Slow rural power hook-up nets SSE a £750,000 fine

SSE’s power distribution business has netted a £750,000 fine for taking its sweet time when connecting rural customers to the electricity network. Regulator Ofgem dished out the penalty to SSEPD for “not providing timely offers” to 200 customers in northern Scotland and the Highlands a year ago. The company didn’t make an offer to customers […]

Warning over oil thefts from rural homes

Rural households are being warned to stay vigilant in case of oil thefts as the winter chill increases. Thousands of homes across the country rely on oil for central heating, according to the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. A recent survey by the National Farmers Union […]

US plans rural homes efficiency rule

The United States has put forward plans for a scheme to boost energy efficiency in rural homes and businesses throughout America with the help of federal loans. US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new energy efficiency effort, which will offer federal loans to rural electric cooperatives to re-lend to their customers who want to make […]