For National Hugging Day, E.ON encourages Brits to ‘hug their homes’ with free cavity wall and loft insulation

This Sunday (21st January) it’s National Hugging Day and E.ON is encouraging households across Britain to ‘give their homes a hug’ by offering free cavity wall and loft insulation, regardless of whether E.ON is their energy supplier [1].

Insulation is key to keeping a home cosy and lowering winter energy bills as almost a third of all heat lost in the home escapes through walls, with a quarter going through the roof of an uninsulated home[2].

The insulation, which would usually cost around £775 [3], is being offered for free for a limited time to homeowners, landlords and private tenants who have their landlord’s permission. Households who take up the offer could save up to £285[4] a year on their energy bills.

For details about E.ON’s free insulation offer visit eoninstall.com or call E.ON on 0330 400 1083.

As well as free cavity wall and loft insulation, E.ON offers a range of solutions to help people cut their energy bills and use, including:

  • Replacement energy efficient boilers which can help people get more heat for their money or cut up to £210 off an annual energy bill a year, depending on the house type and boiler [5]. E.ON offers interest free finance to help spread the cost over up to four years [6]. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited acts as the credit broker and not the lender [7].

  • tadoo smart thermostats can help control home temperatures whether you’re at home or away through your mobile phone. E.ON offers tadoo for £249 (including installation worth £50), or for £199 (inclusive of installation) to anyone who purchases a replacement boiler through E.ON, regardless of whether E.ON is their energy supplier. You can also choose ‘E.ON Fixed 2 Year tadoo’ – a two year dual fuel fixed tariff with a tadoo smart thermostat included, fully installed.
  • E.ON See is an online tool that allows customers to easily see how much energy they're using, how this compares to their previous use, and where they can make changes to help them use less energy and lower their energy bills as a result.

  • Smart meters help ensure customers can monitor their energy use. E.ON customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information and to see if they're able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

  • Air source heat pumps use electricity to extract heat from the outside air (even when temperatures are as low as -15°C) to heat both the home and the hot water tank. E.ON is installing air source heat pumps for customers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire who currently use oil or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and hopes to offer it more widely in early 2018. Visit eoninstall.com/heatpump for more information.

  • E.ON Solar and Storage helps you get more from solar energy – using the sun to power your home immediately or storing that energy in an at-home battery to use even after the sun has set. Visit eonsolar.co.uk and use E.ON's calculator to work out how much E.ON Solar and Storage could cost and what you could save and even earn from it.

For information about E.ON’s other products and services, visit eonenergy.com.

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Notes to editors

About the offer:

  1. Offer subject to applicants agreeing to eligibility check – this information is needed to help manage the scheme and applicants’ data and will not affect whether they are eligible for the measures described in the offer.The scheme is administered by E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited which reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. E.ON will provide notice to customers on eoninstall.com if offer is withdrawn or amended. If applicants have a survey booked in during the offer window the offer will be honoured. This offer is available in mainland Great Britain and excludes housing association or council tenants, flats and maisonettes. All applications are subject to a home survey by the appointed installer (or company acting on their behalf). Full Terms and Conditions will be set out in the contract with the appointed installer. Cavity Wall Insulation- Cavity wall insulation will only be installed on properties with unfilled cavity walls. No costs will be incurred unless stipulated at or during home survey/ risk assessment of property. E.ON shall supply a quotation detailing additional costs prior to acceptance and instruction by the contractor prior to commencement of works. Loft insulation will only be installed in conjunction with a cavity wall being filled and only where there is either less than or equal to 100mm pre-existing insulation (full loft). Lofts will be insulated to a total thickness of 270mm. Loft insulation will not be undertaken unless there is sufficient ventilation to allow air movement both before and after the work.

  2. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft.

  3. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft. Figures based on semi-detached gas heated home are based on fuel prices as of April 2017

  4. Source: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft. Figures based on semi-detached gas heated home and are based on fuel prices as of April 2017

  5. £210 saving source: Energy Saving Trust. Estimated figures are based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs), in a gas-heated semi-detached home replacing a G-rated boiler with a programmer and room thermostat. Figures are based on fuel prices as of April 2017 and vary depending on how old and inefficient the existing boiler is and the fuel the boiler uses.

