EON Urges Improved Customer Engagement

According to research by E.ON, consumers remain mostly either confused or ambivalent to efforts designed to help them reduce energy consumption.

Bognor Regis Emerges as Possible Solar Center

According to E.ON, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, Bognor Regis has the potential to become the solar power capital of the UK. Based on weather patterns, the West Sussex town has emerged as one of the UK’s sunniest places to live, with 1,902 hours of sunshine every year, making it a good place to install solar panels. London, by comparison, only gets 1,461 hours of sunshine hours a year.

Eon and Sensus Settle Legal Disputes

The patent lawsuits between Eon Corporation and Sensus have been settled. Eon, which provides wireless telemetry technologies, including advanced meter reading, has licensed its legacy patent portfolio invented by company engineer Gil Dinkins, to Sensus, which provides FlexNet-branded, tower-based, smart grid communications networks and water, gas and electric utility meters.

PPL Acquires Central Networks Electric Distribution Business

PPL Corporation is acquiring the Central Networks electric distribution business in central England from E.ON UK for $5.6 billion in cash, $800 million of existing public debt to be assumed through consolidation, and the payment of adjustments on intercompany indebtedness through the closing date. The deal is expected to close in early April and after completing the acquisition, PPL’s electricity delivery business will be worth $7.8 billion.

E.ON Study Identifies Energy Users

A new study by E.ON on energy usage in the UK reveals who is most likely to be a power hog. The research found that one in five households keep their homes at balmy temperatures and that 25 to 34 year-olds are four times more likely keep temperatures at 27ºC (80oF) or above than adults 45 to 54 years old.