65% of Londoners changed their vehicles for the ULEZ 

65% of Londoners changed their vehicles for the ULEZ: Motorbike insurer Bikesure, recently surveyed 1,000 commuters in London to find out how the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has impacted them, in reflection of Bikesure’s annual ULEZ Survey, the first being conducted in 2019. Even though the ULEZ has been temporarily suspended to support key…
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Number of sub-800MW demand periods double and sub-700MW quadruples in just a year

Number of sub-800MW demand periods double and sub-700MW quadruples in just a year: On the 6 February, AEMO issued market notice 73857 in response to the enduring islanding of the SA network. The notice informed the market that when South Australian (SA) demand falls under 800MW several generators, including more than 500MW of wind and…
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Suppliers use energy market turbulence for market share

Suppliers use energy market turbulence: Analysis from Cornwall Insight shows that despite the household energy supplier market experiencing a turbulent time over the past 12 months, several companies have used this to their advantage to increase their market share. In fact, figures from Cornwall Insight’s Domestic Market Share Survey show that the recent spate of…
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Quarter of water customers let down by poor response

Quarter of water customers let down: More than 7 million UK households have had a negative experience when facing an issue with their bill, according to new research.   A quarter (26%) of water customers admitted to having a negative billing experience, showing that a large number of service users are being let down by…
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Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario

Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario. Electric vehicle (EV) sales bucked the overall 2019 trend of falling car sales with figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) showing that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have risen by 144% to 37,850. According to further research from Cornwall Insight on these figures, the BEV sales…
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Price cap falling but set to rise in April 2020

Price cap falling but set to rise in April 2020 Today, Ofgem announced the default price cap would decrease by £75 to £1,179 per year for the six months effective from 1 October 2019. However, this is unlikely to last with Cornwall Insight’s Price Cap Predictor showing the default price cap is set to increase…
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Pixie Energy’s analysis of UKPN’s Optimise Prime

In March, Hitachi confirmed that 2019 would see London and the South East play host to Optimise Prime – a UK Power Networks (UKPN) project. The project aims to understand the charging patterns of commercial (fleet) electric vehicles (EVs) and their impact on networks. The Optimise Prime project seeks to answer how the network impact…
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