Educating schools on how to save on their energy bill

Educating schools on how to save on their energy bill

Powercor’s Technical Director, Chris Wright, explains why the firm is determined to support schools in their efforts to deliver energy efficiencies and create the STEM stars of the future. Powercor is continuing to build on its expertise gained working with schools and education facilities across the UK as the drive towards net zero gathers pace. […]

PAT Testing – How can it keep your business safe?

For this blog, I asked Paul Duchanan to write a blog on the importance on PAT testing for Businesses and Landlords. Paul carries out all PAT testing for Powercor and ensures that all of our customers are compliant with legislation as well as working & living in a safe environment. Why is PAT Testing so […]

Dali Lighting in a High End Residential new Build

Powercor are installing the electrical package for Consero London, within a large new build residential property in Wentworth. I have been responsible for the working on site & managing the works on a day to day basis, along with other members of the Powercor Team. The project has taken 2 years to date. For this […]

What makes a great sales service

In the long standing history of Powercor, sales service has been pivotal in the growth of the company. From the conception of a project through to delivery, Powercor have time and time again offered a can do attitude which sets us aside from the competition. It is extremely important in todays day and age to […]

What is an EICR and do I need one?

What is an Electrical Condition Report? An Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)  is an official document that is produced following an assessment an electrical installation, either domestic, commercial or industrial premises require inspection with varying degrees of frequency depending on the premises Download our handy PDF table detailing the frequency for EICR’S – Frequency for Electrical […]

Summer Season for an Electrical Contractor

So the summer holidays are upon us and so starts the crazy season at Powercor! The longest of the school breaks generally has us requiring twice as much labour as normal. It is an incredibly busy period with a huge influx of work from the Schools and Colleges we look after, whilst also having to […]

What is PAT Testing & What do you need to do to comply?

What is PAT Testing? Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand […]

What is Voltage Optimisation & how can it help you save money?

In the UK, 230 volts is the ‘nominal’ voltage that our electricity is supplied at. This voltage has to be supplied within a tolerance range of +10% and -6%. In an electrical system ‘voltage’ is the equivalent of ‘pressure’ in a water system. So whilst here in our offices the voltage is 244 volts, go […]

What is Emergency Lighting & how must you comply with UK Regulations?

What is Emergency Lighting? Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation where the main power supply is cut off and normal illumination fails.This may lead to sudden darkness and possible danger to the occupants. These fittings require regular testing and depending on how they are switched depends on how they are checked. If the […]


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