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17th November 2020

Haven Power launches new mobile app keeping customers in control of their electricity

Introducing your new mobile Energy Assistant Our new app, Energy Assistant, helps customers to stay in control of their electricity and make life easier...

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9th November 2020

Public sector: How to emerge from the pandemic as a more sustainable business

COVID-19 has impacted all areas of life for most of 2020. As companies have shifted to remote working or shuttered temporarily, so businesses and...

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27th October 2020

From CSR to ESG: How your business should be reporting sustainability

2020 has brought into sharp relief the importance of sustainability. Businesses of all sizes are under scrutiny to play their part as the UK...

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20th October 2020

AI and smart meters are making your business greener and more competitive

As part of the UK’s transition to a more sustainable energy network, smart meters are being rolled out to help customers better understand their...

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14th October 2020

Haven Power announces 100% renewable electricity in 2020 Fuel Mix Disclosure

At Haven Power, we’re delighted to announce that our Fuel Mix Disclosure for the reporting period April 2019 to March 2020 is 100% renewable....

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8th October 2020

How can your public sector organisation achieve its sustainability targets?

COVID-19 has presented challenges to businesses of all sizes and types, but there has been one significant positive outcome. Organisations have recognised the fragile...

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1st October 2020

Proving that sustainability delivers a measurable return on investment

Sustainability is increasingly important to businesses, but how can you be sure that the investment you make pays back? Research recently carried out for...

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25th September 2020

Six months since lockdown: What has the pandemic done to Britain’s electricity market?

It’s now been over 6 months since the coronavirus lockdown began at the end of March 2020. With lockdown came unprecedented change, which we’re...

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23rd September 2020

3 (more) odd things we’ve read about smart meters: How suppliers use them

Welcome to the fifth instalment of our series that investigates some of the strangest rumours we’ve read about smart meters. In the three videos...

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14th September 2020

Electricity under lockdown: cheaper, cleaner, but harder to control

Download the latest Electric Insights report from Drax now. The latest Drax Electric Insights report shows the impact lockdown had on our electricity system....

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11th September 2020

Video: Why the smart grid is at the forefront of the energy revolution

The way the energy industry works hasn’t changed all that much for decades now. But we’re at the start of an energy revolution, with...

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11th September 2020

3 of the oddest things we've read about the smart meter roll-out

With the number of smart meters on Great Britain’s walls now at 5 million and the pace picking up, our fourth instalment of our...

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2nd September 2020

What’s happening with Third Party Costs? Download our free guide now

Discover what’s recently changed, and why, with Third Party Costs (TPCs). Third Party Costs - also sometimes referred to as non-energy or non-commodity costs...

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18th August 2020

Planning for uncertainty: What will the power market look like after the pandemic?

Will the UK electricity landscape ever return to ‘normal’? Since the first lockdown was introduced on 23 March 2020, electricity demand in the UK...

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11th August 2020

Planning for uncertainty: Is now the time to reforecast your electricity?

In the light of the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s never too soon to talk to your electricity supplier – especially if...

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7th August 2020

Safe smart meters are behind the UK's move to a greener future

Smart meters have been much maligned in the media, but we’re passionate about setting the record straight. In the third post in our series,...

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4th August 2020

Planning for uncertainty: What's happening with Third Party Costs?

Only 40% of your business’s electricity bill covers the cost of electricity. The remaining 60 per cent is made up of Third Party Costs...

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13th July 2020

Over two thirds of corporate business leaders say they're more environmentally focussed following COVID-19 outbreak

Over two thirds of Britain’s corporate business leaders say they are now more environmentally conscious in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to...

Download our whitepaper: Planning for a post-pandemic recovery
13th July 2020

Whitepaper: How enterprises are bringing about change after COVID-19

We surveyed over 1,250 business leaders about their attitudes to sustainability, where their priorities lie, and how they plan to embrace bold decision-making, post-pandemic....

Infographic: Why business leaders are more environmentally conscious after the pandemic
13th July 2020

Infographic: Why business leaders are more environmentally conscious after the pandemic

A survey commissioned by Haven Power has found that corporate business leaders are more environmentally aware than before the coronavirus pandemic.

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9th July 2020

Download our whitepaper: Helping you through uncertain times

The world of energy has changed radically since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. In the last few months, demand for electricity has fallen...

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6th July 2020

Why your business should consider generating its own renewable electricity

COVID-19 has dominated the news agenda this year and the virus will continue to present significant challenges. The restrictive economic measures introduced to slow...

