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In the press: Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'This is always going to be a high-profile job'

The Sunday Telegraph - James Quinn

15 Dec 2014

Sam Laidlaw reflects on his eight and half years as CEO of Centrica; about the energy firm’s change during his tenure, the row over bills, what he will miss most about the job and what he is most proud of - the safety record, the employee engagement, the customer service.

Speeches: Jorge Pikunic speaks at Marketforce's Smart Metering Forum (PDF 0.17Mb)

09 Dec 2014

Jorge, MD Smart Metering at British Gas, talks about how smart meters are changing customers’ relationships with their supplier and their energy. Also view the short video of Deborah and her husband Brian from Cardiff, on why they took part in the British Gas smart meter challenge and what they found.

In the press: The National Smart Meter Challenge: redefining our relationship with energy (PDF 1.23Mb)

British Gas Smart Meter Challenge shows how average savings of up to £66 a year could be achieved from energy bills

19 Nov 2014

A revolutionary British Gas experiment with 14 homes across Britain proves how easy it is to be energy efficient with smart meters. Participants were using 6% less gas, and 7% less electricity than similar homes without smart meters, simply by being more aware of their energy use. If they continue this energy-efficient behaviour, they will save an average of £66 off their annual energy bill (6%).

Speeches: European Utility Week - smart meter roll-out (PDF 0.09Mb)

Jorge Pikunic, MD Smart Metering

07 Nov 2014

Jorge talks about how the smart meter roll-out in Britain is going. In particular, the importance of putting consumers right at the centre of the roll-out and the three most important factors to enable this.

Speeches: FT European Gas Conference (PDF 0.09Mb)

Sam Laidlaw, CEO

23 Oct 2014

Sam speaks about the seismic changes in the world of gas. How energy policy has also undergone a massive shift of emphasis over the past decade to become the principle means by which Governments in the developed world seek to tackle the effects of climate change. And if energy policy is to fulfil this role, it must be sustainable, and not just in the environmental sense.