BEAMA and the Selection of Devices for Installation in Assemblies

BEAMA takes safety seriously and warns against the incorrect selection of devices (e.g. RCBOs, MCBs, MCCBs) for installation into assemblies1 (e.g. consumer units, distribution boards, panelboards).  

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STA Responds to 10MW Community FIT Energy Bill Amendment

The STA has welcomed Government proposals to increase the upper size limit of community projects eligible for the fixed Feed-in Tariff (FIT) from 5MW to 10MW in an amendment tabled by DECC yesterday [1].

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Reducing Voltage Limits and Increasing Collaboration the Keys to Achieving the UK’s PV Potential

Greater collaboration between the established electricity networks sector and the blossoming solar power industry is essential for overcoming barriers to increasing the contribution of solar power to the UK electricity supply.

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NAPIT Says Smart Meter Delay “Could Have Been Avoided”

The start of upgrading 53 million households’ meters to new “smart” energy meters has been delayed from 2014 to 2015, on the request of the six largest energy companies in the UK, who have been charged with the task or carrying out the initiative.

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NAPIT EXPO 2013: A Great Success According to Visitors

This year’s NAPIT EXPO was a great success according to visitors to the show. With some of the highlights this year including expert lead Q & A sessions, an extremely popular discount meter calibration service and a diverse mix of industry leading exhibitors, 97 per cent of respondents to the show survey said they would visit again.

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Counterfeiting: A Real Cause For Concern

Counterfeit trade across the globe is on the increase and it doesn’t only apply to DVD’s, watches and handbags. Pharmaceuticals, car and aircraft parts and yes, even electrical products like cables are counterfeited.

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BEAMA Champions Healthy Living With New Green Deal Indoor Air Quality Guidance

BEAMA has published a guidance document challenging all Green Deal Providers to specify continuous ventilation with insulation packages.

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STA Urges Government To “support free trade and tackle climate change”

The STA is very disappointed that the European Commission has proposed provisional duties on Chinese imported solar panels of between 37% and 67% [1]. The STA opposes the imposition of any duties which restrict free trade and the growth of the solar market.

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The Electrical Safety Council Calls for Overhaul of Recall System

Charity proposes unlimited fines for manufacturers who fail to respond adequately, standardised guidelines and improved product registration system.

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DECC Announcement Advances Smart Metering Rollout

BEAMA welcomes the announcement from DECC today and believes that this will facilitate smart metering systems to be installed under the Foundation phase of the programme.  

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