A wind farm established in Keady, along the River Trent, is now providing enough energy to power 57,000 homes. Remotely monitored, the wind turbines require very little interaction or maintenance from their crews, and are expected to continue churning out power for decades to come. Reaching
Broadband companies who fail to provide “adequate” internet access should have to make a statutory compensation of up to £75 per customer, campaign group Which? said yesterday. Comparing them to utility companies, the campaign group yesterday commented that a gas or electricity company that fails in its
With extensive and destructive floods becoming more common and more damaging every year, pressure is increasing on the government to do something to protect people’s homes and livelihoods. Individuals can only do so much, for example gutter guards atlanta are something anyone can access to keep their
Despite a very challenging year throughout 2015, United Utilities has been ranked by its employees as one of the best UK companies to work for. In August 2015, over three hundred thousand homes and businesses were affected when United Utilites’ water supplies were found to be infected
According to an industry regulator, water companies should be allowed to sell fertiliser and energy generated by human sewage (often processed to “sludge”), potentially reducing the cost of customer’s household bills, reduce waste and help the environment. Sludge is a waste product of the water-treatment process,
As the temperatures reach below zero and severe frosty conditions have been forecast, Scottish Water is reminding homeowners, tenants and business owners to follow their simple winter code of guidance in order to properly protect their pipes and ensure that the water cycle runs as smoothly as
The owner of British Gas, Centrica, has witnessed its shares spike this month after confirming that it’s earnings were firmly on course despite the sinking prices of energy. However, the energy company did warn that the profit margins of its UK residential arm would suffer during the
The Uk’s gas and electricity industry regulator Ofgem has fined provider Ofgem £26m because they failed to treat customers ‘fairly’. The regulator has also warned that the company could be barred from selling its services if it has failed to improve by the end of June. The
Scottish Gas Recruits 100 Apprentices Scottish Gas recently announced plans to recruit 100 more apprentices during a visit to its training academy, based in Hamilton from the Business Secretary Vince Cable. There are a similar number of apprentices currently taking training at the centre, with around 70
Welsh Water Extends Sewage Network Study Four months after appointing a contractor to deliver a smart sewer network monitoring pilot, Welsh Water has announced that it will be extending the current study which is based around the village of Llay near Wrexham so that it will now
Northumbrian Water to supply energy using ‘poo power’ Water company Severn Trent says that Northumbrian Water will soon join it in providing gas for heating and cooking to the National Grid by using ‘poo power’. The biomethane will be produced by breaking down sludge from a sewer
Scottish Power one of the worst companies for customer service Scottish Power customer service has been named even worse than the notoriously bad Ryanair. Earlier this year, the company was ordered to pay a £750,000 penalty for hitting customers who choose to pay their bills with cash
In this week’s news round-up, one water provider is providing refunds after flooding in July while another is racking up a worrying number of complaints. Meanwhile, strike action could be taken against one of the Big Six providers as another looks for outside investment to help a
This week’s news round-up sees Npower turn things around, but one of the alternative providers is gunning for their position in the Big Six. Meanwhile, regional providers are giving their money to various good causes.
Several utility companies are looking at smart ways to manage and monitor energy in this week’s news round-up. At the same time, a major provider is warning customers about scam phone calls while another has overcome safety concerns in their engineering.