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Plan to abolish price control for small business electricity market

The Energy Regulator is proposing to remove the price control which covers the supply of electricity to small businesses. Currently Power NI’s tariff for companies using up to 50 MWh a year has to be approved by the Regulator. The supplier has argued...

Published on 05/06/2016

Want some electricity? The bill is on me.

Not just free electricity. It’s even better than that. Across the water on Sunday May 8, according to energy data company @enappsys, generators paid more than £30 a MWh to be relieved of unwanted power. It’s not the first time this has happened and t...

Published on 22/05/2016

Energy market generating new stories

Perhaps it was the sunny weather but whatever the reason, there was quite a lot of energy news this week. And most of it was positive.Topping the list was the revelation that the same brothers who have created a biomass power plant at Lisahally in De...

Published on 15/05/2016

Renewables expansion fails to stop greenhouse gas growth in Ireland

Despite an expanding renewables energy sector, total energy related emissions of carbon dioxide in the Irish Republic rose last year by almost four per cent compared with the previous year. In the UK emissions fell by just under three per cent. There...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Energy installer creates over 30 jobs

Heating and renewable energy installer, CTS Projects, has announced the creation of 32 new jobs in the last 18 months, almost doubling employee numbers to a total of 70. The company, which is headquartered in Warrenpoint, has generated the employment...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Wholesale gas prices to fall even further says Vayu

Wholesale gas prices have fallen by 40 per cent over the course of the last twelve months according to the latest Wholesale Energy Market Report published by Vayu Energy. The company which recently announced an expansion into Northern Ireland put the...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Power to the people

High demand for low cost electricity has prompted an energy co-operative to launch another round of its programme to install solar panels free of charge for charities and community organisations.Almost 40 bodies have already expressed an interest in ...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Green energy accolade for Housing Executive manager

Longstanding Housing Executive manager Noel Rice has picked up the top prize at the Annual Action Renewables Association Awards 2016. He beat off tough competition to win the Outstanding Award for Work in the Renewable Energy Sector.Here's the assess...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Why regulation is good for you (in a falling market)

New figures just out add weight to the belief that a combination of price regulation and competition in the electricity market can work better for consumers than competition on its own. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released ...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Should all power suppliers publish their pricing for small businesses?

The investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority into the energy supply market in Great Britain unsurprisingly attracted virtually no attention here. That’s understandable. Most of what was said only applies to a market we don’t participate...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

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