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Understanding your energy bill

Understanding your energy bill
Joanne Haines
Joanne Haines

If you have non-half hourly meter, it is yours and the supplier’s responsibility to read the meter periodically. If your supply is half hourly metered, your data collector will collect readings remotely every 30 minutes. If these options aren’t possible, the supplier will estimate what you’ve used based on previous usage. It’s vital to check any estimated meter readings on your bill and correct the readings with your supplier if they’re different. This will avoid accruing large debit/credits and help you monitor usage more effectively.

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The Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement
Frank Rabusic
Frank Rabusic

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, Phillip Hammond delivered his first Autumn Statement as a Chancellor. Unsurprisingly, there was little change in the UK energy policy from the previous budget, with the main attention focused on the economy, public borrowing, taxation, boosting productivity, welfare, housing, infrastructure and transport.

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Make BMS accessible and usable for all. The often overlooked yet critical importance of interface.

Make BMS accessible and usable for all. The often overlooked yet critical importance of interface.
John Lloyd
John Lloyd

It’s widely known that there are huge advantages of running a building energy management system (BMS), however there are flaws in the technology and this has led to some users being deterred from using such technologies. Many new buildings will have very complex, capable and expensive BMS systems installed but building operators lack the understanding, will or confidence to use them.

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