Industry News

UK Renewables Energy – Have we left it too late?!

Working for a niche energy recruitment company who are getting more involved in renewable and sustainable energy, I have gained an in-depth understanding as to the immediate direction of the UK energy industry. I have spent the past 6 months conversing with both British and...

Utility Week Live

Along with many in the industry, I went along to Utility Week Live in Birmingham yesterday, to catch up with customers and candidates. I also made time to attend some of the seminars held in the theatres on the show floor and a real highlight...

A big year for smart – is your business ready for the challenge?

2017 is a big year for smart metering in the UK – with some fast approaching deadlines regarding the end of SMETS 1 installations and the go-live of SMETS 2 and its supporting infrastructure. We’re surrounded by news headlines shouting about how the industry is not...

Water Market Opens in April
No room for error when the Water Market opens

Ofwat, the water industry regulator, has warned that they will immediately fully enforce its customer protection Code of practice from April 1st, warning new players not to expect any ‘settling in time’. The regulator has set out clear standards which fully protects the customer after market...

WILL EVERY HOME AND SMALL BUSINESS HAVE A SMART METER BY 2020?

By 2020, the UK government have announced they want every home and small business to have a smart meter installed in their home or premises. That’s 53 million meters in 30 million properties.  With 5 million smart meters installed in the UK today, that leaves...

Countdown to Water Competition

We are just 6 weeks away from the biggest transformation to the water market in over 30 years. On April 1st, the water market will become de-regulated and around 1.2 million eligible businesses in England will be able to choose their water supplier for the...

What does 2017 have in store for the Utility Industry?

Like everyone, resolutions are at the forefront of our mind here at Utility People and one resolution I have is to start writing some blogs! So here I am, all guns blazing ready for 2017. It’s going to be a busy year for Utility People. and with...

Non-Stop November at Utility People

It’s been a busy month for Utility People. We kicked off the month by launching our Skill Shortage questionnaire at the Energy UK Conference which was a huge success.  It was great to hear so many views on the subject, from apprentices who think their...

There is a skills shortage in our Industry, what is your company doing about it?

Utility People are conducting a survey on the serious issue of mass skills shortage in the industry. This is such an important topic, we would really appreciate your participation.   It just takes a couple of minutes, so please click the link below to complete. http://bit.ly/2fWXpHi Everyone that responds...