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electrical digest December 2011 Issue 1

Welcome to the electrical digest Editor's newsletter featuring the latest news and featured products from the industry. For more of the latest stories and product information read them on our website – www.electricaldigest.co.uk

Industry Association News:
  Changes to Periodic Inspection Reporting

The new regulations will come into force on 1st January 2012 and among the amendments is the inclusion of the new Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) replacing the Periodic Inspection Report.

Don't Miss Opportunities with Autumn Statement Construction Spending, Says ECA

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to increase infrastructure and housebuild spending. However, it warns against missing out on opportunities to reform construction contracts by tackling late payment and a looming skills crisis in the craft sector.

New Energy Display Association Will Make Consumer Savings A Reality

Energy displays have proven highly successful in helping consumers to reduce electricity consumption and will play a significant role in the context of the UK’s national Smart Meter programme.

Sponsors News:

Disruption from refurbishments and service upgrades will be minimised at Leighton Hospital in Crewe from now on thanks to the use of an innovative combined cable management and fire stopping system from Cablofil.

Latest News:

New State-of-the-art ABB Energy Centre to be Opened on 8th December

TV presenter and champion of sustainability, Charlie Luxton, was today announced as the VIP guest who will officially launch City College Plymouth’s state-of-the-art ABB Energy Centre.

BPC new Corporate Catalogue now available

The new brochure shows the full range of UPS and Solar Inverter products offered by BPC including new products being launched for 2012.

New £57M BREEAM-Excellent Library Uses Modular Wiring Systems

The University of Aberdeen’s new £57m library, which opened this September for students, staff and the general public, has been built using modular power and lighting distribution systems from Modular Wiring Systems

 ►  Domestic voltage optimisation explained at CPD seminar

VO4HOME’s domestic voltage optimisation system is based upon innovative, but established, technology which can both lower energy use and CO2 output – resulting in an appreciably reduced electricity bill for the customer.

 ►  AEG Power Solutions shows its new high efficiency UPS at DatacenterDynamics

AEG Power Solutions’ new PROTECT Blue range is to provide a high efficiency UPS solution for data centre and IT applications.

 ► ACI Delivers Winter Warning On Arctic Grade Cable

With the possibility of another severe winter forecast, the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is advising contractors and distributors to check their cable choices carefully in light of the discovery last year of faulty arctic grade cable supplied into the UK market.


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