  6. Credit is subject to application and status and applicants must be a UK resident aged 18 or over to apply. Terms and conditions apply. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited acts as the credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Find out more about E.ON’s our finance options at eoninstall.com/waystopay/

  7. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to its credit broking services under firm number 750410 on the financial services register. It acts as a credit broker and not a lender meaning it can introduce people to its chosen finance lender, Barclays Partner Finance who act as the lender. Barclays Partner Finance is a trading name of Clydesdale Financial Services Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC. Clydesdale Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 311753) Registered in England. Registered No 2901725. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London. E14 5HP.

  8. E.ON Solar and Storage is currently available in the following areas: Midlands, Herefordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Sussex, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, parts of Somerset, Buckinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham, Hertford, Hampshire, Kent and Cambridge, Cornwall, parts of Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cheshire and Shropshire. E.ON aims to offer E.ON Solar and Storage more widely later this year. Payment plan is subject to application and credit status and you must be a UK resident aged 18 or over to apply. Offer only available to new Solar and Storage customers. Terms and conditions apply.

    For more information contact:

    Andrew Barrow, 02476 183677, Andrew.barrow@eon-uk.com

    Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

E.ON launches the cheapest tariff currently available from any larger supplier

E.ON has today launched E.ON Go Online 1 Year v6 – a new one year fixed price tariff which protects people who sign up to it from price changes for 12 months2 and is exclusively available online.

E.ON Go Online 1 Year v6:

  • Is the cheapest available tariff offered by a larger supplier1;

  • Is priced at £908 a year based on national average dual fuel consumption1;

  • Offers savings of around £220 a year when compared to an average of all available dual fuel standard variable tariffs offered by the larger suppliers at national average consumption;

  • Is available to dual fuel and electricity customers who sign up online and pay by fixed monthly Direct Debit;

  • Is available to new and existing E.ON customers.

As well as competitive tariffs, E.ON also offers a range of solutions to help people lower their energy use and bills, including:

  • Smart meters which help ensure customers can monitor their energy use and spend. E.ON customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for information about smart meters and to see if they’re able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

  • Cavity wall and loft insulation which can prevent a third of a home’s heat being lost through uninsulated walls and up to a quarter through the roof3. For a limited time, E.ON is offering free cavity wall and loft insulation to all households, regardless of their energy supplier, which could save a typical family £285 a year4.

  • Replacement boilers which can help people get more heat for their money or cut up to £210 off an annual energy bill a year, depending on the house type and boiler5. E.ON offers interest free finance so people can now spread the cost of a replacement boiler over up to four years6. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited acts as the credit broker and not the lender7.

  • < > which can help people control their home temperature whether they’re at home or away through their mobile phone. E.ON sells tadoo for £249 (including installation worth £50), or £199 and fully-installed to anyone who purchases a replacement boiler through E.ON, regardless of whether E.ON is their energy supplier. People can also choose ‘E.ON Fixed 2 Year tadoo’ – a two year dual fuel fixed tariff with a tadoo Smart Thermostat included, fully installed.

    E.ON Solar and Storage which converts sunlight into electricity through rooftop solar PV panels, which can either be used to power a customer’s home immediately or can be stored in an at-home battery to use even after the sun has set. Solar and Storage is available for people who own their home and most importantly their roof, and people can choose an interest free payment plan to help spread the cost of installation over 12 monthly payments8. Homeowners can visit eonsolar.co.uk to enter details about their home, using E.ON’s calculator to work out how much E.ON Solar and Storage could cost and what they could save and earn from it.

  • E.ON See An online tool E.ON See that allows customers to easily see how much energy they’re using, how this compares to their previous use, and where they can make changes to help them use less energy and lower their energy bills as a result.

  • Air source heat pumps which use electricity to extract heat from the outside air (even when temperatures are as low as -15°C) to heat both the home and the hot water tank. E.ON is installing air source heat pumps for customers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire who currently use oil or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and hopes to offer it more widely in early 2018.

In order to enable people to choose the right tariff for them, E.ON offers a range of options including:

  • 1 and 2 year fixed price tariffs which offer customers protection from price changes for the duration of their tariff;

  • ‘Cap and Track’ which monitors the average of all energy tariffs on the market and provides peace of mind to customers that their prices are capped at the level they sign up to;

  • ‘E.ON Clean Energy’ matches 100% of a customer’s electricity with Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) and certified emission reduction certificates (CERs) for gas,

  • ‘E.ON Fixed 2 Year tadoo’ - a dual fuel fixed tariff which protects customers from price changes for two years1 and comes with a tadoo Smart Thermostat fully installed

  • ‘E.ON Fixed 1 Year Electric Vehicle’ – a tariff designed for electric and hybrid car owners which offers a lower night rate.

