Cost of Energy Ofgem launches investigation into the National Grid Written by The Energy Advocate on May 23, 2018 More in Cost of Energy: Small suppliers make up a quarter of the UK energy market October 15, 2018 SSE-Npower merger gets watchdog clearance October 10, 2018 SSE profits drop 50% September 12, 2018 UK energy regulator Ofgem has begun an investigation into the National Grid Electricity Transmission’s (NGET) demand forecasting for Britain’s electricity market. According to a statement, the investigation will look into whether “NGET breached rules relating to its duty to operate the system in an economic and efficient manner”. The regulator said: “This includes but is not limited to producing and publishing appropriate forecasts of demand,” although Ofgem also stressed the investigation “does not imply that we have made any findings about non-compliance by NGET”. NGET operates the systems for the electricity transmission network across England, Scotland and Wales. Meanwhile the National Grid reported a 4% increase in annual operating profits to £3.5 billion, driven by healthy contributions from its US business.