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Business supply and services
SMEs (Small and medium businesses) experience record breaking prices
In Q321 the average SME gas contract was priced at the highest value since we started tracking propositions in 2012 (4.98p/th for 1-year acquisition contracts that assume a 25MWh annual consumption). Our Pricing in the SME Gas/Power Markets reports also shows SME electricity contracts seeing record highs, priced at 19.95p/kWh…
Net zero corporates and ESG
The stakes are higher than they seem: the current energy challenge and net zero
It has been an incredibly challenging week in the UK energy sector, and attention has rightly focussed on consumer protection, and indirectly on the state of the energy supply markets. However, it would be a mistake to believe that the ramifications of supplier failure will be limited only to this…
Home supply and services
Rocketing energy prices and failing suppliers—what is happening?
Sky high gas prices and energy suppliers going out of business have been key headlines in the news over recent weeks, but what is actually happening? Through the COVID-19 pandemic we saw much lower gas prices, which have been surging upwards since the spring and risen rapidly through the summer, a time…
Home supply and services
The default tariff cap and the law of unintended consequences
With all eyes on the immediate challenges facing the energy supply market and the impact of the default tariff cap as a contributing factor, it is important to note that the cap for the coming winter period should not be considered in isolation and that attention will swiftly turn to…
Business supply and services
Have we given up on competition in the retail market?
“Q: How does 2pm on Wednesday sound? A: Assuming we still have a functioning energy market that’d be great”. It’s not really what you expect to see in an email at 5pm on a Friday when trying to arrange a call. But then these are certainly not normal times. In this Energy Perspective, we will…
Commercial and market outlook
Be the change you want to see – my takeaway from this year’s BIEE conference
On 13 September, I spoke at the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) Energy for a net zero society conference. The conference considered the legacy of the Covid pandemic and how the means of recovery will influence the pace and direction of the net zero transition. The timing of the…
Low carbon generation
CfD Allocation Round 4: how much capacity might we expect?
On 13 September, BEIS published the draft budget notice and draft Allocation Framework for Allocation Round 4 (AR4) of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, scheduled to open in December 2021. BEIS set out a total draft budget of £265mn (in 2011-12 money) for AR4, meaning that total spend in…
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Media MentionsResearch from our ‘TPI Satisfaction Survey’ featured in Power Engineering International. The survey found a growing interest in renewable electricity amongst businesses and Third-Party Intermediaries (TPIs) in the UK. Molly Lloyd Senior Analyst at Cornwall Insight explained that despite Despite the challenging year for businesses, we recorded a growing interest…
Media MentionsOur thoughts on the rise to the default tariff price cap were quoted by Bloomberg Quint. Ofgem increased its price cap to a record level. The new level of 1,277 pounds comes in to effect in October and will run through March for customers on standard variable tariffs. Craig Lowrey…