Oswestry and Kings Heath pupils win national STEM competition and chance to star on radio

By NaomiTroy

Five pupils from Oswestry School in Shropshire and five
pupils from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls in Kings Heath have jointly
won a national schools competition, organised by E.ON, aimed at inspiring young
people to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
subjects.

Both teams of girls, aged 12 to 14, entered the
competition as they share an interest in STEM subjects and wanted to show how
their creative side could be used to promote these topics to other pupils. Their
ads were chosen as the two winners from over 50 entries because both groups of pupils
impressed the judges with their creative approach to key messages about STEM
subjects.

As part of their prize, the teams spent a morning
at their local radio station, Signal 107, where they had the opportunity to re-record
their ads in a professional studio. The
professionally produced ads were later broadcast live on Signal 107, and will
be hosted on E.ON’s
YouTube channel.

Amelie, one of the pupils from the winning team at
Oswestry School, said: “We’re thrilled to have won this national competition
and had no idea our entry would be a winner!
We entered the competition as we really enjoyed the media workshop and
using our creative skills and are all passionate about STEM subjects.

“The tour of the radio station was really
interesting and to be given the opportunity to re-record our ad in a
professional studio was great. I was so
excited to hear our ad broadcast on air for my family and friends to listen to
and I hope it encourages more pupils to take an interest in STEM subjects.”

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON,
said: “We were so impressed with the standard of entries for the competition
and how creative the radio ads were, it was really tough to pick just two
winners.

“The messages and information the pupils managed to
incorporate into the commercials was really inspiring and it was clear to see
how passionate the pupils are about encouraging others to take an interest in
STEM subjects. We hope the pupils enjoyed producing the ads
as much as we enjoyed listening to them!”

E.ON has teamed up with ucreate to run the
competition, to provide a new, innovative way of promoting STEM related topics
to secondary school students by using the tools of the media.

The educational activities form part of E.ON’s
broader community offering, which saw more than 13,000 school pupils in over
250 schools nationwide take part in one of its energy education activities in
2015. To find out more about how E.ON is
working with local communities and how to get involved visit
eonenergy.com/community.

Ends

Notes to editors

For more information contact:

Naomi
Troy, 02476 180 523,
Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com
Jane Branscombe, 02476 183691, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

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on the date of this press release. The
Information is intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press
release is to be taken, or relied upon, as advice.
E.ON makes no warranties,
representations or undertakings about any of the Information (including,
without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness
for any particular purpose) and
E.ON accepts no liability whatsoever for any action or
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Source:: Oswestry and Kings Heath pupils win national STEM competition and chance to star on radio

E.ON helps to improve employability skills for hundreds of Nottingham pupils

By NaomiTroy

During
2015, more than 800 secondary school pupils from across Nottingham had the
opportunity to develop their employability skills through workshops organised
by E.ON, with some of them having the chance to visit an E.ON office to gain a
real insight in to the world of work.

The
Careers Lab and E.ON’s Youth Pathway workshops offered hands-on learning
activities for pupils aged 14-16 years, designed specifically to encourage them
to think about their careers and enhance their employability skills at a time when
they’re about to embark on making crucial decisions for their future career
paths.

Topics covered
in the workshops ranged from the importance of personal image, to developing team
working and communications skills. The activities aim to bridge the gap between
the skills pupils learn at school and the additional skills employers look for
in potential employees.

David
Tungate, Principal at the Nottingham Academy, said: “It’s been a great pleasure
working with E.ON over the past 12 months and the programmes we’ve taken part
in have had a really positive impact on participating pupils.

“The E.ON
Youth Pathway and Careers Lab workshops have offered pupils who may be considering
an apprenticeship or applying for higher or further education the chance to
increase their employability skills and to experience the world of work. To be given the opportunity to meet E.ON
employees and experience the office environment first-hand is an invaluable
experience for these pupils. We look
forward to continuing to work with E.ON over the next year and being able to
offer our pupils more exciting opportunities.”

Dave
Newborough, HR Director at E.ON, said: “We’re really pleased with how our
employability programmes have been received in Nottingham schools throughout the
last year and it’s great to have reached so many pupils.