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3rd July 2020

Beyond COVID-19, we need a vision to reach net zero emissions

By Marc Bradbrook, Commercial and Energy Services Director, Haven Power

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1st July 2020

The Targeted Charging Review: What to expect

We’ve outlined in previous posts the percentage of non-energy costs, also called Third Party Costs (TPCs), which make up your bill. Some of these,...

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1st July 2020

Where does Haven Power’s electricity come from?

As one of the UK’s leading electricity suppliers to large businesses, we’re proud to partner with leading organisations across the UK to provide certified,...

14 of the oddest things we've read about smart meters
29th June 2020

Safe, secure and private: the smart meters protecting your data

In the second post in our series, we’re looking at those smart meter myths which prey on fears about data security and the right...

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17th June 2020

New smart meter to give Drax's business customers more control of their energy

Drax announces a trial of polyphase SMETS 2 smart meters aimed at giving the company's larger business customers better control of their power use,...

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15th June 2020

Getting smart, safely: Our commitment to customers

This year has presented challenges for everyone. One area particularly affected has been the smart meter rollout. Most suppliers paused smart installations as the...

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4th June 2020

Reacting and reforecasting: How suppliers have responded to COVID-19

The rapid spread of Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented degree of change to the ways we live and work. As countries have introduced...

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29th May 2020

Power consumption slumps in Q1 2020 – see Drax Electric Insights Report

Right now, Great Britain’s electricity system is changing at a rapid pace. With pressures to decarbonise, replace old technologies with new, lower carbon ones...

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7th May 2020

UK reaches a new coal-free record amidst Coronavirus lockdown

Despite the challenging times we all find ourselves in across the UK right now, there is some positive news. On 28 April, Great Britain...

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6th May 2020

Drax announces package to support Haven Power customers through COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of us. At Haven Power, we’ve seen businesses of all sizes, their employees and families, hit hard by...

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26th March 2020

7 steps to put your business on the path to carbon neutral: The ebook

Get your free ebook The government has announced net zero greenhouse gas targets by 2050, and bigger businesses with bigger ambitions have announced carbon...

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19th March 2020

Continuing to serve you through Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic we’re focussed on maintaining an ongoing level of service and support for you (our customers). With staff working from home,...

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12th March 2020

Carbon Capture, Use & Storage: Everything you need to know

Carbon capture, use and storage technology is about to scale up, with projects already in operation around the world. By the latter part of...

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6th March 2020

How biomass is helping us along the way to a zero-carbon future

Renewable energy sources have proliferated in the last decade, helping the UK to transition to a cleaner, greener energy future. However, this has also...

14 of the oddest things we've read about smart meters
26th February 2020

Introducing: 14 of the oddest things we’ve read about smart meters

Smart meters have been the subject of many headlines over the last few years - and not all of them have been entirely accurate....

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20th February 2020

Haven Power commits to help boost employability and skills for students in Ipswich

Energy provider Haven Power has become a ‘Cornerstone Employer’ - a scheme that works with other businesses to develop employability and skills for students...

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19th February 2020

Your 2020 guide to TPCs: Third party costs explained

Did you know that the cost of electricity is less than 40% of the total amount of your energy bill? The rest of your...

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23rd January 2020

Smart meters – the future of energy, misunderstood

With the Government targeting net zero carbon emissions by 2050, businesses and consumers will need to play their part in helping to tackle climate...

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12th December 2019

Building a business case for change when switching electricity supplier

Committing to being more sustainable as a business, and then delivering on that promise, can be challenging – especially when starting your programme of...

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6th December 2019

The Targeted Charging Review and how it affects your business: Part 2 - the final decision

Following our recent post about the Targeted Charging Review, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has now reached a conclusion. So, what...

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28th November 2019

6 easy ways for public sector organisations to cut emissions and costs

According to government figures for 2018, the public sector was responsible for 8.1 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s led many organisations...

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22nd November 2019

How to gain competitive advantage while achieving net zero carbon emissions

Achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 is a huge challenge for UK businesses. Yet the goal also provides a wealth of...

Eccentric Energy - Moving towards a low carbon future with pedal power
14th November 2019

Eccentric Energy: Moving towards a low carbon future with pedal power

With more home and office deliveries than ever before, could pedal power be a new source of energy?

What’s the Capacity Market – and why does its return matter to businesses?
8th November 2019

What’s the Capacity Market – and why does its return matter to businesses?

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) suspended the Capacity Market (CM) almost a year ago. This was a result of an...

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5th November 2019

Weekly Energy Report - High winds, low gas pressure day-ahead

Haven Power’s market report updates you on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week. Here’s our summary for the past 7...

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4th November 2019

Warning! Warning! The Triads are coming…

Between November and the end of February each winter, there’ll definitely be three ‘Triads’. These are the half-hourly settlement periods of highest demand in...

