Contract wind: E.ON and RWE complete renewable power supply agreement

E.ON and RWE Renewables have announced a new 2.5-year agreement on purchasing the output of more than 20 British wind farms, supplying sustainable power to the grid and supporting E.ON’s commitment to provide 100% renewable power for its UK customers.

With this power purchase agreement (PPA) E.ON buys around 3TWh of power annually from wind farms around Great Britain which are operated by RWE. It covers a capacity of 892MW of onshore and offshore wind generation and includes a proportion of the London Array, currently the world’s second largest offshore wind farm.

Earlier this year E.ON announced it was providing all of its residential customers across Britain with an electricity supply backed by 100% renewable sources – on all tariffs, as standard, and at no extra cost.

Renewable-Static-InfographicThe wind farms were originally built by E.ON as part of the company’s £3.3bn investment in UK renewables over the last decade. Ownership transferred to RWE at the start of October as part of the asset swap deal in which E.ON Group took over RWE’s stake in Innogy in return for E.ON’s major renewable energy activities, amongst other things.

Michael Lewis, E.ON UK Chief Executive, said: “A significant element of our commitment to providing all our residential customers with renewable electricity – a change at a scale never seen before in Britain – was the fact we have invested more than £3.3bn in renewable energy in the UK in recent years.

“We have now secured the power coming from all those wind farms, as well as similar arrangements we have with more than a dozen independent generators around the country, which means our customers can continue to enjoy an electricity supply backed by UK renewables. But the future of energy doesn’t stop here – to combat the climate emergency we are now focusing on helping our customers to better manage their energy through smart, personalised and sustainable technologies such as solar and battery technology, heat pumps and electric vehicle chargers.”

RWE Renewables, the newest subsidiary of RWE has an installed capacity of more than 9GW. Added to this are further assets with a combined capacity of 2.6GW under construction that will be completed in the near future. RWE Renewables is actively seeking corporate PPAs for this capacity.

Tom Glover, Chief Commercial Officer RWE Renewables, said: “Great Britain, where we already operate over 2,000MW of renewable energy plants, is a very attractive market for RWE due to its well-functioning framework. PPAs as are an extremely important instrument that help to achieve renewable build-out targets and offer stability for all parties involved.”

Growing renewable energy is the clear focus of RWE. The world’s No. 2 in offshore wind and Europe’s No. 3 in renewable energy electricity – these positions intends the company to consolidate and strengthen. RWE will provide an annual 1.5 billion euros in net capital expenditure. The company has also set out its goal to become a carbon neutral company within the next 20 years.

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are widely regarded as one of the most viable methods for companies and energy suppliers to secure long-term price certainty and meet challenging sustainability targets in a cost-effective way.

E.ON’s announcement in July, moving more than 3.3 million homes to an electricity supply matched by renewable sources including wind, biomass and solar, is the largest of its type to date in the UK, significantly increasing the number of households in the country backed by 100% renewable electricity.

The electricity used by customers is matched with 100% renewable electricity sourced externally through such things as renewable electricity guarantee of origin certificates from the likes of wind, biomass and solar sources. These certificates guarantee that the same amount of renewable electricity was generated to the amount supplied.

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A national priority: E.ON welcomes election focus on warm homes and cleaner air

E.ON UK Chief Executive Michael Lewis has today welcomed the elevation of energy efficiency and the climate emergency as some of the key issues in the 2019 General Election campaign.

A number of political parties are proposing radical action on housing standards as well as improving the energy efficiency of millions of existing homes across the UK – policies whichE.ON has repeatedly called for.

Michael Lewis said: “We’ve been saying for a number of years that energy efficiency needs to be made a national infrastructure priority and it appears the environment is fast becoming a key issue for voters and thus an area for debate among our political parties. We also know that the net economic benefits of investing in energy efficiency are enormous, with £3 of benefit for every £1 invested.

“The energy industry has made great strides in making power generation cleaner and more efficient and customers are increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability – a challenge we’ve responded to by ensuring we provide all our residential customers with electricity backed by 100% renewable sources.

“The next steps are to give people the power to improve their homes to make them as efficient as possible, to switch away from fossil fuels not only in how we heat our homes but also how we fuel our cars. That means making millions of homes fit for the 21st century through better insulation, converting to new, cleaner heating systems and ending our reliance on petrol or diesel for transport.”

