Renewable gas to be brought onto network in Ireland

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Renewable gas to be brought onto network in Ireland

Gas Networks Ireland has confirmed that a project to inject large volumes of renewable gas onto the natural gas network, has been shortlisted for €8 million of funding under The Climate Action Fund.

Network Awards deadline extended

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Network Awards deadline extended

The deadline to get your entry in for the Network Awards has been extended until next Thursday (6 December).

ENA launches Winter Resilience Committee

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ENA launches Winter Resilience Committee

The Energy Networks Association has announced the launch of its Winter Resilience Committee which has been setup to protect six million vulnerable people across the UK.

Cadent’s ‘Gas-Bots’

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Cadent’s ‘Gas-Bots’

Cadent's 'Gas-Bots' are being used to repair gas pipes in London. The CISBOT has been used beneath one of London's busiest locations - The Strand.

£15m funding could see hydrogen trialled on gas network

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£15m funding could see hydrogen trialled on gas network

Plans to use hydrogen to help heat UK homes took a big step forward earlier this week with a £14.9 million funding boost.

Winners of Ofgem’s 2018 network innovation competitions announced

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Winners of Ofgem’s 2018 network innovation competitions announced

Ofgem has announced the winners of its 2018 network innovation competitions with four projects set to share funding of £46.8 million.

ETI report highlights importance of CCUS deployment

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ETI report highlights importance of CCUS deployment

If Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) is not deployed over the next decade, the UK's transition to a low carbon energy system will face increased risk and higher costs says a new report released by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

Millions of homes could be fuelled by hydrogen under £22bn plan

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Millions of homes could be fuelled by hydrogen under £22bn plan

Millions of homes across the North of England could be converted to run on hydrogen, according to a report published today (23 November).

Report claims hydrogen could help decarbonise energy system

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Report claims hydrogen could help decarbonise energy system

A new report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says hydrogen is a credible option to help decarbonise the UK energy system.

Cadent’s flagship project nears completion

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Cadent’s flagship project nears completion

Work on Cadent's biggest civil engineering project - a 330m long tunnel under the River Thames - is nearing completion with London's historic Battersea Park also getting a major makeover.

Smart storage

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Smart storage

The launch last year of the Government-backed Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan was a milestone on the road to a smarter energy system in the UK. The plan outlined the way in which continued decarbonisation of the economy and greater adoption of renewable energy could be supported by energy storage and demand side response (DSR) services. Ben Hargreaves reports.

The decarbonisation of transport

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The decarbonisation of transport

Today, transport is one of the largest energy uses globally. The sector uses huge amounts of energy in which to power it, resulting in huge levels of harmful emissions being generated, which cannot be sustainable. Rebecca Markillie from ITM Power discusses how hydrogen is being used to address this.

UK Capacity Market suspended

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UK Capacity Market suspended

The UK Capacity Market has been suspended following a Tempus Energy challenge and landmark European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling.

Biogas generation firm expands into flexibility

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Biogas generation firm expands into flexibility

Ylem Energy Ltd (formerly ENER-G Natural Power) has announced that it is expanding its business into providing flexible generation, large-scale energy storage and demand-side response systems.

Making the most of your assets

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Making the most of your assets

How do you pave the way for predictive asset management and how should it be used to help enable the smart networks of the future? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and IBM sought to discover the answers. Tom Grimwood reports.

Tributes paid to WPD chief executive

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Tributes paid to WPD chief executive

Robert Symons, chief executive of Western Power Distribution (WPD), has died after a battle with cancer.

Capturing carbon

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Capturing carbon

The Energy Systems Catapult's 'Rethinking decarbonisation incentives' project is taking a fresh look at how the UK could reform policies to promote clean growth and efficient economy-wide decarbonisation over the long term. Last month leading industry voices took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Network and the Catapult to discuss the different sector drivers, and future options for policy reform. Adam John was there.

Independent gas transportation network to be sold

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Independent gas transportation network to be sold

Scottish Equity Partners have announced a deal to sell Indigo Pipelines Limited, the third largest independent gas transportation network in the UK, to Arjun Infrastructure Partners.

Hydrogen trial given green light

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Hydrogen trial given green light

A trial that will explore the potential of injecting zero-carbon hydrogen into the natural gas network has been given the go-ahead by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

One month left to enter the Network Awards

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One month left to enter the Network Awards

The entry period for the 2019 Network Awards is coming to a close with just under a month left to submit your entries.

Keeping networks safe

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Keeping networks safe

David Spillett, head of health safety & environment at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the three key disciplines that are keeping networks safe.

Achieving climate targets

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Achieving climate targets

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has published an update to its energy system scenarios, depicting two different potential pathways to UK decarbonisation by 2050. Scott Milne, report author, explains why the scenarios not only show plausible routes to meet UK climate targets but also highlight the UK's potential to go further to reach a 'net zero' future.

Network explains heat networks

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Network explains heat networks

Commonplace in Europe and gaining in popularity here, recent Government research has shown customers on heat networks on average pay £100 a year less than those on gas and report similar satisfaction with service.

ETI report recommends increased biomass production

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ETI report recommends increased biomass production

A new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) provides a series of recommendations to support the development of bioenergy to cost effectively decarbonise the UK energy system.

Collaborative energy project hosts Cabinet Secretary visit

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Collaborative energy project hosts Cabinet Secretary visit

A project that's exploring the future use of smart hybrid gas and electric heating systems in homes received a visit from members of the Welsh Government.

Fulcrum connects £4m gas pipeline to Devon factory

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Fulcrum connects £4m gas pipeline to Devon factory

Fulcrum has designed and installed a 12-kilometre pipeline which connects Premier Foods' Lifton-based factory to the natural gas network.

UK set for surge in plants producing ‘green gas’

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UK set for surge in plants producing ‘green gas’

The UK is expected to see a big increase in biomethane plants with predictions of a 50% rise in the number operating by 2020.

Sandys joins SGN’s board

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Sandys joins SGN’s board

Laura Sandys has joined SGN's board of directors as a senior independent director.

Providing real-time condition information

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Providing real-time condition information

Elimpus Ltd has installed several of Vaisala's online transformer monitoring solutions on behalf of Scottish Power, a leading British energy provider, to provide real-time condition information.

ETI outlines energy system scenarios

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ETI outlines energy system scenarios

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has highlighted two different energy scenarios that demonstrate how the UK could decarbonise heat to meet its 2050 climate change targets.

IGEM chosen to develop new hydrogen standards

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IGEM chosen to develop new hydrogen standards

The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has been chosen to develop hydrogen standards for the government's £25 million research and innovation programme.