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31st October 2019

Why is Grid frequency important in keeping your business power on?

When a major power outage caused chaos across parts of the UK in August, suspicion fell on a sudden decrease in frequency on the...

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30th October 2019

Suffolk FA goes into extra time with renewable electricity from Haven Power

Haven Power is again proud to be supporting grassroots football for the sixth consecutive year, announcing its renewed sponsorship of Suffolk FA’s Monday night...

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29th October 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Gas and wind help deflate day-ahead prices

Do you know what happened in the energy market last week? Find out with Haven Power’s market report – here’s our summary for the...

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28th October 2019

Haven Power helps local climbing centre reach its sustainability targets

Haven Power has helped an Ipswich climbing centre to meet its sustainability goals by supplying renewable energy to the new leisure complex on Ransomes...

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25th October 2019

Cut carbon emissions and costs in your farm or nursery

Agriculture is responsible for around 9% of UK carbon emissions, mostly in the form of methane – which contributes over half the sector’s greenhouse...

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22nd October 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Falling gas prices pressure power curve

Haven Power’s market report covers what’s happened in the energy market over the past week. Here’s your update on the past 7 days, starting...

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18th October 2019

Eccentric energy: Poo is powerful – number 2!

A year on from our most popular blog post of last year, “Poo is powerful”, we’re revisiting the topic of biowaste - and reviewing...

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17th October 2019

Ford UK selects Haven Power to supply renewable energy

Haven Power has won a contract to supply all three of Ford Motor Company UK’s manufacturing locations with around 250GWh of renewable electricity per...

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15th October 2019

Weekly Energy Report - High wind pushes day-ahead to new low

To stay updated on the week’s activities in the energy market, read Haven Power’s market report. Here’s what happened over the past 7 days,...

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10th October 2019

Third Party Costs are rising - what's next?

The increasing price of wholesale energy is only partly responsible for the rising cost of business electricity. So, what other factors are inflating your...

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9th October 2019

A busy few months raising funds and volunteering: September update

While our monthly Brickmakers’ Wood session – see below – was the only community activity in August, we got back into the swing of...

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8th October 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Bears grip UK power market

Haven Power’s weekly market report updates you on what’s happened in the energy market for the past 7 days. Here’s our summary for the...

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2nd October 2019

Three simple steps to more energy-efficient manufacturing

In our free guide to energy efficiency in manufacturing, you’ll find useful tips to help your organisation streamline its power consumption – and, potentially,...

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1st October 2019

Weekly Energy Report - High winds pressure day-ahead price

Get up to speed on the energy market’s movements for the past week with the market report from Haven Power. Here’s what happened over...

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26th September 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 steps to delivering an invitation to tender for your business electricity

Issuing a business electricity contract invitation to tender (ITT) to potential new suppliers can, at first, seem somewhat daunting. From identifying your energy requirements...

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24th September 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Oil price spike raises power curve

For your update on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week, get Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary for the...

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19th September 2019

The Targeted Charging Review and how it affects your business

The UK is looking to decarbonise electricity generation and increase the electrification of heat and transportation, to give just two sector examples, and thereby...

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17th September 2019

Weekly Energy Report - EU helps lift UK power curve

Stay updated on last week’s events in the energy market with Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary covering the past 7 days, starting...

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12th September 2019

Eccentric energy: Something in the water

The weather’s a sure-fire conversational starter throughout the year in Britain. And this summer, the chatter probably focused on the rain: Met Office records...

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10th September 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Baseload day-ahead at 2-year lows

For your update on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week, get Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary for the...

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9th September 2019

To beat Brexit uncertainty, fix your electricity contract now

The complexities – and uncertainties – of Brexit make it a minefield for all businesses. Although nobody, it seems, really knows what will happen...

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6th September 2019

A brief history of energy and how it affects our economy today

All companies depend on energy to help boost their bottom line. But can your business achieve growth without increasing emissions? Read more below:

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3rd September 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Windfarms set lowest imbalance price since May

For your update on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week, get Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary for the...

Guaranteeing your supply of renewable power
30th August 2019

Guaranteeing your supply of renewable power

How can you be certain that the electricity you buy for your business really comes from a renewable source? Make sure your power is...

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28th August 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Weekly solar output hits 7-week high

Find out what happened in the energy market last week with the Haven Power market report. Here’s our 7-day summary starting Monday 19th August:...

3 easy ways to make your office more energy efficient
22nd August 2019

3 easy ways to make your office more energy efficient

Offices are responsible for a large proportion of the UK’s carbon emissions, which is why the City of London has the highest carbon footprint...