E.ON has set out a number of policy measures that could help deliver a future energy system, including:

  • Remove the exemptions from ECO or Warm Home Discount for all energy suppliers - this should be a cost of doing business in the market and exemptions create an unfair distortion
  • Increase the current ECO budget of £640m to £2bn – predominantly by re-prioritising Government expenditure – to address the decline in the installation rates of energy efficiency in recent years
  • Encourage the adoption of sustainable energy solutions such as heat pumps and solar and storage
  • Increase the rate of energy efficiency installations from 9,000 to 21,000 per week from 2020
  • Winter fuel payments should be targeted on those most in need of help, which we believe could free up around £1bn
  • Provide access to low cost green finance to deliver net zero in an affordable way
  • Introduce stamp duty reductions or other incentives to home owners who install solid wall insulation
  • Incentivise businesses that own their own buildings to invest in energy efficiency via the creation of business rates relief

Michael Lewis added: “The multi-billion-pound investment needed over the next three decades will be spearheaded by the private sector working in partnership with local and national government. This is because, put simply, investment in clean energy is good for the economy and for employment. However, unlocking this opportunity requires a stable framework which is attractive to long-term investors, based on a new partnership between industry and Government – which means that good quality companies delivering value for customers should be able to earn a fair return on their investment.

“If we get this right, we can deliver sustainable green growth that encourages innovation and provides high value jobs. We can improve the lives and lifestyles of countless people and save them money in the process and we can relieve some of the burden on our NHS caused by damp and draughty homes or from the toxic air in our city streets.

“The next Parliament must step up to the challenge and implement new policies to enable action by all sectors to get the country back on track. The 2020s are undoubtedly a period that needs to be the decade of delivery on climate action.”

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Lucky number Seven: E.ON and TfL energy-saving project nominated for sustainability awards

A major energy efficiency savings programme by E.ON at Transport for London’s Palestra building has been shortlisted for four energy and sustainability awards.

The two-year project delivered significant carbon and cost savings at the central London building, a key office and operational hub for the capital’s transport provider.

Palestra has so far seen an improvement in energy efficiency of more than 20%, producing savings on energy costs of around 42% or £470,000 each year and a carbon emissions reduction of 7% or 227 tonnes a year.

The project teams have secured nominations for seven industry awards and have already won the prestigious CIBSE Facilities Management of the year award in February and the AEE Regional Energy Project of the Year in September.

Next are four further major awards in the coming weeks; from the Association of Decentralised Energy (shortlisted in Commercial Building Project category), the Energy Institute (Energy Management), Building magazine (Building Performance) and the Energy Awards (Public Building Project of the Year).

Quinten Babcock, Environmental Manager at TfL, said: “Palestra is a large and complex building with significant energy needs to support the people who help keep London moving 24/7. It was vital we sorted out the upgrades while the building remained operational.

“Since the improvements to our energy management systems, we've seen significant savings in terms of both energy costs and carbon emissions. We are seeing up to £1,650 a day in energy savings and with other improvements coming on line that performance is likely to improve even further next full year.”

Michael Lewis, E.ON UK Chief Executive, added: “We've made a commitment to supporting businesses in meeting their emissions reduction targets through smarter, personalised and more sustainable solutions. We do that because we know businesses and organisations can play a key role in tackling the twin threats of climate crisis and improving the quality of the air we breathe.

“Our work with TfL was guaranteed to deliver savings and designed to minimise any impact on operations at the site. The art of this project is we’ve not had to fund and install major new energy generation assets; this project has delivered significant success by optimising existing equipment, rather than simply replacing and starting anew, and allowing them to work together more efficiently to achieve savings.”

E.ON’s business energy efficiency experts focused on improving the running efficiency and interoperability of existing systems such as the combined cooling, heat and power systems (CCHP) as well as optimising the controls and remote operation of the building management systems. It allowed for the most efficient use of the on-site generation systems including the CHP.

The project will provide significant savings in public expenditure for the longer term and help meet TfL’s environmental performance targets.

The upgrades were carried out under the Mayor of London’s RE:FIT scheme which was established in 2009 to help make London’s public buildings and assets more energy efficient; reducing carbon emissions and providing guaranteed energy savings for organisations including London boroughs, the NHS, central government departments, schools and other educational establishments and cultural and heritage organisations.

Under the RE:FIT framework E.ON guaranteed savings for TfL from the works over a given period meaning it is assured of a secure financial saving.

