Sesame Solar Forges Strategic Partnership with SOS to Enter theCanadian Market

Sesame Solar Forges Strategic Partnership with SOS to Enter theCanadian Market April 1, 2024 Sesame Solar, an innovative provider of renewably-powered Mobile Nano grids in the telco, essential services, and emergency response markets, proudly announces its plan for expansion into the Canadian market through a strategic partnership with the national sales firm Sales Outsource Solutions…

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New Magic Lite Bollard

New Magic Lite Bollard April 1, 2024 Bollard lights have become a cornerstone in outdoor lighting, offering a unique combination of durability and high efficiency. Designed to thrive in outdoor environments, these lights excel at illuminating landscape areas while minimizing glare. Their practical yet aesthetically pleasing design makes them a perfect choice for illuminating pathways,…

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Techspan K-Lok Single Pole Connectors

Techspan K-Lok Single Pole Connectors April 1, 2024 Techspan’s cam-type connectors are engineered with a superior non-conductive retaining screw that runs through the entire contact for exceptional durability. These single pole connectors have been thoughtfully designed for effortless assembly and disassembly, and no special tools are required. Techspan’s series connectors are fully compatible with other…

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One year to go for UK EV charge point grants

One year to go for UK EV charge point grants The countdown clock is ticking for installers and their customers to access UK Government grants towards electric vehicle (EV) charge point installations. Businesses, landlords, flat owners, renters and households who park on the street have, from 31 March 2025, one year left to claim the…

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Contrasting views of electrical careers highlighted in new podcast

Contrasting views of electrical careers highlighted in new podcast An experienced lecturer and an up-and-coming learner from the same college have both talked frankly about the challenges and rewards of apprenticeships in the latest podcast from the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and trade association SELECT. Andy Mackintosh and apprentice Ryan Murray from UHI…

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Bussmann Series Quik-Spec™ Coordination Panelboard (QSCP) Fusible 30-600 A Panelboards

Bussmann Series Quik-Spec™ Coordination Panelboard (QSCP) Fusible 30-600 A Panelboards March 1, 2024 The Bussmann series Quik-Spec Coordination Panelboard (QSCP) is a configurable fusible panelboard for commercial/industrial branch or service entrance applications on systems up through 600 Vac. This panelboard is designed to address the NEC® selective coordination requirements for emergency, legally required standby, critical…

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PEI Releases Five-Year Housing Strategy

PEI Releases Five-Year Housing Strategy March 1, 2024 the provincial government released a five-year housing strategy to guide efforts across the province to facilitate the growth of housing supply, provide more options for low-and medium-income residents, and support those most in need.  Building Together – Prince Edward Island Housing Strategy 2024-2029 was developed through engagement with…

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Cooper Lighting Solutions Introduces Quick Spec Program Designed to Make Specifying Lighting and Controls More Efficient

Cooper Lighting Solutions Introduces Quick Spec Program Designed to Make Specifying Lighting and Controls More Efficient March 1, 2024 Cooper Lighting Solutions today introduced Quick Spec, a comprehensive product portfolio program designed to help lighting professionals stay ahead of demanding project schedules. The new program includes centralized, instant online access to product information to help make it…

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Metrel introduces MI 3115 PV Analyser

Metrel introduces MI 3115 PV Analyser Metrel has launched a new multifunctional electrical installation safety tester for 1500V photovoltaic installations. The MI 3115 PV Analyser comes with an array of versatile accessories for comprehensive testing, including a remote unit for measuring irradiation and cell temperature (of photovoltaic modules). Empowering electrical inspectors to test even the…

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Meet Nathan Roberts and Brent Kozuh, Intralec Electrical Products’ New Sales Representatives for Southwest Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe

Meet Nathan Roberts and Brent Kozuh, Intralec Electrical Products’ New Sales Representatives for Southwest Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe February 1, 2024 Intralec Electrical Products is pleased to announce the appointments of Nathan Roberts and Brent Kozuh for Southwest Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe, respectively. Nathan Roberts joined the Intralec team in June 2023 to…

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Eaton’s Steve Boccadoro Retires after 37 years of Electrical Sector Leadership; Chris Fluit to Lead Eaton’s Electrical Business in Canada

