Centrica responds to the publication of the utilities bill

Government proposals which will facilitate the reform of the Electricity Pool have been welcomed by Centrica today. Commenting on the publication of the Utilities Bill, Roy Gardner, Chief Executive, said:

"Pool prices have been too high for too long.

"With the powers in the Utility Bill, there is a great opportunity to under-pin reform of the Pool. Customers, large and small, will benefit from the new trading arrangements, which have today moved a significant step closer. 

"It is now important that the Bill becomes law this summer so that Pool reform can be in place on time in the Autumn," he said.