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AES UK

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal ...

Annual Energy Statement ...

In 2010 the Tory - Lib Dem coalition government made the first Annual Energy Statement on its policies and plans for energy and climate change in the UK. As the title suggests the Statement now happens ...

Annual Statements

Annual Statements contain all the information you need to switch energy supplier, such as the name of your current tariff, how you pay for your energy (i.e. by direct debit, on receiving the bill, etc) ...

Arrears

Arrears is a way of describing debt. If you are in arrears to your energy company it means you have missed one or more payments. If you are in arrears it is important to contact your energy company as ...

Back billing

This is where payments are collected for energy that has been used but not previously billed. For example, if a customer accidentally gave meter readings that were too low, once the mistake was discovered ...

Base load

The base load is the minimum amount of power needed to meet the minimum expected demands of the country. Base load is mentioned when talking about renewable energy, because lots of types of renewable ...

BES Utilities

BES Utilities brings together our electricity and gas supply businesses (BES Commercial Electricity Ltd and Business Energy Solutions Ltd respectively).  The company was formed in 2002 and we are a totally ...

Billing Code

The Code of Practice for Accurate Bills sets out what domestic customers can expect from their energy company. This includes: clear, accurate, useful and timely bills and statements support and advice ...

Bristol Energy ...

Bristol Energy is a national gas and electricity company set up to do things differently. We provide customers from across the UK fair prices for their energy and reinvest our profits back into our founding ...

British Gas

British Gas is the nation’s largest energy provider. We look after our customers' worlds everyday by providing value for money, dedicated customer service, innovative energy solutions and the highest ...

Brockwell Energy ...

Brockwell energy was created from the aggregation of the energy interests of Hargreaves Services plc. Brockwell is developing a portfolio of energy projects including two Energy-from Waste plants in Scotland, ...

Buglass Energy Advisory ...

Buglass Energy Advisory provides strategic, commercial and financing advice to electricity sector investors, helping clients develop growth plans and realise projects. We add value to clients’ decision-making ...

Calon Energy ...

Calon Energy is a relatively new entrant to the energy sector. Headed by Chief Executive, Kevin McCullough, the company has three gas fired power stations – Baglan Bay in Port Talbot, Sutton Bridge ...

Calorific value

Calorific value is a measure of how much energy is released when gas is burnt.  ...

Capped

A capped energy tariff guarantees that the price you pay per unit - or kilowatt hour (kWh) - of electricity or gas won't rise above a certain level for a fixed period. This does not cap your total bill ...

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas. It is emitted naturally through natural sources as well as man-made processes like producing energy. Activities like the burning of coal, gas and oil release ...

Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT)

Under CERT, energy companies in Britain are required to cut 185 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from homes. Since CERT was set up, energy companies have insulated 1.5 million cavity walls and ...

Carron Energy ...

We are a private company which was formed in 2003 to take advantage of the then numerous distressed power assets in the UK. Our Company has experience across all aspects of the energy sector having owned ...

Centrica Energy ...

We are an energy service company, supplying energy to our residential and business customers is central to Centrica. We have a distinctive and leading Services capability through our team of 12,000 engineers ...

CGI

... 30 years, with 3,000 consultants worldwide delivering innovative solutions to our clients’ most complex business challenges. In the UK, CGI has been at the heart of every major change in the energy market ...

Chubu Electric Power Co

Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. is Japan's third-largest electric power company in power generation capacity, electric energy sold, operating revenues, and total assets. Chubu Electric Power serves ...

Coal

... energy source because it takes millions of years to form. The energy we get from coal today comes from the energy that plants absorbed from the sun millions of years ago. When plants die, this energy is ...

Data Communications Company (DCC)

Data Communications Company (DCC) will be a service used by all smart meters in the UK, which will allow energy data to be passed between customers' energy companies and authorised third parties (like ...

Deloitte

Associate member Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients across multiple industries. In the energy sector, they provide support to generators, ...

