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  • 22/09/16 - Staff take plunge to clean Durrell Orangutan moat

    A group of 18 staff from Jersey Electricity yesterday volunteered to take the plunge into Durrell's Orangutan enclosure moat to clear the water and banking of invasive weeds and overgrowth. The group encompassed staff from many JE departments, including Distribution, Metering, Finance, Planning, Health, Safety and Environment, IT, Production, Retail and Procurement. The afternoon was the first of a new Sustainability in the Community event aimed at aligning the Company's Corporate sponsorships with staff voluntary work. Organised by JE's Health, Safety and Environment Engineer Chris Bester, the event was deemed a huge success, if a muddy one, by all involved.

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  • 12/09/16 - Batgirl Ani is our 2016 Pride of Jersey Environmentalist of the Year

    Our congratulations go to Ani Binet, bat conservationist and winner of the 2016 Pride of Jersey Environmentalist of Year Award sponsored by Jersey Electricity. Ani was presented with her award and prize of a Bat Logger at the Jersey Evening Post Pride Awards ceremony, hosted by Graeme Le Saux and Nerina Pallot, in the wonderful surroundings of the grounds of Government House. She was joined by the two other finalists, Richard Perchard and Gracie Davies. A thrilled Ani said afterwards: ‘I really didn’t expect to win. I thought it would go to Richard but I’m delighted and the prize is exactly what we needed. If anyone thinks they have bats roosting in their home, please get in touch!’

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  • 31/08/16 - International effort continues to complete N1 install

    Work continues apace on both sides of The Channel securing Normandie 1 (N1). Here in Jersey, specialist engineers from Germany and Belgium have been connecting the 100MW cable to existing switch gear inside Archirondel substation, while out on the beach a six-strong team from Norwegian company Sea Trench, a sub-contractor of Dutch installers VBMS, have been using their special sea trencher that operates underwater to bury 1km of cable beneath the seabed. A similar operation has continued in France where 2km of cable is being buried on the Spring Tides in Surville.

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  • 26/08/16 - Jersey Post switches on to low carbon deliveries

    Jersey Electricity is delighted to have been able to help Jersey Post electrify its large fleet of delivery vans by supporting the purchase of 15 Nissan ENV200 models and installing the charging infrastructure necessary for such high use vehicles at Jersey Post’s Rue des Pres Head Office. The work involved installing a new, independent and dedicated electricity supply and metering equipment in the rear car park, 270 metres of cable and eight dual outlet Rolec wall chargers that operate on Jersey Electricity’s overnight discounted Commercial Economy 7 tariff.

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  • 23/08/16 - N1 completes its journey with metres to spare

    Jersey end of the 27km Normandie 1 subsea power cable was finally pulled up into Jersey Electricity’s Archirondel Termination Station on Monday afternoon’s low tide after beach operations covering three days and five tides.

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  • 19/08/16 - VBMS beach crew prepare for Normandie 1 final pull

    The Stemat Spirit cable-laying vessel safely offloaded 1,875 spare metres of the Normandie 1 (N1) cable for storage in Dordrecht, Rotterdam, yesterday, while the Dutch VMBS installation team continued work here in Jersey preparing the 27km, 100MW cable for the final ‘pull in’ to Jersey Electricity’s Archirondel Termination Station.

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  • 16/08/16 - Normandie 1 successfully lands in St Catherine

    The Normandie 1 power cable finally landed in St Catherine’s Bay yesterday after the Dutch VBMS crew of the 90-metre-long, 4,000-tonne Stemat Spirit cable-laying vessel delicately negotiated their way around the old breakwater at Archirondel Tower.

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  • 14/08/16 - N1 cable ready for Jersey landing

    The cable laying vessel Stemat Spirit has made exceptional progress over the last 36 hours with the result that the operation to offload the 100MW Normandie 1 (N1) power cable at Archirondel has been accelerated by 24 hours. It will now take place on tomorrow’s (Monday’s) incoming tide between 3pm and 5pm.

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  • 13/08/16 - 10 metres a minute – Stemat and N1 head for Jersey

    The 40,000-tonne power cable laying vessel the Stemat Spirit is now fast approaching Jersey waters and all mariners are advised to keep clear. A mobile exclusion zone around the Stemat and its support vessels is force. No vessels are to pass within 1,000 metres of either side or ahead of her, or within 500 metres of her stern without prior clearance from Ports of Jersey.