     

For further details about E.ON Go Online 1 Year v6 and E.ON’s other products and services visit eonenergy.com/products-and-services.

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Notes to editors

  • Offers customers the option of managing their account online or receiving paper bills.

1 Compared with other larger suppliers (British Gas, EDF, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE) and based on average consumption across all regions at 12,000 kWh for gas and 3,100 kWh for unrestricted electricity, when taking paperless bills;

2 Subject to VAT and regulatory changes;

3 Source: energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft

4 About the offer: Offer subject to applicants agreeing to eligibility check – this information is needed to help manage the scheme and applicants’ data and will not affect whether they are eligible for the measures described in the offer. The scheme is administered by E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited which reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. E.ON will provide notice to customers on eoninstall.com if offer is withdrawn or amended. If applicants have a survey booked in during the offer window the offer will be honoured. This offer is available in mainland Great Britain and excludes housing association or council tenants, flats and maisonettes. All applications are subject to a home survey by the appointed installer (or company acting on their behalf). Full Terms and Conditions will be set out in the contract with the appointed installer. Cavity wall Insulation: Cavity wall insulation will only be installed on properties with unfilled cavity walls. No costs will be incurred unless stipulated at or during home survey/risk assessment of property. E.ON shall supply a quotation detailing additional costs prior to acceptance and instruction by the contractor prior to commencement of works. Loft insulation: Loft insulation will only be installed in conjunction with a cavity wall being filled and only where there is either less than or equal to 100mm pre-existing insulation (full loft). Lofts will be insulated to a total thickness of 270mm. Loft insulation will not be undertaken unless there is sufficient ventilation to allow air movement both before and after the work. £285 saving source: energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall and energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/roof-and-loft. Figures based on semi-detached gas heated home and are based on fuel prices as of April 2017.

  1. £210 saving source: Energy Saving Trust. Estimated figures are based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs), in a gas-heated semi-detached home replacing a G-rated boiler with a programmer and room thermostat. Figures are based on fuel prices as of April 2017 and vary depending on how old and inefficient the existing boiler is and the fuel the boiler uses.

  2. Credit is subject to application and status and applicants must be a UK resident aged 18 or over to apply. Terms and conditions apply. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited acts as the credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Find out more about E.ON’s our finance options at eoninstall.com/waystopay/

  3. E.ON Energy Installation Services Limited is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to its credit broking services under firm number 750410 on the financial services register. It acts as a credit broker and not a lender meaning it can introduce people to its chosen finance lender, Barclays Partner Finance who act as the lender. Barclays Partner Finance is a trading name of Clydesdale Financial Services Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC. Clydesdale Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 311753) Registered in England. Registered No 2901725. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London. E14 5HP.

  4. E.ON Solar and Storage is currently available in the following areas: Midlands, Herefordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Sussex, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, parts of Somerset, Buckinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham, Hertford, Hampshire, Kent and Cambridge, Cornwall, parts of Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cheshire and Shropshire. E.ON aims to offer E.ON Solar and Storage more widely later this year.

  5. Payment plan is subject to application and credit status and you must be a UK resident aged 18 or over to apply. Offer only available to new Solar and Storage customers. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information contact:

Victoria Blake, 02476 181304 or victoria.blake@eonenergy.com

Jag Bickham, 02476 181308 or jag.bickham@eon-uk.com

Deadline approaching for E.ON Energising Communities Fund: charities and community groups can still apply for £2,000 grant

E.ON is encouraging charities and community groups to apply for up to £2,000 of funding through its Energising Communities Fund before the application deadline of Monday, 29th January 2018.

To be eligible for funding organisations must submit a request which supports activities that help bring about a reduction in their own energy use, help generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for local people. Groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 which may cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities.

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON, said: “Since launching our fund in 2013, we’ve distributed over £140,000 to fund energy-related projects at almost 85 community groups nationwide. We’ve loved hearing about the benefits the groups and their wider communities have experienced as a result of the funding, from lower energy bills and increased efficiency to educating the local community and providing them with energy-saving resources.

