GIB commits £35m to energy-from-waste-plant

Gas

GIB commits £35m to energy-from-waste-plant

Green Investment Bank has committed £35 million of senior debt to the construction of a new energy-waste-plant in North Wales.

Editor’s note: Planning New Year’s resolutions

Gas

Editor’s note: Planning New Year’s resolutions

Network's editor suggests Ofgem's recent LCNF review is a good place for networks seeking self improvement to find inspiration.

RHI review seeks to boost energy from waste

Gas

RHI review seeks to boost energy from waste

A review of the Renewable Heat Incentive has set new feedstock requirements for biogas manufacture which will encourage the production of energy from waste.

Storage providers among capacity market winners

Gas

Storage providers among capacity market winners

At least 169MW of energy storage will be brought forward with support from capacity market contracts beginning October 2020.

Ofgem awards £44.6m to six smart grid projects

Gas

Ofgem awards £44.6m to six smart grid projects

Ofgem has awarded £44.6 million of funding to six projects aimed at developing smarter energy grids.

North-south divide driving transmission investment

Gas

North-south divide driving transmission investment

National Grid has identified potential network capacity deficits arising from increasing north-to-south electricity flows in Scotland and England.

North-south divide driving transmission investment

Gas

North-south divide driving transmission investment

National Grid has identified potential network capacity deficits arising from increasing north to south electricity flows in Scotland and England.

National Grid: Gas network must be ‘more flexible’ to deal with volatility

Gas

National Grid: Gas network must be ‘more flexible’ to deal with volatility

The gas transmission network will need to become "more flexible" to deal with the growing volatility of supply and demand, National Grid has said in a new report.

National Grid opens pioneering BioSNG plant

Gas

National Grid opens pioneering BioSNG plant

National Grid Gas Distribution and technology partners have officially opened a green gas plant in Swindon which will provide 22GWh of energy a year.

Making the case for innovation

Gas

Making the case for innovation

With innovation funding hanging in the balance, Duncan Botting urges all those with an interest in maintaining the funding mechanism make their voice heard.

LCNI: clarity, collaboration, and customer

Gas

LCNI: clarity, collaboration, and customer

Scottish and Southern Electricity Network's Stewart Reid draws out his top three themes from this year's Low Carbon Networks Conference.

Developing domestic hydrogen appliances ‘needs strong policy direction’

Gas

Developing domestic hydrogen appliances ‘needs strong policy direction’

Developing domestic appliances such as boilers and cookers that use 100% hydrogen instead of natural gas is possible with "strong policy direction" from government.

Barry Sheerman MP demands ‘smart’ action on CO dangers

Gas

Barry Sheerman MP demands ‘smart’ action on CO dangers

At the start of this year's carbon monoxide awareness week, Barry Sheerman is calling for the full potential of the smart meter rollout to be utilised to promote CO safety.

Green gas could heat majority of homes in Britain, says Ecotricity

Gas

Green gas could heat majority of homes in Britain, says Ecotricity

Ecotricity has revealed new plans that could heat 97% of homes in Britain using green gas made from grass.

The human element – stakeholder engagement

Gas

The human element – stakeholder engagement

The Carbon Trust sets out five steps for engaging with stakeholders in district energy projects.

Editor’s weekly: Gas future still unsettled

Gas

Editor’s weekly: Gas future still unsettled

A recent report from ETI suggests gas networks may need to adapt to a diminished role in the future of the energy system, despite efforts to justify their long term relevance.

Tomorrow’s energy storage

Gas

Tomorrow’s energy storage

Network looks at up and coming energy storage technologies.

ETI sets out multi-vector energy plan

Gas

ETI sets out multi-vector energy plan

A new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has laid out possible strategies for achieving an integrated approach to energy system planning.

Future Networks 2017

Gas

Future Networks 2017

The third annual Future Networks conference takes place in Birmingham, on 21 March, 2017.

Smart metering is ‘missed opportunity’ for gas safety

Gas

Smart metering is ‘missed opportunity’ for gas safety

The Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG) has said it is “particularly disappointed” that the “once in a lifetime opportunity” to improve the safety of customers offered by the smart meter rollout is being wasted.

Editor’s weekly: Smart meters and gas safety

Gas

Editor’s weekly: Smart meters and gas safety

Jane Gray mulls over comments made at Utility Week Congress about the hazards the national smart meter rollout may raise for gas safety in customer homes.

Is CCS worth the candle?

Gas

Is CCS worth the candle?

George Day sets out ETI's thinking around the whole system appeal of CCS technology.

Catch it, keep it: the role of CCS in decarbonising gas and heat

Gas

Catch it, keep it: the role of CCS in decarbonising gas and heat

CCS is struggling for a future in the UK. Network explores its value to the challenge of decarbonising heat via the gas grid.

Move beyond vector-specific energy regimes

Gas

Move beyond vector-specific energy regimes

‘Whole system’ thinking for governance and regulation of energy networks could unlock untold efficiencies and business opportunity, says George Day

Atkins to lead hydrogen storage scoping

Gas

Atkins to lead hydrogen storage scoping

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed engineering consultancy Atkins to lead a study which will identify sites suitable for the storage of hydrogen gas in the UK.

Campaign group calls for extra conditions on heat network funding

Gas

Campaign group calls for extra conditions on heat network funding

Campaign group Fuel Poverty Action has called for additional conditions to be attached to government funding for heat networks to ensure consumer’s interests are protected.

Editor’s weekly: LCNI 2016

Gas

Editor’s weekly: LCNI 2016

Jane Gray pulls together key themes and observations from the 2016 Low Carbon Networks and Innovation Conference.

SSE sells stake in SGN

Gas

SSE sells stake in SGN

SSE has agreed to sell a 16.7% equity stake in gas distribution network SGN to wholly owned subsidiaries of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for £621 million.

Progress on heating has ‘stalled’, CCC warns

Gas

Progress on heating has ‘stalled’, CCC warns

Progress towards the decarbonisation of heating has “stalled”, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned.

Murphy starts substation build for new CHP plant

Gas

Murphy starts substation build for new CHP plant

J Murphy & Sons has completed the first phase of utility installations for a new biomass CHP power plant in Northumberland and will now begin construction of the plant substation.

Next generation automation

Gas

Next generation automation

Automation of power distribution is about to take a leap forward, says Schneider Electric’s John Langley-Davis.