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Big energy savings for consumers, without switching supplier.

Big energy savings for consumers, without switching supplier.

According to the regulator Ofgem, millions of energy customers could save hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills without switching supplier. By simply moving to another Npower tariff, more than 1.7 million Npower customers could save £261 a ...

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Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Energy company SSE has announced it will close it’s coal-fired power plant in West Yorkshire by March 2016. It said costs at the 48-year old Ferrybridge power station have been rising due to its age and the UK’s environmental policies ...

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Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

A London local authority is expected to save around £500,000 per year as a result of switching to LED’s. 24,000 existing lights in Ealing will be replaced with energy efficient LED lanterns by energy firm SSE as part of its maintenance ...

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SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE has been fined £100,000 for overcharging at six of it’s power stations. Ofgem found the supplier demanded excessively high amounts to switch off it’s hydropower stations when the grid was unable to cope with their electricity. When there is ...

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National Grid have secured extra 1.1GW to reduce blackout risk

National Grid have secured extra 1.1GW to reduce blackout risk

The National Grid has secured an additional 1.1GW of derated capacity for this winter to decrease the risk of power cuts. The transmission system operator said it has taken the “sensible precaution” to increase margins to just over 6 per ...

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Regulators secure £8 million pay-out from SSE & UKPN for Christmas storms

Regulators secure £8 million pay-out from SSE & UKPN for Christmas storms

SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) have been forced to pay out over £8 millon following Ofgem’s investigation into their performances during the storms at Christmas last year in the south of England which left 16,000 customers without power for ...

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Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

  SSE have advised that some faulty meters may have resulted in as many as 8,000 customers being overcharged for their electricity due to a manufacturing fault in a batch of Economy 10 meters. The meters give customers ten hours ...

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SSE customers automatic refund on credit balances over £5

SSE customers automatic refund on credit balances over £5

SSE direct debit customers will receive automatic refunds at the end of the yearly billing cycle on credit balances over £5, according to an announcement by SSE. The refunds were previously only made on balances over £100. The supplier will ...

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SSE escapes Ofgem investigation into technical non-compliance

SSE escapes Ofgem investigation into technical non-compliance

  SSE has narrowly escaped a Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (Cert) investigation by Ofgem after falling short of it’s obligation target. The initial report in May 2013 showed that the company didn’t achieve it’s targets, falling short of it’s priority group ...

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Ofgem reveal suppliers are failing to meet the Eco targets

Ofgem reveal suppliers are failing to meet the Eco targets

According to the latest figures released from Ofgem, most of the biggest seven suppliers are struggling to meet the Energy Company Obligation (Eco) targets. Almost a year after the scheme began, SSE, Npower, First Utility and British Gas all have ...

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