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Read the latest energy industry news and views from the Opus Energy team here.

Energising expertise: How this framing business became outstanding in their field
01.08.2019

Energising expertise: How this framing business became outstanding in their field

Picture Perfect is a bespoke framing business founded in 1998 and based in Northampton. It’s the largest professional framing business in Northamptonshire, run by...

Small café, big energy: Powering a charity
03.05.2019

Small café, big energy: Powering a charity

Café No.5 is part of ValePlus, a charity that operates across Barry and Llantwit Major in South Wales. The charity offers education and employment...

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23.04.2019

Innovative robotics technology underway at Opus Energy, writes Jonathan Kini

Robotics technology is transforming the operations here at Opus Energy, improving service and freeing up time for our teams to work on more interesting...

A cut above the rest: The power of the local barbershop
25.03.2019

A cut above the rest: The power of the local barbershop

Beckets is a leading barbershop and men’s hairdressers on the Wellingborough Road in Northampton, catering to the discerning gentleman. “We look at the experience...

Gamlingay Community Turbine: Energising village life
06.03.2019

Gamlingay Community Turbine: Energising village life

In 2013, a group of people in the village of Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire set up their own wind turbine for the village. Like all good...

Small business success: The energy source behind this art entrepreneur
20.11.2018

Small business success: The energy source behind this art entrepreneur

Wychwood Art Gallery sits in the heart of Deddington, a small village in Oxfordshire, and has done so since 2016. Deborah Allen, founder and...

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18.10.2018

You can blow your own way: How wind power transformed this farm

Ashby Farms, in the idyllic countryside of Daventry, Northamptonshire, is home to a family that’s been farming in the area for generations, focussed initially...

Watt's a kWh? Getting to grips with energy units
21.09.2018

Watt's a kWh? Getting to grips with energy units

Despite playing such an important role in powering our day-to-day lives, energy can be difficult to understand. But for those who want a clearer...

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07.06.2018

10 million and counting - so how do smart meters work?

The UK’s smart meter roll-out is well underway. According to statistics published by the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, by the...

How the 'rebound effect' makes us use more energy (and what it is, exactly)
30.05.2018

How the 'rebound effect' makes us use more energy (and what it is, exactly)

We often take energy for granted, but getting it from grid to business can be complicated. When you start investigating the principles of supply...

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11.03.2018

Introducing Opus Energy’s new Northampton headquarters

We are delighted to announce the opening of our brand new headquarters in the heart of Northampton, a state-of-the art building bringing all 700...

Energy efficient Britain: Electricity consumption falls 2% in the UK
09.02.2018

Energy efficient Britain: Electricity consumption falls 2% in the UK

An analysis of electricity consumption across the EU has found that the UK reduced its electricity use in 2017, while 27 European countries included...

How blockchain could revolutionise the energy industry
18.10.2017

How blockchain could revolutionise the energy industry

Blockchain has burst on to the scene and into the collective consciousness over the last few months. The technology is lauded as a gamechanger...

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05.10.2017

How to engage your staff with smart meters: the report

Engaging your team with smart meters is not only a good way to educate them about the roll-out that’s sweeping the nation, but it...

Future gazing: Where will the energy industry be in 2050?
08.09.2017

Future gazing: Where will the energy industry be in 2050?

The National Grid has released its annual report, Future Energy Scenarios, which predicts how the national energy network may look and operate in the...

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24.08.2017

Latest research says smart meters are on the up

A new report on public awareness of smart meters has been published, showing that 97% of the British public are now aware of smart...

Energy theft: The dangers you need to know about
10.08.2017

Energy theft: The dangers you need to know about

Energy theft is an issue that causes major problems both for the energy supplier and energy consumer. At best, it's an illegal activity that...

Project Nexus is complete: What was it, and what happened?
15.06.2017

Project Nexus is complete: What was it, and what happened?

Xoserve, the administrator of the UK gas network, has announced that Project Nexus was successfully completed on 1st June. The project, an infrastructural upgrade...

Ofgem’s Smarter Markets programme: What's affecting the business energy market?
02.06.2017

Ofgem’s Smarter Markets programme: What's affecting the business energy market?

Smart meters are coming – that much everyone knows. But they’re just one element of a move towards a “smarter market”: a term coined...

The illustrated step-by-step guide to anaerobic digestion
11.05.2017

The illustrated step-by-step guide to anaerobic digestion

Would you recognise an anaerobic digestion plant if you saw one? Shaun Heasman, Renewables Specialist at Opus Energy, knows them inside out – and...

The Internet of Things will change the energy industry as we know it
28.04.2017

The Internet of Things will change the energy industry as we know it

Connecting to the internet has come a long way since the loud, clunky process of firing up the dial-up. And we’re no longer sat...

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31.01.2017

Take caution – fraudulent emails claiming to be from Opus Energy

We have just been informed that fraudulent emails are being sent to individuals, falsely claiming to be sent by Opus Energy. The design of...

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06.12.2016

Opus Energy announces sale to Drax Group

We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a binding conditional agreement for the sale of our entire issued share capital to...

Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Cardiff opens Opus Energy's Cardiff office
19.10.2016

Opus Energy arrives in Cardiff

As part of Opus Energy’s continuing expansion and development of our customer service and support offering, we’ve opened a new office in Cardiff, South...

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10.10.2016

96% of Opus Energy’s electricity is renewable (and it didn’t cost customers a penny more)

Opting to be powered by renewable energy can be costly, and you often have to choose a custom energy contract with a specialist supplier...

Ofgem announces industry-changing P272 update – so what is it?
03.08.2016

Ofgem announces industry-changing P272 update – so what is it?

A project that’s overhauling electricity billing as we know it is now expanding to affect all consumers in Great Britain. Thanks to new Ofgem...

14 little-known facts about wind energy
10.05.2016

13 little-known facts about wind energy

Wind is one of the fastest growing and most widely used sources of renewable energy on the planet, and for a good reason! It’s...

How electric cars are driving change
24.02.2016

How electric cars are driving change

Over the past few years, there has been a huge surge in the number of electric cars, with around 50,000 plug-in vehicles on the...

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16.02.2016

Opus Energy announces 2,000th renewable energy generator

The town of Doune is perched on the hills of Scotland in the historic district of Stirling. Recently it also became the home of...

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06.11.2015

6 Things you didn’t know about smart meters

Smart meters are the latest thing in energy efficiency and can help your business save money each and every year. Here we look at the...

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15.09.2015

Mastering energy management with peak and off-peak electricity

With the rollout of smart meters happening countrywide, the amount of energy we’re using is now more transparent than it’s even been before.

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11.09.2015

The happiest energy customers have smart meters

Smart meters are making smart people happy, and those who don’t have smart meters are less confident.  That’s what the latest market research says...

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22.07.2015

Big Six dominance broken by Opus Energy, reveals new report

Competition is hitting the Big Six as it’s been revealed that Opus Energy has broken their dominance in the business energy market. Drax-Opus Energy-191...

Blog / Opus Energy named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list
01.03.2015

Opus Energy named in Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For!

After being ranked number one for SME customer service in the latest Datamonitor survey, we’re very proud to announce that Opus Energy is now...

Renewable energy straight from the zoo
10.10.2014

Renewable energy straight from the zoo

Where does your renewable energy come from? Does a zoo power you? If you are an Opus Energy customer then there is a chance...

Understanding your energy invoice
01.09.2014

Understanding your energy invoice

This week is Small Business Advice Week, so we’ll be sharing a daily advice blog to help small businesses with important energy topics. Firstly,...