Deal to supply power for trams

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ENERGY group E.ON has won a three-year contract to supply electricity for the tram network which operates in Hucknall and Bulwell.

The German-owned company, which employs about 6,000 people in Nottinghamshire, has been selected by the Tramlink Nottingham consortium to supply power across all of its business premises, as well as the nine-mile public-transport network that runs from Hucknall and Phoenix Park to the city centre.

The power demand of the network is seven million kilowatt-hours — the energy equivalent of more than 2,100 average UK homes — each year.

The contract will run into 2015, by which time lines two and three of the tram network will be up and running.

E.on director David Topping, said: “We look forward to working with Tramlink, especially as it pushes forward with the project to expand the network.”

He said the two companies were committed to growing Nottingham’s economy by working closely together and helping reduce carbon emissions.