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  • 12/08/16 - First 3km of Normandie 1 cable laid

    Over 3km of the new 27km Normandie 1 (N1) subsea power cable from France to Archirondel have been laid. The cable laying vessel, the Stemat Spirit, recommenced operations at midnight last night after a pause to change its anchor pattern.

     

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  • 10/08/16 - Normandie 1 cable install starts off France

    The first 770 metres of Jersey’s 27km Normandie 1 new subsea power cable were successfully offloaded from the cable laying vessel the Stemat Spirit on to the beach at Surville, Normandy last night in a two-hour tidal window between 9.15pm and 11.20pm. The cable was pulled over the ‘mid support pontoon’ before operations were suspended until this morning’s low tide.

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  • 25/07/16 - New £40m power cable sets sail from Italy to France

    Jersey Electricity’s latest £40million subsea power cable, Normnadie 1 (N1) was this weekend successfully ‘loaded out’ from the Prysmian factory in Naples on to the cable laying vessel the Stemat Spirit. JE’s N1 Project Manager Jeremy Willis, who was in Naples, said: ‘The total length of manufactured cable is over 30km as we always retain spare lengths of subsea cables in case of future repair. Loading out from the factory to the carousel on the ship is a slow process because getting the first layer of cable neatly into the carousel is critical to ensuring the rest of the cable is loaded correctly without risk of damage. I’m pleased to report it all went smoothly.’

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  • 12/07/16 - 55-tonne generator that starts on air is lifted into place

    The huge crane at La Collette Power Station was put to test last week when Jersey Electricity’s new 55-tonne, ‘black start’ Sulzer Diesel generator was lifted from its trailer on to its newly laid concrete bed ready for refurbishing. When complete, it will weigh in at 78 tonnes. The generator arrived in Jersey from Lisbon, Portugal, on 16 March. Since then, 350 tonnes of concrete that formed the bed for one of the original GEC Steam Turbines, installed in 1965 and scrapped in 2011, have been removed and recycled, and a new bed has been laid for the Sulzer.

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  • 11/07/16 - JE solar rig powers Ice Ace dig at Les Varines

    Cutting edge technology will play a vital role discovering more about Jersey’s Ice Age past this summer, with a solar powered generator, funded by Jersey Electricity, being used at the Les Varines dig site enabling archaeologists to complete more of their painstaking work on site. This is the fourth year of the Ice Age Island project in which Jersey Heritage, in partnership with the National Trust for Jersey and the Société Jersiaise, have worked with the world’s Ice Age experts and seen Jersey emerge as one of the leading locations of Ice Age Archaeology.

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  • 08/07/16 - Electric Bikes Competition winners celebrate early birthday present

    The lucky winners of our FreeGo Eagle Electric Bikes Competition are Ray and Rachel Wilkinson of St Brelade. The bright red lady’s Freego was an early birthday present for Rachel who will be celebrating next Sunday. Ray, a retired builder said: ‘I was dumbfounded when I got the call that we had won. I’ve never won anything.’

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  • 05/07/16 - JE backs child accident prevention campaign

    Over 1,000 Year 5 pupils from all Jersey primary schools are receiving safety training throughout this week in a series of workshops at Highlands College organised by Child Accident Prevention Jersey. (CAPJ). Safety In Action runs from 4 to 12 July and consists of six, fact-packed, interactive 20-minute workshops covering Safety in the Kitchen, Road Safety, Safe Play, Beach Safety, Fire and First Aid. Jersey Electricity is pleased to support CAP for the second year by sponsoring the charity’s safety cards, featuring useful telephone numbers, and the ‘Safety Sam’ Comic. 

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  • 01/06/16 - JE seeks next generation of power players

    Jersey Electricity is again looking to recruit the next generation of talented and highly skilled engineers and technicians by offering four apprenticeships and two trainee roles in its dynamic Energy Division to Island youngsters. The current vacancies are for: Apprentice Electrical Fitter, Apprentice Carpenter, two Apprentice Linespersons/Jointers, Trainee Electrical Engineer and Trainee CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Technician.

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  • 12/05/16 - N1 cable route planners make final checks for UXO

    The last remaining survey work on the inshore areas of the Normandie 1 (N1) cable route here off Archirondel and off the French coast at St Remy des Landes is complete and Jersey Electricity’s route planners are now analysing the data for natural obstacles, terrain features and metal objects, including WW2 unexploded ordnance, that could pose problems for the installation of the new 100MW subsea cable later this summer.

