Power Cut

E.On becomes second major supplier to furlough staff in response to COVID-19

By |2020-04-09T08:57:20+00:00April 16th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

E.On has put 3,000 of its staff on furlough as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, around 1,000 npower staff members have also be placed on the paid leave of absence, bringing the total to c.4,000. This takes E.On’s staff numbers down from 7,500 and npower, the supplier it recently acquired, down from

British households told to prepare for blackouts as coronavirus lockdown goes on

By |2020-04-09T08:54:23+00:00April 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Solar and Battery|

British households have been told to prepare for blackouts by keeping torches and warm clothes handy as the coronavirus lockdown continues. Energy firms have suspended all non-essential work as they brace for a potential shortage in engineers caused by staff sickness and self-isolation. The National Grid has sought to reassure the British public it

Keep a torch handy in case of power cuts during coronavirus lockdown, households told

By |2020-04-06T17:31:53+00:00April 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut|

Vulnerable people have been given advice on how to stay safe during power cuts as energy distributors implement their pandemic plans Households have been warned to prepare for blackouts by keeping torches and gloves nearby as energy networks fight to keep the lights on during the coronavirus lockdown. Electricity networks across Britain have implemented emergency

Households warned to prepare for BLACKOUTS by keeping torches and warm clothes nearby amid battle to keep the lights on

By |2020-04-06T17:32:05+00:00April 6th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut|

Fears raised that sickness and self-isolation could lead to engineer shortages and possibility of power cuts One infrastructure company advises customers to keep a torch nearby in case of blackouts during pandemic Firm says customers should keep warm items such as a 'hat, gloves and a blanket to hand' during a power cut The

How Battery Storage Can be Lifesaving During Power Shortages and Emergencies

By |2020-03-24T16:22:34+00:00March 28th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Solar and Battery|

Modern innovations have made all sorts of things achievable in the realm of power, and one of the most exciting developments is the potential benefits to be gained by leveraging storage integrated into electrical grids. Development in battery technology is making those integrations possible. Tanjent's PowerBanx X battery storage, in black enclosure (Image:

Emergency measures brought in to support consumers during COVID-19 crisis

By |2020-03-24T16:18:04+00:00March 27th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

UK suppliers along with the government have agreed on emergency measures, to help protect consumers and ensure their power stays on throughout the current pandemic. The agreement focuses on vulnerable people using pre-paid meters for their electricity who may not be able to make it out to top up their meters, or may fall

Energy firms draw up crisis plans amid fears of loss of 80% of staff

By |2020-03-24T16:03:58+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Power Generation|

At Tanjent we are watching the electricity supply situation very closely, as our battery systems offer customers the ability during power disruptions and lockdowns to keep their lights on and their fridges and freezers powered (see the options here). . Nonessential work on power lines and gas pipes could be put back and extra

Company offers discounts on storage to help Californian’s deal with the ‘new normal’ of shutoffs

By |2019-12-16T23:33:50+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wildfires|

With Public Safety Power Shutoffs increasingly common in California to prevent the spread of wildfires, many are calling for more residential solar plus storage to help keep the lights on. The Californian wildfire season has been devastating, with some 53,354 acres burned according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This autumn,

Cheap at Last, Batteries Are Making a Solar Dream Come True

By |2019-12-10T15:14:10+00:00December 15th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar power is increasingly available around the clock as energy storage become more affordable. Todd Karin was prepared when California’s largest utility shut off power to millions of people to avoid the risk of wildfires last month. He’s got rooftop solar panels connected to a single Tesla Powerwall in his rural home near Fairfield,

Can Solar and Batteries Outlast an Extended Power Outage?

By |2019-12-10T15:16:26+00:00December 14th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar, Solar and Battery|

It depends, experts say. Just expect to make a few sacrifices. Even by the standards of the generally well-informed clean-energy customers in California's Bay Area, Todd Karin is a savvy one. Karin works as a postdoctoral researcher in the energy storage and distributed resources division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Last year, he chose

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