Power quality specialist releases whitepaper urging reform

Power quality specialist releases whitepaper urging reform

Power quality specialist REO UK is urging businesses to reconsider their relationship with renewable energy. The company has released a whitepaper exploring the state of the renewable energy sector and argues that the time is ripe for organisations to think about how they can overcome problems such as the changes to feed-in tariffs, power quality problems, planning permission and the threat from cheap imports of renewable technology. The paper looks at the growth of the…

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Today’s energy managers invited to ‘have their say’ in order to develop pre-emptive solutions to tomorrow’s utility challenges

Today’s energy managers invited to ‘have their say’ in order to develop pre-emptive solutions to tomorrow’s utility challenges

In September 2017, leading business energy consultancy Inenco released its latest insight into how the role of the energy manager will change by 2030, and has highlighted the level of investment needed. Inenco partnered with independent research agency DJS Research to commission primary research among UK businesses, interviewing energy managers across a range of sectors. Inenco then worked with Ricardo Energy & Environment to combine the findings with industry, digital and environmental trends to determine…

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Rethink water: reduce, recycle and recover resources

Rethink water: reduce, recycle and recover resources

The bottom line is important for any company. Efficient use of resources is essential in any sector, but the increasing costs of water and wastewater management mean that an inadequate water strategy can lead to businesses effectively pouring money down the drain. When it comes to water, there is a perception that sewer discharge costs nothing and there is little you can do with wastewater once it has been treated and cleaned in line with…

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Alternative water supply options; boreholes are back in vogue!

Alternative water supply options; boreholes are back in vogue!

Until recently, only non-domestic customers in Scotland and very high-level consumers in England and Wales could switch their water supplier to save money or to hope to improve the level of service they receive. This situation changed in April this year when the water market was deregulated to allow for greater competition in England. About 1.2 million customers are now able to choose their water provider, in the same way as they do for electricity…

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Liverpool City Council and E.ON unite with new £1.5m energy saving scheme

Liverpool City Council and E.ON unite with new £1.5m energy saving scheme

Families across Liverpool can get a warmer and more comfortable home this winter and beyond thanks to an energy saving scheme launched by E.ON and Liverpool City Council which could see up to £1.5 million invested in improving homes across the city. Liverpool City Council and E.ON are working together to create warmer homes and lower energy bills by offering all private landlord tenants, and homeowners, up to £775 worth of free or subsidised insulation…

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aM&T & Behavioural Change

aM&T & Behavioural Change

Increasing the awareness of energy consumption at all levels within an organisation is certainly nothing new. Labels applied to light switches and heating controls imploring us to consider the impact of our actions come in and out of fashion. The last few years have seen much debate on the subject. To some, ‘behavioural change’ is the holy grail of energy management, hard to achieve but a fight worth winning. Does an increased level of awareness…

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New Evinox ModuSat® XR Takes HIU Efficiency to Another Level

New Evinox ModuSat® XR Takes HIU Efficiency to Another Level

Evinox has extended its best-selling range of ModuSat® Heat Interface Units with the introduction of the new ModuSat® XR and ModuSat® XR- ECO Twin Plate models.  Providing both indirect space heating and domestic hot water, ModuSat® XR units are ideal for use in modern, efficient district and communal heat networks. All units deliver fast, dynamic domestic hot water response, and the ModuSat® XR-ECO models also provide ultra-low DHW return temperatures to the primary heat network….

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How much does hot water actually cost your business?

How much does hot water actually cost your business?

Hot water is an often unrecognised part of energy costs since most properties have one meter that covers both heating & DHW. This means that hot water costs are absorbed into overall energy heating costs. However, the cost of hot water can be substantial, sometimes as much as 47% of the overall bill. Therefore making savings on your hot water costs could result in significant savings on overall consumption. Martyn Savage, Technical Director at CircoSense…

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New funding for District Energy – a golden opportunity

New funding for District Energy – a golden opportunity

By Dominic Barton, Metropolitan Infrastructure Ltd In March this year the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) predicted that decentralised energy systems, or district energy, could radically change the way that homes and businesses are heated, and forecast that by 2030 heat networks could be servicing at least 10% of the UK’s total heat demand. Government estimates put the possible share of heat supply contributed by district energy even higher at 14%. But why should…

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NEW BILLING TECHNOLOGIES ARE MUST-HAVES WITH HEAT NETWORKS

NEW BILLING TECHNOLOGIES ARE MUST-HAVES WITH HEAT NETWORKS

Energy efficiency, customer service, and data protection all benefit from new metering, billing and payment technologies. Anthony Coates-Smith, business development director of Insite Energy tells how.  With ever-increasing numbers of people in the UK living in high-density housing, the adoption of heat networks in residential buildings is also rising. Centralised heating (and cooling) systems are generally more energy efficient and cost effective than single-dwelling heat sources, but communal and district heat networks can only achieve…

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