“Research
we’ve carried out shows that a fifth (20%) of 16-18 year olds in the East
Midlands didn’t know what they wanted to do after finishing school or education1. The research also reveals that nearly one in
six 16-18 year olds (15%) say that they don’t think they need to consider
future career choices yet1.
This shows us there’s a great opportunity for local businesses like E.ON
to support pupils in their career progression at this vital point in their
education.”

Throughout
2015, E.ON also reached more than 3,600 primary and secondary school pupils in Nottinghamshire
with energy education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
activities.

The
educational activities form part of E.ON’s broader community offering, which
saw more than 13,000 school pupils in over 250 schools nationwide take part in
one of its energy education activities in 2015.
To find out more about how E.ON is working with local communities and how
to get involved visit
eonenergy.com/community

Ends

Notes to editors

1.
Stats based on
research which was conducted for E.ON by OnePoll among 500 pupils aged 16-18
(23rd – 28th July 2015).

For more information contact:

Naomi
Troy, 02476 180 523,
Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com
Jane Branscombe, 02476 183691, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

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Information is intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press
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Source:: E.ON helps to improve employability skills for hundreds of Nottingham pupils

Media Statement on behalf of E.ON UK regarding Age UK Enterprises

By ScottSomerville

E.ON and Age UK Enterprises have announced that they are temporarily to
stop offering an Age UK Enterprises branded tariff to new and renewing E.ON
customers from Wednesday 10 February 2016.
This decision has been reached on a mutual basis and both organisations
retain confidence in the tariff offered to customers. However, due to continued speculation
regarding the partnership, both organisations feel it is right to pause and
reflect on the best way for both parties to achieve their shared goal of
helping customers.

E.ON customers on existing Age UK Enterprises tariffs are unaffected by
this move and can continue until their contract end date or move without
penalty between E.ON tariffs at any point.
The Age UK Enterprises tariff has no exit fees meaning customers can
change supplier at any point without incurring any charge.

Ends


E.ON media contacts:

Andrew Barrow (02476183677)

Victoria Blake (02476181304)

Jag Bickham (02476181308)

Jane Branscombe (02476183681)

Scott Somerville (07889771804)


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on the date of this press release. The
Information is intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press
release is to be taken, or relied upon, as advice.
E.ON makes no warranties,
representations or undertakings about any of the Information (including,
without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness
for any particular purpose) and
E.ON accepts no liability whatsoever for any action or
omission taken by you in relation to the Information. Any reliance you place on
the Information is solely at your own risk.
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Source:: Media Statement on behalf of E.ON UK regarding Age UK Enterprises

E.ON 5.1% gas price reduction effective this Monday – 1 February

By VictoriaBlake

E.ON’s 5.1% gas
price reduction comes into effect on Monday 1February and reduces standard
dual fuel bills by £32(1) a year, equivalent to 3 weeks’ gas use(2).
The move comes despite market uncertainty and increases in non-energy parts of
the bill, making E.ON EnergyPlan the cheapest variable offering of the larger
suppliers(3). This remains true even after SSE’s gas cut comes into
effect at the end of March (29th).

Last Friday the
company also launched E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v19
, which, being priced
at £769 a year for the average unrestricted dual fuel customer is one of the cheapest
dual fuel energy tariffs available in Britain today(4).The
tariff is available to new and existing customers. Any E.ON customer wishing to
change to the tariff can do so without incurring an exit fee.

Ends

Notes to editors

1 = Based on Ofgem typical domestic consumption of
12,500 kWh gas across all payment methods and regions.

2 = Gas price
reduction applied as a 6.14% single unit rate reduction meaning that excluding
standing charges is equivalent to 22 days of daily use if remaining in the same
home for 12 consecutive months. Based on Ofgem typical domestic consumption of
12,500 kWh as an average across all regions.

3 = E.ON
EnergyPlan is priced at £1,047 a year based on Ofgem average annual consumption
of 3,100 kWh for single rate electricity
and 12,500 kWh gas with payment by fixed monthly Direct Debit and paperless
bills (£1,057 without paperless discount). Correct as 29 January 2016.

4 = Fixed 1
Year v19 is available to dual fuel and electricity only customers across all
regions on standard and Economy 7 meters. A national average annual bill of
£769 is based on Ofgem typical domestic consumption of 3,100 kWh for single
rate electricity meters and 12,500 kWh gas, with payment by fixed monthly
Direct Debit with paperless billing (£779 without paperless discount). May be
withdrawn from sale at any time.