“We’re hoping that more community groups and charities will take up this opportunity to apply for funding as we look forward to reviewing all the applications received and supporting more local initiatives with the fund.”

For full Terms and Conditions of the E.ON Energising Communities Fund and to access the application form, please visit eonenergy.com/community  

The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find out more about how E.ON could support, visit eonenergy.com

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For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Fiona MacGregor on 07976 374 161, Fiona.macgregor@eon-uk.com

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Glossop ‘Men’s Shed’ feels the heat thanks to grant from E.ON

  • E.ON Energising Communities Fund now open for new applicants to apply for funding of up to £2,000 each

Be Well, a community enterprise based in Glossop, Derbyshire has been able to winter-proof its community allotment shed thanks to a £2,000 grant from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund.

The community group has used the funding to insulate the shed – known as the ‘Men’s Shed’ – and to purchase a multi fuel stove to enable it to sustainably heat the shed during the colder months. The group also plans to spend some of the money on a wind turbine to be able to generate its own energy on-site to light the shed and power small hand tools.

The Glossop shed will offer groups of local men and people with mental health conditions or at risk of isolation and loneliness a place where they can feel at home and pursue practical interests away from their daily lives.

Mike Owen, Project Coordinator at Be Well, said: “Within the Glossop area there is a mixture of communities, from the affluent to those experiencing significant disadvantage. Locally we’ve seen that older men are more socially isolated than older women and that services such as lunch clubs and coffee mornings are designed with women in mind, rather than the purposeful activity that men may prefer.

“The Men's Shed concept is very much about replacing the sense of purpose lost by so many men when they finish work. It aims to provide a social space for groups of men to come along and be together to share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing, at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.

“The shed was erected earlier this year by a group of volunteers and since then we’ve welcomed over 50 local groups and people along to enjoy being in the space. The funding from E.ON will help us to ensure this community facility is a warmer, more comfortable space and we hope that more people will come and enjoy using our community shed.”

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON, said: “We’re really pleased to have awarded funding to Be Well to enable them to prepare their Men’s Shed for winter and to provide a warmer, more comfortable space for visitors.

“This project is great because it’s such a simple concept that means so much to the people who use it. It’s brilliant to see groups looking at different ways they can involve the local community and provide a safe environment for vulnerable groups to be part of.”

The E.ON Energising Communities Fund was launched in 2013 and since then E.ON has given away almost £140,000 to 84 community groups and charities in England, Scotland and Wales through the fund.

E.ON Energising Communities Fund now open for new applicants to apply

The next round of E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund is open for applications and charities and community groups are invited to apply for up to £2,000. To be eligible for funding organisations must submit a request which supports activities that help bring about a reduction in their own energy use, help generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for local people.

Applicants are encouraged to get their funding requests in now, ahead of the application deadline of Monday 29th January 2018. Groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 which may cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities.

For full Terms and Conditions for the E.ON Energising Communities Fund and to access the application form, please visit eonenergy.com/community  

The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners, residents and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find out more about how E.ON could support, visit eonenergy.com

To help people better understand their energy use and where savings can be made, E.ON is installing smart meters for customers across Britain. Customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information about E.ON’s self-reading smart meters and to see if they are able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

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For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

E.ON named one of the Top 50 Inclusive UK Employers

E.ON has been named as one of the Top 50 Inclusive UK Employers. This definitive list of UK based organisations recognises those that promote inclusion across all areas of diversity- including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion- throughout each level of employment within the company.

Paul Sesay from the Inclusive Top 50 team explains that; “The List recognises the outstanding efforts of employers that are on a journey to reinforce their commitment to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form.”

Dave Newborough, E.ON UK’s HR Director said: “We’re extremely proud that E.ON UK is the only energy company to reach the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list. At E.ON we’re committed to integrating diversity and inclusion into everything we do and recognise that it’s vital for us to be able to offer the best service to our diverse customer base and so it’s fantastic to get recognition for our commitment in this area.”

E.ON is a member of The Energy & Utility Skills Partnership which is a collaboration of 29 sector employers working together to address current and future skills and workforce issues.

