Latest news

  • 02/03/15 - JE staff back YES Project for Comic Relief

    The YES Project, currently struggling for funds due to increased demand for its services, can look forward to a welcome boost from Jersey Electricity staff who have chosen the youth counselling service as the local charity to receive monies raised for Comic Relief Red Nose Day.

    Read more
  • 27/01/15 - Chief Minister praises JE foresight at Normandie 3 ‘Official Switch On’

    Chief Minister Ian Gorst praised Jersey Electricity’s foresight in connecting Jersey to the French network via subsea power supply cables during today’s ‘official switch on’ ceremony of the Island’s third and newest interconnector, the 100MW Normandie 3. Senator Gorst, who headed representatives of the States of Jersey, including Senators Alan Maclean and Paul Routier, Deputy Steve Luce and Constables Stephen Pallet and Michel Le Troquer, said:  ‘Jersey is a small island but a sophisticated one that rightly places high demands on its service providers. Reliable infrastructure and secure power supplies are vital to our economy and Jersey Electricity plays a key role in this.

    Read more
  • 22/01/15 - Jersey-Guernsey cable link repair set to start

    Jersey Electricity’s Senior Project Engineer Jeremy Willis has again put sea, this time to monitor the pre-emptive repair to the 40km Guernsey-Jersey subsea cable link (GJ1) that runs from Gréve de Lecq to Havelet Bay.

    Read more
  • 13/01/15 - Choc Labrador Buzz detects power cable faults

    While an eight-year-old chocolate Labrador rescue dog called Buzz, with a nose for electromagnetic power surges, has been trained by researchers in Royal Wootton Bassett to detect breakages in power cables, Jersey Electricity has its own a secret weapon in answer to the often complex issue of detecting faults on underground cables - a ‘diagnostic van’ designed and fully equipped by the engineers who use it.

    Read more
  • 12/01/15 - JEBS backs Hospice Christmas tree collection

    JEBS Sales Engineer Adrian Hadley collected around 100 Christmas trees in a Jersey Electricity Building Services van over the weekend in aid of Jersey Hospice.

    Read more
  • 07/01/15 - JE staff raise over £10k for Jersey charities

    Jersey Electricity staff  raised over £10,000 in 2014 for local charities from individual and corporate fund raising initiatives, their efforts boosted by the Company’s generous policy of matching any monies raised. This is in addition to the many corporate donations and sponsorships Jersey Electricity makes in support of the community it powers.

    Read more
  • 30/12/14 - New Year opening times

    The Powerhouse is open 9am to 4pm on New Year's Eve and closed New Year's Day but you can shop online at www.powerhouse.je .

    Jersey Electricity Customer Care is open 8am to 4pm on New Year's Eve and  closed New Year's Day.

    Read more
  • 12/12/14 - N3 and N2 partner in power to 160MW

     Normandie 3 is now operating in parallel with our existing French link Normandie 2 up to 160MW as it was designed to do.

    Read more
  • 06/11/14 - See us at the Lifestyle Show

    Come and witness the magic of induction cooking at Jersey Electricity’s ‘Love Electric’ stand at this weekend’s Lifestyle Show. You’ll find us on Stand D85 in Fort Regent’s Gloucester Hall.

    Read more
  • 13/10/14 - Electric blanket safety testing

    Electric blanket safety testing with Jersey Electricity and Jersey Fire and Rescue Service. 

    Read more
  • 08/10/14 - New £70million power cable link is successfully switched on

    Jersey’s new £70 million power link to France has successfully entered its commissioning phase and is now delivering power to the Channel Islands Electricity Grid (CIEG).

    Read more
  • 24/09/14 - Jersey Electricity wins new Health and Safety Award

    Jersey Electricity won the Jersey Construction Council Norman’s Health and Safety Award at the Council’s 10th Annual Awards Gala at the Royal Jersey Showground – the third successive year that the Company’s commitment to Health and Safety excellence has been recognised in some way.