For more information contact:

Scott Somerville on 07889 771 804
or scott.somerville@eon-uk.com

Victoria Blake on 02476 181 304 or
victoria.blake@eonenergy.com

Roxanne Postle on 02476 195 785 or
roxanne.postle@eon-uk.com

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(including any forecasts or projections) contained in this press release (the
“Information”) reflects the views and opinions of E.ON on the date of
this press release. The Information is
intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press release is to
be taken, or relied upon, as advice.
E.ON
makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the
Information (including, without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy,
completeness or fitness for any particular purpose) and
E.ON accepts no liability whatsoever
for any action or omission taken by you in relation to the Information. Any
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and you may not copy, modify, publish, repost or distribute it. © E.ON 2016

Source:: E.ON 5.1% gas price reduction effective this Monday – 1 February

Construction team battle the elements to begin installation of first foundations at Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

By VictoriaBlake

Rampion Offshore
Wind Limited has announced that the project remains on schedule with the
installation of the first turbine foundation due to start this week, despite
adverse weather conditions disrupting enabling works to prepare the seabed.

Work to prepare the seabed for the 116 turbines began in September and the
initial load of foundations arrived on site from the Netherlands last week. Construction
of the first foundation
in the northwest
quadrant of the site is planned to
begin this week. The
ongoing offshore construction work will be project managed from a temporary
facility in Newhaven Port until the wind farm’s Operations and Maintenance Base
is completed in 2017.

Chris Tomlinson, E.ON Development
Manager for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
, said: “After
almost six years of development, including community engagement, engineering
and environmental surveys, it’s a really proud moment to finally be installing
the first foundations. These foundations will be piled into the seabed and will
act as a base for each of the 140m turbines, which we will start erecting in
early 2017.

“I’m pleased that our highly skilled team have been able to overcome the
poor weather conditions that we’ve faced over the last few weeks and continue with
the construction of the wind farm as planned.”

In preparation for the foundation installation work, Rampion Offshore
Wind Limited held an exhibition introducing sea users to the offshore
construction plans. Around 50 people attended from the fishing, diving and
sailing community on Tuesday 12 January, which also included a Q&A session
with the Rampion Project Team and Offshore Construction Manager.

The 400MW project, being built by E.ON, the UK Green Investment Bank and
Canadian energy company Enbridge, 13km off the Sussex coast between Brighton
and Lancing, remains set to become the first offshore wind farm off the south
coast of England. The development is expected to supply the equivalent of up to
300,000 homes(1) and to reduce CO2 emissions by up to
600,000 tonnes(2) a year.

Ends

Notes to editors:

1 = Based on an average annual domestic household
electricity consumption of 4,700kWh (DECC):

1,366,560,000KWh / 4,700KWh =
290,757 homes.

2 = The calculation is made using
a static figure of 430g/kWh representing the energy mix in the UK
(1,366,560,000KWh x 430(g/kWh) / 1,000 = 587,621 tonnes pa.


For more information contact:

Victoria Blake: 02476 181 304 or victoria.blake@eonenergy.com

Roxanne Postle: 02476 195 785 or roxanne.postle@eon-uk.com

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(including any forecasts or projections) contained in this press release (the
“Information”) reflects the views and opinions of E.ON on the date of
this press release. The Information is
intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press release is to
be taken, or relied upon, as advice.
E.ON
makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the
Information (including, without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy,
completeness or fitness for any particular purpose) and
E.ON accepts no liability whatsoever
for any action or omission taken by you in relation to the Information. Any
reliance you place on the Information is solely at your own risk. This press release is the property of E.ON
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Source:: Construction team battle the elements to begin installation of first foundations at Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

E.ON launches cheapest dual fuel energy tariff in Britain priced at £769

By VictoriaBlake

E.ON
has made a new version of its one year dual fuel fixed tariff available which
is the cheapest energy tariff available in Britain today(1). E.ON
Energy Fixed 1 Year v19 is priced at £769 a year for the average unrestricted
dual fuel customer who pays by fixed monthly Direct Debit with paperless bills.(1)

The
tariff is available to new and existing customers. Any E.ON customer wishing to
change to the tariff can do so without any exit fee being applied.