This Partnership brings together sector employers and has published the first-ever strategic workforce and skills strategy for the whole sector. A priority of the Skills Strategy is to ‘Take an inclusive approach, ensuring our sector can appeal to all communities, abilities, generations and genders, including extending opportunities to hard-to-reach talent pools in order to attract and retain diverse talent.’

Chief Executive of the Energy & Utility Skills Group, Nick Ellins, commented: “Congratulations to E.ON. This is a fantastic achievement and well-deserved. The energy and utilities sector needs to recruit 221,000 people over the next 10 years, with 20% of its workforce retiring over that same period. Raising awareness of the sector and attracting candidates from the broadest range of skills and abilities possible, irrespective of gender, ethnic background or sexuality is vital to correct to imbalances that exist in the sector.”

To find out about career opportunities at E.ON visit eon-uk-careers.com

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For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jag Bickham, 02476 181308, Jag.bickham@eon-uk.com

E.ON supports Caerphilly Council with Christmas appeal

E.ON has helped to make this years Christmas appeal run by Caerphilly County Borough Council a record breaking one by donating shopping vouchers to support the appeal.

The vouchers were used to buy esential items and Christmas treats which were donated to young people within the county borough, as well as families and individuals known to Social Services and Floating Support teams.

Phil Dawson, Business Development and Account Manager at E.ON said: "E.ON is currently working with Caerphilly County Borough Council to carry out energy efficiency works as part of the authority’s £220 million Welsh Housing Quality Standard programme which will see all council-owned homes in the borough brought up to a specific set of standards by 2020.

"Hundreds of council and also private homes on the Lansbury Park estate will get an external facelift as they’re fitted with new external cladding that will help insulate homes and save energy and so it's great to be able to support the council with this year’s Christmas appeal, which will have significant benefits for the community’s most vulnerable households."

Cllr Lisa Phipps, the council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Places, said “The council’s Caerphilly Homes team has been co-ordinating the annual Fashion for Food initiative for several years and it has grown from strength to strength. We were overwhelmed by the donations received this year, both from council staff and businesses, and it was fantastic to be able to support so many worthy causes. On behalf of the council, I’d like to thank everyone who donated and to the Caerphilly Homes team for co-ordinating the appeal.”

To find out more about E.ON's activities within local communities visit eon.com  

For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Andrew Barrow, 02476 183677, Andrew.barrow@eon-uk.com

 

Community radio station expects a brighter future thanks to E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund

  • Applications open for £2,000 grant funding for charities and community groups

A charity which broadcasts over the airways to a population of 350,000 people in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme is benefiting from brighter and more energy efficient lighting after receiving £2,000 funding from E.ON to cover the cost of replacement LED lighting at its studio and office space.

The money was awarded through E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund following an application from Cross Rhythms City Radio, based in Hanley and which had been investigating ways to reduce its monthly energy bills. The new LED lighting is expected to save the charity more than £500 a year in running costs.

Cross Rhythms was the first community radio station to start broadcasting in the UK, in 2002, and since then it has grown with the help of 130 volunteers over a year promoting local events and news and profiling community organisations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Thompson, Business Relations Manager at Cross Rhythms, said: “We believe we give an important voice to the people of Stoke and Newcastle and we also work to help young people who might be struggling getting into employment. We provide accredited training and work experience at the station, providing an invaluable start to several careers each year.

“As a registered charity, we’re very fortunate in having 350 members of the public who donate to our cause annually but our running costs are high and we’re keen to drive these down where possible. The new LED lighting, fully funded for us by E.ON, will see us spending less on energy, leaving more to spend on our core activities which bring benefit to local people including our listeners.”

Billie-Jean Poole, Senior Community Relations Officer at E.ON, said: “Our business is about bringing tailored solutions to our customers, helping them to use only the energy they really need. And that’s what we’re trying to do too through our Energising Communities Fund, supporting charities which know what they need to do to boost their energy efficiency but lack the means to do it.

“We were impressed by how well established Cross Rhythms is in the community that it serves, with its broadcast programme and its practical support for young people seeking employment. With the LED lighting now all in place and resulting lower energy bills we’re proud to have played our part in strengthening this charity’s future.”

E.ON Energising Communities Fund now open for new applicants to apply

E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund is currently accepting applications for funding until Monday, 29th January 2018 from charities and not-for-profit community groups. To be considered for up to £2,000 of funding, applications must detail activities that help bring about a reduction in energy use, help generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for local people. Visit eonenergy.com/community for full Terms and Conditions and details of how to apply.

