Writing for Current± Stephen Cirell warns over the risks of the Big Six becoming the Big 10 or 12, and why the civic option for energy supply cannot be taken off the table as supply market volatility continues.
Centrica has appointed former BP CFO Richard Hookway chief executive of its business division, where he will head up the company’s distributed energy and power (DE&P) activities in the UK as part of his responsibilities.
Consumers can save an average of £273 by switching to a green supply from a standard variable tariff (SVT) offer by the Big Six energy suppliers as the rise in renewable electricity has meant going green has never been more affordable.
Global utility majors continue to optimise for clean power sector as UK Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) battery project nears completion.
The UK energy sector’s level of engagement with consumers lags significantly behind that of other industries.
Yesterday came the symbolic moment that many in the smaller supplier market had been waiting for as SSE and RWE npower confirmed plans for a merger. However, with issues around competition in the GB supply market and a chequered history of consumer satisfaction, the fall of the Big Six to five may still be a way off.
Large incumbents such as the ‘Big Six’ utilities have a dominant and undue influence over UK energy policy, potentially holding back a clean power transition, a new report has claimed.
Clean energy supplier Bulb said it had registered its 100,000th customer earlier this week, claiming an exodus from the ‘Big Six’ had helped it reach that landmark.
Earlier this month, the UK energy market welcomed a new kind of supplier to its ranks. Digital platform Pure Planet garnered interest after stating its unique offering of a renewable energy supply delivered ‘at cost’ to homeowners, in the latest approach taken to undercut the declining dominance of the Big Six.