electricity

Ofgem to improve electricity network services for consumers

Network companies to take on more responsibility in helping vulnerable customers, Ofgem has published its new framework for electricity distribution networks (DNOs) which will run from 2015 – 2023. The control, known as RIIO – ED1, is designed to encourage companies to deliver improvements in customer satisfaction, reliability, sta keholder engagement and sustainable services at […]

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Free training for all Electrical Safety Register listed firms

All registrants on the new Electrical Safety Register are to receive free training as more details of the partnership between the ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association) and ESC (Electrical Safety Council) are revealed. In November last year the two organisations announced they were forming a new venture – CertSure. As part of that move CertSure set […]

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Nearly 12% of UK electricity from renewables

New statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show renewable energy is playing an increasingly significant role in powering for UK homes and businesses. The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter of 2012, up from 9.1% in the same period last year, due to […]

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UK households set to miss out on DECC’s electricity demand reduction proposals

UK households, which account for 30% of UK electricity demand, and constitute the largest group of electricity users, are at risk of missing out on electricity demand reduction proposals as announced by DECC today. The focus of the consultation on non-domestic and industrial electricity use risks sidelining the initiatives of incentivising demand reduction in the […]

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Making space to improve

For consumers looking for new and interesting ways to improve their homes, the news that the government was relaxing the planning regulations would have been welcomed. However David Williams, Category Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric, believes it also presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the electrical contractor. Currently homeowners are able to build […]

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