RE:FIT London, which is jointly funded by the GLA and the European Union European Regional Development Fund, is helping to achieve the Mayor's aim for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2050.

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10 minutes, 100 miles: E.ON UK energises its first 175kW ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said: “These new ultra-fast chargers are our first of their type in the UK and will give further support to the growing number of drivers moving away from fossil fuels towards electric vehicles. Whether it’s at home, at work or out and about we’re developing the solutions to help drivers run their vehicles conveniently and with confidence.

“The move to clean energy will play a key role in preventing climate change and driving improvements in local air quality. We’ve taken a leading role in investing in renewable energy generation, and our commitment to supply all of our residential customers with electricity backed by 100% renewable sources as standard, will ensure that any electric vehicles supplied by E.ON will be 100% clean.”

Mohammed Patel, Group Head of Energy and Sustainability, EG Group, added: “As a fast-growing convenience retailer in many markets in Europe, as well as in the USA and Australia, much of our success is driven by our ability to deliver a modern and convenient customer retail experience.

“We have some of the largest sites in our industry, allowing space for the inclusion of electric vehicle charging stations and the co-existence of charging stations and traditional fuel pumps. By offering an electric charging proposition in partnership with E.ON, we bring together their expertise in designing, installing and operating charge points with our knowledge and understanding of forecourt operation.”

East of England revealed as last region to join the Big Switch On

E.ON reveals Britain’s heating habits:

  • Research from E.ON reveals the average Brit turns their boiler on 8th October
  • The East of England has been crowned the hardiest in the cold, as the last region to join the ‘Big Switch On’
  • Scotland is the first to turn on the heat, on average turning on their boiler on the 27th September
  • Over half of the UK (52%) delay joining the ‘Big Switch On’ in an effort to save money, followed by 22% that have the environment in mind
  • Research also found that London residents are the biggest secret heaters, with 62% sneakily switching on the heat

The East of England is officially the hardiest part of the UK when it comes to bearing the cold, turning their boilers on eight days after the average Brit (14th October), according to new reaesrach1. People up in Scotland are the most trigger happy when it comes to turning on the heat, 11 days before the ‘Big Switch On’ – which has been identified as 8th October.

E.ON found that 26% of the UK delay switching their heating on as they prefer a cooler temperature overall, followed by a 52% majority of Brits who admitted that they avoid switching on the heating to save money. Scottish residents were also found to be the most environmentally minded, with 30% saying that they postponed heating their homes in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint.

The research also found that Brits have some interesting methods to keep warm in their attempt to delay turning on the heat, with over half of Londoners (54%) likely to cuddle someone, while 20% of Yorkshire residents are likely to be seen going to a friend’s home to take advantage of their heating.

Findings show that by 1st December 70% of UK homes will have had their boiler turned on. However, some Brits admitted to keeping their heating on all year round, with a quarter (25%) of North Easterners admitting to being the main culprits.

Research also reveals that we’re a nation of secret heaters – with over half (51%) switching their boiler on without letting on to their housemates or family. Findings show that men are the most likely culprits, with 53% admitting to being a secret heater. What’s more, millennials aged 16-34 are the most likely age group to sneakily switch on the heat, with 61% having done so, with the top reason being to avoid arguments in the home.

The research also found the following information on Britain’s heating habits:

  • 42% of Brits are more comfortable in a cool bedroom, as opposed to the 66% who prefer a warm living room
  • West Midlanders were found to be the guiltiest of secret heating with 56% admitted to doing so
  • 11% of millennials aged 16-34 admitted to delaying switching on their heating as they were unsure how to on their own
  • Homeowners were found to switch on their heating sooner than those who rent (3rd October on average for those who own a home with a mortgage, compared to 8th October on average for those in private rental accommodation)
  • Some Brits’ alternative methods of keeping warm were found to include sitting in the bath (28%), keeping the oven on longer than they should (18%) and heating themselves with a hairdryer (15%).

E.ON, which recently announced it is providing electricity backed by 100% renewable sources for all its customers’ homes, offers a range of energy-efficient and smart home solutions, including energy-efficient boilers. To find out which boiler is best for your home, plus Interest-Free Credit options, visit: eonenergy.com/boilers

Notes to editors

  1. Research conducted by Censuswide with 1,501 participants in September 2019.

E.ON responds to the Conservative Party’s Future Homes Standard announcement

Commenting on the Conservative Party’s announcement on the introduction of the Future Homes Standard, Michael Lewis, E.ON UK Chief Executive, said:

“Climate change and air pollution are two of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Air pollution – whether caused by road transport, heating our homes or manufacturing – does not respect political or institutional boundaries. This means solutions need to be delivered by policy and action at a national or even European scale.