Eaton’s Steve Boccadoro Retires after 37 years of Electrical Sector Leadership; Chris Fluit to Lead Eaton’s Electrical Business in Canada January 30, 2024 Intelligent power management company Eaton today announced Steve Boccadoro, senior vice president and general manager of its electrical business in Canada, has elected to retire following nearly four decades with the company. Chris…

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November Building Permits Show Modest Declines in Residential Sector

November Building Permits Show Modest Declines in Residential Sector January 26, 2024 The total monthly value of building permits in Canada decreased 3.9% from October to $10.9 billion in November, with declines posted across almost all building type components. On a constant dollar basis (2017=100), the total value of building permits declined 3.9% to $6.8 billion in November. Overall…

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Electrical Safety Roundtable ABA 2023 open for entries

Electrical Safety Roundtable ABA 2023 open for entries The Electrical Safety Roundtable Above and Beyond Awards (ABA) for 2023 opened for entries on 30 October 2023 and the deadline for entries has been extended to 1 March 2024. The ABA, created by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) Workplace group, aim to recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations…

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NVC Lighting has launched a new catalogue for 2024

NVC Lighting has launched a new catalogue for 2024 NVC Lighting has announced the launch of its new 2024 catalogue, featuring many high-performance and cost-effective LED commercial lighting solutions for several applications and sectors.   New products for 2024 include additions and enhancements to both NVC Lighting’s Core range, including everyday products with a five-year warranty,…

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Carl Kammerling launches ‘Fusion’ promotion for 2024

Carl Kammerling launches ‘Fusion’ promotion for 2024 Carl Kammerling International (CKI), the home of C.K Tools, has launched its Fusion promotion for 2024, offering several deals. Live from 1 February until 31 May 2024, the Fusion promotion will run across independent and chain wholesalers across the country. The company claims that customers will have access…

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The Save on Energy Instant Discounts Program for Lighting is Now Available

The Save on Energy Instant Discounts Program for Lighting is Now Available December 21, 2023 Eligible businesses across Ontario can now receive upfront discounts from participating distributors on a variety of energy-efficient lighting products that will help to lower their business’s energy consumption, improve their bottom line and transform their space through the new Save on…

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Electronic or Mechanical Thermostats? Which One Should you Offer to Your Customers?

Electronic or Mechanical Thermostats? Which One Should you Offer to Your Customers? Electronic thermostats already have a great reputation, but why exactly are they more interesting by far than one- or two-pole mechanical thermostats. Electronic thermostats consist of integrated circuits and mini fixed components. Depending on the model, these thermostats can be programmed with exposed…

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Click adds unpopulated consumer units to the Elucian range

Click adds unpopulated consumer units to the Elucian range Scolmore continues to expand its Elucian consumer unit range, providing electricians with the broadest range of units and protective devices catering for all installation requirements. The latest addition to Elucian is a range of unpopulated, enclosure-only consumer units. As the units are supplied unpopulated, there are no…

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New smart thermostat from Sangamo

New smart thermostat from Sangamo As more and more households are seeing the benefit of smart devices in controlling various elements in the home – so is the demand for smart controls that help with energy saving. ESP has added a smart thermostat to its Sangamo heating controls range, offering installers the opportunity to easily add a smart control…

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Semi-transparent lids for the new Q-Nect IP junction boxes

Semi-transparent lids for the new Q-Nect IP junction boxes Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues the expansion of its Q-Nect range of lever connectors and junction boxes. The latest additions include the IP66-rated, weatherproof junction boxes with semi-transparent lids. The addition of the semi-transparent lid elevates the IP Box, allowing one to…

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HiKOKI launches its new cordless impact wrench

HiKOKI launches its new cordless impact wrench HiKOKI Power Tools has launched the 36V ½” WR36DGW2Z Cordless Impact Wrench featuring outstanding torque, a highly efficient brushless motor, adjustable settings and a rock-solid ergonomic construction. The WR36DGW2Z is a force to be reckoned with, boasting a tightening torque of up to 1,400Nm and a nut busting…

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Develop’s Quality Assurance and Audit team celebrates second anniversary

