Market divided over Ofgem’s proposed reforms

Ofgem's push for energy market reforms in the UK has caused concern to many in the energy industry.

One option put forward in the UK regulator's 'Project Discovery' report is a centralised buyer for energy, a proposal David Hunter, an energy analyst at consultancy McKinnon & Clarke, cautions against. "The option for a central buyer is a step too far, and relying on Soviet-style central planning would be a damning indictment of policy failure," he says.

However, others believe the Project Discove