The approval of a Western Isles power link could unlock around £2 billion in investment and create “hundreds” of jobs for the region, a local councillor has claimed.
A giant Shetland wind farm project has received a significant shot in the arm after an energy regulator said it is ready to rubber stamp proposals for an energy link with mainland Scotland.
The quality of the customer experience in the UK energy sector is a topic that attracts increasing attention, manifesting itself in a range of consumer surveys and press commentary.
A consumer watchdog has urged Ofgem to bring people along on the road to net zero as the regulator presented its plan to help decarbonise the UK.
Customers have been paying too much for their electricity for seven years because regulator Ofgem set the bar too low for networks, the spending watchdog has said.
Customers have been paying too much for their electricity for seven years as regulator Ofgem set the bar too low for networks, the spending watchdog has said.
Energy regulator Ofgem has launched an investigation into a £1.3billion subsea cable which transports renewable energy between Scotland, England and Wales.
Mammoth Highland offshore wind farms are footing a bill of around £20 million more per year than English projects to connect to the grid, according to the builder of what will be Scotland's biggest wind venture.
Energy giant SSE has announced it is slashing jobs at a north-east power station following years of uncertainty.
Ofgem has published its report on the electricity disruption which occurred on the 09 August 2019 resulting in supply being lost to over one million customers for a total period of 45 minutes.
Three companies will pay £10.5 million to the energy watchdog's redress fund over the power cuts in August which left more than one million customers without power and caused travel chaos, regulator Ofgem has said.
After nine failed suppliers, major takeovers and a price cap on bills, the energy sector has faced another bruising year which seemed to mark, once and for all, the end of the Big Six.
Energy provider iSupply will pay £1.5 million after it overcharged thousands of customers for their energy and kept it from regulator Ofgem.
Energy customers are still struggling to get accurate bills despite it being "the very least they should expect", according to Citizens Advice.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted a north of Scotland business plan that will look to slash emissions and connect north-east wind farms over five years.
Energy bills look set to fall next year after Ofgem slashed the revenues that network companies are allowed to collect by nearly £1 billion as the cost of borrowing fell.
Ofgem has ripped up 26 gas and electricity licences linked to just five men, as the regulator faces calls to clamp down on pre-packaged energy suppliers after a string of failures in the sector.
British Gas has won its appeal against regulator Ofgem over claims the way the energy price cap had been calculated was unfair, a court has ruled.
Scottish Power is greener than many of its smaller rivals who trade "pieces of paper" that allow them to claim they offer 100% renewable electricity, the company's boss has said.
Toto Energy, which supplies around 134,000 domestic customers, has ceased to trade, Ofgem said.
Ofgem has said it is "unable to approve" SSE Network’s current plans for a £709m subsea electricity link from Shetland to the Scottish mainland.
Gas and electricity suppliers will undergo independent audits of their customer services operations and financial strength under proposed new rules unveiled by the energy watchdog.
Moneysupermarket found comfort in its energy division in the last three months as fears that Ofgem’s new price cap would make customers less likely to change energy supplier, proved false.
National Grid has been told it will have to slash the costs or stump up extra cash for a project to connect Britain's first new nuclear plant in decades to the country's energy network.
The UK's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions slowed last year, Ofgem has said.