Winning the argument, but losing the debate?

Milne, Roger
December 2009
Utility Week;12/18/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 24, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses the issue about the relationship between wholesale and retail energy prices. Reports from the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) of Great Britain and the Nera show that energy suppliers asserted that they are not getting profits at the expense of customers. It was observed that margins on supply businesses have been small or non-existent despite the drop in the wholesale prices of electricity and gas. Also analyzed is the release of material on energy prices and liquidity in the power market.


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