Operations & Assets
The truth about developer services
The water sector gives itself high marks for developer services, but this isn’t borne out by some housebuilders’ experience....
- GMB calls for SSE-Innogy merger to be blocked The proposed deal will lead to a ‘private cartel’ and needless price hikes, according to the union.
- CMA frees Centrica from Rough gas storage commitments Decision follows announced closure of North Sea facility in June
- Nando’s partners with Waterscan for water procurement Restaurant chain prepares to tender for countrywide water supplier
- UK global leader in power sector emissions reductions Britain sees largest reduction in carbon intensity of any major power producer over last four years
- Thames Water and SSE Enterprise Telecoms partner for ‘fibre in the sewers’ project Fibre optic cables will be deployed in London’s waste water system
- Rallying cry for floating offshore wind issued RenewableUK chief executive says the UK must take new technology “seriously”
- Renewables to make up half the UK’s power supply Future energy systems will have high levels of variable generation, warns report
- Ofwat publishes code to ‘improve services’ for developers Regulator says new code will provide "greater clarity, consistency and certainty"
- Diesel plants made ‘one per cent’ of generation last winter Winter capacity market auctions are designed to procure back up generation to help the grid cope with demand peaks
- South West Water appoints invasive non-native species specialist It claims to be the first UK water company to appoint such a role
- Severn Trent named top water company for apprenticeship schemes Several utility firms also feature in top 100
- UK’s largest flow battery system connected to grid Vanadium redox flow technology will initially be used to store excess solar generation
- Plans unveiled for UK’s largest solar farm 350MW Clive Hill Solar Park in Kent to be built without government subsidies
- Open Energi launches AI-driven optimisation platform Smart energy firm says launch marks “a significant step towards a self-balancing grid"
- District heat improvements could save UK £30 billion Report claims improvements could reduce capital costs by up to 40 per cent
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