When Stuart Lacey joined Electralink in 2010, it seemed as though company’s major activity on behalf of the industry might be about to fall away.
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The fundamental architecture of the energy industry is changing in a way that has not been seen since privatisation.
All Change (1)
In March, the industry said goodbye to the First Utility name. The company, which was acquired by Shell last year, has been rebranded as Shell Energy.
Matthew Roderick says it is time to break into the ‘walled garden’ of energy consumption data
While government grapples with policy decisions about how to decarbonise heat in the UK, consumers, the housing sector and industry have been taking individual decisons on how to meet the needs.
There are five reinforcement projects on the transmission network likely to be taken forward this year that could be opened up to competition, according to National Grid ESO.
At Ofgem and Decc, Maxine Frerk was at the centre of major industry steps towards a smart system, including RIIO and the smart meter rollout. She spoke to Janet Wood about those developments now
Smart meter installations fell by 35% in December – the biggest month-by-month fall since 2012, according to figures on electricity meter installation provided by industry body Electralink.
Investment has been rushing into storage, and particularly battery storage, for the past two years. It is still seen as vital for the future of the industry but the immediate future is more testing.
Ofgem’s fixation with switching as the only measure of success in a retail energy market that is working for customers has come home to roost.