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ElectraLink appoints Dan Hopkinson as Acting CEO

Published: March 31, 2021

We have announced today that ElectraLink is saying goodbye to Stuart Lacey, our CEO for the last 10 years. We are also pleased to announce that Dan Hopkinson, who has been with the company for five years and will already be known to many in the energy market, has agreed to become our Acting CEO.

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ElectraLink says goodbye to CEO Stuart Lacey after 10 years

Published: March 31, 2021

Today ElectraLink says goodbye and all of our best wishes to Stuart Lacey, our CEO for the last 10 years. Stuart took the reins of the UK’s provider of energy market data transfer and transformed it into the Energy Market Data Hub. By rejuvenating its core data transfer service (DTS), ElectraLink was able to accommodate the huge growth in data volumes generated by an increasingly competitive retail energy market over the last decade.

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ElectraLink launches a modernised, digitalised DCUSA

Published: March 23, 2021

ElectraLink has completed the digitalisation for the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA), an energy market code for which ElectraLink administers change management, secretariat and administrative responsibilities. The DCUSA is a core component which will lead the change to a Net Zero energy system.

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Switching still down year-on-year in Feb, but green shoots of spring show hope for March

Published: March 17, 2021

Energy supplier switching remains at a year-on-year decrease this month, adding to the post-Christmas low in January. ElectraLink’s Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) reports that February 2021 recorded 459,000 changes of supplier (CoS) completed – over 10 percent less than February 2020. This is the lowest number of switches in a single month since May last year but switching typically picks up speed in spring as customers try to avoid being moved onto costly default tariffs.

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Smart meter installations pass 15 million in February

Published: March 16, 2021

The smart meter programme hit a significant milestone last month as cumulative electricity smart meter installations passed 15 million since the programme started in 2012. The 15 million mark was reached as 163,000 smart meter installations were recorded in February, according to ElectraLink’s Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH). This is 30 percent less than February last year; the same month where the cumulative smart meter installation count passed 13 million.

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