ElectricSafe Gains Mass Support from Electrical Self-Certification Scheme

The ElectricSafe Register has gained the support of five out of the seven UKAS Accredited, DCLG authorised electrical self-certification scheme operators in a milestone agreement which brought them together to promote the use of ElectricSafe, a register designed to make it easier for consumers to find competent, registered electricians in England and Wales.

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Lifetime Cost Is More Important Than Purchase Cost

GAMBICA, the association for instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology, is set to present two seminars, on energy efficiency and electric motors respectively, at The Machine Building Show in Hall 3 of the NEC, Birmingham between September 25 and 26, 2013.

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ESC Response To Parliamentary Report On Private Sector Housing

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has welcomed the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee’s recommendation that private sector landlords be required to undertake a mandatory five-yearly check of electrical installations in their properties.

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BEAMA and the Selection of Devices for Installation in Assemblies

BEAMA takes safety seriously and warns against the incorrect selection of devices (e.g. RCBOs, MCBs, MCCBs) for installation into assemblies1 (e.g. consumer units, distribution boards, panelboards).  

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STA Responds to 10MW Community FIT Energy Bill Amendment

The STA has welcomed Government proposals to increase the upper size limit of community projects eligible for the fixed Feed-in Tariff (FIT) from 5MW to 10MW in an amendment tabled by DECC yesterday [1].

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Reducing Voltage Limits and Increasing Collaboration the Keys to Achieving the UK’s PV Potential

Greater collaboration between the established electricity networks sector and the blossoming solar power industry is essential for overcoming barriers to increasing the contribution of solar power to the UK electricity supply.

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NAPIT Says Smart Meter Delay “Could Have Been Avoided”

The start of upgrading 53 million households’ meters to new “smart” energy meters has been delayed from 2014 to 2015, on the request of the six largest energy companies in the UK, who have been charged with the task or carrying out the initiative.

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NAPIT EXPO 2013: A Great Success According to Visitors

This year’s NAPIT EXPO was a great success according to visitors to the show. With some of the highlights this year including expert lead Q & A sessions, an extremely popular discount meter calibration service and a diverse mix of industry leading exhibitors, 97 per cent of respondents to the show survey said they would visit again.

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Counterfeiting: A Real Cause For Concern

Counterfeit trade across the globe is on the increase and it doesn’t only apply to DVD’s, watches and handbags. Pharmaceuticals, car and aircraft parts and yes, even electrical products like cables are counterfeited.

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BEAMA Champions Healthy Living With New Green Deal Indoor Air Quality Guidance

BEAMA has published a guidance document challenging all Green Deal Providers to specify continuous ventilation with insulation packages.

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