Northern Powergrid adopts eco-paint to boost air quality and slash power cuts

The new paint formula is forecast to save more than 5.5 million tonnes of volatile organic compounds from being emitted into the air

London-based bank lends €18m for Kosovo’s first wind farm

The 32.4MW wind project at Kitka will increase annual electricity generation by more than 1.4%

SSEN invests £3m in ‘self-restoring’ network technology

It is expected to dramatically reduce the duration of unplanned power cuts

New app allows customers to report power cuts

People can also take photos of any damage to the power network and send them directly to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Storm Caroline ’causes outages across north Scotland’

Storm Caroline has reportedly forced more than 50 schools across the north of Scotland to close and left around 2,500 homes without power. That’s according to local media reports, which suggest violent winds and rain have damaged electricity infrastructure across the region. Power cuts around Aboyne forced a primary school to delay its opening this […]

Hundreds of homes and firms still without power

More than 800 households and businesses still have no access to electricity in Northern England as the region struggles with flooding. While progress has been made in reconnecting thousands of homes to the electricity networks, many are still off supply in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, Leeds, York and the Upper Calder Valley. Northern Powergrid said flood […]

Editorial – Happy Xmas enjoy it while the lights are still on…

Happy Christmas to all our readers and of course the whole ELN team. As I sit waiting for my lamb to roast away, oh yes untraditional I know but delicious all the same, I know the power to run my oven is guaranteed. Sadly many families in Cumbria won’t be having that certainty, in fact […]

Lancaster homes advised to use power ‘sparingly’

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Blackouts in USA as blizzard Juno hits

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Tap hydropower potential, World Bank tells Nepal

Nepal is being urged to tap its hydropower potential to solve the nation’s energy crisis. The World Bank said it is a “core task” for the country, which still faces power cuts of at least eight hours a day. It will also help in boosting public income through electricity trade with neighbouring India, it added. […]