EW August – a low carbon future

Welcome to the August issue of Electrical Wholesaler!

New Labour Market Intelligence published by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has shown an increased focus on low carbon activities and an increase in expected demand for qualified electricians and apprentices.

The study found more work associated with the net zero carbon agenda compared to 2020, with an increased number of businesses undertaking related activities such as heat pump installations, micro renewables, grid-sized renewables and electrical performance certification. When looking at which technologies are likely to have the most significant impact over the next three years, responses included energy efficiency management (38%), EV or vehicle to grid infrastructure (31%), automation (21%) and network/wi-fi enabled devices (20%).

Fitting, therefore, that this month’s issue features a number of experts speaking on just these topics.

Timeguard’s Andy Douglas shares his thoughts on the future of smart buildings and the complicated nature of the regulations around net zero – read more on page 21.

On page 20, meanwhile, Matthew Gibbons of Plug&Drive, a UK manufacturer and installer of electric vehicle charge points, looks ahead at the outlook for the next few years as the popularity of EVs continues to surge, while the network of public charge points lags significantly behind.

Plus, as always, our usual news, views, products and installations from market-leading businesses across the sector, including a feature on emergency lighting from ESP (24) and an interview with the new managing director of the ELectrical Industries Charity, Jess Vailima (page 26).


Bryony Andrews

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