Letter: How are the super rich utility companies going to help during Coronavirus outbreak?

electricity pylons

This reader asks what help will be given by the ‘super rich’ utility companies to the families who are already in dire straits

Saturday, 21st March, 2020 10:25am

By Tony Griffiths with 8 readers' comments

Power cut for Isle of Wight residents

electricity pylons

SSE hope to restore the power by 6.30pm tonight

Monday, 9th March, 2020 4:58pm

By Sally Perry

Telegraph pole fire closes road and leads to evacuation

electricity pole on fire in Bembridge

The road has been closed to enable Scottish and Southern Electric to restore the service

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

1000s of Isle of Wight homeowners save money on heating bills with grants

home boiler by CORGI HomePlan

Thousands of Isle of Wight homes have had improvements implemented to their homes since the start of scheme to reduce the amount of energy required to heat properties.

Monday, 2nd July, 2018 11:04am

By Joseph Hook with 7 readers' comments

Cold snap coming, tips on how to stay warmer

pugs under blanket

As the next cold snap approaches, E.ON have shared some very simple ways to stay warm and cosy at home.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 2:29pm

By Sally Perry

MP urges Islanders to think about switching electricity suppliers

electricity cables

The Isle of Wight MP is urging householders to think about switching electricity suppliers after new figures show take up on the Isle of Wight is lower than many other parts of the country.

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 12:42pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 14 readers' comments

Research into local energy companies raises more questions for council to consider

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When this reader heard the Isle of Wight council planned to invest in a local energy company he took time to research other similar schemes across the country. His research raises valid questions that councillors may need to consider before going ahead with the scheme.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 4:21pm

By Anonymous with 4 readers' comments

Investment in local energy company could see £300k pa for the council

Call centre operators

Investment in a local energy company could see over £300,000 pa in revenue for the Isle of Wight council (from year five), as well as, potentially, call centre and support staff jobs being created.

Friday, 6th January, 2017 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Tractor driver knocks out power for 700-800 homes

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Oops. It appears a tractor driver hit a powerline earlier today that has knocked out power for 700-800 homes on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 8th September, 2016 2:41pm

By Sally Perry

106mph winds cause havoc on the Isle of Wight

tree down at Northwood House by Adam Pearson

Trees down on countless Isle of Wight roads, flooding, power failures and suspension of cross-Solent travel were just some of consequences of Storm Katie on the Isle of Wight in the last 18 hours.

Monday, 28th March, 2016 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Flicking the switch on a new power link to the Island

Isle of Wight subsea cable being installed:

A new £13m undersea cable linking the Isle of Wight to the mainland has been completed ahead of schedule by Southern Electric Power Distribution (‘SEPD’), making the electricity supply on the Island more robust and resilient.

Friday, 19th September, 2014 3:49pm

By Duncan MacDonald with 4 readers' comments

WarmerWight-plus helps over 200 people to stay warm

woolly hats :

Well done to all at the Footprint Trust for helping Islanders stay warm with something other than woolly hats.

Tuesday, 21st January, 2014 2:51pm

By Ray Harrington-Vail