    Read more
  • 04/09/14 - Normandie 3 to enter test phase

    Normandie 3 is now almost ready to be energised. All the subsea, French and Jersey land power cable installation is substantially complete and the 100MW cable, which will double our import capacity, is now deemed as ‘connected’ to the network between Jersey and France.

    Read more
  • 01/09/14 - Normandie 3 final roadworks

    Our 10-year project to install a third interconnector to France and adjoining land cables is now almost complete.

    Read more
  • 07/08/14 - Normandie 3 land cable is jointed to subsea cable

    Work on jointing the Normandie 3 subsea cable to the Jersey land cable starts today in the transition bay at Long Beach car park.

    Read more
  • 25/07/14 - N3 final pull through a success

    The final section of the 7km, 90kV land cable that connects the Normandie 3 undersea cable to our network was successfully pulled through from South Hill to Gréve D’Azette this week.

    Read more
  • 16/07/14 - N3 land cable installation enters final phase

    The installation of the high voltage land cable that connects Jersey Electricity’s new subsea power cable from France, Normandie 3, to the Island’s network enters its final phase this weekend with the excavation of one last precautionary access pit in Havre des Pas just east of the Fort d’Auvergne Hotel.

    Read more
  • 24/06/14 - Cable plough-in races tides

    The tide may wait for no man but man certainly had to wait for the tide on Saturday morning again as GPC prepared to plough the cable into the beach from where the subsea section emerges to the ducting under the dune.

    Read more
  • 16/06/14 - Normandie 3 successfully landed

    The Normandie 3 supply cable to France was successfully landed on the beach in Grouville Bay on Sunday. The vast  cable laying barge, the Cable Enterprise, completed the journey from Armanville, Normandy, earlier last week and finally started 'grounding out' at Gorey on Friday. The vessel was in position to off-load the Jersey end of the 32km, 100MW cable to the beach crews at 2pm and the operation took just two hours to complete.

    Read more
  • 10/06/14 - Enterprise just 2km off Gorey

    The Enterprise is now sitting just 2km off the beach at Grouville. In the last week or so she has moved from deeper water offshore into the shallow approaches to Gorey Harbour. This has included traversing the Banc De Chateau, a large sand bank 4km west of the Mont Orgueil.

    .

    Read more
  • 23/04/14 - Normandie 3 installation

    The installation of Jersey’s third undersea electricity supply cable to France, Normandie 3, is underway.

    Read more
  • 25/03/14 - States Members visit La Collette Power Station

    Nineteen States Members  and senior officers experienced the ultimate ‘Power Breakfast’  today when they were given a tour of La Collette Power Station to see first hand Jersey Electricity’s efforts to ‘keep the lights on’ this past winter while the Island has been down to one undersea French supply cable.

    Read more
  • 20/02/14 - Electricity price rise

    Electricity prices will rise by an average of 1.5% from 1 April. The rise is to cover the increasing costs of operating La Collette Power Station since the loss of the undersea French supply cable EDF1 in June 2012.

    Read more
  • 20/02/14 - Powerhouse early closure

    The Powerhouse on Queen's Road will close at 7pm today 20 February, instead of the usual 8pm, due to staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

    Read more
  • 14/02/14 - Chip week safety promo

    Jersey Electricity is again teaming up with Jersey Fire and Rescue Service to mark Chip Week, which starts on Monday 17 February, with a safety campaign to encourage Islanders to throw away their traditional chip pans in favour of safer, thermostatically controlled deep fat fryers.

    Read more
  • 06/02/14 - St John outage

    Jersey Electricity’s Overhead Line Teams were in action again last night after  the storms brought down a tree that fell on an overhead power cable off La Route de Mont Mado in St John.

    Read more
  • 27/01/14 - Lightning strikes likely cause of power failure

    Jersey lost all electricity supplies through its remaining undersea cable to France at approximately 9.15am this morning.

    Read more
  • 27/01/14 - Power restoration complete

    Electricity supplies were restored throughout the Island within two and half hours of this morning's power failure which was due to lightning strikes in Normandy cutting supplies from the French grid to Jersey's one remaining undersea supply cable at approximately 9.15am.