Develop’s Quality Assurance and Audit team celebrates second anniversary Develop Training has been celebrating the success of its Quality Assurance and Audit team (QAA) as it marks its two-year anniversary. Launched in 2021, the team was established to ensure that Develop could continue to deliver exceptional quality training and an unrivalled service to its delegates…

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MCS surpasses 4,000 certified contractors

MCS surpasses 4,000 certified contractors MCS (the Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has surpassed 4,000 MCS certified contractors. The growth in the number of certified companies installing low-carbon technology highlights the growth in consumer confidence in home-grown energy across the UK and reflects the growing demand for MCS certified contractors across the nation. In October, MCS certified…

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Fluke expands Premium Care support packages for industrial tools

Fluke expands Premium Care support packages for industrial tools Fluke has announced the expansion of its Premium Care support packages to include a wider range of market-leading industrial and electrical tools. Fluke Premium Care covers the routine calibration and performance checks of tools to ensure compliance with the latest standards as well as the repair…

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How electricians can leverage social media to promote their business

How electricians can leverage social media to promote their business New research by BigChange has revealed that nearly a third of Brits (27%) have selected a tradesperson or business because of their social media presence, which means business owners should be considering social media more than ever before. Nearly 40% of Gen Z are now using…

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New smart thermostat added to ESP’s Sangamo range

New smart thermostat added to ESP’s Sangamo range ESP has added a smart thermostat to its Sangamo heating controls range, offering installers the opportunity to easily add a smart control function to their customers’ home heating. As more and more households are seeing the benefit of smart devices to control various elements in the home,…

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Zumtobel receives Cradle to Cradle Certified, Version 4.0 certification

Zumtobel receives Cradle to Cradle Certified, Version 4.0 certification Zumtobel has proudly presented ARTELEA, a slimline, free-standing office luminaire designed for today’s dynamic work environments. Combining elegant aesthetics and a powerful lumen output of up to 32,000 lumens, it is a timeless and future-proof lighting solution. With one pole and two luminaire head sizes offered…

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UK Power Networks receives major innovation funding boost

UK Power Networks receives major innovation funding boost More than a dozen high profile innovation projects have been given the green light after UK Power Networks secured funding from industry regulator, Ofgem.  The latest round of Ofgem’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, has seen 13 UK Power Networks’ projects given…

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The KNIPEX NexStrip – cut, strip and crimp in one tool

The KNIPEX NexStrip – cut, strip and crimp in one tool The KNIPEX NexStrip is a must-have multi-tool for all electricians. This versatile tool cuts, strips and crimps – three crucial applications all at the same time. It isolates flexible and solid conductors from 0.03 to 10mm² with automatic adaptation to the cable cross-sections; it…

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Kensa wins Lighthouse Heat Pump Award

Kensa wins Lighthouse Heat Pump Award Kensa Utilities has announced that its project, ‘Heat the Streets’, has won this year’s Lighthouse Heat Pump Award at the European Heat Pump Association’s highly esteemed 2023 Heat Pump Awards. The Heat Pump Awards recognises the most outstanding heat pump projects and attracts entrants from across Europe. The Lighthouse…

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Safety issues at top of the tree for UK Power Networks

Safety issues at top of the tree for UK Power Networks Safety issues have been top of the tree at the special two-day forum, which dealt with everything from mental health, accidents and climbing techniques to healthy eating and the body language of trees. Following a successful first event last year, UK Power Networks organised…

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Revealed: The towns and cities most in need of tradies

Revealed: The towns and cities most in need of tradies The Tradespeople HotSpot Index from MoneySuperMarket Van Insurance has looked at the number of registered tradespeople in major towns and cities in order to find the places most in need of tradespeople and which trades are in the lowest supply. According to the analysis, Sunderland is…

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Put yourself at the forefront of the sustainable lighting revolution

Put yourself at the forefront of the sustainable lighting revolution The EU Green Deal umbrella, with its 153 legislative acts, has set the pace for a global trend of green regulations that are coming at an unprecedented speed. The lighting industry is facing a complex and broad scope of regulations and standards that will impact…

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New chairman marks Lowe & Oliver’s centenary celebration

New chairman marks Lowe & Oliver’s centenary celebration Paul Tuson, formerly Lowe & Oliver‘s managing director, has been promoted to Chairman of the contractor, after over 35 years of service. Joining the company as an apprentice in 1987, Paul has given his entire working life to Lowe & Oliver. Damian Wyles, formerly finance director, will…

