UK Energy Industry market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Energy Industry market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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What are the key challenges facing the industry and how fast are its rates of growth? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
Key Issues Covered in this Report
- How do UK and EU policies affect the development of the energy sector?
- What are the key market issues facing gas and electricity suppliers?
- What are the key reasons for consumers switching energy supplier?
- How have major energy suppliers performed over the last five years?
- What is the potential future energy mix?
The terms of reference for this report concern the UK energy market, specifically:
- Electricity generation and demand
- Gas supply and demand
- Retail energy market
Electricity generation refers to companies producing electricity in power stations that operate under generation licences. The report covers the following:
- coal generation
- renewables (wind, solar, hydro, bioenergy, etc.)
The UK gas market can be separated into two sections: upstream (gas supply) and downstream (gas demand). The report covers gas supply (production, imports, exports) and the downstream activities of supply to the industrial, commercial, power generation and domestic sectors.
The retail energy market covers home energy providers in the UK, including:
- Electricity suppliers
- Gas suppliers
This report covers the residential energy supply market and excludes business customers.
- Centrica/British Gas Trading
- EDF Energy
- RWE NPower
- E.ON Energy
- ScottishPower Energy Retail
- Ecotricity Group
- First Utility
- Good Energy Group
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Claudia Preedy, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The recent rise in switches reflects the growing number of new suppliers entering the market, increased price competition, a quicker and simpler switching process, as well as increased public awareness about the potential savings offered by switching suppliers. However, despite the uptick in switching rates, around two-thirds of consumers are still stuck on more expensive standard variable tariffs, suggesting that competition is not yet working to the benefit of all consumers. The market is likely to face further interventions from the government, which is looking to bring forward measures to help tackle unfair practices in the energy market to help reduce energy bills.
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