What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

10th April 2016 | Commercial Energy

An EPC is a legal requirement for anybody looking to sell or rent out a property. They look like the Energy Rating stickers on new electrical products, ranging from G (not very good) to A (the best). The calculation is based on the square meters of floor space in the home, combining the rates of…Read more

Water Deregulation

5th April 2016 | Water

In April 2017, business customers will be able to choose their water and sewerage suppliers, in the same way they have been able to for electricity and gas for many years: this has been possible in Scotland since 2008, but it will not apply in Wales. A few larger English business customers (those using more…Read more

Ofgem – what does it do?

25th March 2016 | Commercial Energy

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), supporting the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), is the government regulator for the electricity and downstream natural gas markets in Great Britain. It was formed by the merger of the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER) and Office of Gas Supply (Ofgas). It was felt that such…Read more

Npower Redundancies

22nd March 2016 | Commercial Energy

It was announced that Npower is to cut 2,400 jobs in the UK by 2018. Npower currently employs 11,500 of which 6,668 are full-time posts. Job losses would be from directly employed staff and contractors. Npower is owned by Germany’s RWE, and lost 351,000 customer accounts in 2015, and made annual losses of €137m (£106m)…Read more

Problems with Food Waste

20th March 2016 | Recycling

As the recycling industry has made huge steps to eliminate DMR and other waste streams from the general waste system, “food was is now the number one material that goes into landfills and incinerators”, according to Jean Schwab, senior analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency. There are several reasons that this is a problem: If…Read more

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Oroco Utilities was set up in 2008 to help commercial companies with their electricity and gas contracts.
Since then we have worked with FTSE 100 companies, one-man bands, across all categories.
We have clients in Aberdeen and clients in Truro - nationwide scope.