Other key customer aspects connected to the tariff
include:

  • Price Alert: Once customers have opted in E.ON
    automatically tells customers of new equivalent fixed deals if / when they
    are offered

  • Discounts – simple and fair: These are
    provided as a clear monetary value, not a percentage discount. E.ON customers
    can receive:

        • Up to £70
          a year for paying by fixed monthly Direct Debit (£35 per fuel) or by Smart Pay
          As You Go;

        • £20 a
          year for having a dual fuel account;

        • Up to £10
          a year for paperless billing (£5 per fuel).

    • Rewards: Rewards are available for all residential customers who have an
      electricity or dual fuel account and opt in to E.ON Reward Points. Customers
      will be awarded up to 1,500 E.ON Reward Points a year, which are accrued on a
      daily basis and awarded monthly. These points can be exchanged either for Tesco
      Clubcard points or Bonusbonds Multistore vouchers. Almost two million customers
      have chosen to receive E.ON Reward Points since the scheme launched in December
      2013 and E.ON has given away more than £10 million worth of benefits to these
      customers so far. E.ON Rewards has recently been announced as the energy
      industry’s best rewards scheme by uSwitch.com in its 2015 Energy Customer
      Satisfaction Report, an independent report based on research with 5,300
      consumers.

    • E.ON Energy Fund: The £6 million E.ON Energy Fund has been set
      up to help people struggling with their energy bills. Eligible pensioners,
      families, people with disabilities or sickness, and those on low incomes can
      apply for help with the payment of energy debt and the provision or replacement
      of white goods and gas boilers. The E.ON Energy Fund is open to all energy
      customers, regardless of their supplier, and E.ON has so far helped more than
      2,500 households with some £1.5 million worth of support since the Fund
      launched in April 2015.

    • To find out how E.ON can help customers use and pay for
      no more energy than they need please visit:
      eonenergy.com

      Ends

      Notes to editors

      1. E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v19 is currently cheaper than any unbundled (e.g.
        not contingent on a boiler purchase) tariff offered by any of Britain’s energy
        suppliers. The offer is applicable to dual fuel and electricity only customers
        across all regions on standard and Economy 7 meters. The comparison against other
        suppliers is based on tariffs that are openly available (e.g. excludes
        collective switch tariffs) using Ofgem typical annual consumption of 3,100 kWh
        for single rate electricity meters, 1,935 kWh day units and 2,365 kwh night
        units for Economy 7 meters and 12,500 kWh for gas. The offer is not available
        to prepayment, restricted hour tariff meters, gas only customers or
        non-residential customers. Average annual bill of £769 based on payment by
        fixed monthly Direct Debit with paperless billing (£779 without paperless bill
        discount). Correct as at 22 January 2016. E.ON can withdraw the tariff from
        sale at any time.

      For more information contact:

      Scott
      Somerville (07889 771 804)

      Victoria
      Blake (02476 181 304)

      Roxanne
      Postle (02476 195 785)

      The
      information (including any forecasts or projections) contained in this press
      release (the “Information”) reflects the views and opinions of E.ON
      on the date of this press release. The Information is intended as a guide
      only and nothing contained within this press release is to be taken, or relied
      upon, as advice.
      E.ON makes no warranties,
      representations or undertakings about any of the Information (including,
      without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness
      for any particular purpose) and
      E.ON accepts no liability whatsoever for any action or
      omission taken by you in relation to the Information. Any reliance you place on
      the Information is solely at your own risk. This press release is the
      property of E.ON and you may not copy, modify, publish, repost or distribute
      it. © E.ON 2016

      Source:: E.ON launches cheapest dual fuel energy tariff in Britain priced at £769

      E.ON to no longer progress with the Isles Wind Farm project

      By VictoriaBlake

      After careful
      consideration E.ON has made the decision not to progress with the proposed
      Isles Wind Farm project near Newton Aycliffe.

      During a detailed
      review of the project a number of long standing environmental and technical issues
      have been re-assessed. These include the long-standing objection from the
      Ministry of Defence, the high level of bird activity on the site, investor
      uncertainty and changes to Planning Law. The combination of these issues has
      resulted in E.ON’s decision to withdraw from the project.

      While onshore
      wind remains one of the cheapest low carbon technologies available, the Isles
      Wind Farm project, located approximately 1.5 km east of Newton Aycliffe and
      12km north of Darlington in County Durham, has been affected by a number of
      objections, since it was submitted to Durham County Council in April 2013 and
      is no longer technically or economically viable.