Delta EE

Delta-ee is a rapidly growing, dynamic and entrepreneurial research and consulting company. We are positioned at the heart of the transformation of energy markets to a more distributed, customer centric, ...

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) ...

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is a Government department set up to take over some of the functions of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (energy) and Department ...

Direct Debit

This is where a set amount is taken from your bank account every month. The amount is based on meter readings given by you or taken by your energy company, or estimated by your energy company. This allows ...

Disconnection

This is when a customer is disconnected from their gas or electricity supply. This can be through self-disconnection, where a customer allows their prepayment credit to run out, or when an energy company ...

Disconnection Safety Net

In 2004 the six leading energy companies signed up to a voluntary scheme called the Disconnection Safety Net. This scheme makes sure that no vulnerable customer is deliberately cut off, even if they can' ...

Discounts

A discount is a saving. For example where a customer's energy bill is discounted - this might be because they pay by direct debit, because they take two fuels from the same supplier or because they receiv ...

DNV GL

... our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.  ...

Downstream

"Downstream" refers to the side of the energy industry which supplies gas and electricity to homes and businesses.  ...

Drax Group (Drax Power)

Drax Group plc is an innovative energy company that owns and operates the UK’s largest power station in Selby, North Yorkshire, typically providing some 8% of the UK’s electricity. A vital strategic asset, ...

Dual fuel

Where a customer buys their gas and electricity from one company. This is usually the cheapest way to buy your gas and electricity as most energy companies offer a discount to dual fuel customers.  ...

E

E is a British owned domestic energy supplier based in Birmingham. We ensure everything is simple and straightforward for our customers. Our focus is on keeping costs down so that our customers pay ...

E.ON UK

E.ON UK is one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating electricity, and retailing power and gas - and our vision is to be our customers’ trusted energy partner. We're part of ...

Economy 10

This is an energy tariff that gives customers 10 off-peak hours of electricity every day. Off peak is usually during the night time. A special type of meter is needed in the property for this tariff. ...

Economy 7

This is an energy tariff that gives customers 7 off-peak hours of electricity every day. Off peak is usually during the night time. A special type of meter is needed in the property for this tariff. This ...

Ecotricity

Ecotricity was founded in 1995 as the world's first green energy company and now supplies around 160,000 customers across the UK from a growing fleet of wind and sun parks. Ecotricity is a 'not-for¬ ...

EDF Energy ...

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind ...

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

... energy efficiency and helping you save money. We maintain Ireland's electricity network, manage its network infrastructure and operate ESB's electricity meters. We are an international energy company investi ...

Electroroute

ElectroRoute was established in 2011.  Since then, our mission has been to bring our pioneering spirit and precision analysis to the liberalised energy markets in Ireland, the UK, and continental Europe.  ...

Energy Assistance Package ...

The Energy Assistance Package is a Scottish Governement scheme that helps customers cut bills, maximise incomes and improve their home's energy efficiency. Find out more about the Energy Assistance Package ...

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) ...

A government proposal to create a new obligation on energy companies from the end of 2012. Vulnerable households on low incomes, as well as those in properties that are more difficult to treat, will be ...

Energy efficiency ...

A change in the way energy is used to cut waste and lower energy use. For example, insulation in buildings cutting demand from heat, or increasing the efficiency of appliances so they use less energy. ...

Energy Efficiency Commitment (EEC) ...

The Energy Efficiency Commitment ran from 2002 to 2008. The programme meant that energy companies were given targets by the Government to help their customers make energy saving improvements in their ...

Energy Helpline ...

energyhelpline.com is an independent price comparison service which provides customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.  Every month we help thousands of households ...

Another honour for Barbara Vest

Hot on the heels of receiving an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List, Energy UK’s Barbara Vest has now been awarded an honorary doctorate by Durham University.   In today’s ceremony at Durham Cathedral, ...