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Wallbox introduces a new EV charging solution

Wallbox introduces a new EV charging solution Wallbox has expanded its Pulsar family with its latest charger, Pulsar Pro, which has been specifically designed for shared spaces. The newest member of the Pulsar family includes features, such as 4G connectivity and RFID reader, to fit perfectly into shared spaces like flats, workplaces and depot charging. “We…

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Electromobility must be seen as a global, interconnected system

Electromobility must be seen as a global, interconnected system The government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. This means that millions of motorists will need a network of local plug-in charging points in the future, as two in five UK households do not have their own driveway, even…

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Balfour Beatty partners with NMITE to inspire budding engineers

Balfour Beatty partners with NMITE to inspire budding engineers Balfour Beatty has announced that it has partnered with the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) – a new higher education institution that is revolutionising engineering degree education in the UK.   Based in Hereford, NMITE has designed its curriculum to mirror real-world working…

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City Plumbing and Teenage Cancer Trust announce fundraising milestone

City Plumbing and Teenage Cancer Trust announce fundraising milestone City Plumbing and Teenage Cancer Trust are celebrating a remarkable milestone after funds raised through their partnership reached the magical figure of £3m. The company has supported Teenage Cancer Trust since 2012, making it one of the charity’s longest standing ‘charity of the year’ partnerships. During…

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Industry urged to embrace new ideas like microwave heating

Industry urged to embrace new ideas like microwave heating The organisers of this year’s Green Home Festival have urged homeowners and the construction industry to be brave and embrace innovations like microwave heating to help build a more sustainable future and meet net zero targets. Scotland’s second renewables jamboree will kick off in less than…

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Beat the heat on site

Beat the heat on site Snickers Workwear summer wear – long-lasting, innovative fabrics for comfort, sustainability and longevity. Clothes change as the seasons do. That’s why Snickers Workwear’s summer working clothes for professional tradesmen and women combine superior comfort and protection for beating the heat on site. This summer’s LITEWork range combines all the features…

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UK in danger of losing British tradespeople to jobs abroad

UK in danger of losing British tradespeople to jobs abroad The UK construction industry is experiencing a severe labour shortage, with almost two-thirds (63%) of UK trades struggling to fill roles this year, according to Rated People. New research from the trades platform reveals that UK tradespeople are also looking to leave the country to…

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CENTIEL leads industry with sustainable UPS launch

CENTIEL leads industry with sustainable UPS launch CENTIEL UK has launched its new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) StratusPower to provide complete peace of mind in relation to power availability while helping data centres to achieve net zero targets. The latest innovation leads the industry, as StratusPower shares all the benefits of its award-winning three phase,…

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Fix Radio unveils the impact of the ULEZ expansion on tradespeople

Fix Radio unveils the impact of the ULEZ expansion on tradespeople As the ULEZ expansion is just under two months away from coming into force, tradespeople are set to be among those worst hit by the new regulation. Research from the Federation of Master Builders has shown that increases to transportation costs, such as rising parking fees over the last 18 months has…

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Amy Lister named JTL’s National Apprentice of the Year 2023

Amy Lister named JTL’s National Apprentice of the Year 2023 JTL has named Malvern-based apprentice, Amy Lister, as the winner of JTL’s National Apprentice of the Year Award for 2023. This year’s annual awards ceremony took place at the Victory Services Club in London. After being crowned a Regional Electrical Award winner for her academic…

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bp invests €7.5m in Service4Charger

bp invests €7.5m in Service4Charger bp ventures has invested €7.5m in the Service4Charger GmbH, a Berlin-based EV charging service provider. It is leading Service4Charger’s €10m Series A funding round, which includes participation of €2.5m from Smart Energy Innovationsfonds. Service4Charger’s in-house trained and digitally equipped electrical engineers, ‘Mobile Heroes’, focus on the installation and maintenance of…

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Be.EV to create Greater Manchester’s ultra-rapid EV hub

