Industry News

The new utility business model?

As more and more new businesses enter the Utility market, changes are happening thick and fast within the sector. These businesses are lean, often launching with minimal funding, quick to react to market changes and focused on delivering a ‘new’ kind of supplier to customers. But...

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...