“The 2025 Future Homes Standard could mean an average semi-detached home in 2025 produces 75% to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions than one built today. This is just the first step on what is a long road to Net Zero and we therefore welcome interim proposals which from next year could lead to new homes producing 31% less emissions through the installation of solar panels and heat pumps. This must be legislated for urgently and backed up with government funding to support innovation in heat pumps and low carbon heat networks. It is also crucial that the government acknowledges the significant challenge of retrofitting the UK’s existing housing stock to meet the decarbonisation challenge.

“We have consistently said energy efficiency should be part of the government’s upcoming national infrastructure strategy, complemented with new financial incentives to support consumer demand, with support such as tax relief via council tax or stamp duty discounts and low-cost green mortgages. A simple fossil fuel scrappage scheme should also be introduced to encourage existing home owners to embrace low carbon heating systems today.”

See no evil, hear no evil – the myths around clean air

  • 16ft installation – ‘LUNGS’ – unveiled by E.ON to highlight air pollution, as 63% of people questioned say they don’t know enough about it
  • Despite confusion, 82% are worried about the risk to health from breathing in toxins, and 89% would do more if they knew how
  • Almost two thirds (63%) put air pollution to the back of their minds because they can’t see it
  • E.ON launches LUNGS alongside a partnership with Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience at the University of Plymouth, to raise awareness of the need for cleaner air

E.ON has unveiled a 16ft installation which visually represents the issue of air pollution, after 88% of people1 admitted they are confused about air pollution and 89% would do more to tackle it if they knew how.

With 63% of people saying they don’t know enough about air pollution and the same percentage admitting they put air pollution to the back of their mind because it’s invisible, ‘LUNGS’ has been created to make the invisible visible and demonstrate current levels of air pollution affecting us all. Erected on the banks of the River Thames, LUNGS fills up with different coloured smoke to represent Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide and PM 2.5 – three major pollutants which we breathe in daily2.

LUNGS has been unveiled by E.ON ahead of the week-long Global Climate Strike (20th-27th September) and London Car Free Day (22nd September), with Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience at the University of Plymouth, to help raise awareness, educate and provide practical advice about air pollution and clean air.

The new research also reveals that:

  • On average, people can confidently name one air pollutant whilst almost half (47%) don’t feel comfortable naming any
  • Over a third (37%) don’t think air pollution affects parks and green spaces and 13% don’t think it affects the home 
  • Two thirds (67%) have become more concerned about air pollution in the last year
    • Over a third (36%) said that what they read in the media has made them more concerned and a quarter (24%) cited David Attenborough specifically as a trigger
  • Two thirds (62%) of parents say that clean air is a key concern for them and their families
    • Parents are more likely to tackle air pollution (92%) compared to non-parents (84%)
  • The majority (71%) think government should take responsibility for air pollution, followed by large corporations (64%) and the public (63%)

Those in big cities say they put up with air pollution due to the convenience of living where they do (24%), to be close to family (23%) and proximity to work (17%). Eight in ten (81%) say that they don’t feel like they have a choice but to live in an area with poor air quality with a further majority (82%) revealing they are worried about the risk to health from breathing in toxins. Additionally, 45% admit to frequently eating meat regardless of feeling guilty of its impact on the environment.

Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience at University of Plymouth, UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society and broadcaster said; ‘’Despite it being invisible, toxic air is the UK’s number one environmental hazard and public health priority3. It demands national strategy and work to raise awareness.

“Dirty air remains out of sight and out of mind, and whilst exposure in the UK has reduced over the last half century thanks to cleaner energy technologies, improved vehicle regulation and clean air zones in our cities4, we’re only learning now just how dangerous toxic air can be.

“No level is a ‘safe’ level and the main pollutants are above legal or World Health Organization (WHO) limits in most urban areas5. Electricity backed by renewable sources, like that from E.ON, have a real role to play in making a positive impact on the air we all breathe and is the start of things to come.’’

