Centrica's Distributed Energy and Power business has launched its proposition to non-domestic customers under a new Centrica Business Solutions banner, offering large energy users opportunities to harness the power of distributed energy solutions from one company.
The sale of two gas-fired power plants by UK-based Centrica to Czech-based EPH has been approved by the European Commission with some analysts predicting it as heralding the commencement of larger consolidations in the EU power sector.
Mark Hanafin, the CEO of Centrica's Business division, says technology and the growth of renewables have dictated a radical change in the energy system, where the roles of energy supplier and consumer become more ambiguous.
UK utility Centrica is launching a three-year trial in which batteries and other systems, such as combined heat and power units, will be installed in dozens of houses, businesses and hospitals in Cornwall.
Centrica has announced the acquisition of ENER-G Cogen International from ENER-G Holdings. The UK-based company will form an important part of the British Gas owners' new international distributed energy & power business.
Centrica has agreed to acquire Denmark's Neas Energy, one of Europe's leading providers of energy management and revenue optimisation services for decentralised third-party owned assets, for Ã‚Â£170 million.