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Severn Trent requests hosepipe restriction

Severn Trent requests hosepipe restriction

Severn Trent have supplied their customers with an extra 350 million litres of water due to the soaring temperatures this week. The company has urged it’s customers to restrict their use of hosepipes and sprinklers during the night , as ...

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Water mergers put on ice by DEFRA

Water mergers put on ice by DEFRA

DEFRA indicated this week that it’s reluctant to remove hurdles to M&A, leaving the future of several water mergers  looking uncertain. The response to it’s consultation on whether to lift the threshold at which mergers are reported to the Office ...

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Energy tariffs simplicity threatened by standing charges

Energy tariffs simplicity threatened by standing charges

Ofgem’s Retail Market Review (RMR) plans to simplify the number energy tariffs available to consumers are being threatened by standing charges, according to Uswitch.com. The RMR’s proposals have abolished the two-tier charging rates in favour of a single rate for ...

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Energy saving lightbulb failings cost Eon £3 million

Energy saving lightbulb failings cost Eon £3 million

  Eon has been fined £500,000 by the regulator Ofgem, and has agreed to pay an additional £2.5 million to customers eligible to receive the 2013/14 warm home discount broader payment group for vulnerable customers. The situation relates to “an ...

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1000 megawatt drop during Wimbledon Murray final

1000 megawatt drop during Wimbledon Murray final

The hot weather on Sunday  together with the nail-biting Wimbledon Men’s Final between Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbian Novak Djkovic, lead to a 1000 megawatt suppression according to The National Grid. The usual expectation of a surge during the national ...

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Water Bill will set customer service targets

Water Bill will set customer service targets

The Water Bill is expected very soon which will allow the secretary of state to set customer service levels for water companies, according to a speech by Defra’s Dr Sonia Philppard at the Future Water 2013 conference  in London today. ...

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Government to extend £40 million bill rebate for South West Water

Government to extend £40 million bill rebate for South West Water

South West Water has had it’s annual bill rebate extended to 2015. Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce in his statement on the comprehensive spending review next week that the funds will be released for a third year in ...

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SSE Chief Executive Ian Marchant appointed president of Energy Institute

SSE Chief Executive Ian Marchant appointed president of Energy Institute

Ian Marchant the Chief Executive of SSE has been appointed president of the Energy Institute, a voluntary position to be held from June 2013 to summer 2015. Marchant became the chief executive of SSE eleven years ago, being promoted from ...

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New board members appointed by Ofwat

New board members appointed by Ofwat

  Ofwat has announced that they have appointed 3 new non-executive directors to it’s board. The new appointments, who joined on the 1st May are Christopher Burchell, managing director of Southern Railway, Martin Lawrence, managing director of energy sourcing and ...

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Eon takes a drop in earnings

Eon takes a drop in earnings

Eon’s earnings for the first quarter in 2012 took a drop of 5 % against the  previous year. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) fell by €0.2 billion to €3.6 billion, which was in line with expectation. The ...

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