Powering Omagh's businesses

Monday, January 09, 2012

Local businesses met with representatives from Power NI during a special lunch on November 17 2011.  

Hosted by Power NI in conjunction with Omagh Chamber of Commerce, 40 businesses from the area descended on the Silverbirch Hotel for the ‘Face to Face’ lunch to hear about potential energy savings.  

Speaking afterwards, Alan Egner, business sales and marketing manager with Power NI, who gave a presentation on the afternoon said: “The event offered an excellent opportunity for Power NI to network with local businesses face to face, and promote Power NI (the new name for NIE Energy) to our many existing and potential new customers. “Power NI supply electricity to around 30,000 local small businesses.

  Energy prices have risen recently and with winter looming we are keen to offer Omagh Chamber of Commerce members free expert advice on how to cut costs and save money,” he added. Power NI were joined by a leading local lighting supplier Market LED, who explained how to take advantage of energy saving LED lighting, which they assured local businesses, remains the future of lighting in both homes and businesses.

Guests at the lunch were presented with information packs from Power NI, outlining the practical ways the local energy provider can help customers save energy in their businesses and were also given the chance to win an energy saving monitor and get a free energy saving lamps.

Chris Kelly, president of Omagh Chamber of Commerce said:  “Given the increases in energy costs we welcome the fact that the Power NI ‘Face to Face’ team hosted this event in Omagh and to the local business community.  “In these difficult times it is always useful to hear of ways in which to reduce costs and learn of energy saving ideas,” he added. 

Thanking Power NI and Market LED for an informative afternoon, the chamber president said he hoped that all who attended went away with some energy saving ideas.

To find out more about saving money and energy in your business, visit www.powerni.co.uk or call 08457 455 455 (lines open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).