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: 19th Dec 2017
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Latest network price control annual reports: What companies are doing for customers and the energy transition – and why next price controls will be tougher.

  • Published: 19th Dec 2017
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Ofgem has published annual reports on the performance of network companies in 2016-2017 across the four price controls it sets.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2017
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Ofgem has published the 2017 annual iteration process which updates base revenues for energy network price controls.

  • Published: 27th Nov 2017
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Ofgem welcomes a voluntary contribution to consumers from gas network company SGN and reiterates that network company price controls will be tougher from 2021.

  • Published: 8th Nov 2017
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Ofgem welcomes the announcement from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) that it will make a voluntary contribution of £65.1 million to consumers.

  • Published: 15th Sep 2017
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Ofgem has reduced the allowances of some electricity distribution network owners by £200m

  • Published: 30th Aug 2017
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Ofgem has today said that an upgrade to the high-voltage grid is needed to connect the new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point.

  • Published: 21st Aug 2017
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Ofgem informs Britain’s electricity DNOs that their revenue could be cut following how well they are dealing with new customers that request connections.

  • Published: 4th Aug 2017
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Ofgem is removing £277.5 million funding from National Grid’s price control allowance.

  • Published: 4th Jul 2017
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Ofgem has accepted Cadent’s offer to refund £54 million in allowances for its 2013-2021 price control.

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