    Read more
  • 24/12/13 - Customer Care new opening times: 8am-6pm, Mon to Fri.

    New Customer Care opening times: 8am-6pm, Mon to Fri.

    Read more
  • 18/12/13 - Preliminary Announcement of Annual Results Year Ended 30 September 2013

    The Board of Directors approved the final accounts for the Group for the year to 30 September 2013 at a meeting on 17 December 2013.

    Read more
  • 03/12/13 - Jersey Electricity gains top Health and Safety honour

    Jersey Electricity has been awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council in recognition of excellence in the management of Health and Safety.

    Read more
  • 09/10/13 - Havre des Pas traffic restrictions

    Havre des Pas will be subject to traffic restrictions for up to 18 weeks starting on Tuesday 15 October due to excavation works that are necessary preparation for the 90kV land cable that will eventually connect to Jersey Electricity’s third interconnector to France, Normandie 3.

    Read more
  • 17/09/13 - Sustainability Award 2013

    Morris Architects won the Jersey Electricity Sustainability Award for the second time at this year's Construction Council Awards for their work on the refurbishment of the Pomme D'Or Farm States housing estate on the outskirts of St Helier. Jersey Electricity CEO Chris Ambler presented the 2013 award to Andrew Morris at the awards ceremony at the Hotel De France. Morris Architects won the 2010 Sustainability Award for the refurbishment of The Cedars.

    Read more
  • 21/08/13 - Grande Route de St Clement closure

    The third phase of excavations necessary to prepare the route for the Jersey landside cable that will connect the Island's third interconnector to France, Normandie 3, to Jersey Electricity's network starts on Tuesday 27 August resulting in the closure of La Grande Route de St Clement between 9am and 9pm for approximately one week. The road will be open Westbound only between 9pm and 9am. Access to premises will be maintained at all times and bus services are unaffected. Access to FB Fields and Samares Manor will be signposted from La Grande Route de la Cote.

    Read more
  • 08/06/13 - Jersey Kayak Adventures wins Environment Award

    Jersey Kayak Adventures (JKA) won the Jersey Electricity Environmental Award at last night's Enterprise Awards ceremony at Fort Regent.

    Read more
  • 29/05/13 - Jersey Electricity signs major new deal with Guernsey on power cable links

    Jersey Electricity and Guernsey Electricity today signed an agreement to share the cost and capacity of the £70million Normandie 3 project.

    Read more
  • 28/05/13 - EV charge delight for regular Dutch visitor

    Jersey welcomed its first holidaymaker to benefit from the Island's new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure this week - just four  months after the founder of Zero Carbon World, Kevin Sharpe, told a Jersey audience how important EV chargers were becoming in holiday destinations.

    Read more
  • 21/05/13 - Jersey's largest solar panel array unveiled

    The largest Photo Voltaic (PV) panel installation in Jersey has been completed at Jersey Electricity's Powerhouse headquarters on Queen's Road.

    Read more
  • 07/05/13 - Normandie 3 works make good progress

    For the latest on our third supply cable and other updates from Jersey Electricity, view CEO Chris Ambler's Spring Newsletter.

     

     

    Read more
  • 15/03/13 - Final home gets power back after blizzard damage

    Jersey Electricity engineers have restored supply to the last of 206 homes that lost power due to overhead cable damage caused during the last two days of artic weather and storm force winds.

    Read more
  • 19/02/13 - Contract signing

    Jersey Electricity today signed contracts worth £40million for the manufacture and installation of Jersey's third submarine cable to France and adjoining land cable link.

    Read more
  • 14/02/13 - Electric vehicle charging station opens in Sand Street car park

    The first of a new generation of public charging points for electric vehicles went 'live' today when Transport and Technical Services (TTS) Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis plugged in one of the States' electric Peugeot iOns at the new EV charging station in Sand Street car park.

    Read more
  • 29/01/13 - Jersey Electricity plc Interim Management Statement Qtr1

    Jersey Electricity plc has published an Interim Management Statement for Quarter 1. 

