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EcoStruxure Facility Expert launched for maintenance and asset control

Schneider Electrichas launched EcoStruxure Facility Expert, a digital tool that enables business owners and contractors to stay connected to their electrical assets at all times.

Facility Expert ... more


Elliot Lake named Electrical Apprentice of the Year in the North West

JTL has named Blackpool-based Elliot Lake as its Electrical Apprentice of the Year in the North West region.

Following a successful apprenticeship with local firm, Future Technology Services Ltd, ... more


Myriam Madden appointed as Ofgem non-executive director

Myriam Madden has been confirmed as non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem).

Madden has held senior executive finance and ... more


2020 begins with a bounce for electricians 

Self-employed electricians enjoyed a big bounce in earnings in January after taking a well-earned break at the end of last year.

Average weekly pay for electrical contractors rose by 34.6 per ... more


Fully integrating all elements required for data centre lighting

In order to achieve the most appropriate, reliable and sustainable lighting infrastructure within a data centre, it is advisable to engage with a solutions provider that can fully integrate all of ... more
Data Centre Management

William Forsyth named Electrical Apprentice of the Year

JTL has named Halifax-based, William Forsyth, as its Electrical Apprentice of the Year for the Yorkshire and North East region.

Following a successful apprenticeship with local firm J&R ... more


Largest smart city regeneration project in the UK

Plans for the design of the largest smart city-wide energy system in the UK have been unveiled. The £2m scheme will cut energy bills and provide green heat, electricity and transport for residents.

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Local contractor helps Hornsea Two get connected 

Killingholme based Fussey Engineering has been hired to supply and install steel framework and cladding at the National Grid 400kV substation site adjacent to Ørsted’s newest offshore wind farm, ... more


The risk of blackouts and brownouts (a fall in voltage, typically causing lights to dim) are increasing on the power distribution grid due to ageing infrastructure and a lack of automation systems ... more

Smith Brothers’ appointments add century of engineering expertise 

High voltage power contractor, Smith Brothers, has added 95 years of electrical engineering knowledge to its portfolio as three new faces join the Yorkshire-headquartered firm – alongside a pair of ... more

ECA calls for rail electrification programme

Government needs to kick-start a ‘rolling programme' of rail electrification, say business, passenger, freight, and community groups.

A number of industry bodies, including ECA, have published a ... more

Rail Industry

JTL announces new partnership with Central Bedfordshire College

JTL, the national training provider for electrical and plumbing and heating apprenticeships, has announced its new partnership with Central Bedfordshire College.

The partnership, which will ... more


Skills shortages will have the biggest impact on the sector

According to research by MPA, over a third of UK engineers surveyed are concerned that their business will be affected by a lack of skilled workers.

The study of 250 UK engineers examined some ... more


Delta-EE debuts Energy Insights+

Today Delta-EE, the specialist new energy consultancy, launches its Energy Insights+ service to offer European energy retailers a new research service to deliver customer value through the ... more

100 per cent green electricity tariffs made by ScottishPower windfarms

From this week, all new ScottishPower domestic fixed price tariffs will be supplied by 100 per cent green electricity, generated by ScottishPower's UK windfarms.

This is the latest step in ... more


SensorPro LINETRAXX® RCMB300 series

The design of resilient data centres can be achieved with residual current monitoring of electrical systems and PDU technology.

In recent years, residual current monitoring (RCM) has become more ... more

Data Centre Management

Are emergency lighting systems for for purpose?

A provider of building management services is urging facilities and building managers with responsibility for educational establishments to ensure their emergency lighting systems are ‘fit for ... more

Stäubli connectors assist in Antarctic solar power project

Uruguay's Artigas Base in Antarctica is home to ten research scientists and 15 crew members in summer. The scientific research station was traditionally powered by diesel generators, but besides the ... more
Cables & Accessories

EDF acquires Pod Point

EDF has acquired a majority stake in Pod Point, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging companies in the UK, as part of a newly-formed joint venture with Legal & General Capital.

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Master the Craft initiative launched

Schneider Electric has launched Master the Craft, an initiative to support electricians in the UK.

The initiative will provide electricians with tools and resources to help them improve and ... more


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