      E.ON continues to
      invest in onshore wind and believes it has an important role to play in meeting
      the UK’s 2020 renewable targets. The company has a portfolio of 14 onshore
      wind projects in various stages of development in Scotland, as well as 16 fully
      operational sites in the UK.

      Ends


      For more information contact:

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

      The information
      (including any forecasts or projections) contained in this press release (the
      “Information”) reflects the views and opinions of E.ON on the date of
      this press release. The Information is
      intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press release is to
      be taken, or relied upon, as advice.
      E.ON
      makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the
      Information (including, without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy,
      completeness or fitness for any particular purpose) and
      E.ON accepts no liability whatsoever
      for any action or omission taken by you in relation to the Information. Any
      reliance you place on the Information is solely at your own risk. This press release is the property of E.ON
      and you may not copy, modify, publish, repost or distribute it. © E.ON 2016

      Source:: E.ON to no longer progress with the Isles Wind Farm project

      E.ON to reduce standard gas price by 5.1% – the equivalent of 3 weeks’ gas use – and launches cheapest fixed tariff on the market of any supplier

      By ScottSomerville

      All four E.ON dual fuel
      tariffs will be reduced in price as a result of changes announced (1)

      Key
      points
      :

      • 5.1% average reduction(2) to standard residential gas price
        from 1 February 2016;
      • Equivalent to 3 weeks’ gas use(3) or £32 off an average
        annual gas bill(2);
      • Britain’s cheapest energy tariff available today – new one year fixed
        dual fuel product with average annual price of £783(4);
      • Britain’s cheapest two year fixed tariff available today – an Age UK
        tariff exclusive to people 60 or over(5);
      • Reduction comes despite an increase in some costs associated with
        non-energy parts of the bill and ongoing uncertainty due to the
        Competition and Markets Authority investigation;
      • The £6m E.ON Energy Fund offers further support to vulnerable people
        with grants worth over £1.5m provided to more than 2,500 households in the
        nine months since it was set up.

      E.ON has today (WED) announced it will reduce its
      standard gas price by an average of 5.1%(2) from 1 February 2016.
      This is equivalent to 3 weeks’ gas use(2) or £32 off an annual gas
      bill(1). E.ON has also launched Britain’s cheapest energy tariff(4),
      a one year dual fuel fixed product that is available from today and is open to
      new and existing customers alike. E.ON’s 4.5m residential customers can switch
      between E.ON products without paying an exit fee(6).

      E.ON has also today launched new versions of its other
      two dual fuel tariffs which are priced lower than those on sale yesterday. The
      two year fixed E.ON tariff is available for all customers, whilst the Age UK two
      year fixed tariff offers a product tailored for people aged 60 or over and
      provides peace of mind for customers who want to be protected from potential
      price increases for two years. These two tariffs have no exit fees(5).

      Commenting on the details announced Tony Cocker, Chief
      Executive of E.ON UK, said: “Today’s action once again makes our standard
      tariff the cheapest variable offering of any of the larger suppliers and our
      new one year fixed tariff is simply the cheapest product of its type on the
      market today(4). Our decision to make these moves is the right thing
      to do and reinforces just one of the reasons why customers have voted us the
      UK’s number one large energy supplier for customer satisfaction for the last
      four years running in uSwitch.com’s annual awards(7).
      Ultimately, we will always try to do our very best for our customers and today’s
      action is a real demonstration of that fact.”

      Explaining the detail behind the level of the price cut
      announced today, Tony Cocker continued: “The underlying position is that
      whilst the price we pay for our customers’ energy has fallen, we also have to
      take account of managing the various other risks in the market which can change,
      and the fact that many of the other costs that we don’t control but do have to bear
      have increased or may increase. Once you’ve built in various uncertainties and
      other factors, whilst the wholesale market movements may translate across to a
      dual fuel domestic bill for a drop in prices of under 10%, the inclusion of
      those other factors translates the percentage to the standard gas cut announced
      today. We will continue to keep all
      these factors under review.”

