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Power Price Uncertainty

So electricity prices are not going up. Power NI announced they wouldn’t be changing their tariff for households. And that decision was quickly followed by SSE Airtricity which said it too would be holding its charges. You’ll note that Power NI di...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Competition on trial

Is there effective competition in the retail markets for gas and electricity? That's the question posed by the Energy Regulator in a new study. If there's not , there's the promise to make changes.I can help them with the first part of their task. On...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Switch and Save

Standard domestic prices have moved so close together that, aside from the availability of some one or two year contracts, the savings from moving from one supplier to another are quite limited. That is frustrating for households that want to save mo...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Rates move closer together

The decision by Electric Ireland to hike its rates by ten per cent has left the Northern Ireland domestic power market less competitive. Before this increase the company, broadly speaking, offered the most attractive charges on the market. Now changi...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Charges frozen

The Competition Commission has stood by its initial decision to impose a tough price control on NIE.The firm which had robustly contested the Commission's proposals has said it will accept the judgment.The move means that the 20% to 25% of household ...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Electric Ireland Hike Charges

Electric Ireland are raising their prices by 10% from the beginning of next month. The company which is owned by ESB in the Republic says the move has been prompted by an increase in the cost of fuel. Electric Ireland say existing discounts will to...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Action Renewables Association Awards

Outstanding companies and organisations in the area of green energy have been recognised at the annual Action Renewables Association Awards at the Stormont Hotel on March 20. From an entry list of 70 candidates, eight winners were selected along wit...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Drumlin Seeks Investors

A wind farm company is looking for investors. Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative is hoping to raise £1.2m to enable it to build turbines at two sites - Ballyclare and Newtownhamilton. In 2012 the firm secured £2.7m to allow it to construct four turbin...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Wind blowing in right direction for renewables

The Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) has reported that 2013 saw the highest levels of wind energy ever recorded in Northern Ireland At teatime a week before Christmas 506MW of electricity was generated, a third of total demand. It ...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Who shoulders the burden?

Could complaints by large firms that they shoulder an unfair burden of network charges and other levies result in higher bills for homes and small businesses? On the face of it, business hasn’t a case for a rejigging of costs. Big users of power pay ...

Last updated on 11/05/2016

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