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  • 10/05/16 - Apologies for power cut during N2 planned maintenance

    Jersey Electricity apologises to Islanders after a power cut disrupted yesterday's Liberation Day celebrations. Chief Executive Chris Ambler said: 'The Normandie 2 undersea cable was at the time out of service for planned maintenance by grid operator RTE in France so Jersey and Guernsey were being supplied from the Normandie 3 cable. Unfortunately, a network stability problem led to a complete loss of electricity supply from Normandie 3 at 11.06am leading to an Island-wide power cut in Jersey and widespread power cuts in Guernsey.

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  • 03/05/16 - JE warns of email scam

    Jersey Electricity is warning Islanders to be on the alert to scam emails purporting to be from the utility company after four customers reported receiving fake messages containing a ZIP file which could potentially contain a virus that could prove harmful if downloaded.

    The scam message is badly written and reads:

    Dear Valued Customer,

    As part of our new measures sets in place to deliver your statements online and charges verifications. We hereby attached your new online statement and new added charges.

    Jersey Electricity Bill Service

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  • 20/04/16 - First French power cable recovery complete

    The recovery of EDF1, Jersey’s first supply cable link to France, commissioned in 1985, was complete at the weekend, when the Atlantic Carrier lifted the remaining few kilometres of the decommissioned cable from the seabed off the French coast. The 2,685-tonne, Norwegian-built vessel has now returned to her home port on the south coast of England where the third and final load of scrap cable will be offloaded for disposal and recycling.

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  • 31/03/16 - EDF1 recovery enters second phase

    The 2,685-tonne Atlantic Carrier returns to Jersey waters on Monday (3 April) to begin the second phase of the recovery from the seabed of EDF1, the first power supply cable link between France and Jersey, laid in 1985. Almost a third of the 55MW, 27km cable has already been recovered. The multi-cat MC Ailsa has completed her inshore work, having recovered the first 1,200m from Jersey waters and 1,300m from French waters, and is now in Great Yarmouth being demobbed.

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  • 16/03/16 - £2m generator completes journey from Lisbon

    It was a tight squeeze but the latest piece of equipment to join Jersey Electricity's emergency generation armoury eased through the doors of La Collette Power Station this morning after a long journey from Lisbon, Portugal. The 55-tonne, 5.5MW Sulzer diesel generator made its way from the harbour to the Power Station under police escort at 5.30am. The engine usually weighs in at 78 tonnes but has been stripped down for ease of transportation.

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  • 01/03/16 - JE helps Highlands students get skilled for the future

    Jersey Electricity has invested in skills for the future by providing Highlands College apprentices with four new training bays to help Jersey’s plumbers and electricians of tomorrow. The two main bays feature an electric boiler and hot water cylinder, the second features a complete air source heat pump installation. In a separate area is a high efficiency electric storage heater and a smart panel heater. All the equipment has been been kindly donated by JE’s Energy Solutions partners Dimplex, Vaillant and the Electric Heating Company and has been installed by JEBS’ (Jersey Electricity’s Building Services) skilled technicians.

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  • 26/02/16 - First French power cable rises from seabed after 31 years

    Work got underway this week to remove the first power supply cable link between France and Jersey known as EDF1. The cable, installed by Jersey Electricity in 1985, came to the end of its working life in 2012 and is now being recovered from the seabed in preparation for the installation of its replacement, known as Normandie 1 (N1) over the same route from St Remy des Landes, Surville,Normandy, to Archirondel, later this summer. In accordance with planning permissions, EDF1 had already been made ready for removal which began at Archinrondel last weekend after JE signed a contract  worth around £1.5m earlier this month with Hughes Sub Surface Engineering of Merseyside for its recovery and disposal.

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  • 28/01/16 - £2m new diesel project underway at Power Station

    Work is underway at La Collette Power Station to remove the huge concrete bed of one of the original GEC Steam Turbines, installed in 1965, in preparation for the installation of a new 5.5MW ‘black start’ Sulzer Diesel Generator. While we have scaled back some less cost effective steam generation following the completion of the 100MW Normandie 3 French supply cable in 2014, this latest addition to our standby generation plant is designed to start using compressed air and would restore full supplies to the Power Station in the unlikely event of complete blackout.

