National Grid gas sale ‘on track’ as profits rise

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National Grid gas sale ‘on track’ as profits rise

National Grid has reported an increase in pre-tax profit of 15% to £3 billion, up from £2.6 billion the previous year, as it announced the sale of its gas distribution business is “on track”.

National Grid Transmission singled out for price review

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National Grid Transmission singled out for price review

Ofgem has launched a mid-period review (MPR) into price controls for National Grid Electricity Transmission and National Grid Gas Transmission to review three specific outputs.

Flogas signs deal to fill Avonmouth void

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Flogas signs deal to fill Avonmouth void

Liquid natural gas provider Flogas Britain has signed a first of its kind five-year deal with gas distribution company SGN to supply LNG to an independent grid system in Scotland.

ABB wins £11.8m SPEN contract for substation upgrade

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ABB wins £11.8m SPEN contract for substation upgrade

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) has awarded ABB a contract worth £11.77 million to upgrade Kilmarnock South substation.

Governance needed to fill heat policy ‘vacuum’

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Governance needed to fill heat policy ‘vacuum’

A new independent report has called for new governance arrangements to fill the “vacuum” for decision making and delivery in the heat sector.

The health and safety challenge

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The health and safety challenge

As financial penalties for failings are set to rise, Network explores the specific health and safety challenges facing network operators.

Gas on the agenda

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Gas on the agenda

Northern Gas Networks’ chief executive Mark Horsley talks to Lucinda Dann about the future of gas in the UK.

The future’s bright, the future’s hydrogen

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The future’s bright, the future’s hydrogen

The future of gas distribution networks is looking bright with both hydrogen and shale gas offering viable alternatives to natural gas.

Innovate to transform: The network innovation allowance

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Innovate to transform: The network innovation allowance

Jamie McWilliam explains the importance of drawing key themes from across the network innovation allowance.

Data: maximising value, minimising risk

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Data: maximising value, minimising risk

Guru System's Casey Cole explains how to maximise value from data while minimising the associated risks.

Innovation investments top £15.7 million for EIC

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Innovation investments top £15.7 million for EIC

The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) has facilitated £3.2 million of investment in innovation projects in the last 12 months while growing its innovator community to over 1600 companies, the EIC has revealed.

RedT accelerates towards energy storage deployment

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RedT accelerates towards energy storage deployment

Energy storage technology company RedT Energy has successfully transitioned to become a pure energy storage business ready to accelerate the deployment of its flow battery technology in the coming year.

Storage will deliver sub-second flexibility

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Storage will deliver sub-second flexibility

ABB's Colin green extols the virtues of battery energy storage systems for maintaining grid stability.

An introduction to smart energy dynamics

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An introduction to smart energy dynamics

Duncan Botting explains why we are seeing rising interest in whole system analysis of energy needs and a decline in top down control of sector development.

Biomethane pioneer recognised with Queen’s Award

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Biomethane pioneer recognised with Queen’s Award

CNG Services has been given a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its work in establishing the UK’s biomethane-to-grid market.

Virtual energy storage startup get £500,000 seed funding

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Virtual energy storage startup get £500,000 seed funding

UK start-up Upside has secured £545,000 from angel investors to expand its enterprise and bring its virtual energy storage proposition to market.

ETI launches hydrogen storage project

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ETI launches hydrogen storage project

The Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new phase of an investigation into the use of UK salt caverns for the storage of hydrogen gas.

National Grid to push forward with plans for emergency gas number

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National Grid to push forward with plans for emergency gas number

National Grid is set to push forward with its proposals to include the emergency gas number in the sale of its gas distribution business following feedback from industry.

A magazine is born – welcome to Network!

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A magazine is born – welcome to Network!

Network editor Jane Gray introduces the magazine's first issue.

Building the dream: energy systems integration

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Building the dream: energy systems integration

Is it real life? Or just fantasy? Network explores the vision of a single energy system – why should we desire it and is it feasible to create?

Green gasses will help solve the energy trilemma

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Green gasses will help solve the energy trilemma

There's no silver bullet for the transition to a low carbon economy but the UK's gas grid should be part of an arsenal of solutions, says Mike Foster

National Grid Gas Transmission overspending on data centres

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National Grid Gas Transmission overspending on data centres

National Grid Gas Transmission is forecast to overspend the totex allowance for its system operator role by £177.5 million by 2021 due to increased spending on data centres and cyber security.

‘Unquestionable need’ for innovation funding, networks tell Ofgem

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‘Unquestionable need’ for innovation funding, networks tell Ofgem

Energy networks have unanimously called on Ofgem to continue funding innovation, saying ending the support now would be “premature”.

Gas networks in line for transporting shale gas: Decc

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Gas networks in line for transporting shale gas: Decc

The gas distribution networks could be in line for transporting shale gas, if the nascent shale exploration industry takes off in the UK, according to energy minister Andrea Leadsom.

The revolution has started

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The revolution has started

Network innovation scheme are starting to give a tangible feeling of what smart grid operation will be like, says Siemens' Colin Henry

Integration of OT and IT key for asset management gains, say industry executives

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Integration of OT and IT key for asset management gains, say industry executives

New research has highlighted the importance with which utility industry executives view the integration of operational and information technology.

Utility Week Live 2016

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Utility Week Live 2016

Explore the innovations that are transforming your industry, share knowledge with your peers, and discover what’s driving change in 2016.

Could hydrogen piggyback on natural gas infrastructure?

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Could hydrogen piggyback on natural gas infrastructure?

The natural gas grid could provide the key to unlock the long talked-about potential of the hydrogen economy says Henri Winand.

Making rural heat networks happen

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Making rural heat networks happen

What are the main viability factors which impact rural heat networks? Alistair Mumford explains.

David Rutherford, chief executive, Power Networks Demonstration Centre

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David Rutherford, chief executive, Power Networks Demonstration Centre

Network leaders need to make some tough decisions about how bold they are going to be about embracing the opportunities of the future.