caling up offshore wind generation could help Wales meet its renewable energy and decarbonisation targets, as well as deliver local economic stimulus, says a new report out now. The report, Future Potential for Offshore Wind in Wales, produced by the Carbon Trust for the Welsh Government, delivers a series of recommendations to policymakers to capitalise on the clean growth potential of offshore wind farms.

NAPIT has maintained its Investor in Customers (IIC) Gold award for a second year, after surveying all their members this month.

BEAMA is to support the launch of ReDESIGNING REGULATION - Powering from the future.

Launched in Parliament on the 11 December this report helps to untangle the ‘spaghetti of regulation’ that currently exists for the energy sector and return the UK to the forefront of regulatory innovation.

Over one million new jobs are set to be created in the European electric car market by 2050, according to a new report from the European Association of Electrical Contractors (AIE).

The AIE study found full electrification of the passenger car market across the current 28 members of the EU would generate 1.2 million jobs. These would largely be associated with the manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance of charging points and batteries, and electricity generation.

Apprenticeship training organisation JTL had a successful night at the recent Asian Apprenticeship Awards held at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

Siemens AG inaugurated its new campus in Zug on 5 December. The Siemens Zug campus features a new office building with 1,000 work spaces and a newly constructed production building. The investment volume for new buildings, renovations and related measures amounts to CHF 250 million. The campus is the international headquarters of the Siemens Building Technologies (BT) Division, which has 29,000 employees. Last year it posted worldwide sales of 6.6 billion euros. As Siemens reference projects, the buildings feature innovative building technology.

BSRIA has extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited testing services, which now includes the latest version of the BESA UK HIU Test Regime: October 2018.

The accreditation follows the announcement BSRIA became a BESA approved laboratory in accordance with the above mentioned standard in October, as well as BSRIA attaining UKAS accreditation to the December 2016 version of the test regime in January of this year. 

Salisbury Group - a provider of building energy and facilities management solutions - received an award at the Energy Awards this week. The company was announced as the winner of the Lighting Energy Impact Award for its energy transformation at Cardiff Airport.

BSRIA is delighted to have launched its white paper on ‘Megatrends: Smart Building Technology’. As a leading international industry body concerned with building services, BSRIA has always taken a keen interest in “new and emerging technologies” and their potential impact on the built environment.

Each age most likely believes it faces unprecedented changes and challenges, but this time it may actually be true. 

There is just one week left to enter this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition.

More than 550 electrical apprentices have already taken the stage one exam as they bid to be crowned the next Apprentice of the Year.

David Dossett, a board member for the charity, Electrical Safety First, has won the BSI Wolfe Barry Medal –  made by the British Standards Institute, the UK’s national standards body.

 The award recognises an outstanding contribution to developing standards which significantly benefit industry, the economy and/or the public good. Only one Wolfe Barry Medal is awarded each year, as it is considered the highest form of recognition for BSI standards-makers.

Transformer expert Paul Jarman has been appointed applications engineering specialist for MIDEL, a brand of ester transformer fluids, manufactured by UK-based M&I Materials.