How many lights can an energy supplier power this Christmas?

As the year draws to an end, it’s natural to reflect on what the last 12 months have brought. For us, it’s been an incredibly busy year.

Insects are inspiring improved renewable energy technologies

Biomimetics is an established field in engineering. The practice draws inspiration from nature to improve models, processes and systems. We have biomimetic engineering to thank for Velcro (inspired by the way that burr seeds stick to animal hairs) and bird-safe glass, among others. Now, engineers may have stumbled upon the next big development in renewable […]

Small business success: The energy source behind this art entrepreneur

Wychwood Art Gallery sits in the heart of Deddington, a small village in Oxfordshire, and has done so since 2016. Deborah Allen, founder and director of Wychwood Art Gallery, established her business after a lengthy career at the top of the art world, including director-level roles at world-renowned auction houses Christies and Bonhams. “Lots of […]

The UK is nearing a coal-free future

Coal used to be a staple of the UK’s energy mix, but it’s becoming resigned to the history books, and has been since the 1990s. Thanks to increased awareness of climate change and environmental damage caused by coal and other fossil fuels, there has been a concerted effort to stop using them for energy generation. […]

You can blow your own way: How wind power transformed this farm

Ashby Farms, in the idyllic countryside of Daventry, Northamptonshire, is home to a family that’s been farming in the area for generations, focussed initially on livestock before moving towards arable farming. As the business developed, the Ashby family began to look at alternative revenue streams – and found an unlikely solution. “Primarily we farm; it’s […]

Watt’s a kWh? Getting to grips with energy units

Despite playing such an important role in powering our day-to-day lives, energy can be difficult to understand. But for those who want a clearer understanding of their bill, or even those who are just curious about how energy use is measured, it’s interesting to take a dive into the world of amps, volts, watts and […]

Opus Energy visits Northampton school to share why renewable energy is so important

As one of the country’s leading business energy suppliers and as part of the Drax Group, Opus Energy is committed to changing the way energy is generated, supplied and used for a better future. We’re also passionate about getting out and about in our communities and contributing however we can.

The decarbonisation of transport: The next step

As the UK continues to set new generation records, it’s safe to say that the decarbonisation of the energy sector is well underway. The next aim? To reduce the carbon footprint of transport. According to REN21, a global policy advisory body, transport accounts for up to 33% of global energy demand, and Parliament Magazine, a […]

Drive my car: Opus Energy teams smash charity challenge

In late May, 100 wacky racers took on the Twin Town Challenge, a fun charity car rally which sees competitors drive from Witney, Oxfordshire to its twin town of Le Touquet, France over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The catch? The car must cost no more than £500. The challenge is a biennial event, […]

10 million and counting – so how do smart meters work?

The UK’s smart meter roll-out is well underway. According to statistics published by the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, by the end of March 2018 there were more than ten million smart meters installed across the UK, in both domestic and non-domestic sites. But why are smart meters being rolled out, how […]