As the entire UK community comes together to battle the Covid-19 outbreak, businesses have also been going the extra mile to help those in need. Drax- the energy company, has helped several sections of society battle the pandemic – here’s how:
Npower, one of the big-6 energy suppliers, reported that it had seen over 261,000 customers leave them between July and September in 2019. Similarly, E.ON also reported that its customer numbers continued to fall last year.
As part of a series of measures between the government and UK’s telecom companies, the major internet providers would be removing all data caps for consumers. This removal of data caps applies to only fixed-line services during the coronavirus pandemic. No FUPs or similar caveats would apply in such cases.
These are unprecedented times, and the UK is still dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. People are confined to their homes and worried about not just their jobs, but also about the essentials that they need to survive. Water companies have stepped up to the challenge and ensured that consumers will continue to receive uninterrupted water supply.
Ofgem, UK’s electricity and gas markets regulator, has now approved SSEN’s (Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks’ subsea electricity transmission link with a capacity of 600MW. This transmission link connecting mainland Scotland and Shetland would be constructed for transmission of renewable energy from Shetland’s wind power farms to Great Britain.
David Johnson, an E.ON customer, was in for quite the shock when he was given a bill for £19,500 from his energy supplier, What makes this even more shocking is the fact that he was using a prepayment meter and had always paid his power bills upfront.