To help tackle air pollution and enable people to take action themselves, E.ON says government, industry and consumers need to work together, having recently transferred its customers’ homes to electricity backed by 100% renewable sources.

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK says: “Climate change and air pollution are two of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Like climate change, the deteriorating quality of our air is an issue we often can’t see, smell or taste, but something to which we all contribute. These are global issues but ones where individuals and organisations can make a real difference. That’s why we’re determined to help the six in ten people who say they don’t know enough about air pollution to learn more about the issues and what they can do to help.

“We welcome the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy, just as we do Parliament’s historic decision earlier in the Summer to enshrine a 2050 net zero target into law. But these are only starting points and much more action will need to be taken if we are to have a future where everyone has the right to unpolluted air.”

Visit eonenergy.com/clean-air or search ‘E.ON Clean Air’ to find out how being energy efficient can help clean the air and how E.ON solutions can help tackle the issue of air pollution.

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Notes to editors

  1. Research conducted by Cenuswide with 2,322 people across the UK in August 2019.
  2. Three major sources of air pollutants, detailed as per DEFRA Clean Air Strategy 2019.
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/26/action-on-air-pollution-works-but-far-more-is-needed-study-shows
  4. Carnell et al. 2019. Modelling public health improvements as a result of air pollution control policies in the UK over four decades–1970 to 2010. Environmental Research Letters. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab1542
  5. https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/every-breath-we-take-lifelong-impact-air-pollution
  • E.ON supports residential customers by installing solar panels, batteries, heat pumps, and electric vehicle charging as well as providing advice on how to improve energy efficiency, so people can use less power. E.ON also provides customers’ homes with electricity backed 100% by renewable sources, helping to drive further investment in cleaner generation for the UK’s energy system. E.ON is working with industry partners to make buildings smarter and more intuitive, to allow businesses to take control of their energy – producing it themselves and even taking an active part in helping to run the energy system more efficiently – as well as making charging an electric vehicle possible for everyone. At a city level, E.ON is UK leader in district heating schemes which provide a lower emission, more efficient supply of heating and hot water, often to entire communities.

Enoch Hill Wind Farm application approved

E.ON has welcomed the approval of its application for Enoch Hill Wind Farm by the Scottish Government following a Public Inquiry. The 16-turbine site will be located west of New Cumnock in East Ayrshire and will be capable of producing around 54.4MW of electricity.

Simon Lejeune, Project Manager, at E.ON said: “We’re delighted that the Scottish ministers have granted consent for our wind farm proposal at Enoch Hill.

“We’ve worked for several years to design this project, during which time we’ve taken on board considerations from many stakeholders as well as feedback from the local community. We look forward to working closely with the Council and local residents going forward.”

Since launching its Enoch Hill proposals in 2012, E.ON has worked closely with the local community and undertaken extensive consultation to understand any concerns. E.ON will continue to work with them via the Community Liaison Group for the next stage of this project.

Further detailed information regarding Enoch Hill is available here.

E.ON already owns more than 20 onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK, as well as biomass plants in Scotland and South Yorkshire, and has invested more than £3.3 billion in UK renewables in the last decade.

E.ON built its first wind farm on Anglesey in 1992 and was a partner in the UK’s first offshore wind farm – Blyth in Northumberland – in 2000.

Earlier this year the company announced that all residential customers are now provided with a source of electricity backed entirely by 100% renewable sources. More than three million homes now have an electricity supply matched by renewable sources including wind, biomass and solar – the largest offering of its type to date in the UK.

Visit eonenergy.com/renewable to find out how E.ON can help customers find an energy solution that is smart, sustainable and personalised for them. 

E.ON celebrates as two million of its customers meters are now Smart

  • Smart meters are an integral part of helping Britain act against climate change
  • With over two million smart meters installed across Britain, E.ON continues to help customers be more sustainable

Following on from its announcement that it is now providing 100% renewable electricity to all customers’ homes as standard, E.ON has now reached a new milestone with the installation of its two millionth smart meter.

This important milestone supports E.ON’s vision to help customers better manage their energy in a sustainable way, giving them greater control over the energy they need and use. Smart meters are the first step in a journey towards helping achieve a sustainable and personalised energy system and bringing Britain’s energy market into the 21st century.

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said: “The future of energy is smart, personalised and sustainable. It’s a great accomplishment that we’ve now installed two million smart meters in Britain as this is a crucial first step for many householders in helping us, as a nation, reach our net-zero target.

