Ards farmer wins with Power NI!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Adrian McClure, who farms near Ballywalter, was entered into a draw during a visit to the Power NI stand at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair at the Kings Hall, Belfast, in December 2013.

An Ards dairy farmer has walked off with the top prize in a recent Power NI prize draw.

Adrian McClure, who farms near Ballywalter, was entered into a draw during a visit to the Power NI stand at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair at the Kings Hall, Belfast, in December.

John McCay, Farm Energy Manager at Power NI, recently visited Adrian to present the prize, a luxury Christmas hamper worth £100 from Arcadia Delicatessen, full of locally produced food and drink along with some energy-saving goodies from Power NI.

Prize winner Adrian said: “I'm delighted to have won this prize. It’s a great Christmas present and the energy monitor and energy saving light bulbs will certainly get my New Year off to a more efficient start.”

John from Power NI added: “Congratulations to Adrian on winning this fantastic prize.  The Winter Fair is always a popular event for Power NI and it gives us the chance to speak to our farm customers face to face and offer advice on saving energy and money.

“Dairying has gone through tough times recently and we all have to control input costs. Our Farm Nightsaver tariff is specifically designed for farms using more than 10,000 units a year, helping save them up to 10% off their bills with a lower night rate. In the present economic climate, our Farm Nightsaver tariff continues to make sense, and over the last year it has delivered around £1.2 million in savings to the farm sector.

“I would be very keen to talk to any of our Farm Popular tariff customers who could not make it to the Winter Fair, as they could be missing out on significant savings. We also have an online paperless billing service, Energy Online, which is available to all of our farming customers who pay by Direct Debit. Energy Online gives you 24/7 access to your account details including your balance, meter readings and latest payments, and is an excellent way of keeping track of your electricity usage. Above all, our Energy Online service saves you a further 1% discount, on top of the usual 4% Direct Debit discount, and it takes only a few minutes to activate your account.”

John concludes: “We’ve made it easier for customers to keep a closer eye on their usage and spot areas of waste, helping them to cut down on energy bills. And above all, it’s convenient!

There’s no need to phone us or email – it’s all at your fingertips. Over 22,000 Power NI customers have activated their Energy Online account and you can do the same at www.powerni.co.uk/energyonline.

To find out more about saving money and energy on your farm, visit www.powerni.co.uk/farm or call Power NI on 08457 455 455 (Farm lines open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Winter Fair Winner: John McCay, Farm Energy Manager at Power NI (left) presents Ards farmer Adrian McClure with his luxury hamper prize. Adrian entered the prize draw during his visit to the Power NI stand at the Winter Fair in December.