      Other key customer
      points include:

      ·
      Smart Pay As You Go: E.ON became the first of the
      larger six suppliers to level the playing field for prepayment meter customers
      by offering them the same prices as Direct Debit customers through its Smart
      Pay As You Go pilot. Smart Pay As You Go, which will be rolled out more widely
      this year, is a new way of paying that brings an end to estimated bills and
      allows customers to track their energy spending and top up their account
      whenever and wherever they are – by going online, using the app or over the
      phone.

      ·
      Price
      Alert:
      Once customers have opted in E.ON automatically tells
      customers of new equivalent fixed deals
      if / when they are offered

      ·
      Discounts –
      simple and fair:
      These are provided as a clear monetary value, not a
      percentage discount. E.ON customers can receive:

      · Up to £70 a
      year for paying by fixed monthly Direct Debit (£35 per fuel) or by Smart Pay As
      You Go;

      · £20 a year
      for having a dual fuel account;

      · Up to £10 a
      year for paperless billing (£5 per fuel).

      ·
      Rewards: Rewards are available for all residential customers who
      have an electricity or dual fuel account and opt in to E.ON Reward Points.
      Customers will be awarded up to 1,500 E.ON Reward Points a year, which are
      accrued on a daily basis and awarded monthly. These points can be exchanged
      either for Tesco Clubcard points or Bonusbonds Multistore vouchers. Almost two
      million customers have chosen to receive E.ON Reward Points since the scheme
      launched in December 2013 and E.ON has given away more than £10 million worth
      of benefits to these customers so far. E.ON Rewards has recently been announced
      as the energy industry’s best rewards scheme by uSwitch.com in its 2015 Energy
      Customer Satisfaction Report, an independent report based on research with
      5,300 consumers.

      ·
      E.ON Energy Fund: The £6 million E.ON
      Energy Fund has been set up to help people struggling with their energy bills.
      Eligible pensioners, families, people with disabilities or sickness, and those
      on low incomes can apply for help with the payment of energy debt and the
      provision or replacement of white goods and gas boilers. The E.ON Energy Fund
      is open to all energy customers, regardless of their supplier, and E.ON has so
      far helped more than 2,500 households with some £1.5 million worth of support
      since the Fund launched in April 2015.

      To find out how
      E.ON can help customers use and pay for no more energy than they need please
      visit:
      eonenergy.com

      Ends

      For
      further media information please contact:

      ·
      Scott Somerville (07889771804)

      ·
      Victoria Blake (02476181304)

      ·
      Roxanne Postle (02476195785)

      ·
      Jag Bickham (02476181308)

      ·
      Andrew Barrow (02476183677)

      ·
      Jane Branscombe (02476183681)

      ·
      Naomi Troy (02476180523)

      NOTES TO EDITORS

      Standing
      Charge

      Do you charge a
      standing charge?
      Yes. We apply a standing charge to
      our tariffs; this is: £95 (around 25p a day) for electricity; £115 (around 30p
      a day) for gas. For customers who pay by fixed monthly Direct Debit we offer a
      reduction on the standing charge for each fuel of £35 per year.

      Discounts

      Do you offer a
      discount for customers taking both fuels?

      Yes. We offer an annual discount of £20 to all customers who take both fuels.
      (This is accrued daily).

      Do you offer a
      discount for customers paying by Direct Debit?

      Yes. We offer a reduced standing charge to customers paying by fixed monthly
      Direct Debit. This is £35 per fuel per year.

      Do you offer a
      discount for customers who manage their account / bills online?
      We offer a discount to customers who choose to receive paperless bills of
      £5 per fuel per year.

      Do customers
      receive these discounts automatically?

      Yes. These discounts are applied automatically.

      How much can
      customers save?
      If customers choose to pay by fixed
      monthly Direct Debit with paperless billing and take both fuels from E.ON, they
      can save a total of £100. £20 a year for taking both fuels; £10 a year
      for taking paperless billing (£5 per fuel); £70 a year for paying by fixed
      monthly Direct Debit (£35 per fuel). Total = £100.

      Rewards

      What rewards do you
      offer to your customers?
      Customers have the
      capacity to earn E.ON Reward Points, which can be exchanged for vouchers for
      the high street, via Bonusbond Multistore vouchers, or Tesco Clubcard points.
      Customers must have an electricity or dual fuel tariff and opt in online or by
      phone to activate / receive these rewards.