Be.EV to create Greater Manchester’s ultra-rapid EV hub Manchester’s Sale Water Park is set to receive a new charging hub in a £1m deal with EV charging network, Be.EV. 16 charger bays will go live at the 152ac parkland and lake, making it the largest ultra-rapid charging hub in Greater Manchester. It is the latest…

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Sustainable energy and lighting upgrades must not be overlooked

Sustainable energy and lighting upgrades must not be overlooked Powercor is warning against neglecting the necessary transition to sustainable energy solutions and modern LED lighting systems, in response to a recent report highlighting that an estimated 700,000 children are being taught in unsafe or ageing school buildings in England. The report by the National Audit…

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IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect welcome new Financial Director

IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect welcome new Financial Director IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect have announced the appointment of Marcus Allen as its new Financial Director. With over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles at both regional and group level, Marcus brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company. A qualified accountant who trained with PwC,…

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UK Power Networks collaborates on underground data initiative

UK Power Networks collaborates on underground data initiative UK Power Networks has been an active participant of a new data project to digitally map underground infrastructure across the UK. The National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) was launched in 2019 by the Geospatial Commission, part of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT). The register…

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Toolstation renews sponsorship of football leagues

Toolstation renews sponsorship of football leagues Toolstation has confirmed the renewal of its Western Football League sponsorship for the 2023/2024 season, providing funds to maintain and preserve grassroots football for local communities throughout south west England. The Western League sponsorship will be entering its 18th successive year in June since first launching in 2005. Toolstation’s…

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New Colchester branch opens for BEW Electrical Distributors

New Colchester branch opens for BEW Electrical Distributors BEW is expanding its network with the opening of its 22nd branch in Old Heath, Colchester, Essex. Regional Sales Manager, Martin Newnham says, “We wanted to open a third Essex branch due to growing demand from contractors wanting a full service from their local electrical distributor. This…

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SolarEdge unveils new power optimisers at Intersolar 2023

SolarEdge unveils new power optimisers at Intersolar 2023 At this year’s Intersolar exhibition taking place in Munich between 14-16 June, SolarEdge Technologies (Hall B4, Stand 110) will unveil two new power optimisers, further expanding its portfolio for both the residential, and the commercial and industrial (C&I) segments. For the C&I segment, the company is introducing…

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i3 Solutions Group secures two patents for Adaptable Redundant Power

i3 Solutions Group secures two patents for Adaptable Redundant Power i3 Solutions Group has been issued two patents by the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) for its Adaptable Redundant Power (ARP) topology control solution for mission-critical electrical power systems. ARP is a hardware and software control system that overcomes the inflexibility of common data…

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Toolstation colleague braves the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

Toolstation colleague braves the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support Toolstation colleague Fiona Staples will be participating in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave campaign to help raise money for people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Fiona, who currently works in the Contact Centre at Toolstation’s Head Office in Bridgwater, will be shaving her…

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New smart EV charger and free app aim to keep drivers to clean motoring

New smart EV charger and free app aim to keep drivers to clean motoring Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can automatically charge their cars when it is cheapest or greenest with the launch of a new home EV charger and free smart charging app. This power pairing allows for ultimate charging flexibility to enable valuable savings…

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UK’s EV charging infrastructure to double in scale this year

UK’s EV charging infrastructure to double in scale this year ChargeUK has launched as the new trade association for the UK’s EV charging industry. It brings together 18 of the largest companies installing the charge points needed to enable the UK’s switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and the realisation of net zero. Between them, the…

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Monta trials new virtual queueing feature for EV charging

Monta trials new virtual queueing feature for EV charging Monta is trialling a new feature that it says will dramatically reduce the time EV owners spend queueing at charge points. Available from today, Monta’s smart queueing function will allow UK EV drivers to view, book and virtually queue for charge points at selected private charge…

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J S Wright appoints Head of Procurement

J S Wright appoints Head of Procurement J S Wright has appointed Tony Maxwell as its new Head of Procurement. Tony will be responsible for all operational and strategic procurement management including reviewing and negotiating trading agreements, sourcing best-quality sustainable and environmental products and supplier services, and maintaining and building relations with existing and new…

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Megger release new multifunction tester

Megger release new multifunction tester Wiring switchgear is all about safety and knowing what you are doing. The MFT-X1, designed by Megger, is an innovative multifunction tester that is intended to make electrical safety testing easier and more reliable. Its suitability for testing electrical appliances such as electric vehicle charging stations is just one example…

