Month: December 2017

Landmark Fine Levied against SSE over Mis-selling Energy Contracts

In a case that stemmed from events between 30 September, 2008 and 6 July, 2009, SSE was found guilty by jury of mis selling energy contracts through door to door campaigns. This was the first ever of its kind successfully prosecuted against any of the ‘big six’ and there may be more to follow. Misleading Tactics of Door to Door Sales At the centre of the case was the fact

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Clerical Error by E.ON Causes Business Panic

Although the Climate Change Levy (CCL) is nothing new to businesses in the UK, the amount one company notified its customers would be added to their bills was a bit of a shock, to say the least. According to business customers of E.ON, they received a letter stating that from 1 April they had a surcharge of £5.09 per kWh of electricity used, which is the equivalent to approximately boiling

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Elster to Provide 300,000 Smart Meters to E.ON

Amidst mounting concerns over the security of smart meters, Elster has announced that it has secured the contract for providing as many as 300,000 smart meters to the UK energy company, E.ON. These will be dual-fuel meters that are intended to help consumers control the amount of energy being used. Elster: Global Giant in Metering Technology Because of Elster’s prominence in the metering technology market, it should come as no

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E.ON’s Billing Improvements to Benefit SMEs in the UK

Just as news hit the press that investors are becoming increasingly cautious about investing in alternative power technology due to ‘fuel poverty’ in a stagnant economy, E.ON announced plans to benefit SMEs in the UK. Much of their strategy lies in the way businesses will be billed to avoid backdating three-year bills, but this is just the beginning of how the energy supplier intends to assist businesses in their plight

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