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Utility Week 27th September 2013

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GAS 13 | Political Agenda is Labour flirting with the Lib Dems? 21 | Centrica abandons storage projects 21 | Stock watch WATER 6 | Colin Skellett, Wessex Water CEO, talks truth 16 | Ofwat wants boards to self-regulate 16 | Blueprint for water 23 | Global capital ELECTRICITY 7 | Trevor Loveday government should get a grip 13 | Support is short for Isle of Lewis cable 14 | Senior Executive Panel smart meter verdict 21 | Fallon says market is ripe for investment 24 | High viz 28 | Ontario special report banning coal from the generation mix Energy 8 | Tony Cocker Eon CEO interview 13 | Tom Greatrex Big six staff influencing Decc 22 | Energy suppliers and fair margins 25 | Richard Harpley indie connections are flourishing 26 | Andrew Bainbridge the energy customer is king 27 | Complaints are a useful tool 15-16 October Utility Week Congress Venue: Hotel Russell, London Organised by: Faversham House Web: www.uw-congress.net/home This week Leader Ellen Bennett A refocus on what matters most to you The business of utilities is changing – and so is Utility Week. We know how important it is to you to receive the information you need to do better business, when and how you need it. You told us in our recent survey how much you value our independent and proactive journalism, and how you want to receive the news as it happens. So we'll be posting our exclusive stories online and on Twitter all day every day, and emailing you the headlines each morning, wherever you are, if you want us to – sign up at utilityweek.co.uk, our new and improved website. We know that you still value sitting down once a week and spending time with your magazine, in print or in our new tabletfriendly digital edition. So we've redesigned it to work in harmony with our website, and to focus on what matters most to you. Five new sections (policy and regulation; finance & investment; customers; operations & assets; and markets & trading) reflect the overriding concerns of the business of utilities. We'll also bring you an extended weekly interview with an industry leader, and a range of new columnists, including chief executives, customers, financial experts and those on the front line. For those readers who need to delve deeper, we're launching Utility Week Intelligence, which will include exclusive, in-depth research, analysis and data, as well as a cutting-edge platform to bring together global information on utilities, and structure it in the way that best serves your needs. See www.utilityweekintelligence. co.uk to find out more. We know that meeting face to face is still crucial to good business, and we're building on our flagship awards with a range of new events including the Utility Week Congress, launching next month (see www.uw-congress.net). Finally, we know that while change is inevitable, some things must remain the same. We will still work hard to bring you the news that matters to the industry, free from bias or obfuscation, and to facilitate responsible and constructive discussion between market participants, customers, regulators and policymakers. This is your new Utility Week: we hope you like it. 4 | Seven days 6 | Opinion Colin Skellett, Wessex Water 8 | Interview Tony Cocker, CEO, Eon 13 Policy & Regulation 13 | News Greatrex: 'Big six staff affecting Decc policy" 13 | Politics Mathew Beech writes 14 | Analysis Senior Executive Panel 16 | Analysis Cox on governance 16 | Market view Blueprint for Water 21 Finance & Investment 21 | News Centrica writes off £240m in gas storage 22 | Market view Margins and prices 23 | Investor view Does global capital want water? 24 Operations & Assets 24 | High viz London Power Tunnels 25 | Pipe up Independent connections flourish 26 Customers 26 | News Decc admits millions on 'dead tariffs' 27 | Market view The beauty of complaints Ellen Bennett, Editor ellen.bennett@fav-house.com 28 Markets & Trading The annual Utility Week Congress is a must-attend event for forward-thinking professionals looking to collaborate to deliver the utility business model of the future. Utility Week has gathered an unprecedented number of industry leaders to take part in the 2013 congress. The annual event brings together decision-makers in UK water, gas and electricity. Union-style debates and incisive on-stage interviews will cut through jargon, spin and fluff to get to the heart of today's issues. There will be no room for sitting on the fence at the congress, with experts arguing for and against topical motions – and the audience asked to decide. The congress is chaired by journalist and broadcaster Juliet Morris and also features a networking dinner on the evening of 15 October, enabling you to network with a who's who of the utilities industry. 28 | Country report Ontario 30 Community 30 | Subscriber focus Ken McRae, Gemserv 31 | Disconnector UTILITY WEEK | 27TH SEPTEMBER - 3rd OCTOBER 2013 | 3

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