Ofgem have announced that the country’s biggest household provider, British Gas, is to pay £11.1 million for failing to meet key targets. The announcement comes just a week after power generators Drax and InterGen were stripped of a record £39m sum for similar failures.
The watchdog said the latest penalty would benefit vulnerable customers after its investigation found British Gas missed its environmental obligations under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).
Under CESP, energy suppliers and generators were required to deliver energy saving measures to households by the end of December 2012.
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