npower urges UK businesses to have say on Electricity Market Reform

Posted on 25 Jul 2013 by Tim Brown

Energy firm npower has launched ‘EMR Pulse’, a new online survey designed to give businesses a simple and less time-consuming way to have their voices heard in the ongoing overhaul of UK energy legislation.

The Electricity Market Reform (EMR) is collection of new legislation aiming to make sure the UK remains a leading destination for investment in low-carbon electricity. The new survey is part of npower’s wider ‘EMR Explained’ campaign to help educate businesses on EMR is and how it will impact on their organisations.

The EMR Pulse survey will give businesses the opportunity to participate in the government’s newly-launched consultation on proposals to exempt the most electricity intensive industries from a proportion of the costs of Contracts for Difference – a key component of EMR.

Businesses wishing to contribute to the npower ‘EMR Pulse’ can have their say at: Once feedback has been gathered, npower will submit its findings on behalf of businesses to government ahead of the consultation deadline on 31 August 2013.

Wayne Mitchell, Industrial & Commercial Sales & Marketing Director said: “We are dedicated to helping our customers understand EMR and how it will impact on their business. An important part of this is collaborating with companies to listen to their views and then feeding those back to government to ensure the EMR is fit for purpose for UK businesses.”

Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon welcomed npower’s work to give businesses a voice and said he “would encourage as many businesses as possible to get involved”.