      Price
      Alert

      Do you
      automatically tell customers on your fixed deals of new cheaper deals when they
      are offered?
      Customers on fixed price tariffs who have signed up to
      our Price Alert service will automatically be told of new deals if / when they
      are offered. Customers registered online, on fixed tariffs and who opt in will
      automatically be told (via email) of new fixed deals when they are introduced.

      Point
      of Clarification

      • 1) When
        compared with the previous version of these tariffs. Existing fixed tariff
        customers will need to change to the new version of tariffs launched on 20th
        January 2016 to access the lower prices. Variable tariff customers will
        have the standard gas price reduction applied to their account
        automatically on the 1 February 2016.
      • 2) Based on Ofgem average annual consumption of 12,500 kWh gas, across
        all payment methods and regions.
      • 3) Gas price reduction applied as a 6.14% single unit rate reduction
        meaning that that excluding standing charges is equivalent to 22 days of
        daily use if remaining in the same home for 12 consecutive months.
      • 4) E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v18 is currently cheaper than any unbundled
        (e.g. not contingent on a boiler purchase) tariff offered by any of
        Britain’s energy suppliers. The offer is applicable to dual fuel and
        electricity only customers across all regions on standard and Economy 7
        meters. The comparison against other suppliers is based on a national
        average using Ofgem typical annual consumption of 3,100 kWh for single
        rate electricity meters, 1,935 kwh day units and 2,365 kwh night units for
        Economy 7 meters and 12,500 kWh for gas. The offer is not available to
        prepayment, restricted hour tariff meters, gas only customers or
        non-residential customers. Average annual bill of £783 based on payment by
        fixed monthly Direct Debit with paperless billing (£793 without paperless
        bill discount). Correct as at 20 January 2016.
      • 5) Age UK Fixed 2 Year v6 priced at £939 a year and E.ON Energy Fixed
        2 year v8 priced at £1,068 a year based on a national average using Ofgem
        typical annual consumption of 3,100 kWh for single rate electricity
        meters, 1,935 kwh day units and 2,365 kwh night units for Economy 7 meters
        and 12,500 kWh for gas with payment by fixed monthly Direct Debit with
        paperless billing. The offer is not available to prepayment, restricted
        hour tariff meters, gas only customers or non-residential customers.
        Average annual bill of £783 based on payment by fixed monthly Direct Debit
        with paperless billing (£793 without paperless bill discount). Correct as
        at 20 January 2016.
      • 6) Tariff choices based upon meter suitability.
      • 7) E.ON was voted top of the larger six energy suppliers for the
        fourth year running in the 2015 Energy Customer Satisfaction Report from
        uSwitch.com in December 2015
        http://www.uswitch.com/media-centre/2015/12/new-figures-reveal-customers-more-satisfied-with-energy-suppliers/


      The information
      (including any forecasts or projections) contained in this press release (the
      “Information”) reflects the views and opinions of E.ON on the date of
      this press release. The Information is
      intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press release is to
      be taken, or relied upon, as advice.
      E.ON makes no warranties,
      representations or undertakings about any of the Information (including,
      without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness
      for any particular purpose) and
      E.ON
      accepts no liability whatsoever for any action or omission taken by you in
      relation to the Information. Any reliance you place on the Information is
      solely at your own risk. This press
      release is the property of E.ON and you may not copy, modify, publish, repost
      or distribute it. © E.ON 2016

      Source:: E.ON to reduce standard gas price by 5.1% – the equivalent of 3 weeks’ gas use – and launches cheapest fixed tariff on the market of any supplier

      Local people invited to public exhibitions for proposed Golticlay Wind Farm

      By VictoriaBlake

      E.ON is inviting
      local people to attend public exhibition sessions, to find out more about their
      plans to develop the Golticlay Wind Farm.

      The wind farm
      would be located 15km southwest of Wick and 4km north of Lybster and could
      feature
      up to 22 turbines with a capacity of up to 79MW of electricity.

      The public
      exhibitions will be held at Lybster Community Centre, Caithness on Wednesday 27th
      January and Thursday 28th January between 2pm and 8pm.

      Vicki Harrison,
      Project Developer at E.ON, said: “These sessions are being held to update the
      local community about our plans while giving them the opportunity to share
      their views, ask questions and comment on our proposed turbine layout for the
      site.

