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
Gemserv Response BIS Consultation Illicit File Sharing.