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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.

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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

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ENGIE – partnering the first eco-friendly G7 summit in Biarritz

These low-carbon solutions will be delivered under the ISO 20121 certification that the French government is seeking to obtain for this event.

ENGIE and the ENGIE Foundation will be lending their support to the first eco-friendly G7 summit via a donation in kind and the provision of skills-based sponsorship, installing energy solutions in a bid to have France’s presidency of the G7 summit ISO 20121-certified (“Event sustainability management system”), as well as certified “Egalité Grand Evénement” by AFNOR (France’s standardisation association).

ENGIE is naturally involving itself in this summit which prioritises initiatives to tackle inequality at local level – values that are central to its commitments. To do this, ENGIE is leveraging the expertise of its local entities (the Société hydraulique du midi which manages 12 hydraulic dams) and local partners (Biarritz-based company Pragma).

ENGIE is accustomed to partnering major eco-friendly events and provides green energy and low-environmental impact solutions as part of an approach based on harmonious progress.
Energy solutions involving renewables have been deployed for the event :

  • Installation of a French solar field to power the electric tram buses used by journalists and the IRATY press centre (1300 m2 of panels over a 3000 m2 surface area) near the accreditation hall
  • ENGIE totem with solar panels so people can charge their phones: this way, 3000 journalists will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi and charge their mobile phones
  • Micro off-grid solar power production installations for Wi-Fi access and for recharging mobile phones
  • 12 French generators powered by rapeseed oil

ENGIE will also provide the accredited journalists attending the summit with 200 hydrogen-powered bikes built by Biarritz-based company Pragma Industries to help them get around across the various areas making up the event. This soft mobility project is supported by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and the Basque Country Agglomeration Community (CAPB).

We are entering a new era, in which companies will be judged by their overall impact on society and the environment. Consumers, investors and employees all have new expectations. By offering competitive low-carbon and bespoke solutions, ENGIE is supporting companies, local authorities and major events in this new era of responsibility“, said Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s CEO and President of the ENGIE Foundation.

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E.ON presents "Cat Mansion" – a feline take on Smart Home Solutions

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 without our permission. © E.ON 2019

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E.ON to cut standard variable prices for around 1.8 million customers from autumn

E.ON said today it will cut prices for customers on its standard variable tariff from 1st October, following a fall in the market-wide price cap driven by overall decreases in wholesale gas and electricity prices since the start of the year.

Prices1 will fall by £77 for customers who pay by Direct Debit (or 6.1%) or £81 for customers who pay by cash or cheque (or 6%).

As forecast by E.ON last month, the reductions, means around 1.8 million customers will benefit from lower prices ahead of the colder months of the year.

E.ON UK Chief Executive Michael Lewis said: As we predicted, the overall downward trend in the wholesale markets since the start of February means customers on standard variable tariffs will benefit from a fairly significant reduction in bills from 1st October onwards. We’ll be writing to our customers in the coming weeks to make them aware of this change and how it benefits them.

“The price cap, set out as a fair price for energy, still leaves many people paying more than they should – simply because their homes are still using more energy than they should. Across the UK, up to 17 million home2 still have one of the lower energy performance ratings. Whether you’re driven to cut energy bills or to help tackle climate change, we can all do things such as improve insulation, replace old heating systems with modern, more efficient versions, or install solar panels to generate your own power at home.

“We have the opportunity with a new government to focus on bringing the standard of housing up to appropriate levels. We already know every pound spent on energy efficiency pays back more than three times3 – with the additional benefits that comfortable homes bring in terms of helping people to lead healthier lives and even perform better in schools4.

“We’re looking forward to that future energy world and it’s why we’ve taken the decision to provide all of our customers’ homes with a source of electricity backed entirely by 100% renewable sources. That’s the first step for many customers on a path which includes moving to more efficient and smarter homes that have better insulation, smart heating controls, solar and battery technology, heat pumps and electric car chargers to help our customers put themselves in control of their energy needs.”

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

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Notes to editors:

1 = From 1st October 2019, E.ON’s standard variable tariff E.ON EnergyPlan will be priced at £1,177 a year based on national average dual fuel consumption of 3,100 kWh for electricity and 12,000 kWh for gas for customers paying by fixed monthly Direct Debit, and £1,263 for customers paying quarterly by cash or cheque.

2 = https://www.gov.uk/government/news/homeowners-could-cut-mortgage-rates-bills-and-emissions-with-new-green-mortgages

3 = https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0550/POST-PN-0550.pdf

4 = https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/reports/1-424-15_Payne.pdf

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