    The reconditioned, 54-ton engine has been sourced by Swiss main contractors MIE from Lisbon, Portugal, and is expected in Jersey in the next two weeks. It is an eight-cylinder version of our four existing 11MW Sulzers and will be installed by the Madeira sub-contractor Vapour Ilhas who installed two of the existing Sulzers in 2012. The cost of the project is in the region of £2m.

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  • 25/01/16 - New substation site cabins prove a tall order

    In a text book operation yesterday, Jayen Ltd, Civil Works Contractors on Jersey Electricity’s new £17m St Helier West primary substation, lifted five container-style cabins into the challenging site part way up the steep slope of Westmount Gardens. The crane used 42 metres of it total 50-metre jib to hoist the heavy steel cabins and stair cases from their transporter on La Route de St Aubin, over the trees and into position on the west side of the actual site works.

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  • 19/01/16 - Box full of phones boosts Autism Jersey project

    It might only be three weeks since Christmas and the launch of our Donate Your Phone for Autism Jersey collection but the response from Powerhouse customers and staff has been terrific and the collection box was almost full to the brim when Fundraising Manager Caroline Ashworth called today to collect the first batch of old phones for the charity.

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  • 23/12/15 - Powerhouse phone drop aids Autism Jersey recycling project

    If you receive a new mobile phone for Christmas, don’t just discard your old one, bring it to Jersey Electricity’s Powerhouse store from where it will be re-cycled to help Autism Jersey. The charity’s Donate Your Phone project provides skills training and employment opportunities to people on the autism spectrum while also raising funds for the charity.

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  • 21/12/15 - Christmas gift helps FN&HC make lighter work of infant health checks

    The invaluable work of Family Nursing & Home Care became just a little easier this week, thanks to support from Jersey Electricity. Weighing around 1,000 new babies a year at least twice on home health visits requires accurate, portable scales that are light and easy for Health Visitors to carry. This week the charity took delivery of seven new sets of ultra-light Seca scales and back-pack-style carrying cases thanks to a donation Jersey Electricity makes annually with money saved not sending corporate Christmas cards.

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  • 04/12/15 - New sub-station Civils Works contract signed

    Work on the new £17m St Helier West primary substation at the former Westmount Quarry site is expected to start shortly following the signing this week of the Civil Works contract between Jersey Electricity and Jayen Ltd.

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  • 18/11/15 - Day to remember for Smart Kids, Smart Energy stars

    A total of 31 children from six Jersey primary Schools enjoyed a day to remember yesterday. As prize winners in the Smart Kids,Smart Energy Design Competition, run by Jersey Electricity and Eco Schools to mark November’s Energy Month, the children, along with teachers from their respective schools, flew to London before breakfast to visit the Science Museum and were all back home in time for supper after a whirlwind of unforgettable sights from Stephenson’s Rocket of 1829 to real rockets that took man to the Moon in 1969.

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  • 13/11/15 - Museum trip just the ticket for Smart Kids, Smart Energy finalists

    All six finalists in the Smart Kids, Smart Energy Design Competition, run by Jersey Electricity and Eco Schools to mark November’s Energy Month, had bundles of surprises at the prize giving party at the Powerhouse. As well as being the first children in Jersey to meet the giant Mr Smart himself, they learned they would all be joining winner Ethan Fryer and his St Martin School classmates on the trip to London’s Science Museum next week.

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  • 12/10/15 - JE Construction Council Awards double honour

    AHS (Advanced Housing Systems Limited) won the Jersey Electricity Sustainability Award at the annual Jersey Construction Council Awards on Friday for The Dunes at St Ouen. Jersey Electricity itself was recognised by being awarded Project of the Year Over £1million for our Normandie 3 (N3) subsea cable project which was completed last September. In addition, JE’s former Company Project Manager, Peter Snape, who retired at the start of this year, was awarded the coveted JeCC Lifetime Achiever Award. Peter’s award was in recognition of his work for the Island over two decades of service with Jersey Electricity during which he has been at the forefront of every major infrastructure project we have undertaken.

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  • 09/10/15 - Eco school children get 'smart' with Jersey Electricity

    Over 600 children from 13 of Jersey’s primary schools have risen to the challenge from Jersey Electricity to design a future world run on sustainable electricity to mark ECO Schools November Energy Month.

