear power plant in Vermont has closed permanently as of midday on Monday. Over 43 years the plant provided power to the New England grid and produced over 171 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin who ...

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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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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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