Category: News


Improve Your Energy Efficiency with Combined Heat & Power Systems

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.

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What Would Be the Impact of a Cyber-Attack on the UK Energy Network?

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.

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August’s 2019 Colleague Of The Month Goes To Kirsty Brown

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!”.

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Rapid Replacement UPS System for Hospital Operating Theatre

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.

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National Grid Power Cut Highlights Importance of Emergency Backup Power Supply

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.

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What Is an Uninterruptible Power Supply System?

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.

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Top 5 Weekly Routine Checks for Looking After Your Generator!

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.

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Exhibition Time – Power Supply Discussions

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.

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Colleague Of The Month – May 2019

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!

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Microbes To MW Biogas Event

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!

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Driving Down Our Carbon Footprint

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 »

Power Within The Hour Keeps Renowned Care Home Operational

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 »

Colleague of the month (April 2019)

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!

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Rental Generators Serviced with Military Precision

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 »