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  • 24/09/15 - Jordan's the Pride of Jersey Environmentalist of the Year

    Jordan Todd won the inaugural Jersey Electricity-sponsored Pride of Jersey Environmentalist of the Year Award last night. The award is one of 11 Pride of Jersey Awards organised by the Jersey Evening Post to celebrate and recognise all those among our community who do much to make Jersey a better place to live. Over 15,000 public votes were cast for all the nominees before the three short-listed finalists in each category attended last night’s award ceremony, hosted by Graeme Le Saux and Nerina Pallot, in the unique surroundings of the Aviation Beauport hangar.

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  • 19/09/15 - Our Dragons turn on the Power for Hospice

    Jersey Electricity turned out in force for the annual Dragon Boats Festival at Albert Pier - and turned on the power, posting the fastest heat time of 1min:16.03 secs in their third heat and finishing third in the nine-boat final with a time of 1min:14.34 secs. Staff from all around the organisation - Energy Division apprentices and distribution engineers from La Collette, the engineers who organise a new heating system for you,  Customer Care, auditors, Powerhouse Retail staff - all donned the bright orange Power Dragons T-shirts ready to make some waves - and some cash for Jersey Hospice Care.  (Must be all that clean, low carbon, energy they work with.)

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  • 12/08/15 - N1 cable seabed survey successfully concluded

    Jersey Electricity’s survey of the seabed between Archirondel and St Remy des Landes has now successfully concluded and the 21-metre survey vessel, the Askholmen, which has been a familiar sight in Jersey waters since 13 July, has now departed.

    The survey is in preparation for JE’s latest subsea power cable project, the 100MW Normandie 1 (N1). This is a direct replacement for Jersey’s oldest interconnector to France, EDF1, installed in 1985 and which came to the end of its useful life in 2012.

    Like its predecessor, N1 will be laid on the seabed and follow the same 27km route so the Askholmen, on charter from Swedish company MMT, has surveyed a corridor of up to 100m wide over the decommissioned cable. The vessel also inspected the Normandie 3 (N3) cable, installed last summer, to satisfy JE and the authorities that everything is as it should be.

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  • 04/08/15 - N1 survey ship rescues second yacht in a week

    The Askholmen, the vessel currently surveying the seabed for Jersey Electricity’s latest subsea power cable project, Normandie 1, went to the aid of a SECOND French yacht in less than a week yesterday.

    The 21-metre Askholmen was returning to port from a day surveying part of the 27km new cable route from Archirondel to St Remy des Landes, Normandy, when her crew came across the French flagged Minity becalmed just outside the approach to the south passage. Only last Wednesday the vessel, along with Jersey Coastguard’s Rival, rushed to assist French yacht  Flash that had lost steering off St Aubin's Bay.

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  • 29/07/15 - N1 survey vessel in French yacht mercy dash

    The Askholmen, currently surveying the seabed for Jersey Electricity’s latest subsea power cable project, was called from its surveying duties this morning to go to the aid of a French yacht in distress off St Aubin’s Bay.

    The 21-metre Askholmen is under charter by JE from Swedish company MMT. It has been working on surveying the 27km route of the new £40m Normandie 1 (N1) supply cable from Archirondel to St Remy des Landes, Normandy, since 13 July.

    At 8.30 this morning  she received an emergency radio call. David Sinclair, acting as Client Representative for Jersey Electricity, said; ‘The French yacht Flash was in distress having lost ability to steer. She was adrift close to the buoy Hinguette, off St Aubin's Bay and Askholmen was asked to deviate course and assist the Jersey coastguard vessel Rival in helping the yacht. We arrived together and Rival was able to ensure the yacht  could be towed back to St Helier, releasing Askholmen to resume her survey works for Jersey Electricity.’

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  • 16/07/15 - JE signs contract for third £40m French cable link

    Jersey Electricity today signed contracts worth £20m with an international consortium for the manufacture and installation of another 100MW undersea supply cable to France known as Normandie 1 (N1). The move comes less than a year after the successful completion of our £70m Normandie 3 cable project.

    N1 is a direct replacement for EDF1, Jersey’s first 55MW interconnector installed in 1984, which came to the end of its life in 2012 after 28 years of service. Like N3, this latest project is another Channel Islands Electricity Grid (CIEG) joint venture with Guernsey Electricity. The two Channel Islands utilities will share the total £40m project cost and the import capacity of the new cable which is expected in service in 2017.