“Through a combination of transformational actions both large and small by customers we can take responsibility across society and take positive action to help combat climate change, ensuring a more sustainable future for the next generation. Smart meters are free to install and help give people real power over their energy efficiency, helping to create a smarter grid for us all.”

New research from Smart Energy GB reveals that smart meter owners do more to save energy and are more likely to look into ways to use less energy, which is key to us achieving a decarbonised energy system.

With a modern, decarbonised energy grid Britain will be able to reduce its CO2 emissions and bring an end to fossil fuels. Small changes, like getting a free smart meter from 100% renewable electricity provider E.ON, can help us all in leading the energy transition and creating a smart, decarbonised system for future generations.

Join the revolution today and help Britain fight climate change - get a free smart meter installed by E.ON here.

Tip Tip Hooray! Improve, don’t move, as a quarter of Brits plan a DIY bank holiday weekend

  • A quarter (26%) of Brits are planning to renovate or DIY this August Bank Holiday, according to new research1 – that equates to around 16 million people2
  • On average we’ll have spent £310 this month on DIY, with only 23% planning to make renovations more sustainable
  • Nottingham is the most DIY-happy city with 40% of locals planning renovations, whilst Liverpool is most interested in sustainable DIY this bank holiday3

New research from E.ON1 reveals that a quarter (26%) of Brits will renovate or make repairs to their home this August Bank Holiday, and almost two in three (60%) would make their home projects more sustainable if they knew how to.

Twice (40%) the number of young homeowners aged 18-24 have stated that all their renovations are sustainable, compared to just one in five (22%) of over 55s. Overall, half (50%) admitted to not knowing what their sustainable home options are and 45% don’t know what ‘sustainable’ means when it comes to home renovations. An additional 32% said they would carry out more sustainable renovations but are concerned about cost.

To help explain how to make homes more energy efficient and sustainable, E.ON has partnered with leading interior designer and stylist Dee Campling for practical advice to suit a range of abilities and budgets.

Leading interior designer and stylist Dee Campling advises: “Sustainable living is now the norm for a lot of us, but understanding how this extends into home improvements can be tricky, so E.ON and I wanted to highlight some big and small changes to your home that are eco and energy efficient. We want to show that sustainability can be stylish and can fit to your day-to-day. My top tips in sustainable renovations highlight some exciting ideas for the bank holiday and beyond.”

E.ON, which recently announced it is providing electricity backed by 100% renewable sources for all its customers’ homes, offers a range of energy efficient and smart home solutions including energy-efficient boilers, insulation, smart thermostats, smart meters, solar and battery technology and heat pumps. All of these can help lower energy use, and using less energy has a positive effect on the environment.

E.ON’s Green Guru Mike Feely added “Looking at how we can make our homes and lives more sustainable is crucial to help lessen our individual and collective impact on the planet. Small steps like having Aloe Vera plants around your home to help purify the air to larger investments like a new energy-efficient boiler will all add up to a huge difference. We’ve recently ensured all our electricity customers get power backed by 100% renewable sources, and if you’re considering solar generation, battery storage systems allow you to use around 30% more of the electricity you generate than with solar panels alone⁴. These are things well worth thinking about if you’re making home improvements.”

To find out more about energy-efficient home improvements visit eonenergy.com/save 

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Notes to editors

  1. The research was conducted by Fly Research in July 2019. 1,000 UK adults were interviewed via an online questionnaire
  2. 16m arrived at by dividing the ONS total population of 67,003,193 by 4 (to represent the 26% planning to undertake DIY)
  3. Table showing regional breakdown in number of people participating in DIY this bank holiday below.
  4. These are example figures only. Savings are based on a south-facing property in central England with a 40-degree roof tilt and no shading, with electricity consumption of 4,900 kWh. Saving assumes fitting 14 x 305W panels and a 9.0 kWh battery and an electricity cost of 15p/kWh.

DIY

SUSTAINABLE DIY

City

Percentage of people participating in DIY

City

Percentage of people participating in sustainable DIY

Nottingham

40%

Liverpool

17%

Liverpool

35%

London

15%

London

31%

Birmingham

13%

Birmingham

31%

Cardiff

13%

Cardiff

28%

Bristol

12%

For more information, and access to Dee Campling's tips, contact:

Rebecca Cowling, 07970 531619, rebecca.cowling@eonenergy.com