Monthly Archives: January 2011

Utility Contractor saves over £20,000 a year for the next 2 years

FreshNRG has today completed contract negotiations on behalf of our new client  a utility contractor operating throughout the UK and Scotland that will see them save over £20,000 per annum over the next 2 years. This saving applies to their 2 depot operation and was achieved following initial bill analysis and then negotiations with both the incumbent supplier and our full panel of utility companies. We have been able to make close to a 45% saving on gas contracts even in rising market. Our client will enjoy these savings for the next 24 months and also is now assured the best contract management and negotiations for the future thanks to our rigorous approach to client care and on-going management.

For cheaper business gas and business electric please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information about our services. Or why not talk to us about how we can make significant savings to your business communications.

Utility Contractor saves over £20,000 a year for the next 2 years

FreshNRG has today completed contract negotiations on behalf of our new client – a utility contractor operating throughout the UK and Scotland that will see them save over £20,000 per annum over the next 2 years. This saving applies to their 2 depot operation and was achieved following initial bill analysis and then negotiations with both the incumbent supplier and our full panel of utility companies. We have been able to make close to a 45% saving on gas contracts even in rising market. Our client will enjoy these savings for the next 24 months and also is now assured the best contract management and negotiations for the future thanks to our rigorous approach to client care and on-going management.
For cheaper business gas and business electric please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information about our services. Or why not talk to us about how we can make significant savings to your business communications.

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Energy Minister gives go-ahead on new gas fired power station

Energy Minister Charles Hendry today gave the go-ahead for ScottishPower to construct  a new 1,000 megawatt gas-fired power station near Hoo St Werburgh in Kent, adjacent to the existing Damhead Creek 800 MW gas-fired power station.

Charles Hendry said:

“This power plant will play a vital role in providing secure electricity supplies for the South East, as well as creating jobs in the region.

“It will be one of the most efficient power plants in the world, and be built carbon capture ready, which means that eventually CO2 produced by the plant could be captured and transported for storage under the North Sea.

“There is also potential, in the future, to use the heat created by the plant to supply the local area.”

The Damhead Creek 2 Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plant could generate enough electricity to supply almost 1.5 million homes.

Observations of a broker

As the economic climate becomes tougher and companies compete with each other at ever decreasing margins taking control of a business’s overheads has never been more important.

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UK is using more green electricity than ever

Jan 10 2011 by Kelley Price, Evening Gazette
TEESSIDE’S bid to become a manufacturing powerhouse for wind energy has been given a boost after it emerged the UK is using more green electricity than ever.
Statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for quarter three show the UK’s electricity from renewable sources is at 8.6% – the highest level yet – and wind energy is up by a massive 37% on the same time last year.
Bosses at wind and marine energy trade body RenewableUK say more than half of the UK’s renewable energy production comes from wind – and green chiefs on Teesside say the area is well equipped to claim its share of the growing market.
The industry will have to wait until March to find out whether the UK has hit its 2010 target to produce 10% of energy from renewables, according to DECC. Teesside’s potential took a big leap forward, however, when the Round Three licensing got under way in 2010, unlocking a further 33 gigawatts (GW) – enough to power every home in the UK.
Teesside firms have already been stealing a march on the renewables sector with a string of world leading projects in 2010.
CTC Marine at Darlington and JDR Cables at Hartlepool were major players in the pioneering Wave Hub, a £42m giant “sea socket” off the coast of Cornwall, built to test various tidal power prototypes for the fledgling industry.
JDR Cables also won a contract to supply a massive 200km of cabling for the first phase of the London Array development, worth £33m, in November.
CTC Marine has clinched installation and trenching work for 80 infield cables on the BARD Offshore 1 Wind Farm Project in the western North Sea for Germany-based Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW). Meanwhile, Heerema Fabrication Group, also of Hartlepool, won work to build two substation platforms for the Sheringham Shoal wind farm off the Norfolk coast. Bosses say the move would guarantee 1,000 jobs on Teesside.
“There are no technological barriers to having a third of our electricity from renewables in the next 10 years,” said Alex Murley, head of technical affairs at RenewableUK. “It is perfectly do-able.
“Wind is also set to provide not just clean electricity, but the jobs and the economic regeneration this country needs.
“Onshore, the British Isles have the best wind resource in Europe, while offshore we are world-leaders. Building on these undeniable facts could transform the UK into a regional renewable energy powerhouse.”
DECC’s results, he said, gave the industry confidence that tough and legally binding EU 2020 targets for renewables, which requires 15% of all energy in the UK to come from renewable sources, could be reached.