Energy is expensive. So why do we waste so much of it? Nearly two-thirds of the energy produced when we generate electricity by conventional means is lost through inefficiencies. CHP, or Combined Heat and Power, offers a solution whereby energy production efficiencies are as high as 95%.
To reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere and to reduce energy costs, producing energy by means of CHP is a win-win solution.
Over the summer the National Grid outage demonstrated how reliant as a nation we are on our electricity supply. It would be a catastrophe if there was a prolonged absence of power leaving us in darkness, stranded in our transport network and without the connectivity, we all so heavily rely on.
August’s 2019 colleague of the month goes to Kirsty Brown – Maintenance Co-ordinator for Generator & UPS! Kirsty has been acknowledged by her colleagues for the support she offers to our clients and team members, “she is always being so helpful!”.
The Shenton Group team understands that some projects require a rapid response, especially when lives are at stake.
For your back up power supplies to remain reliable, regular testing needs to take place, as at times components can fail. This is exactly what happened to a hospital in the south-of-England.
July’s college of the month has been picked out for being a positive, problem solver who is always willing to help with a smile. Great work Sam Sutcliffe!
The National Grid power outage last week caused all kinds of problems for commuters, businesses and even hospitals. During the worst blackout seen in the UK in over a decade, extensive travel disruption was caused on our railways and roads and at our airports with around one million homes left without power too.
Rather than being caught out in a power outage, there are some steps that can be taken to ensure you remain operational even on the rare occasions when there is a power cut.
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) provides emergency backup power instantaneously when the main power source fails or if the voltage drops to an insufficient level or surges and causes an outage.
UPS allows electrical equipment to keep running for a short time, or so that it can be shut down properly by providing additional runtime for up to 15 minutes or longer depending on battery size, in which time a standby power source, such as a generator, can take over.
Even the very best power generators need regular maintenance to guarantee peak performance. Generators need to be serviced by trained engineers to ensure they are serviced correctly. However, between services visits, there are 5 checks you can do onsite to ensure the smooth running of your generator.
As you may have noticed Shenton Group has taken a step back from the big exhibition shows this year. Data Centre World was one that we would often appear at as well as AdBio. But after running some of our own successful events such as the Future M&E event we decided to take a break from the big outfits and put on some of our own exhibitions and attend some more intimate events.
Congratulations to Steve Smith our Colleague of the month for June! Every month Shenton Group employees vote for the colleague that has stood out to them the most. Steve, a valued Project Engineer that has been picked for the following reasons…
Together with all financial organisations, banks must have a reliable continuous power supply. Security, communications, and of course, data integrity, depend wholeheartedly on continuous power supplies.
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Regardless of this June’s blip of wet weather, UK summertime is a demanding time for continuous power. Read more »
May’s colleague of the month comes from our Generator Project Management team. He has been recognised for his dedication to “fixing unplanned issues and staying positive throughout with a can-do attitude”, Congratulations to Daniel Skudder!
The 23rd of May 2019 marked the first “Microbes to MW” event. This was an invitation-only event created exclusively for Shenton Group biogas clients to celebrate their successes, to share technical knowledge, and to hand out some awards!
As the bridge between mains power and your backup generator, your Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) needs to flawlessly perform for those few vital seconds before your backup generator kicks in. Read more »
Shenton Group helps countless organisations across the UK to drive down their energy bills and to reduce their carbon footprints through the implementation of technologies including Combined Heat & Power, often in conjunction with cheaper, greener biogas. Read more »
Continuous power is a vital consideration across the healthcare industry. So when a renowned care home chain sought a reliable continuous power solution across all of its sites, it opted for shentongroup’s Power Call, the ‘Power within the hour’ emergency generator service. Read more »
April’s Colleague of the Month has been voted for by the Shenton team for having a positive attitude in all she does, for always being willing to help or make suggestions to help, and for being focused and knowledgable. This months colleague of the month is Aleksandra Johnson, Executive Assistant/HR!
From supplying diesel generators to the British army in the 1980’s, to delivering continuous power solutions to Ministry of Defence clients thereafter, shentongroup understands exactly what’s required to provide defence clients and their contractors with reliable and trusted continuous power services, abiding by often very strict confidentiality and security protocol. Read more »
It goes without saying that hospitals and other healthcare organisations have substantial energy demands. Read more »