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The CMA’s decision on the cost of capital could be called into question by the premium Pennon Group has paid for Bristol Water, a sector analyst has suggested. Utility Week gauges reaction to the deal and talks to Pennon's chief executive and chief financial officer about integration plans and the possibility of further M&A activity.
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Ofgem has confirmed plans to postpone its previously planned update to the Typical Domestic Consumption Values for gas and electricity, along with the Economy 7 consumption split, to give itself more time to assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The regulator said it will continue to use the current values in the meantime and instructed industry to do the same.
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Following the Financial Conduct Authority's announcement of remedies to tackle the loyalty penalty in the motor and home insurance sectors, Utility Week speaks to a number of energy industry experts to ask for their thoughts on what a similar decision could mean for this sector. One company director believes such a move in energy retail could complement the existing price cap.
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Market-wide half hourly settlement is finally set to become a reality in 2025. But Ofgem’s long-awaited green light for the programme will not achieve a fully flexible energy system on its own. In her latest column exclusively for Utility Week members, Maxine Frerk discusses what else needs to be done to underline the message that timing matters.
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Western Power Distribution chief executive Phil Swift explains how the company has responded to calls to be radical and ambitious in the second draft of its business plan for the RIIO ED2 price controls beginning in 2023.
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Ofgem’s proposal to make energy suppliers repay surplus credit balances has received mixed reactions. Is the regulator cracking down on unsustainable business models or choosing short-term wins over a permanent fix for a broken market? Adam John asks what this latest crackdown says about the nature of regulation in energy retail.
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Amid criticism that the energy networks are making billions in “unjustified profits”, regulator Ofgem has warned that its next price review period – RIIO2 – will be tougher. But how low will the cost of capital go?
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Consumers will end up footing the bill for emergency rescue measures should one of our major energy players fail, says Sarah Donald
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