Energy UK responds to 2019 generation analysis  ...

Responding to Carbon Brief’s analysis of UK electricity generation in 2019, Energy UK’s interim chief executive Audrey Gallacher said:     "While these figures show just how much progress the energ ...

Energy UK comments on Queen's Speech ...

Commenting on today’s Queen’s Speech, Energy UK interim chief executive, Audrey Gallacher said: “We welcome further commitment from the Government today in the Queen’s Speech to delivering net-zero, ...

Switching on track to break last year’s record

Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures – published today – reveal that half a million (502,817) customers switched supplier in November, up 1.2% on the same month last year. This brings ...

Energy UK comments on the General Election result ...

Commenting on the General Election result, Energy UK Director of Policy, Audrey Gallacher said: “While Brexit will continue to dominate the political agenda - and there will be important issues to ...

Energy UK announces interim chief executive  ...

Energy UK has announced that Audrey Gallacher will become interim chief executive after the current incumbent, Lawrence Slade, steps down later this month. Lawrence’s departure, after almost five ...

Over five million customers switch so far in 2019

Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures - published today - reveal that 626,284 customers moved to a new supplier last month - down 1.1% on October 2018. This brings the total number of ...

Shining a light on Energy Industry Stars ...

With the energy sector transforming to a future system that will be unrecognisable from today’s, Energy UK is recognising the efforts of individual energy companies who are not just embracing change, but ...

Energy UK publishes manifesto ...

As politicians prepare to hit the campaign trail and the public to go to the polls on 12 December, Energy UK has issued its own manifesto setting out policy proposals for how the next Government can work ...

September sees six hundred thousand switch

Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures - published today - reveal that 603,400 customers moved to a new supplier last month - 10% up on September 2018. This brings the total number of electricity ...

Energy UK comments on the Environment Bill ...

Further to the Environment Bill which was published today please see below a comment from Lawrence Slade (Chief Executive, Energy UK): “We welcome the publication of the Environment Bill and this ...

Brexit Webinars

Energy UK, in collaboration with the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, offered a series of free webinars to provide advice on the regulatory and legal aspects that UK-based businesses need ...

Energy in the UK 2019 ...

Energy in the UK 2019 details the industry’s contribution to the UK economy, advances in innovation and infrastructure and the effort in delivering a net- zero agenda.   ...

Climate change and net-zero

The energy sector is tackling climate change and calling for co-ordinated action to achieve net-zero goals.  ...

Over half a million customers switch in August

Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures, published today, reveal that over 560,000 (564,814) customers switched supplier last month, up 15% on August 2018. This brings the total number of ...

Energy UK welcomes EV charge point funding ...

Welcoming today’s Government announcement of £500m investment in green technologies, including electric vehicle charge points, Energy UK’s chief executive, Lawrence Slade said: “Bringing down the ...

Suppliers improve billing performance

Energy suppliers continue to improve in providing accurate billing for millions of customers, according to Energy UK’s Billing Code audit results announced today. Established in 2006 by Energy UK, ...

Summer switching on the rise

Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures, published today, reveal that over 520,000 (526,170) customers switched supplier last month, up 10% on July 2018. Over 3.5 million (3,573,240) customers ...

Price cap

A useful video to explain the price cap.

Slade steps down as Energy UK Chief Executive  ...

Slade steps down as Energy UK Chief Executive Energy UK has today announced that Lawrence Slade will be stepping down as Chief Executive at the end of the year, after 9 years with Energy UK and its ...

Energy UK responds to price cap announcement ...

Responding to Ofgem’s latest price cap announcement, Energy UK’s Director of Policy Audrey Gallacher said:  “The vast majority of a typical energy bill is made up of costs that are outside of an ...

Over 440,000 customers switch in June

Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures, published today, reveal that over 440,000 (440,323) customers switched supplier last month, down 9% on June 2018. This brings the total number of ...
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