     

    Read more
  • 21/12/12 - Jersey Electricity plc Preliminary Announcement of Annual Results Year Ended 30 September 2012

    The Board of Directors approved the final accounts for the Group for the year to 30 September 2012 at a meeting on 20 December 2012.

    Read more
  • 18/12/12 - PAYG customers urged to ‘top up’ before Christmas

    Read more
  • 01/11/12 - Jersey Electricity announces 9.5% tariff increase

    Electricity prices in Jersey will rise by 9.5% from 1 January 2013 - the first above-RPI increase for four years. The rise is necessary to help meet the extra costs of oil needed to generate electricity at La Collette Power Station following the permanent loss of one of Jersey's two French supply cables, Normandie 1, in June.

    The rise has been forecast for some months and is comparable to recent increases in UK electricity prices of between 6% and 11%. However, the average price of electricity in Jersey remains around 6% lower than the EU average and lower than comparable islands.

    Read more
  • 26/10/12 - Late night power failure as supplies are cut to sole French submarine cable

    Jersey suffered an Island-wide power failure last night for the third time in six years.

    Power was lost at 11.45pm when supplies through Jersey Electricity's remaining submarine supply cable to France, Normandie 2, were disrupted following a problem with a component in France which links the cable to the French grid.

    Read more
  • 24/10/12 - Young high-flyers celebrate Construction Awards ‘Double’

    Two young Jersey Electricity employees were honoured at this year's Construction Council Awards. Stuart Gray, 32, won the Ogier Industry Achiever Award, while Jonathan Frain, 22, won the Harsco Infrastructure Apprentice of the Year.

    Stuart, a Senior Building Service Engineer with Jersey Energy, has worked on the States' Energy from Waste plant, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Visitor Centre and JT's Data Centre. Jonathan is one of only two maintenance joiners in the Civil Works Division. He joined Jersey Electricity as an apprentice in 2008.

    Read more
  • 22/10/12 - Record number of faulty electric blankets removed

    Jersey Electricity tested a record 220 electric blankets and removed another record 37 from service at the annual two-day safety test at Western Fire Station, St Brelade.

    In a joint initiative to reduce the risk of house fires caused by electrical fault, Jersey Fire and Rescue Service and JE invited Islanders to take their electric blankets for a free safety check by qualified electrical engineers. Those found to be faulty or over 10 years old were retained and disposed of.   

    Read more
  • 11/06/12 - Family Nursing and Home Care join big-screen revolution

    Family Nursing and Home Care nurses have seen their training sessions enhanced with a gift of two 50" flat screen TVs which double as computer monitors to enable Powerpoint presentations, webinars and conference calls.

    The TVs, worth £1,200, are a belated Christmas gift from Jersey Electricity which has purchased vital equipment for FNHC for the past five years with money saved by not sending corporate Christmas cards.

    Read more
  • 01/06/12 - Bursary Award scheme helps Island’s engineers of tomorrow

    Island students can this year benefit from the new Jersey Electricity Bursary Award Scheme that aims to provide financial support and work experience to students undertaking a first degree course in an engineering discipline.

    Applications are invited from students, ordinarily resident in Jersey for the previous five years, who have been accepted, firmly or provisionally, by a university or equivalent institution for a full-time first degree course in electrical or power engineering, civil, mechanical or control and instrumentation engineering.

    Read more
  • 03/05/12 - Save £12 a year off electricity bills

    Jersey Electricity customers who pay their account by Monthly or Variable Direct Debit and receive their bills electronically will receive a £3 discount per quarter - £12 a year- from this week (1 May).

    Read more
  • 30/04/12 - Le Rocquier scoop £1,500 Jersey Electricity prize

    Pupils from Le Rocquier School provided all six short-listed entries in the Forgotten Forest Logo Competition, with Carys Dale designing the winning entry that will be used by Jersey Trees for Life (JTFL) on all material connected with the Forgotten Forest project.

