Regulation

All the latest on progress towards PR19 and RIIO-2 as well as the continued evolution of the roles played by Ofgem, Ofwat and the other sector regulators.
The government has unveiled proposals to extend the powers of heat network developers, allowing them to carry out certain development and highways works. The publication of the consultation paper has been tied with the award of £40 million for seven heat networks
News
Network operators need to make big changes to transition to ‘DSOs’ if we are to meet decarbonisation targets. But how much progress are they actually making? In the latest of our Utility of the Future series, Elaine Knutt investigates.
Analysis
Utility Week magazine editor Suzanne Heneghan looks at what's in the in-tray for Ofgem's new chief executive and how his decarbonisation plan may be a signal of intent.
Comment
What wisdom can the likes of Ofcom and the Pensions Regulator bring to utility regulation? Denise Chevin asks Emily Keaney, director of the umbrella organisation the UK Regulators Network.
Interviews
Regulating heat networks will protect consumers and reduce development risks, according to Charlotte Owen, policy officer at the Association for Decentralised Energy
Analysis
For the next instalment of our Regulation pillar, we asked our Utility of the Future Advisory Board how they would recast the regulatory framework to help achieve net zero and ensure a good deal for consumers in the energy retail sector of the future.
Analysis
Leakage targets have been set by Ofwat to see a country-wide reduction of 17 per cent and some companies tasked with up to 25 per cent. A new report, available exclusively to Utility Week members, looks at how the sector is approaching the issue and some of the lessons learnt to date.
News
Plans by Ofgem and Ofwat to drastically reduce the baseline returns of regulated utilities within upcoming price controls pose a significant threat to their credit ratings, which could fall to below investment grade, Moody’s has warned in a new report.
News
The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee has released its interim report into August’s blackout, in which it calls for a review of the load-shedding procedure. It said a new mechanism should be created to educate service operators about the procedure and ensure they take appropriate measure to mitigate its impact when activated.
News
How can the sector promote trust, fairness and legitimacy at the same time as tackling the urgent transformations linked to the net-zero journey and technological advances? A panel including Ofwat’s Jonson Cox, Lord Deben, Northern Powergrid CEO Phil Jones and Michael Lewis of Eon, gave their view as part of the New Deal for Utilities debate
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