Regulating energy networks

Ofgem regulates the monopoly companies that run the gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks in Great Britain through price controls. ‘RIIO’ is the name for our network price controls. It stands for Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs.

Here you can view our latest network press releases, statements and blogs. For Coronavirus industry updates, please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section. For all other energy news, please see our news and press releases hub and investor relations section.

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Publications and updates

  • Published: 30th Apr 2018
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James Veaney talks about how to make the incentives for network companies to produce accurate business plans more effective in the next price controls.

  • Published: 30th Apr 2018
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Ofgem says there will be no mid period review of the RIIO ED-1 price control and welcomes Western Power Distribution returning £77m to consumers.

  • Published: 19th Apr 2018
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Guest blog: Could the Solcer House, near Bridgend, Wales, be a template for low-cost, energy smart housing in the UK?

  • Published: 10th Apr 2018
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Marcia King, head of RIIO 2 strategy, talks about the challenges for energy network companies to use more innovation from 2021.

  • Published: 26th Mar 2018
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Our associate partner for networks strategy, Marcia Poletti, explores how the rapidly changing energy landscape will factor in the next network price controls.

  • Published: 15th Mar 2018
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Why we’ve put forward the lowest cost of capital rate ever proposed for Britain’s energy network in the next price controls to start from 2021.

  • Published: 7th Mar 2018
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Our proposed new framework to set network price controls is expected to result in lower returns for the companies and over £5bn estimated savings for consumers.

  • Published: 7th Mar 2018
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Why we're setting out a tougher approach to regulating energy network companies in our next network price controls.

  • Published: 23rd Jan 2018
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Ofgem has confirmed that the grid upgrade to connect the new power plant is needed and that over £100m could be saved for customers on the upgrade costs.

  • Published: 15th Jan 2018
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Ofgem will be putting in place a new streamlined organisational structure in April so it can better focus on protecting consumers.

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