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Consumption drops by a quarter among large businesses due to COVID-19

Published: April 17, 2020

As the national COVID-19 lockdown persists, ElectraLink’s data shows a continued reduction in industrial and commercial (I&C) electricity consumption across the country as large sites adapt and change their working practices leading to a reduction in consumption. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, ElectraLink has observed I&C electricity consumption decreasing by 25 percent, or a quarter of productivity lost.

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COVID-19 dents energy supplier switching activity

Published: April 9, 2020

Energy switching data published today from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) reveals that it is likely the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted change of supplier (CoS) activity.

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ElectraLink’s revenue protection service will continue for most urgent cases during COVID-19

Published: April 7, 2020

ElectraLink’s National Revenue Protection Service (NRPS) will continue site visits and safety efforts for all Category A investigations where consumer safety is at risk during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK.

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Spring Webinar Series replaces ElectraLink Engagement Day

Published: March 20, 2020

Every year, ElectraLink organises and hosts two Engagement Day events, one in Spring and one in Autumn, and invites stakeholders from across the UK energy market to participate in lively discussion around the most pressing topics and challenges facing the industry. Due to the severity of the global coronavirus outbreak, we are transforming our usual Spring Engagement Day into our first Spring Webinar Series – ElectraLink Discusses: Democratising the energy sector through data and regulation to support the Net Zero Transition.

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Energy supplier switching in February sees 12% increase

Published: March 13, 2020

Switching data from the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) published today has confirmed a 12.4 percent increase in energy changes of supplier (CoS) last month compared to February 2019. Almost 513,000 switches completed occurred, well above the 456,000 in February last year. Last month’s supplier switches completed also bounced back after a typically low January, increasing 12.2 percent from 457,000 events.

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