Innovation to protect the vulnerable

Published: June 17, 2021

  Words by Hollie Nicholls, Governance Services Advisor Innovation is the lifeblood of the economy; fuelling greater choice, enhancing services and driving competitive prices. In the energy market, innovation has a number of roles to play including modernising the energy system and enabling Net Zero but, when it comes to Ofgem, the focus is on encouraging innovation to achieve positive consumer outcomes, particularly for those in vulnerable situations.

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Smart meter rollout continues as supplier obligation extension announced due to Covid-19

Published: June 16, 2021

Smart meter installations in May 2021 increased 1,188 percent compared to the same month last year as the smart meter rollout continues to recover from lockdown restrictions. 218,000 smart meter installations took place in May – up from May 2020’s installation total which barely exceeded 17,000 thanks to the first national lockdown.

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Energy supplier switching hits unseasonable conditions in May

Published: June 9, 2021

Energy supplier switching hit an unusual low last month after only 418,000 customers changed supplier. This is four percent less than May 2020 and the lowest monthly switches completed outside of the annual January dip since July 2017. More than 2.5 million switches have completed so far in 2021.

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Update for suppliers on Theft Detection Incentive Schemes

Published: June 2, 2021

As incumbent code managers for SPAA and DCUSA, today ElectraLink is issuing a summary of previously communicated arrangements for energy suppliers to meet their licence conditions for theft and update their activities around incentive schemes.

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7 questions for the board – Paul Bircham

Published: May 27, 2021

Paul Bircham is one of the Board’s newest non-executive directors. Paul explains his place in the energy sector and what he believes will be ElectraLink’s biggest opportunities and challenges. What led you to a life in the energy sector? I trained as a Chemical Engineer and, on leaving University at the beginning of the 1990s, I started work with British Coal modelling power stations, exploring biomass fuel options and carbon capture and storage.

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