Electrical Review will again host a Data Centre PowerOn seminar for 2016. If you would like to register or require further information please do see the links below.

The even is free-to-attend, an afternoon seminar at the City of London Club on 1 March 2016, focusing on all aspects of power transmission and distribution in the data centre environment.
The programme aims to inform delegates how to best maximise energy efficiency in these areas and implement the right infrastructure to complement the evolution of the data centre.
Please click here to register for free.
You can find more information on the event here.

We hope to see you there!


Happy new year from the Electrical Review team and all at SJP Business Media!

We have many projects to share with you this year including our Data Centre PowerOn event on 23 February in London, and our new Lighting Summit in April.

If you are interested in speaking opportunities please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For sponsorship opportunities please contact my colleague Philip Woolley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Philip is also running the London Marathon this year on behalf of the Electrical Industries Charity. If you would like to help those in our industry who have come across hard times please do click here.

We look forward to working with you in 2016.

Electrical Review’s senior sales manager, Philip Woolley, will take place in the 2016 London Marathon to help raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC).

The event takes place on 24 April, starting from Greenwich in South East London.

If you would like to sponsor Philip please click here and support those from the electrical industry needing a little extra help.

Tessa Ogle, managing director of the The Electrical Industries Charity, said: "Since the Electrical Trades Benevolent Institution was founded in 1905 the charity has continued to evolve and now provides financial relief and practical support to more people in the electrical related industries than ever before. Two thirds of our current beneficiaries are of working age but the majority are ‘economically inactive’ due to redundancy, illness, injury or caring responsibilities. Our aim as a charity is to reach more working people and provide the support which is essential to them.

The Electrical Review team would like to wish you a very peaceful Christmas and a happy new year. We look forward to working with you in 2016.

Culling at Culham
The Written Parliamentary Answer from the Department of Energy published in Hansard does look stupefyingly boring, listing as it blandly does several columns of anticipated expenditure during each year of this Parliament. But actually it reveals some quite extraordinary plans for future profligate public spending between 2015 and 2020. 

The original Question, from the SNP’s Alan Brown, concerned planned spending on nuclear fusion. For decades Her Majesty’s Government has been funding trials for nuclear fusion under the JET programme at Culham, Oxfordshire. To date, whilst it may have provided lucrative employment for many physicists, this has produced not one single kilowatt-hour of useful electricity (whilst consuming a lot of power itself during the research process).  


Effectively this Parliamentary Answer reveals we the taxpayers will be forking out at least £45m during this Parliament towards trying to close down this moribund facility. Think how many older peoples’ homes could be insulated with that money. Except that this government no longer has any dedicated programme (in England at any rate) to deliver such lagging for old lags.

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