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EV owners in charge thanks to innovative app feature

EV owners in charge thanks to innovative app feature Electric car owners can stay in charge even if there’s a power cut, thanks to innovation from UK Power Networks and ev.energy. The two companies have come together to launch a new feature in ev.energy’s app that tells customers of any power cuts in their area.…

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Expert shares five tips for businesses to reduce their energy consumption

Expert shares five tips for businesses to reduce their energy consumption An expert has shared five ways that businesses can reduce their energy bills and become more sustainable by making just minor adjustments to their work environment. The average small and medium-sized UK business could reduce their bills by 18-25% if they implemented energy efficient…

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Solar-powered electric cars for Northumberland County Council

Solar-powered electric cars for Northumberland County Council As part of its ambition to cut carbon emissions in half by 2025, Northumberland County Council has appointed UK Power Networks Services to design and build a £3 million infrastructure upgrade to its main staff car park in Morpeth, including 120 new electric vehicle charge points. This includes…

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Recolight welcomes scheme membership growth

Recolight welcomes scheme membership growth During 2022, a total of 22 companies joined Recolight’s WEEE compliance scheme. And from the beginning of 2023, another eight companies joined Recolight. The new companies joining Recolight include TRT Lighting, Lumino Distribution, Llumarlite, Fotolec Technologies, Make and Test, XAL, Nitelux, and J. Adams & Co. Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey…

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March issue OUT NOW!

March issue OUT NOW! It’s here! To read the March issue of ECN please click here. In this issue, IronmongeryDirect gives its top tips for aspiring apprentices; Jordon Brompton, co-founder and CMO of myenergi looks at EV charging trends for 2023 and the future of electrification; and we look at how an evacuation alert system…

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J S Wright appoints two new Associate Directors

J S Wright appoints two new Associate Directors J S Wright has promoted two of its senior managers to Associate Directors. Simon Bevin has been appointed Associate Director – IT and Support Services, while David Bradbury has taken up the role of Associate Director – Design, both based at the Aston headquarters of the 133-year-old…

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Win a pre-paid fuel card with MK Electric

Win a pre-paid fuel card with MK Electric MK Electric is offering electrical contractors and installers the chance to win pre-paid fuel cards worth £100 each. There are 100 cards up for grabs, alongside hundreds of other prizes, as part of the company’s Fuel Up with MK promotion. Contractors and installers simply need to spend…

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The KNIPEX crimping range: safety and compliance sorted

The KNIPEX crimping range: safety and compliance sorted KNIPEX has added some new additions to its crimping range, designed to produce fast, safe and secure connections in compliance with current standards. From inexpensive crimping pliers for wire ferrules as a light and compact hand tool, to the compact and universal Multi-Crimp crimp system pliers and…

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NICEIC launches electrical energy storage systems training

NICEIC launches electrical energy storage systems training NICEIC is expanding its training portfolio, adding an all-new course focused on electrical energy storage systems. “This is an important new introduction” says NICEIC’s Technical Training Manager, Nik Mitchell. “As the nation grapples with soaring energy prices and the race to reach net zero, consumers are looking for…

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Waterproof workwear for the winter

Waterproof workwear for the winter Effective garment waterproofing is a hallmark of Snickers Workwear’s winter clothing. Whichever Snickers Workwear jacket you choose, you can count on real comfort and protection from rain and foul weather. Stay dry, warm and comfortable by choosing from a range of water-repellent jackets with welded seams that will keep you…

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Schneider Electric appoints David Williams

Schneider Electric appoints David Williams Schneider Electric has appointed David Williams to the newly created role of Vice President of Transactional Business in the UK and Ireland. Having joined Schneider Electric in 2011, David has held roles across several business sectors, including solar, smart buildings, digital power solutions and power products. For the past three…

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Ovia welcomes Richard Wells to its sales team

Ovia welcomes Richard Wells to its sales team Ovia has announced the appointment of Richard Wells to the position of Area Sales Manager for the mid Wales and north Midlands regions. Richard brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having worked within the electrical industry for more than 35 years. He spent the…

