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.

Customer engagement group starts work

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Customer engagement group starts work

Wales & West Utilities' customer engagement group has met for the first time.

Bringing innovation to life: a whole-system approach

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Bringing innovation to life: a whole-system approach

David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the importance of a whole system energy approach and looks ahead to this year's Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference (LCNI) in Telford.

NGN sets up customer engagement group

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NGN sets up customer engagement group

Northern Gas Networks has set up an independent customer engagement group.

120MW battery storage portfolio transaction completed

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120MW battery storage portfolio transaction completed

UK Power Reserve has awarded the second phase of its battery-based energy storage portfolio contracts to Fluence, a Siemens and AES company.

Cadent using ‘Gas Bots’ to carry out pipe repairs

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Cadent using ‘Gas Bots’ to carry out pipe repairs

Cadent is using innovative 'Gas-Bots' to carry out repairs to gas pipes in London.

Networks funding adjustment requests given green light

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Networks funding adjustment requests given green light

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed that network companies can apply for additional allowances to cover extra costs in their price controls, which had not been forecast when they were agreed.

Fulcrum achieves £2m order book growth

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Fulcrum achieves £2m order book growth

Fulcrum, the UK's leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has reported a £2 million growth in its order book.

Enabling the smart energy networks of the future

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Enabling the smart energy networks of the future

Dr Peter Couch, chief executive officer of the Joint Radio Company (JRC), highlights the importance of smart telecommunication technologies.

Understanding assets

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Understanding assets

Energy systems are changing and balancing the need to upgrade the networks for the future customer while maintaining the operational performance and affordability needed today is key. Ben Hargreaves reports.

Judges confirmed for Network Awards

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Judges confirmed for Network Awards

The judges have been announced for the 2019 Network Awards.

Report highlights hydrogen opportunities

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Report highlights hydrogen opportunities

Scotland and North East England offer the best opportunities for successful hydrogen production hubs, according to a report from the Policy Exchange's energy team.

Embracing change

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Embracing change

Akshay Kaul, director of network price controls at Ofgem, speaks exclusively to Network editor Alec Peachey about the regulator's stakeholder engagement incentive and a range of other subjects including RIIO2, innovation and the future energy system.

New gas connection scheme launched in Bracknell

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New gas connection scheme launched in Bracknell

Network operator Cadent and Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) have launched a new gas connection scheme in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Network Awards launched

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Network Awards launched

A new awards programme has been launched to recognise the good work taking place across the UK's energy networks, their supply chains and stakeholders.

Ofgem visits SGN’s Paisley depot

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Ofgem visits SGN’s Paisley depot

SGN recently welcomed visitors from energy regulator Ofgem to its Paisley depot.

The pillars of policy

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The pillars of policy

How do you create infrastructure policy in an uncertain world? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and National Grid sought to find out. Tom Grimwood was there.

Managing your assets

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Managing your assets

Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses using a whole system approach to asset management.