Small energy suppliers will have to undergo more stringent tests before they can set up shop in the UK under new plans drawn up by the regulator following a spate of recent failures.
Energy giant SSE has been fined £700,000 by regulator Ofgem for missing last year’s target to install gas smart meters for customers.
Four major regulators need to do more to prove they are effectively responding to consumer concerns or offering enough protection to those who need it, the spending watchdog has found.
Plans for a subsea electricity cable linking Shetland to the mainland have been provisionally approved by the energy regulator.
Ofgem has threatened Avro Energy with a ban from taking on new customers if it has not signed up to a new smart meter wireless network by the end of May.
Small energy supplier Solarplicity has been banned by Ofgem from taking on new customers and increasing direct debits payments as a result of poor customer service.
British Gas owner Centrica has warned that its financial performance in 2019 will be hit by the energy regulator’s tariff price cap as it reported a double-digit increase in annual operating profits.
More than a million energy customers on EDF’s standard variable tariff face a 10% price increase from April 1.
Some E.ON customers will see an average 10.3% price increase from April 1, the supplier has confirmed, just days after Ofgem said price caps designed to protect those on poor value deals would be hiked.
Hundreds of Western Isles families face higher electricity bills following the collapse of energy provider, Our Power.
People in the north are paying between four and six pence more for fuel than the rest of the country.
The cost of charging electric vehicles could be reduced under proposals set out by the electricity market regulator.
SSE has become the last energy firm from the Big Six to hike bills, prompting a minister to call on consumers to “vote with their feet”.
The publication of a timetable for a new sub-sea cable to take electricity from the Western Isles to the mainland has been welcomed by Western Isles Council.
Anti-windfarm campaigners are furious that an electricity giant has started consultations on a powerline for a windfarm that does not yet have planning permission.
UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has been accused of having his “head in the sand” over high electricity prices in the Highlands and Islands.
A UK Government minister has revealed he is backing the Press and Journal’s campaign to cut energy bills in the north and north-east.
MPs have tabled a motion in Westminster calling for the end of an "unjustified" electricity surcharge that penalises northern Scotland.
The Scottish Government has signalled that it could support calls for a national electricity price to cut bills for families in the north and north-east.
A social energy tariff needs to be introduced urgently to help people in the Western Isles combat a 15% electricity bill surcharge, utility giant Scottish and Southern Energy was told yesterday.
Further devolution for Scotland could allow power companies to sweep away a controversial system that drives up electricity bills in the north and north-east.
Highland MSPs are due to raise the impact of higher electricity charges on people living in the north at Holyrood today.
Ministers and regulators could scrap a system that leaves north and north-east families paying hundreds of pounds extra for electricity.
Demands for a fair deal on energy prices will be made directly to bosses at power giant SSE and the government regulator Ofgem next week.
UK Government officials have been ordered to draw up new plans to cut energy bills for hard-pressed families in the north and north-east.
Energy watchdog Ofgem told SSE yesterday its £1.24billion estimate for the cost of a new subsea power cable between Caithness and Moray could not be justified.
The leader of Western Isles Council has demanded talks with suppliers and regulators over the high cost of electricity in the north and north-east.
Concerns about an "energy bill crisis" in the north and north-east will be raised at a conference in Aberdeen today.
Energy regulation should be devolved to end "scandalous" surcharges that cost north and north-east families hundreds of pounds, it has been claimed.
Energy regulator Ofgem last night stood by policies which leave families in the north and north-east paying hundreds of pounds a year extra for electricity.
Ofgem has opened investigations into British Gas, E.On and Npower over their roll-out of advanced electricity meters to business customers.
Plans to build a new 120MW power station in Lerwick continue to be on hold despite planning consent having been granted by the Scottish Government yesterday.