The challenges faced by all market participants are heavily contextualised by the unprecedented energy market revolution now taking place, driven by
Gemserv is a delivery consultancy working at the heart of utility and environmental markets whose vision is to ensure complex markets work for everyone’s benefit. One of our roles is to support governance codes in these markets including the energy sector. Accordingly, we have been following with interest your investigation particularly relating to the updated theory of harm 5: the broader regulatory framework, including the current system of code governance, acts as a barrier to pro-competitive innovation and change. To contribute to the debate, we responded in March to your call for views on this the
Gemserv Response to Future Price Limits – A consultation on the framework, February 2012.
The rollout of smart metering in Europe is gathering pace. According to recent industry estimates, over 200 million smart meters will be installed in Europe by 2020, with over 30 million expected to be deployed annually during the peak years of activity.
As the UK continues to face a difficult economic climate, businesses across the country are inevitably striving to pull back from “non-core” investment in order to streamline operational efficiencies. Trade Associations (Associations) continue to feel the impact of such tightening of the purse strings, as organisations question the value of membership.
One of the key measures in the Water Bill 2013-14, currently progressing through Parliament, is the introduction of a competitive market for all non-domestic water and sewerage customers in England with effect from April 2017. Working with market participants, Defra and Ofwat, the Open Water Programme has been established to develop the design for the new market arrangements.
Water retail competition for business customers represents a major transformational change for the English water market, providing an enabler for customers to drive cost and water efficiency. The Market Blueprint consultation issued by the Open Water Programme in January 2014 sets out the Programme’s recommendations for the high level design.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the latest in a series of Government initiatives aimed at helping the UK to achieve its 2050 carbon reduction goals.
June 2014 This paper is one of a series of thought leadership pieces being produced by Gemserv to support the development