The UK’s electricity supplies now have so little resilience that there is a 10% chance of brownouts this winter, energy experts have warned. Indeed, some say that the future may be still bleaker, with the ‘very real’ possibility of blackouts. James Hunt reports:
How will new technologies drive business success for electrical contractors in the new economy? In fact, are they doing so already? New research carried out by Voltimum manufacturing partner, Schneider Electric, shows that most are using digital communications technologies to real business advantage. By James Hunt:
Paul asks this question, which concerns testing an electrical installation on a farm building that has an unusual kitchen and shower arrangement. It has been answered by the NICEIC (Theme – Cable, Wiring and Wiring Accessories):
BEW started as a small shop on the high road in Balham. It was founded at a very busy time when local development was really taking off, particularly house to flat conversions. Electricians habitually came to the trade counter to pick up products needed for this boom in work. A reputation for service and good stocks was forged.
An article entitled ‘A universal plug socket... at last?’ by the BBC’s renowned journalist Peter Day and posted to the BBC’s online magazine on 1st June 2012, is at the centre of arguments over the safety of the product concerned. Voltimum UK, writes James Hunt, has no wish to criticise the excellent BBC, yet there is a question to be answered b...