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  • Published: 26th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Domestic consumers, Electricity - retail markets, Gas - retail markets
  • 0 Associated documents

Supply Market Indicator for March 2015

Ofgem has today published its latest Supply Market Indicator (SMI).This is a monthly estimate of costs and revenues for a typical large energy supplier over the coming 12 months.

  • Published: 26th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Domestic consumers, Gas - distribution
  • 0 Associated documents

Ofgem encourages gas network companies to do more to tackle fuel poverty

Ofgem is today calling on network companies to connect more customers to the gas grid, where it is the cheapest option for fuel poor consumers.

  • Published: 18th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Electricity - wholesale markets, Enforcement
  • 0 Associated documents

Ofgem takes action after generator UK Capacity Reserve submitted inaccurate information as part of capacity auction

Ofgem has found that UK Capacity Reserve (UKCR) submitted inaccurate information when applying to be part of last year’s capacity auction.

  • Published: 18th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Enforcement
  • 0 Associated documents

SSE to pay £100,000 to Energy Action Scotland over constraint payments

Ofgem has secured £100,000 from SSE after SSE’s pricing signal resulted in it receiving excessive constraint payments. The money will go to Energy Action Scotland.

  • Published: 17th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Electricity - transmission
  • 0 Associated documents

Ofgem to introduce more competition to electricity transmission network

Ofgem is today announcing new competition arrangements for some of GB’s electricity transmission network. Competitive tendering for new, separable, high value onshore transmission assets will benefit consumers through cost savings and innovation.

  • Published: 6th Mar 2015
  • News
  • Corporate information
  • 0 Associated documents

Statement on David Harker

It is with great regret that we must announce that David Harker, a non-executive director of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), died on 2 March 2015.

  • Published: 6th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Electricity - transmission
  • 0 Associated documents

Ofgem proposes approving three new electricity interconnectors

Ofgem is today consulting on proposals to approve the need for three new electricity interconnectors. These could be built by 2020 and provide around 3.4GW of electricity capacity.

  • Published: 4th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Enforcement
  • 0 Associated documents

ScottishPower accepts sales ban after failing Ofgem’s customer service target

ScottishPower has stopped proactive selling for 12 days after Ofgem found that the supplier failed to remove a backlog of outstanding Energy Ombudsman decisions by the end of November. The ban started today and affects all outbound sales activities.

  • Published: 4th Mar 2015
  • Press releases
  • Electricity - distribution
  • 0 Associated documents

Ofgem’s response to appeals by British Gas and Northern Powergrid on RIIO-ED1 price control decision

Ofgem believes our decision delivers the right balance between cost for consumers and investment for a reliable network.

  • Published: 28th Feb 2015
  • Press releases
  • Electricity - retail markets, Gas - retail markets
  • 0 Associated documents

Ofgem’s response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report: Protecting Consumers – Making Energy Price Comparison Websites Transparent

We’ve responded to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee’s report on energy price comparison websites which was published today.

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