Since 2013, E.ON’s community funds have distributed more than £140,000 to over 80 community groups nationwide to fund energy-related projects, including £1,900 which was awarded in 2015 to Chesterton Community Forum to host a regular energy advice drop-in service. E.ON is also currently active across Staffordshire fitting smart meters into its customers’ homes and businesses.

E.ON customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information about E.ON’s self-reading smart meters and to see if they are able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

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Photo shows staff and volunteers at Cross Rhythms City Radio under the new LED lighting. Rob Thompson (quoted), is fourth from left.

For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Fiona MacGregor, 07976 374 161, fiona.macgregor@eon-uk.com

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

It’s insulation time for Ashfield Community Enterprise, thanks to E.ON

  • E.ON Energising Communities Fund now open for new applicants to apply for funding of up to £2,000 each

Ashfield Community Enterprise in Llandrindod Wells, Powys has been awarded a grant of £2,000 from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund to enable it to carry out much needed energy efficiency improvements.

The grant has been used to upgrade insulation in the community enterprise’s training suite, pottery and office which will all be used increasingly over the next months as the community enterprise embarks on a new three year pilot project called “Seed to Saucepan”.

The pilot aims to establish a community based learning facility for people of all ages and abilities to develop skills around growing and preserving food, healthy eating and reducing food waste.

Mag Richards, Secretary to Ashfield Community Enterprise, said: “As a social enterprise we rely heavily on volunteers and charitable grants to be a success so it’s fantastic to be awarded £2,000 from E.ON.

“Most of our buildings are in desperate need of renovation, and we’ll be using them more as we begin our new project. We’re also aware that our heating costs are going to increase as a result of using the buildings more and so it’s vital we do whatever we can at this stage to ensure we become more energy efficient.

“We hope the increased levels of insulation will not only help to keep us warmer and reduce our heating costs, but will also act as a learning experience for students, volunteers and enterprise members so they can understand the importance of energy consumption and sustainability.”

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON said: “We’re really pleased to be able to award Ashfield Community Enterprise the grant for £2,000. The fund was set up to help ensure community groups and charities such as this one could become as energy efficient as possible and for us to be able to give something back to our local communities and this is a great example of how this is being achieved.

“It’s also really encouraging to hear that the community enterprise is hoping to use the insulation as a way of educating the wider community about energy efficiency and the simple ways everyone can become more efficient and reduce heating costs.”

E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund was launched in 2013 and since then E.ON has given away almost £140,000 to 84 community groups and charities in England, Scotland and Wales through the fund.

E.ON Energising Communities Fund now open for new applicants to apply

The next round of E.ON’s Energising Communities fund is open for applications and charities and community groups are invited to apply for up to £2,000. To be eligible for funding organisations must submit a request which supports activities that help bring about a reduction in their own energy use, help generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for local people.

Applicants are encouraged to get their funding requests in now, ahead of the application deadline of Monday 29th January 2018. Groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 which may cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities.

For full Terms and Conditions for the E.ON Energising Communities Fund and to access the application form, please visit eonenergy.com/community  

The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners, residents and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find out more about how E.ON could support, visit eonenergy.com

To help people better understand their energy use and where saving can be made, E.ON is installing smart meters for customers across Britain. Customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information about E.ON’s self-reading smart meters and to see if they are able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

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For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Ogwen residents swap and save thanks to grant from E.ON

  • E.ON Energising Communities Fund now open for new applicants to apply for funding of up to £2,000 each

Residents and community groups in Ogwen Valley in Bangor are benefitting from free LED light bulbs thanks to a £500 grant from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund.

Local community group Ynni Ogwen, which aims to support and develop a healthy, thriving and sustainable community, received the funding to set up the ‘LED Light Swapping Project’, offering local residents free LED light bulbs in exchange for old tungsten bulbs. The project also offers residents who visit the centre to exchange their bulbs a free energy tariff check to help ensure they’re not paying more than they need to on energy this winter.

The community group hopes the project will encourage local residents to think about energy efficiency in their homes more and aims to combat some common misconceptions associated with LED lighting around costs and the savings they can bring.

