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Rollout of voltage controllers ‘could save customers millions’

Voltage controllers that’s claimed to save consumers millions of pounds are being rolled out by Electricity North West (ENW). It is part of the power operator’s CLASS project, which it says could save customers in the North West around £100 million over the next 25 years – and £300 million across Britain. The technology, developed […]

Network operator restoring power after Storm Aileen

Electricity North West engineers are working to restore power to more than 250 customers in Buxton, Macclesfield and Leigh after torrential storms struck parts of England yesterday. Storm Aileen left people in the dark in the north west last night but power is back on for more than 1,000 customers. Engineers are still working to […]

Oil recycling to save UK network operator £32m

A team of engineers’ new oil recycling process is expected to help a network power operator save around £32 million. Electricity North West is the only network operator with a dedicated oil reprocessing plant in the UK. The facility recycles 1.5 million litres of oil – enough to fill four swimming pools every year – […]

Lancaster homes advised to use power ‘sparingly’

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£132m invested in North West England power network

An investment worth £132 million was made in the last 12 months to upgrade the power network in North West England. Electricity North West upgraded and strengthened power lines, electricity substations and underground cables to withstand any severe weather this winter. The improvements will benefit more than five million customers from Cumbria to Manchester. It included a […]

Energy companies accused of using loophole to cut taxes

Energy companies have allegedly cut tens of millions of pounds off their tax bills by exploiting a legal loophole, according to a joint investigation by the Independent on Sunday and non-profit group Corporate Watch. UK Power Networks, Electricity North West and Scotia Gas Networks are all accused of taking advantage of the “quoted Eurobond exemption” […]

Grids are go!

Steve Johnson CEO of Electricity North West tells ELN why the power cable networks will be so important in securing a green future.

Innovation call targets generation-next energy inventors

Four of the UK’s leading energy firms are opening their doors to inventors who have ideas to make power networks more efficient. The quartet ­- CE Electric UK, Electricity North West, ScottishPower Energy Networks and Scottish & Southern Energy – are backing the Call for Energy Innovators 2010, a scheme which aims to link ‘know-how […]

Eleven projects compete for slice of £64m funding

Ofgem has revealed 11 projects that are eligible to compete for a share of the annual £64m of funding from the £500m Low Carbon Networks Fund. The Low Carbon Networks Fund was set up by Ofgem as part of the 2010-2015 electricity distribution price control. It will encourage Britain’s electricity distribution network owners (DNOs) to […]