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All six electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) across Great Britain have now submitted their draft business plans for the RIIO-ED2 price control to Ofgem, with spending plans amounting to £23.2 billion. Utility Week looks into the details.
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Ofgem “technocrats” are not well placed to decide the right balance between meeting net zero and cutting energy bills, the regulator’s former chief economist has told a House of Lords committee. Joe Perkins suggested a “stripped down” regulator may prove to be a more effective one.
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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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