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  • Published: 13th Mar 2017
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  • Business consumers, Corporate information, Electricity - transmission, Licences, codes and standards
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Ofgem opens tenders for links to the Galloper and Walney Extension offshore wind farms

Ofgem has today invited companies to submit bids to own and run links to two offshore wind farms.

  • Published: 2nd Mar 2017
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  • Business consumers, Corporate information, Domestic consumers, Electricity - retail markets, Gas - retail markets
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Energy complaints fall by a third in 2016

The total number of complaints by domestic energy consumers fell by 32 per cent last year according to data published jointly by Ofgem and the Energy Ombudsman today.

  • Published: 1st Mar 2017
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  • Electricity - transmission
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Six bidders shortlisted in tender for three offshore transmission links

Ofgem has today announced shortlists of bidders competing to own and operate transmission links to the Dudgeon, Rampion and Race Bank windfarms off the coasts of Norfolk and Sussex.

  • Published: 1st Mar 2017
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  • Business consumers, Domestic consumers, Electricity - distribution, Electricity - retail markets, Electricity - transmission, Electricity - wholesale markets, Licences, codes and standards
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Ofgem proposes lower payments for embedded generators to reduce costs for consumers

Ofgem is consulting on a proposal to lower the payments that some embedded generators receive for producing electricity at peak times. This should reduce costs for consumers and prevent market distortion.

  • Published: 27th Feb 2017
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  • Domestic consumers, Electricity - retail markets, Gas - retail markets
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Switches up by nearly 30% as millions go ‘energy shopping’

Switching hit a six-year high last year as more households shopped around for a better deal.

  • Published: 24th Feb 2017
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  • Electricity - distribution, Electricity - transmission, Gas - distribution, Gas - transmission
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Ofgem reduces National Grid’s spending allowances for its transmission price controls

Ofgem reduces National Grid’s spending allowances for its transmission price controls.

  • Published: 7th Feb 2017
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  • Domestic consumers, Electricity - retail markets, Gas - retail markets
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Ofgem sets prepayment price cap to protect over four million households least able to benefit from competition

Ofgem has today announced the levels of the prepayment price cap which come into effect this April.

  • Published: 30th Jan 2017
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  • Business consumers, Corporate information, Domestic consumers, Electricity - retail markets, Enforcement, Gas - retail markets
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Suppliers have to do more to help all their customers get a better deal

Ofgem is requiring suppliers to take part in trials to find out the best ways of helping disengaged customers get a better deal.

  • Published: 24th Jan 2017
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  • Business consumers, Domestic consumers, Electricity - retail markets, Gas - retail markets, Licences, codes and standards
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British Gas Business to pay £9.5 million for customer service failings

British Gas Business is to pay £9.5 million, following failings in its registrations, complaints handling and billing processes for business customers.

  • Published: 19th Jan 2017
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  • Electricity - retail markets, Electricity - wholesale markets, Gas - retail markets, Gas - wholesale markets
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Ofgem launches new Supplier Cost Index

Ofgem has today published its new Supplier Cost Index (SCI) which tracks ongoing trends in the main elements of costs that energy suppliers face.

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