Ofgem



Jonathan Brearley appointed as Ofgem chief executive

Ofgem has appointed Jonathan Brearley, its current executive director for system networks, as its new chief executive.

Published 3 October 2019

Ofgem orders four suppliers to pay £14.7m in Renewables Obligations

Four energy suppliers have been issued with final orders to compel them to make £14.7 million in outstanding payments they owe to comply with the Renewables Obligations schemes by 31 October 2019.

Published 1 October 2019

Ofgem's latest collective switch trial sees record numbers save money

Record numbers of people have saved money after taking part in Ofgem's latest collective switch trial.

Published 27 September 2019

Energy supplier Eversmart Energy collapses

Ofgem has moved to protect the 29,000 domestic customers of Eversmart Energy after the energy supplier ceased trading last week.

Published 9 September 2019

Ofgem to revoke licence of electricity supplier

URE Energy’s licence to supply electricity is to be revoked after the supplier failed to meet its Renewables Obligation for 2017-2018.

Published 15 August 2019

Utilita Energy fined for failing to meet carbon emission reduction obligations

Energy watchdog Ofgem has fined Utilita Energy £175,000 after the provider failed to meet its carbon reduction obligations under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme between 2015 and 2018.

Published 30 July 2019

Energy firm ordered to pay £350,000 over failings for renters

An energy supplier has been fined for failings which resulted in customers being unable to move to cheaper tariffs or access their accounts.

Published 5 July 2019

Ofgem visits Knowes Housing Association in Faifley

Knowes Housing Association was delighted to be selected for a visit to its office in Faiflley by Ofgem’s chief executive officer, executive director and four members of the Ofgem board.

Published 4 July 2019

Energy suppliers and consultancy firm fined for competition breach

Ofgem has fined two suppliers and an energy software and consultancy service £870,000 collectively after they were found to have breached competition law.

Published 30 May 2019

Energy customers entitled to automatic compensation for switching problems

Consumers will automatically receive compensation from today if they suffer energy switching errors or if suppliers are late in refunding credit when they leave.

Published 1 May 2019

Ofgem introduces new tougher entry tests for energy suppliers

Companies will have to pass new tougher tests before entering the energy market under new proposals announced by Ofgem.

Published 12 April 2019

Energy prices to increase after Ofgem raises price cap

Millions of households across Britain are set to see an increase in the cost of energy after Ofgem increased price caps for default tariffs and pre-payment meter customers.

Published 7 February 2019

Our Power falls into administration

Housing association-backed energy provider Our Power has ceased trading.

Published 28 January 2019

Spark Energy Supply ceases trading amid Ofgem investigation

A Borders energy supplier with around 290,000 customers has ceased trading after the company was given a £14 million bill by the energy regulator.

Published 26 November 2018