Editor’s blog

The things consumers do for 0.0001p

Talk of time of day tariffs sometimes hit an impasse when the amount of money that customers can save by moving out of peak time is calculated. It’s often just pennies. But there is no need for the industry to…

BLOG: ‘Cash for ash’ cloud over power-broker

May’s electoral fiasco has thrust into unlikely prominence the politician at the centre of Northern Ireland’s ‘cash for ash’ debacle. Prime minister May’s parliamentary survival currently depends on the support of the ten Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs who are…

When a price increase is (sort of) good news

For the last few years the government and consumer organisations to switch their energy supplier and, generally, to jump on a fixed price deal. It’s good advice and a surge of customers followed it. In most cases they saved a…

Briefing: behind the embedded benefits discussion

Regulator Ofgem has announced it is ‘minded to’ reduce the earnings embedded plant can harness from so-called embedded benefits.  Janet Wood sets out the background to its document   What are embedded benefits? Embedded generation charging is complex, such plant…