    Le Rocquier won £1,500 in prizes from Jersey Electricity, sponsors of the competition. This included £500 cash for a year's sponsorship of a dedicated zone in the forest and funding for an educational visit. The money was raised for JTFL by Jersey Electricity donating £5 for every customer who switched from paper to electronic bills.

    Read more
  • 14/03/12 - Replacement diesel engines arrive very special delivery

    Jersey Electricity took delivery of two 11MW Sulzer diesel engines from Saudi Arabia in March to replace its two remaining 5MW Mirrlees engines that were decommissioned and dismantled at the end of last year.

    The 452 tons of generators and auxiliary equipment arrived in Jersey aboard one of the largest ships ever seen in St Helier Harbour, the 7,3890-ton, Croatian-registered Atlant Frauke, and moved to La Collette Power Station on an 11-axle, 88-wheel low loader brought from Portugal.

    Read more
  • 05/03/12 - La Mare Wine Estate wins Environmental

    La Mare Wine Estate are the winners of the 2011 Jersey Electricity Environmental Award. Short-listed Small Organisation for the second year running, they took top honours this year by beating Geomarine and Port of Jersey (Short-listed Large Organisation) and Jersey College for Girls (Short-listed School).

    Presenting the Award at the Jersey Enterprise Awards Gala Night at Fort Regent, Jersey Electricity CEO Chris Ambler said: 'Our winner is, indeed, a worthy one. La Mare staff have embedded sustainable best practice in every conceivable business area.'

    Read more
  • 21/02/12 - Jersey Electricity announces 2.9% price rise

    Jersey Electricity will raise tariffs by 2.9% from 1 May 2012, the first rise in electricity prices in the Island for over three years - excluding the 2% GST increase applied by the States of Jersey last summer. Prices will then be frozen for the remainder of the calendar year.

    The rise is significantly below the Jersey rate of inflation, currently 5% according to the latest Retail Prices Index. It is also considerably less than last year's 21% increase in the price of local heating oil, 14% increase in local gas prices.

    Read more
  • 10/01/12 - Jersey Electricity backs ‘Forgotten Forest’ project

    Jersey Electricity customers who have switched to paperless electronic biils and statements will help to fund the regeneration of a unique collection of trees at Val de la Mare. The Company is donating £5 to Jersey Trees for Life (JTFL) for every customer who switched from paper bills. Some of the funds raised so far will help JTFL to launch the 'Forgotten Forest' project to mark the charity's 75th anniversary year.

    Read more
  • - Powerhouse closes early but La Collette staffs up in big freeze


    The Powerhouse on Queens Road is closing at 5pm today in the
    interest of public safety as roads and pavements in the area become more
    treacherous.

    Read more
  • - Battle to restore final home after blizzards


     
    By Wednesday evening Jersey Electricity engineers were striving to restore power to the last remaining home out of 206 that lost power due to overhead cable damage caused during the last two days of artic weather

    Read more
  • - Normandie 3 traffic diversions affect East

    Traffic diversions will be in force for the next five weeks in the East of the Island as excavations continue preparing the route for the Jersey landside cable that will connect the Island's third interconnector to France, Normandie 3, to Jersey Electricity's network. Starting on Tuesday 23 July, La Rue a Don in Grouville will be closed to through traffic from Longueville to the Villes es Renauds junction in Grouville from 9am to 9pm for approximately two weeks. Outside these hours, La Rue a Don will be open but vehicles will be subject to traffic light controls. Access to premises from Longueville to Grouville Arsenal and from Ville es Renauds to Rue du Boulivot will be maintained at all times. As the works progress, lesser restrictions will be in place for the following three weeks.

     

     

    Read more
  • - N3 7km from landing

    Read more
  • - Jersey Electricity wins new Health and Safety Award

    Jersey Electricity won the Jersey Construction Council Norman’s Health and Safety Award at the Council’s 10th  Annual Awards Gala at the Royal Jersey Showground on Saturday – the third successive year that the Company’s commitment to Health and Safety excellence has been recognised in some way.

    Read more