Utility Week Congress

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Utility Week Congress

Now in its 5th year, the Utility Week Congress is the flagship event for water, gas and electricity industry leaders.

Gas has ‘important role’ in all foreseeable futures

Gas

Gas has ‘important role’ in all foreseeable futures

Gas will continue to play an "important role" in all foreseeable futures for the energy system, according to system operator National Grid.

Rise of EVs could add 18GW to peak demand by 2050

Gas

Rise of EVs could add 18GW to peak demand by 2050

The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) could add up to 18GW - or 30 per cent - to peak power demand by 2050, National Grid has predicted in its latest Future Energy Scenarios report.

Ofgem warns networks to ‘prepare for tougher price controls’

Gas

Ofgem warns networks to ‘prepare for tougher price controls’

Ofgem has warned energy networks to "prepare for tougher price controls", saying there is "strong evidence" that their investors are willing to accept lower returns.

Networks set to pocket £7.5bn in ‘unjustified profits’

Gas

Networks set to pocket £7.5bn in ‘unjustified profits’

Energy networks are set to pocket £7.5 billion in "unjustified profits" during the current RIIO price controls, research by Citizens Advice has found.

Ofgem accepts £54m rebate from Cadent

Gas

Ofgem accepts £54m rebate from Cadent

Ofgem has accepted an offer from Cadent to waive £53.9 million of RIIO allowances as part of its mid-period reviews for gas and electricity transmission and gas distribution.

Solar and battery combo will drive up system costs

Gas

Solar and battery combo will drive up system costs

The deployment of batteries alongside solar panels will add to the overall cost of the energy system, a leading UK academic has claimed.

Green fuels needed for long-term energy storage

Gas

Green fuels needed for long-term energy storage

Government and industry have been implored to "redouble" their efforts to develop green fuels for long-term energy storage to fill the gap left by fossil fuels.

The future of our power system architecture

Gas

The future of our power system architecture

The latest findings from the government-sponsored Future Power System Architecture programme are out. Tom Grimwood takes a look at them.

ABB extends eco switchgear range

Gas

ABB extends eco switchgear range

ABB has extended its new range of eco switchgear with the launch of the ZX2 AirPlus for primary power distribution.

BEIS not ‘jumping to conclusions’ on heat rules

Gas

BEIS not ‘jumping to conclusions’ on heat rules

The government is not "jumping to conclusions" about the best way to protect to consumers and investors in the district heating market, a senior official has said.

Barring network-owned storage will raise bills, says UKPN

Gas

Barring network-owned storage will raise bills, says UKPN

Prohibiting networks from owning and operating storage will lead to higher bills for consumers, a senior figure at UK Power Networks has argued.

A material difference

Gas

A material difference

Gary Stevens explains how Gnosys' self-healing technology is poised to transform network performance.

Call to bolster protections for district heating consumers

Gas

Call to bolster protections for district heating consumers

The Scottish government is being urged to strengthen consumer protections for households using district heating to bring them in line with those already afforded to gas and electricity customers.

Stakeholders are the ‘missing part’ of RIIO

Gas

Stakeholders are the ‘missing part’ of RIIO

Stakeholders are the "missing part" of the RIIO settlement process, according the head of network regulation at British Gas.

UK Energy Innovation Awards   2017

Gas

UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017

Firmly established as a must-attend event for key players in the energy industry, the UK Energy Innovation Awards are back for 2017 and are once again searching for SME innovators with ground-breaking technologies that have the potential to help UK distribution networks address their major energy challenges.

The road to RIIO2

Gas

The road to RIIO2

Ofgem should review the detail of the networks' regulatory framework, but not throw the baby out with the bath water, warns Maxine Frerk.

National Grid profits surge

Gas

National Grid profits surge

National Grid Group has announced a substantial rise in profits in the year to the end of March.

Blue: when green just isn’t enough

Gas

Blue: when green just isn’t enough

Customers' views on performance, safety, total cost of ownership and the environment led Siemens to develop its Blue clean air switchgear technology, as Abhishek Sarkar, project manager for gas-insulated switchgear at Siemens, explains.

Former National Grid chair joins green gas firm

Gas

Former National Grid chair joins green gas firm

Sir John Parker, the former chair of National Grid, has now been named chairman of Advanced Plasma Power (APP).

Parliamentary hopefuls urged to ‘know their networks’

Gas

Parliamentary hopefuls urged to ‘know their networks’

An industry body has urged candidates for the upcoming general election on 8 June to "know their networks".

Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR Conference

Gas

Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR Conference

As energy networks prepare to meet the demands of a flexible power system, Network, the UK's only dedicated media brand for engineers in gas, power and heat networks, is launching Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR - a unique conference exploring today's solutions to tomorrow's challenges.

Network Asset Performance Conference

Gas

Network Asset Performance Conference

With the next round of RIIO on the horizon and consumer and regulator expectations rising at a faster rate than ever before, it is a critical time for energy networks to enhance the performance of their assets.

Hydrogen gas grid would transform CCS economics

Gas

Hydrogen gas grid would transform CCS economics

Converting gas grids to hydrogen would "fundamentally change" the economics of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a senior figure at Northern Gas Networks has claimed.

National Grid Gas Distribution reveals new name

Gas

National Grid Gas Distribution reveals new name

National Grid Gas Distribution is to be renamed as Cadent starting this Tuesday (2 May) following the sale of a majority stake in the business to an international consortium of investors.

Hydrogen gas grid for Leeds moves a step closer

Gas

Hydrogen gas grid for Leeds moves a step closer

Plans to convert the gas grid in Leeds to run entirely on hydrogen have moved a step closer to becoming reality after Northern Gas Networks opened an office in the city dedicated to the endeavor.

Election should be about more than just tariffs

Gas

Election should be about more than just tariffs

Energy tariffs should not be allowed to dominate debate over energy policy in the run up to upcoming general election, the Energy Networks Association has argued.

BEIS pipes £25m into hydrogen demo for heating

Gas

BEIS pipes £25m into hydrogen demo for heating

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed plans to pipe £25 million into a new programme exploring the use of hydrogen for heating.  

Networks must be at heart of industrial strategy

Gas

Networks must be at heart of industrial strategy

The government must put networks at the heart of its economic plans as the UK moves to a cleaner, more flexible energy system, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has urged.

Out of the coal age and into the stor-age

Gas

Out of the coal age and into the stor-age

If the future of UK energy is to depend on renewables, effective storage will be vital to better connect these energy sources to the grid.

Regulator warns of heat network pricing problems

Gas

Regulator warns of heat network pricing problems

Ofgem has warned the Scottish Government against the perils of pricing for heat networks, which could lead to "poor outcomes" for customers.