Monthly Archives: December 2016

Season’s Greetings from everyone at GET Solutions

Season’s Greetings from GET Solutions

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, suppliers and partners for your continued support over the past 12 months, and to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With all the political and economic changes happening around the globe, impacting financial markets both favourably and detrimentally, 2016 has certainly been a challenge!

These influences look set to continue during 2017 and this makes our unique cost reduction programmes all the more relevant. Our services are free to clients, so it makes perfect sense to ensure you have the best packages in place to mitigate the impact of market fluctuations upon your business.

We’ve added some fantastic cost saving services and technologies to our portfolio which include:

• Telecoms
• Insurance
• Residential Energy Switching Site.

Also, with just over 4 months to go until deregulation of the water market, now really is the time for businesses to prepare. We’ll provide a FREE water audit to identify incorrect charges and retrospective overpayments of up to 6 years. We can recover any overcharges on your behalf. A recent school project achieved a £2,000 rebate and an annual saving of over £7,000 per year.

We can also provide recommendations ahead of April 2017 when all businesses will have the opportunity to switch water provider and potentially realise a saving on their bills.

With offices now operating in Scotland, Ireland, Australia and Asia, we’re enjoying global as well as national growth. We are looking forward to an exciting 2017 together with you, our valued customers and partners.

Alan Dodd
CEO GET Solutions

Grid scale battery storage opens in Somerset

Tesla’s 1st ‘grid scale’ battery storage opens in Somerset, UK

Energy Minister, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, officially opened the first installation of Tesla ‘Powerpack’ batteries by Camborne Energy Storage this morning on a site in Somerset.

This solar and battery installation has the capacity to provide power for over 500 homes. These storage technologies have great potential to support renewable energy generation such as wind and solar farms. By storing the energy generated from these farms, they are able to supply power into the grid at times of peak demand or whenever there is a drop in wind or solar generation.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe said:

“We welcome this exciting project from Tesla and Camborne. Innovation in storage technologies will help manage our electricity grid more efficiently, support greater energy security and, crucially, drive down consumer bills.
“Our upcoming industrial Strategy will build on this work further, working with businesses to ensure the UK continues to be at the forefront of low-carbon technology, creating the conditions for future success.”

Dan Taylor – Managing Director, Camborne Energy Storage Ltd said:

“Camborne is pleased to have developed Europe’s first Tesla grid scale installation by co-locating with a solar farm in Somerset, England. This project is already commercially operational providing low carbon power during times of high demand.”



Winter Power Price

A ship to cut UK winter power prices?

Who would have thought that a ship sailing the channel during storm Angus could impact the UK’s power prices?

Yesterday, it was reported that a sloppy anchor had cut a number of submarine cables to the UK by dragging its anchor across the seabed during storm Angus.

The cables affected were fibre optic cables which meant that all communications traffic from the Channel Islands had to be rerouted via the submarine cable link with France. But also, and perhaps more importantly, IFA interconnector cables, which provide power back and forth across the channel had also been damaged, and according to National Grid is expected to half the capacity with France until the end of February from 2GW.

However, all is not lost. Due to the ongoing safety tests to French nuclear stations, the UK has been exporting power across the channel over most hours of the day during November, and this is now likely to be throttled due to the severed cables. Effectively, this could lower UK power prices as there will be more supply remaining in the UK market.