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Group Horizon celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Group Horizon celebrates National Apprenticeship Week Group Horizon is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, which takes place 6-12 February 2023. National Apprenticeship Week provides an ideal opportunity for the skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country, and the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy. Peter Behan, Director…

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Newts feel at home in Halesworth

Newts feel at home in Halesworth A group of electricity workers powered through a range of tasks to help great crested newts feel at home at a pond in Halesworth. Staff from UK Power Networks volunteered their time to do vital maintenance on a pond that has long been a place for the protected newts…

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Octopus Energy drives solar power in Iberia with new partnership

Octopus Energy drives solar power in Iberia with new partnership Octopus Energy’s generation arm expands green power in Iberia by investing in renewables developer FF New Energy Ventures (FFNEV) to develop more cheap green power, reducing fossil fuels reliance. The Octopus Energy Development Partnership (OEDP) investment in Spanish-founded FFNEV will scale activity in Spain and…

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New CEF Melton Mowbray store offers better experience for customers

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Leeds households benefitting from cheaper bills this winter

Leeds households benefitting from cheaper bills this winter More than 900 low-income households in Leeds are benefiting from cheaper energy bills and comfier homes this winter, thanks to around £9.5 million of green upgrades installed free-of-charge through a Leeds City Council scheme. Through the Better Homes Yorkshire project, the council and its partner Equans have…

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Provision of backup project for government facility cements WBPS as leaders in power

Provision of backup project for government facility cements WBPS as leaders in power WB Power Services (WBPS) has been appointed to provide vital back-up power for a government funded testing facility. The long-standing expertise of the business was sought by a consultant who asked for expert input into the scope, design, and installation of a…

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Innovation of multi-sensor alarms continues with new product range

Innovation of multi-sensor alarms continues with new product range Innovation continues for Aico as it launches two new products – the Ei660i and Ei660iRF multi-sensor fire alarms. These brand-new additions to Aico’s 600 Series boast all of the benefits of its award-winning multi-sensor fire alarm in a self-contained battery-powered unit. With Aico striving to deliver…

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ECA scoops award for net zero campaign

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Homeowners could save £1,000 on EV charging costs

Homeowners could save £1,000 on EV charging costs Eaton is calling for bidirectional electric vehicle charging between buildings and the grid to be integrated quickly into Britain’s electricity supply network, enabling homeowners to offset the costs of charging their EVs significantly. Analysis conducted for Eaton by management consultancy, Baringa Partners, showed that using bidirectional EV…

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UK Power Networks tell families ‘tis the season to stay safe at home

UK Power Networks tell families ‘tis the season to stay safe at home Families are being urged to stay safe with the big switch on of Christmas lights inside and outside their homes this festive season. UK Power Networks is reminding people to put safety first ahead of the first weekend of December, when many…

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DRB UK acquires Meridian Electrical

DRB UK acquires Meridian Electrical DRB UK Maintenance is pleased to announce its acquisition of Meridian Electrical. This strategic investment represents a unique opportunity for DRB to capitalise on its growth since joining the TSG Group in November 2021. DRB’s clientele includes a list of blue chip oil companies and some of the largest dealership…

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Symple on a high with Lofti deal

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Octopus Energy and Lloyds bring heat pump offer to UK households

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Combat rising energy costs with thermal imaging cameras

Combat rising energy costs with thermal imaging cameras The global energy crisis is hitting homes and businesses hard across the UK, with many people feeling their energy costs are spiralling out of control. Teledyne FLIR has developed a wide range of thermal imaging cameras that reveal the hidden sources of energy loss. These tools empower…

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BES apprentice scoops national award

BES apprentice scoops national award The BESA HNC and HND Apprentice of the Year Award 2022 has been awarded to Dylan Gilbert, who has been training with BES. These annual awards recognise apprentices and employers within the building services industry who have demonstrated outstanding achievements. An example that determination and hard work brings success. Dylan,…

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fuelGenie+, a brand new fuel card

fuelGenie+, a brand new fuel card fuelGenie has expanded its petrol station network with the launch of fuelGenie+, which can be used at most Shell forecourts. fuelGenie+ provides fleet users and small businesses with a convenient network of around 2,200 locations to top up their tank for less, including on the UK’s main transit routes…

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