We continue our run-down of the most significant stories of the year, today taking a look back at March and April, which saw Ofgem unveil its overhaul of network incentives and major moves from some of UK energy’s biggest players.
Ofgem has published much of the evidence submitted to its RIIO-2 consultation, with network operators largely rallying against a proposed cost of equity range that was beset by “fundamental flaws”.
Energy regulator Ofgem has deferred its decision on the cost of equity range for energy networks in the forthcoming RIIO-2 framework until December, but has unveiled a raft of decisions as its new framework begins to take shape.
Ofgem has confirmed that it will not open a mid-period review (MPR) of the current set of electricity distribution price controls, closing the door on potential changes to the RIIO ED-1 framework.
The Citizens Advice Bureau has once again stoked a war of words surrounding network costs by publishing a new report claiming to uncover regional disparities in how costs are passed onto consumers.
Ofgem stressed that it will need the help of industry if it is to strike the right balance between enabling the energy transition and keeping costs to within acceptable limits, as it designs the second set of network cost controls.
Ofgem’s proposals to overhaul forthcoming price controls for network companies will prove to be the “acid test” for its ability to properly regulate the market.
Ofgem has published its proposals for a radical overhaul of how it controls the cost of the UK’s energy networks.
Ofgem is to restructure itself around three core divisions in a streamlining exercise intended to initiate a greater focus on protecting consumers.