      “We’d like to
      invite as many people as possible to come along to the public exhibitions at
      Lybster Community Centre when we’ll be happy to discuss our proposals and
      outline how the wind farm will look.”

      Anyone wishing to
      get in touch can contact us on 0800 096 1199, or email
      golticlay@eon.com. For the latest information on the proposals please visit www.eonenergy.com/golticlay.

      Ends

      For more information contact:

      Victoria Blake on
      02476181304 or victoria.blake@eonenergy.com

      The information
      (including any forecasts or projections) contained in this press release (the
      “Information”) reflects the views and opinions of E.ON on the date of
      this press release. The Information is
      intended as a guide only and nothing contained within this press release is to
      be taken, or relied upon, as advice.
      E.ON
      makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the
      Information (including, without limitation, any as to its quality, accuracy,
      completeness or fitness for any particular purpose) and
      E.ON accepts no liability whatsoever
      for any action or omission taken by you in relation to the Information. Any
      reliance you place on the Information is solely at your own risk. This press release is the property of E.ON
      and you may not copy, modify, publish, repost or distribute it. © E.ON 2016

      Source:: Local people invited to public exhibitions for proposed Golticlay Wind Farm

      Completion of Strategic Review of North Sea E&P Business – divestiture of UK Exploration & Production Business to Premier Oil

      By ScottSomerville

      • E.ON to sell its UK E&P business to Premier Oil

      • Transaction is the logical second step of the strategic
        review of the E&P North Sea business and further reinforces E.ON´s
        financial flexibility

      • Strategic review of E.ON’s E&P North Sea business is
        hereby completed

        E.ON has signed
        an agreement to sell 100 percent of its shares in its UK E&P Subsidiaries
        to Premier Oil. The transaction value is $0.12 billion as at the effective date
        of January 1
        st 2015. As a result of the transaction,
        E.ON will also release provisions for asset retirement obligations
        (decommissioning obligations) associated with the business of $0.45 billion as
        well as realizing $0.05 billion of value for other adjustments, including the
        2015 hedge positions. The transaction will therefore have a total Economic Net
        Debt Impact to E.ON of $0.62 billion. In addition, E.ON will retain cash of
        approximately $0.15 billion which existed at the effective date.

        E.ON placed its
        North Sea E&P business under strategic review in November 2014. The UK oil
        and gas upstream portfolio comprises equity interests in 40 licenses, including
        a 5.20 percent interest in the Elgin-Franklin field, 47.00 percent interest in
        the Babbage field and a 50.00 percent interest in the Tolmount discovery. The
        divestment of E.ON E&P UK represents the second and final step in E.ON´s
        review process of the Exploration & Production North Sea business,
        following the sale of the Norway E&P business which concluded in December
        2015.

        E.ON CFO
        Michael Sen said: “The successful sale of our E&P business in the UK
        represents the final step of the strategic review, with all E.ON E&P North
        Sea assets having now been divested. This transaction further strengthens our
        financial profile and provides flexibility to implement our strategy and to reposition
        the Group. The outcome demonstrates that E.ON E&P is a high performing
        business with a strong asset base and superbly professional employees. Premier
        has a long history in the UK and I am convinced that the company will continue
        to build on this success story in the future. I want to thank all E.ON E&P
        UK employees for the excellent work they have done as part of E.ON.”

        The transaction
        is subject to customary regulatory approvals as well as Premier Oil shareholder
        and lender approval and is expected to be closed in the first half of 2016.

        Background

        Premier Oil

        Premier Oil
        plc, founded in 1934 and headquartered in London, is a leading independent
        exploration and production company with significant oil and gas interests and
        operations in the North Sea, South East Asia, Pakistan and the Falkland
        Islands. The company produces around 60,000 boepd and it has an existing
        portfolio of producing, development and exploration opportunities. As at
        December 31, 2014, it had reserves and resources of around 800 mmboe.

      Further media information:

      Scott Somerville (07889 771 804)

      This press
      release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and
      forecasts made by E.ON Group Management and other information currently
      available to E.ON. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
      factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results,
      financial situation, development or performance of the company and the
      estimates given here. E.ON SE does not intend, and does not assume any
      liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform
      them to future events or developments.

      Source:: Completion of Strategic Review of North Sea E&P Business – divestiture of UK Exploration & Production Business to Premier Oil

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