As part of the project, Ynni Ogwen also offers community centres across the local area personalised energy audits to provide them with recommendations on the improvements they can make and the actions they can take to improve their energy efficiency. This includes the offer of free LED lighting and low energy light bulbs to enable the centres to begin their energy efficiency journeys.

Beca Roberts from Ynni Ogwen, said: “We’re thrilled to have been awarded the £500 from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund, meaning we can now begin to roll out our LED Light Swapping Project.

“Our main aim with the project is to engage the wider community in how to lower their energy use and educate them about how we can all become more energy efficient at home. We know that many of our local residents struggle to afford their energy bills and so projects like this are vital to ensure our community continues to receive the support it needs.

“Our community centres are a hub for the local community and by offering them support to improve their energy efficiency and reduce energy costs we hope they can continue to operate as centres and cut running costs.”

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON, said: “We’re really pleased to award Ynni Ogwen funding through our Energising Communities Fund. It’s great that the community group is proactively engaging the wider community to think about energy efficiency and encouraging residents to visit the centre to find out more about how they can save energy.

“The fund was originally launched to benefit the whole community and so it’s great to see that through this project the community centres will be able to access the energy audits and free LED lighting, which in turn will benefit the whole community who use the centres.”

E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund was launched in 2013 and since then E.ON has given away almost £140,000 to 84 community groups and charities in England, Scotland and Wales through the fund.

E.ON Energising Communities Fund now open for new applicants to apply

The next round of E.ON’s Energising Communities fund is open for applications and charities and community groups are invited to apply for up to £2,000. To be eligible for funding organisations must submit a request which supports activities that help bring about a reduction in their own energy use, help generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for local people.

Applicants are encouraged to get their funding requests in now, ahead of the application deadline of Monday 29th January 2018. Groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 which may cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities.

For full Terms and Conditions for the E.ON Energising Communities Fund and to access the application form, please visit eonenergy.com/community  

The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners, residents and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find out more about how E.ON could support, visit eonenergy.com

To help people better understand their energy use and where saving can be made, E.ON is installing smart meters for customers across Britain. Customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information about E.ON’s self-reading smart meters and to see if they are able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

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For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Cardiff pupils go bananas for energy during E.ON’s Creative Conductors workshops

Pupils at primary schools across Cardiff have made sweet music during interactive workshops which saw them use anything from bananas to plasticine and high-fives to make circuits that enabled them to create instruments and play music via their computers.

The innovative ‘Creative Conductors’ workshops are designed to help improve pupils’ understanding of electricity, conduction and circuits, and conclude with students performing their musical creations for their classmates.

During the workshops, pupils rolled up their sleeves and experimented with a range of foods, plants and everyday objects which they clipped to circuit boards in order to demonstrate how the items could help conduct electricity.

Billie-Jean Poole, who works in E.ON’s Community Relations team said: “We’re really pleased to bring the Creative Conductor tour to Cardiff. The workshops allow the children to discover for themselves the amazing conducting properties of everyday items and to learn how to complete a circuit and then use that power to create different sounds and ultimately make music.

“We hope that through engaging with the local community and bringing our energy education workshops to local schools in Cardiff we can continue to develop a strong relationships and offer more support to our local communities.”

Carol Fry, Year 3 Teacher at Lansdowne Primary School in Canton, said: “The children always respond well to external visitors, and this was something new for them to get involved with. They enjoyed the hands-on, practical approach as they investigated electrical circuits and powered a mix of sounds.”

Creative Conductors forms part of E.ON’s broader educational activities, developed to help teach children about where energy comes from and how it is used in our everyday lives.

E.ON offers educational workshops through its Energise Anything programme, which also includes online parent-led as well as classroom-based activities. These support the national curriculum and have been designed to help pupils aged 5-16 understand all stages of energy production, distribution and consumption. Full details and resources can be found at eonenergy.com/energiseanything.

E.ON customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information about E.ON’s self-reading smart meters and to see if they are able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.

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Notes to editors:

Cardiff primary schools taking part in a Creative Conductors workshop were: Lansdowne Primary School, Grangetown Primary School, Pentrebane Primary, Llandaff City Church in Wales Primary School, St John Lloyd RC Primary School, Glyncoed Primary School, Llanedeyrn Primary School, Allensbank Primary School, Stacey Primary School and Mount Stuart Primary School.

For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com