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  • 09/07/15 - French councillors visit N3 cable landing site

    A French delegation in Jersey to mark the 20th anniversary of the connections between France and the Island fostered by Maison de la Normandie visited the site of a very real connection this week when they went to Long Beach where Jersey Electricity’s 100MW Normandie 3 (N3) subsea supply cable comes ashore.

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  • 16/06/15 - Small adjustments aid efficiency of power giant

    Although the Normandie 3 (N3) circuit has been in service nine months,  Jersey Electricity’s Senior Projects Engineer Mark Vivian  returned to France this month to oversee adjustments on the power regulation equipment at Périers, where N3 connects to the French grid, in line with French network operator Réseau de Transport d’Électricité’s (RTE) on-going works at their new 400kV substation. Similar adjustments were also carried out on the regulator here at South Hill Switching Station where the N3 circuit joins the Jersey network.

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  • 05/06/15 - Forest School gifts on Environment Day

    Mont a l’Abbe’s Forest Schools Project received an unexpected boost, appropriately for today's World Environment Day, when Jersey Electricity delivered a consignment of pallet boards and kindling wood from its Powerhouse stores along with a gift of a magnificent six-tier bird table designed and built by staff of Acorn Woodshack recycling workshop.

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  • 26/05/15 - We're looking for the Pride of Jersey Environmentalist

    Jersey Electricity is delighted to sponsor the Pride of Jersey Environmentalist/s Award.  Nominations can now be submitted online. As the leading provider of low carbon energy, JE very much focuses on sustainability and protecting the environment. In supporting this category of these innovative Jersey Evening Post awards we want to recognise and help others who are also passionate about protecting the environment and conserving resources.

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  • 01/05/15 - New substation proves no obstacle to 'Urban in the Park' racers

    The high speed thrills of mountain biking return to Westmount Gardens this Sunday (3 May), giving the public a great chance to watch this exciting sport up close. Jersey Electricity wishes organisers Caesarean Cycling Club and Channel Islands Mountain Bike Association every success with the event. The course has had to be slighted re-routed towards the end this year due to our on-going works on the new £14m St Helier West primary substation that will secure supplies to the north, south and west of Town.

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  • 28/04/15 - Hautlieu win Schools First Aid Competition for second year

    Hautilieu won the Jersey Electricity-sponsored St John Ambulance Senior Schools First Aid Competition for the second year running last night, beating six other teams from four schools. The event, hosted this year by Jersey College for Girls, saw the young First Aiders, working in teams and pairs, faced with several scenarios from a heart attack victim to a bad fall. Their competence in dealing with each incident against the clock was judged by St John Ambulance volunteers and trainers. The youngsters also faced a quick-fire tie-break quiz to be counted in case of a tie. That wasn’t necessary as Hautlieu were clear winners ahead of Beaulieu. JCG and Grainville were also represented. Hautlieu now travel to the UK Finals in October.St Lawrence took the first two spots in the juniors event the next day, competing against Plat Douet, d'Auvergne and Trinity.

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  • 22/04/15 - JE equipment gift boosts FNHC team

    Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) District Nurses received a belated Christmas present this week with the delivery of a range of equipment purchased using Jersey Electricity’s annual donation of funds saved by not sending corporate Christmas cards.

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  • 24/03/15 - JE Environment Volunteers help to clear Hottentot Fig from Noirmont

    Jersey Electricity Environment Day Volunteers turned their attention from beach cleaning to Hottentot Fig clearing at Noirmont Point headland at the weekend. This invasive species is smothering other plants and has no natural predators in Jersey. The group led by JE's Health, Safety and Environment Engineers, included two Company Directors and some friends and family. This Environmental Day follows two successful Beach Cleaning Days at Grouville Bay, where JE's Normandie 3 French supply cable was landed last June, and Havre des Pas, which is close to La Collette Power Station.

     

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  • 18/03/15 - Swimarathon team makes a £1,300 splash

    Jersey Electricity’s 20-man Swimarathon team raised almost £1,300 for the Lions Club of Jersey’s chosen charities, including 15 organisations that help people with disabilities and Channel Islands Air Search.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 13/10/14 - Electric blanket safety testing

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

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 23/04/14 - Normandie 3 installation

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

     

     

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

     

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.   

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.'

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • - 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.

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  • - 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

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  • - 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.

     

     

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  • - N3 7km from landing

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  • - 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.

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