The Current War changed the world – now today’s electricians can continue to change it for the better, says Alan Wilson, managing director of SELECT.

As electric vehicle (EV) battery capacity and motor efficiency continue to increase, the ability to charge the batteries within a reasonable timeframe is of the utmost importance. Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, outlines the problem.

Configuring, deploying, and maintaining the supporting infrastructure for IT equipment is tough enough. Doing all of this for multiple, geographically-dispersed sites without local trained staff makes it even harder. How can you ease the burden, speed things up, reduce errors, and keep a good handle on everything that’s going on at these distributed IT sites?

ScottishPower has been paid £107 million for switching off its wind turbines during a three-year delay in completing an undersea cable project which was supposed to solve that very problem.

People talking about RCDs and the 18th Edition is, most of the time, a good thing, but occasionally it’s a dangerous thing, according to Electrium, home to brands Crabtree & Wylex.

More worker deaths are caused by falls from height than any other kind of work-related incident in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Alastair Hogg, sales director at MSA Safety, recaps on what we have learned from the year just gone, and explores what we need to be prepared for in 2019.

Spark Energy. Extra Energy. Gen4U. Future Energy. Usio Energy.Iresa. National Gas & Power. These seven small companies have one thing in common. During 2018, each ceased providing electricity supplies to British customers.

During last year there were no fewer than 73 active electricity suppliers  licensed by the regulator Ofgem . In 2017 there were 60. This time seven years ago, there were just 14.

 A decision from the European Court of Justice has brought to a crashing halt a UK Government scheme  which has already paid out £5.6bn. The money has gone almost entirely  to those in business to sell  electricity, ostensibly to ensure the lights stay on in winter.