As water companies ponder their next move on the toughest price controls since privatisation, Nigel Hawkins considers whether we could see a raft of appeals to the CMA and what approaches companies may take to argue their case.
The process is underway to find a new CEO of Ofgem who will "transform" the organisation, with interviews starting today. Denise Chevin looks at who could fit the bill, the challenges they’ll face and the legacy left by the present incumbent.
Ofgem has published National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO)’s interim report on this month’s power cut. Utility Week looks at it what it says about the cause and response to the blackout, and what needs to happen next.
Prof Dieter Helm, the author of 2017’s Cost of Energy Review, has said this month’s power cut raises urgent questions over the role of National Grid ESO, the fragility of the system and the future need for nuclear.
Ofgem has approved a modification to the Distribution Code that aims to prevent distributed generators from nuisance tripping in response to disturbances on the power grid. The regulator said the change will allow the electricity system to be operated with a higher rate of change of frequency, saving millions of pounds each year.
Following Ofgem's announcement this morning, Utility Week has put together a range of responses from the energy industry.