It's hoped the policy will see a greater focus on value and investment - rather than lower costs - for crucial grid connections.
Grid & Retail
Ofgem is expected to lower household energy bills to an average of £2,053 a year from July to reflect tumbling wholesale prices, according to analysts.
A forum of Highland community councils is being created to unite a campaign over a controversial planned new power line.
The UK government is set to make £1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) from a short position it took in power and natural gas markets after seizing control of collapsed supplier Bulb Energy last year.
Ofgem is lowering its energy price cap - the amount suppliers are able to charge - from the current £4,279 per year to £3,280 for the average household, effective from April 1, it has announced.
The UK’s grid operator will reform the way power generators apply to connect to the system to make it easier and faster to ramp up renewable capacity.
Shell is working with US investment bank Lazard Ltd. to evaluate options including a sale of its European retail gas and power business, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Government has charged a new taskforce, chaired by the boss of NatWest, with working out how to significantly cut UK energy consumption over the next seven years.
The Westminster government is facing fresh demands to overhaul an electricity subsidy for northern Scotland after its latest review was branded an “insult” and a “whitewash”.
British Gas is under pressure to explain how it will compensate "vulnerable" customers who faced debt collectors forcibly installing prepayment meters in their homes.
Oil giant Shell has raised questions about the future of its energy supply business which employs thousands of people in the UK as companies continue to struggle in a tough market.
Three UK coal plants have been ordered to begin warming up in case they are needed for the country's energy supply as the cold snap bites.
The average home could save £500 a year on bills under the new price cap from April with good insulation and heat pumps, a report has said.
European Union government officials will discuss key elements of a planned overhaul of the bloc’s power market this week, setting the scene for difficult negotiations on how to shield the economy from an energy crisis.
UK power firm Drax Group agreed to pay a £6.1 million ($7.5 million) fine for breaching its license, after charging the grid operator excessive prices to reduce its generation.
UK government subsidies for household energy bills are expected to plunge to a sliver of their current levels with a slump in wholesale prices.
South Africa needs to upgrade its coal-fired power plants rather than focus on renewable energy, according to a sanctioned Russian billionaire who made his fortune in part from generating electricity using the fuel.
Energy suppliers may be exposed to around £1.9 billion in debt, much of which could be unrecoverable, as households struggle to pay soaring energy bills.
Efforts to help homes save energy - including information campaigns - have been a "critical gap" in the Government's response to soaring bills, a report has warned.
Grid manager National Grid ESO has put two coal-fired power plants on standby in the event that energy supplies are disrupted by a wave of cold weather gripping the UK.
The head of the Climate Change Committee (CCC) says government policy must focus on efficiency and ensure electricity is cheaper than gas in a bid to “transform the economics of low-carbon heat”.
The UK’s sale of Bulb Energy to Octopus Energy faces further delays as rivals plan to challenge the UK government’s decision in court, according to lawyers for the bust supplier’s administrators.
The first 100km of a new subsea cable linking Shetland with the UK’s mainland grid has been successfully installed following a four-month campaign.
National Grid says its North Sea Link interconnector to Norway has boosted UK energy security and paid for its own carbon costs after just six months in operation.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will chair the second summit with energy industry leaders in less than two months on Thursday.