Dealing with uncertainty

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Dealing with uncertainty

"The future has never been more uncertain than it is now." That's the view of Mark Brackley, National Grid's project director for RIIO2, who spoke to Network editor Alec Peachey about a range of subjects including regulation, infrastructure policy and the future energy system.

Former Energy Minister to oversee power plans for SP Energy Networks

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Former Energy Minister to oversee power plans for SP Energy Networks

SP Energy Networks has appointed former Energy Minister Charles Hendry as the independent chair of its transmission user group.

Foresight acquires 2.5MW AD plant on Isle of Wight

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Foresight acquires 2.5MW AD plant on Isle of Wight

Foresight Group LLP has completed the acquisition of an operational Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant on the Isle of Wight for an undisclosed sum.

Storing energy

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Storing energy

Technologies such as power-to-gas offer the opportunity to store energy for long periods at scale for electricity networks, and provide an important decarbonisation strategy for heat. This article examines the technology.

Zero Harm supplement

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Zero Harm supplement

'31.2 million working days were lost to work-related illness and workplace injury between 2016 and 2017' *(Health and Safety Executive)

CMA calls for regulation of heat networks

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CMA calls for regulation of heat networks

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for regulation of the heat network industry and says that Ofgem is best placed to be the regulator.

Protecting customers

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Protecting customers

Lily Frencham, senior policy manager at the Association for Decentralised Energy, on why the CMA and industry agree that customer protection is imperative.

Swift and decisive action needed on carbon capture

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Swift and decisive action needed on carbon capture

Is the UK on the brink of finally realising the economic and environmental potential of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) technology? A report by the Government's CCUS Taskforce urges swift and decisive action to tip the balance for an industry primed to deliver. Simon Fairman, director network strategy and safety at Cadent, gives his view.

CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce publishes report to Government

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CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce publishes report to Government

The Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) Taskforce has presented a report to Government in which it sets out its recommendations on how the UK can bring forward CCUS and deliver on its ambition of becoming a world leader in this technology.

National Grid launches ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ report

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National Grid launches ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ report

A report which provides an insight into how we could be using energy in the future and where it could come from has been released by National Grid - with electric vehicles and decentralisation both featuring prominently.

Northern Powergrid invests £4m on improving Hull’s underground power network

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Northern Powergrid invests £4m on improving Hull’s underground power network

Northern Powergrid is investing £4 million to improve the underground power network that serves Hull.

The energy revolution

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The energy revolution

The government recently announced an investment of over £100 million in a new programme called 'Prospering from the Energy Revolution' as part of its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered by UK Research & Innovation. This first article from Innovate UK aims to give an insight into this major new programme, with the intention to revisit progress over the coming months and years.

GDNs support creation of Parliamentary group for hydrogen

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GDNs support creation of Parliamentary group for hydrogen

An All-Party Parliamentary Group on hydrogen has been setup.

WPD taking part in £5.2m innovation trial

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WPD taking part in £5.2m innovation trial

Western Power Distribution is playing a major role in a £5.2million heat innovation trial which is taking place in homes in South Wales.

NGN backs call to speed up hydrogen decision

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NGN backs call to speed up hydrogen decision

Northern Gas Networks has backed the findings of a Committee on Climate Change report which calls on the government to speed up a decision around the use of hydrogen for heat.

Flexitricity secures £20m in savings over a decade of smart grid operations

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Flexitricity secures £20m in savings over a decade of smart grid operations

Flexitricity has generated more than £20 million in savings for UK businesses over 10 years of smart grid operations.

Providing a platform

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Providing a platform

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has entered into a partnership with leading software company, Open Utility, to learn from and participate in its revolutionary smart grid platform. Alec Peachey speaks to Steve Atkins (DSO transition Manager for SSEN) and James Johnston (CEO and cofounder of Open Utility) to find out more.

Ageing gas mains being replaced in Bury St Edmunds

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Ageing gas mains being replaced in Bury St Edmunds

A major scheme to replace ageing gas mains in Bury St Edmunds has got underway.

Natural gas now powering Kerry Ingredients plant in Listowel

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Natural gas now powering Kerry Ingredients plant in Listowel

Gas Networks Ireland has connected the Kerry Ingredients plant at Listowel to its natural gas network.

Time to change or fail

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Time to change or fail

Matt Hastings, programme director at Centrica's Cornwall Local Energy Market, explains the importance of disrupting your own business model.

How will energy look in 2035?

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How will energy look in 2035?

Arup recently unveiled a study that details what the landscape of the UK's energy systems will look like in 2035. In this article, Filippo Gaddo - head of energy economics - makes some predictions for the future.

Work begins on heat network scheme

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Work begins on heat network scheme

Work on a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council, RWE and the Scottish Government is underway.

Highview Power launches first grid-scale liquid air energy storage plant

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Highview Power launches first grid-scale liquid air energy storage plant

Highview Power has successfully designed and built the world's first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant in the UK.

Ofgem CEO sees how Cadent is tackling fuel poverty

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Ofgem CEO sees how Cadent is tackling fuel poverty

The chief executive of Ofgem has visited a community in Dagenham to see how Cadent and AWS (Affordable Warmth Solutions) are working to ensure residents are warmer, healthier and more energy efficient.

Understanding costs

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Understanding costs

John Parsons, networks portfolio manager at BEAMA and a Network editorial board member, looks at the subject of network charging.

Dealing with data

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Dealing with data

Network Magazine and Cyient recently hosted a roundtable discussion where the subject of proactive data management being the key to the future energy system was discussed. Tom Grimwood reports.

Putting customers at the heart of RIIO2

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Putting customers at the heart of RIIO2

Continuing our series of exclusive contributions from Cadent, Richard Court - head of regulation and external affairs - tells Network why Ofgem's RIIO2 framework consultation is at a critical stage.

Self-healing cables could drive £20m of network savings

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Self-healing cables could drive £20m of network savings

Self-healing fluid-filled power cables that can minimise environmental impact and increase efficiencies could lead to £20 million of network savings over five years, according to Northern Powergrid.

Danish and Scottish governments sign heat MoU

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Danish and Scottish governments sign heat MoU

The Danish and Scottish governments have signed a renewed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on low carbon heat, district heat systems and energy efficiency in buildings.

NGN welcomes NIC decarbonisation study findings

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NGN welcomes NIC decarbonisation study findings

Northern Gas Networks has welcomed the findings of a decarbonisation study published by the National Infrastructure Commission.

Consumers matter

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Consumers matter

Victoria Pelka, senior policy researcher at Citizens Advice, talks about the importance of consumer engagement.