Energy Broker: January 2019 Market Report

During January 2019, movements in the structure of the forward curves for the rolling annual prices indicate a shifting sentiment, with nearby prices dropping about 5%, whereas forward prices increased. Even though average temperatures during the month were about normal...

Pulse acquires European Utility Management Ltd

Arrow Business Communications expands its operations in the business energy market with the acquisition of European Utility Management Ltd. Arrow is delighted to announce the acquisition of European Utility Management Ltd (EUM), an Energy broker specialising in Property Development and...

Energy Broker: December 2018 Market Report

Let me start by wishing a Happy New Year to all our readers. Like last month, UK’s energy prices peaked in the middle of the month driven by short term temperature effects but ended December slightly lower month on month...

Energy Broker: November 2018 Market Report

November 2018 was, as usual for this time of year, a reasonably volatile month for wholesale energy prices; peaking at 8-10% higher in the middle of the month, however, forward prices ended up pretty much where they started or even...

DCP 228 (DuoS Rates Changes)

What is DCP 228? DCP stands for Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA). DCP 228 spread the energy costs more equally throughout the day. Until recently, Distribution Use of System (DUoS) costs are at their highest for half-hourly consumers...

DCP 161 and the impact on Half Hourly Meters

What is DCP 161? DCP stands for Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA). DCP 161 reintroduces higher charges for excess capacity that are on average 73% above normal rates. This will impact customers with Half-hourly meters who exceed...

Energy Broker: October 2018 Market Report

Wholesale energy prices have dropped significantly during October 2018 - UK’s gas and electricity annual prices decreasing by just over 10%; crude oil prices also decreased about 10% too. However, spot UK energy markets were volatile, driven primarily by changing...

Energy Broker: September 2018 Market Report

Whereas oil prices have continued with their seemingly ever-increasing run up, UK’s gas and power had a much more volatile month. By mid-month UK gas had touched highs not seen since 2011 for annual contracts and UK power reached levels...

Energy Broker: August 2018 Market Report

During August 2018 UK energy prices increased relentlessly, they were up by 10%, with forward curves for rolling annual prices also increasing their backwardation further; structurally supporting the market strength. Notably, CO2 prices also increased significantly, demonstrating that gas demand,...

Compliance for ESOS Phase 2 has started!

The compliance period for ESOS Phase 2 of the UK government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is underway and qualifying organisations are now able to begin the compliance process. Find out what you need to do before the deadline. These...