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Embedded Benefits ruling should result in “major savings for consumers”, says Citizens Advice

22 June 2018

Citizens Advice has responded to the decision to dismiss the application for a judicial review of Ofgem’s proposals (CMP264/CMP265) to change charging arrangements for embedded generators.

Victoria MacGregor, Director of Energy at Citizens Advice, said:

“Today’s decision should level the playing field for power generators, resulting in major savings for consumers. These loopholes have allowed embedded generators to benefit to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds by avoiding significant costs, such as electricity transmission charges. Ofgem’s decision to change these rules was the right one”

Notes to editors

  1. Citizens Advice has a statutory role as the consumer advocate for energy consumers across the UK.
  2. The Citizens Advice service comprises a network of local Citizens Advice, all of which are independent charities, the Citizens Advice consumer service and national charity Citizens Advice. Together we help people resolve their money, legal and other problems by providing information and advice and by influencing policymakers. For more see the Citizens Advice website.
  3. The advice provided by the Citizens Advice service is free, independent, confidential and impartial, and available to everyone regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or nationality.
  4. To get advice online or find your local Citizens Advice in England and Wales, visit citizensadvice.org.uk
  5. You can get consumer advice from the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 or 03454 04 05 05 for Welsh language speakers.
  6. Local Citizens Advice in England and Wales advised 2.5 million clients on 6.2 million problems in 2014/15. For full service statistics see our publication Advice trends.
  7. Citizens Advice service staff are supported by more than 21,000 trained volunteers, working at over 2,500 service outlets across England and Wales.
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