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20th August 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Wind soars; day-ahead prices fall

For your weekly update on the energy market, read the Haven Power market report. Here’s our summary for the past 7 days, starting Monday...

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20th August 2019

Finding the right electricity supplier for your business – with FREE Request for Proposal (RFP) templates!

It’s commonplace for businesses to switch electricity suppliers to help them save money and achieve greater sustainability. Yet finding the right one for your...

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15th August 2019

Eccentric energy: The power of the moon

As we seek to develop new sources of sustainable zero-carbon energy for our planet, will we need to reach for the stars or keep...

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14th August 2019

Weekly Energy Report: Generator outages cause power cuts

For your update on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week, get Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary for the...

Can we achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050?
8th August 2019

Can we achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050?

According to a new report from National Grid Electric System Operator (ESO), which keeps the electricity grid running smoothly, the UK can achieve net-zero...

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6th August 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Baseload day-ahead price surges as gas rallies and wind falls

For your update on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week, get Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary for the...

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2nd August 2019

July in the community: Inspiring a sustainable future

July proved to be another busy four weeks for our Community team and the new group of volunteers stepping up to help. As we...

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1st August 2019

How big data is helping energy management

Driven by data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) gives businesses a golden opportunity to manage their energy use and reduce both their costs...

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30th July 2019

Weekly Energy Report: Heat makes Day-ahead prices flip-flop

Discover what happened last week in the energy market by reading Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary for the past 7 days, starting...

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25th July 2019

Getting your business on the road to net zero carbon emissions

Download your sector’s free guide today Following the government’s announcement to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we’ve produced a series of useful...

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23rd July 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Imbalance price: first negative in July

Get Haven Power’s market report for your weekly update on what’s just happened in the energy market. Here’s our summary of events over the...

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18th July 2019

5 reasons why you need on-site charging for your electric vehicles

Is your business one of the many that’s thinking about choosing (or that’s already chosen) electric vehicles – EVs – for your fleet? If...

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16th July 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Seasonal UK power prices surge

Haven Power’s market report keeps you updated on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week. Here’s what happened in the 7...

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11th July 2019

Eccentric Energy: The sun can be a friend… or foe!

While Wimbledon and sunny weather aren’t always synonymous, they’re both with us at last. This got our eccentric minds thinking about the sun’s power...

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9th July 2019

Weekly Energy Report - UK wind output reaches 3-month high

Need to discover what’s happened in the energy market each week? Get Haven Power’s market report for a summary just like this one, covering...

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8th July 2019

Have you herd? Elmer’s arrived in town…

June was a busy month for our Community team here at Haven Power. We saw the arrival in Ipswich of our sponsored Elmer and...

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4th July 2019

Win more business with low carbon energy

Get a business electricity quote now. To help meet the government’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, UK businesses can switch to...

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2nd July 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Imbalance price reaches 15-month high

For your update on what’s happened in the energy market over the past week, get Haven Power’s market report. Here’s our summary for the...

Flexi Combi
1st July 2019

Flex Combi – flexibility and certainty, combined

Buy wholesale electricity at live market prices while enjoying the certainty of fully fixing your Third Party Costs In these times of political and...

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27th June 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Gains for secure and promote contracts

Haven Power’s market report updates on the energy market’s weekly changes. Here’s what happened over the past 7 days, starting Monday 17th June: Secure...

Can renewables meet the UK’s rising electricity demand?
20th June 2019

Can renewables meet the UK’s rising electricity demand?

While the UK’s committed to reducing its reliance on coal, electricity consumption is predicted to rise 14% by 2030. We consider whether Britain’s renewables...

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18th June 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Dinorwig balances system – again

To stay updated on the energy market’s weekly changes, read the Haven Power market report. Here’s what happened in the 7 days since Monday...

Smart meters – what’s in it for you?
13th June 2019

Smart meters – what’s in it for you?

Smart meters launched in 2011, and the publicity about them since has been mixed. Most of the negative coverage revolves around consumer apprehension, and...

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11th June 2019

Weekly Energy Report - Coal’s back; imbalance prices negative

Haven Power’s market report keeps you updated on the weekly changes in the energy market. Here’s our take on what’s happened over the past...

Advantages of renewable energy
10th June 2019

What are the advantages of renewable energy?

While the environmental benefits of renewable energy are clear to most businesses and consumers, the commercial advantages of being more sustainable and energy efficient...

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6th June 2019

Eccentric Energy: You’ve got the power!

Our Eccentric Energy post for June 2019 focuses on two of the ways that every human can contribute to generating electricity. Read more below: