6 Feb 15

Dungeness B donates £14,000 worth of energy-saving tools to Kent residents

EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, is helping hundreds of homes in Kent to save energy.

Dungeness B power station is giving away EcoManagers as part of ongoing efforts by the energy company to encourage people to think about and reduce their electricity consumption.

EcoManagers are devices which allow people to see which home appliances are the most power-hungry and how much they cost to run. They can also control and switch off appliances from one central source, helping people to save both money and energy in their homes.

Martin Pearson, station director at Dungeness B power station said: “Energy efficiency is a huge part of the educational work we do at Dungeness B and throughout the company. We’re delighted to present the residents of Dungeness with this gift which should be able to help them save money and energy, and also to be working with local AgeUK centres to reach those that need it most.”

Dungeness B contacted AgeUK after hearing about their campaign for warm homes, which is looking to make millions of homes more energy efficient starting with the homes that need it most. The power station is donating EcoManagers to the Folkestone centre, which will share and distribute to other centres across the Marsh in Ashford, Tenterden, Hythe and New Romney.

Mr Roger Curd, Chairman of AgeUK Folkestone said: “This is a really generous donation which we are very grateful for. It can be hard to engage elderly people with energy efficiency, so to be able to hand out something like this which allows them to easily see which appliances are using the most electricity and costing the most money, is great.”

For more information contact:

Juliette Sanders
Media Officer (South East)
07875 112 599

EDF Energy in the South East

In the South East EDF Energy operates Dungeness B power station which employs over 500 staff and 200 contracting partners.

EDF Energy employs a further 2,500 staff in East and West Sussex with approximately 800 across sites in Crawley, Three Bridges, and East Grinstead and 1,700 across two of our three UK based call centres in Hove and Worthing..

As well as generating enough power to serve some 1.5million homes in this region the company also provides gas and electricity to 730,000 customers with over 20% of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation.

We make sure we buy enough electricity generated from a low-carbon nuclear source to match every unit of electricity we estimate our Blue customers use.

EDF Energy is proud to power up some of the largest companies in the UK, including sites for Tesco Stores Limited, Ministry of Defence and Morrisons right here in the South East.

Following a landmark agreement with Network Rail the company also provides nuclear-backed Blue energy to power up the UKs electric rail network, covering most of the south east of England and the main lines from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Merseyrail network around Liverpool and the Glasgow suburban network.