Policy & regulation

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A new report has recommended the creation of a single "essential service consumer regulator" to cover all utilities.

Government announces plans to regulate heat networks

The government has announced plans to implement a heat network regulatory framework to support market growth and ensure customer protection.

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Ofgem consults on network charging reforms

Ofgem is consulting on reforms to the way some electricity network charges are set.

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Customer engagement group starts work

Wales & West Utilities' customer engagement group has met for the first time.

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NIC to carry out regulation study

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is to examine regulation of the UK's energy, telecoms and water industries.

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Networks funding adjustment requests given green light

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed that network companies can apply for additional allowances to cover extra costs in their price controls, which had not been forecast when they were agreed.

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Cave confirmed as Ofgem chair

Martin Cave has been confirmed as the new chair of energy regulator Ofgem.

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Embracing change

Akshay Kaul, director of network price controls at Ofgem, speaks exclusively to Network editor Alec Peachey about the regulator's stakeholder engagement incentive and a range of other subjects including RIIO2, innovation and the future energy system....