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

Gas

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

Heat

Consumers matter

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

Delivering electricity to the grid

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Delivering electricity to the grid

Ørsted's Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off England's north west coastline, will become the world's largest wind farm when it is completed later this year. A high-performance heat-conducting concrete is being used to maximise the transmission of wind turbine generated electricity via the onshore substation at Heysham, Lancashire. Terry Balmer, technical services manager at Hanson Concrete, explains.

HWA launch heat networks design guide

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HWA launch heat networks design guide

A new design guide for heating and hot water engineers and heat network designers has been launched by the Hot Water Association (HWA).

Energy Systems Catapult central to ISCF Energy Revolution

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Energy Systems Catapult central to ISCF Energy Revolution

The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) will play a central role in coordinating local consortia that successfully bid for a share of the £41.5 million Energy Revolution fund.

Switch2 Energy welcomes proposed heat network regulation

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Switch2 Energy welcomes proposed heat network regulation

Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has welcomed proposals to regulate the heat network sector by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Cadent picks up honours at IGEM Awards

Gas

Cadent picks up honours at IGEM Awards

Gas network operator Cadent scooped a haul of industry accolades at yesterday's (15 May) IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers) 2018 Awards.

Cadent unveils plans for large-scale use of hydrogen

Gas

Cadent unveils plans for large-scale use of hydrogen

Low-carbon hydrogen could power industry and heat two million homes in North West England, according to plans unveiled by Cadent.

CMA considers regulation for heat networks

Gas

CMA considers regulation for heat networks

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that the heat network industry should be regulated.

ENW’s Smart Street project helps control voltage

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ENW’s Smart Street project helps control voltage

Electricity North West has been trialling new techniques to stabilise voltage on its network.

Strategies for success

Gas

Strategies for success

Matt Hindle and Randolph Brazier from the Energy Networks Association discuss how the organisation's gas and electricity innovation strategies will bring major developments to the energy networks.

An integrated energy system

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An integrated energy system

Dr Sara Walker, associate director of CESI and senior lecturer at Newcastle University and Brett Cherry, energy writer for CESI, Newcastle University, discuss the work of the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI).

IME report calls on government support for hydrogen

Gas

IME report calls on government support for hydrogen

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called on government and industry to boost investment in technology to promote the use of hydrogen as a way of storing energy.

Prime Minister opens UK’s first biomass training facility

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Prime Minister opens UK’s first biomass training facility

Prime Minister Theresa May has officially opened The Energy Centre at Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead.

Wales & West starts £600,000 gas pipe upgrade

Gas

Wales & West starts £600,000 gas pipe upgrade

Wales & West Utilities has started a £600,000 gas pipe improvement scheme in the Hornsbury Hill area of Chard.

Future vision for energy outlined by ENW

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Future vision for energy outlined by ENW

Electricity North West has launched its vision for how it will help transform how energy is delivered across the region.

Finding faults

Heat

Finding faults

Helicopters, thermal imaging cameras, artificial intelligence and the internet of things are among the latest weapons as the battle against power cuts rages into the modern era. Greg Pitcher finds out more.

Power-to-gas energy storage study results published

Gas

Power-to-gas energy storage study results published

Gas distributer Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has hailed the results of a power-to-gas feasibility study which suggest that hydrogen's potential as a form of energy storage could be delivered at scale.

Getting regulation right

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Getting regulation right

The Energy Systems Catapult was created to help remove the obstacles preventing innovators from bringing new products, services and business models to market. The body - in conjunction with Network - held an industry briefing at its office in Birmingham to examine some of these hurdles, how they can be dismantled and the potential opportunities on offer.

BEIS appoints law firm to advise on heat networks

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BEIS appoints law firm to advise on heat networks

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has appointed law firm Womble Bond Dickinson to advise on guidance for heat networks projects.

Thousands could be energy producers by 2035, Arup predicts

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Thousands could be energy producers by 2035, Arup predicts

A future of energy study by Arup predicts that thousands of households and businesses across the UK will be generating their own power by 2035.

SP Energy Networks upgrading Liverpool power supplies

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SP Energy Networks upgrading Liverpool power supplies

A £6.5 million project to modernise power supplies in Liverpool is being carried out by SP Energy Networks.

A pivotal year for the heat network sector

Heat

A pivotal year for the heat network sector

Bindi Patel, head of scheme at Heat Trust, explains why meeting customer service standards is business critical to the heat network sector's future.

Smart telecommunications: developments and challenges

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Smart telecommunications: developments and challenges

Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association, discusses smart telecommunications.

Blending hydrogen into the gas network

Gas

Blending hydrogen into the gas network

The HyDeploy project will explore the potential of injecting zero-carbon hydrogen into the natural gas network and is backed by funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC). Alec Peachey speaks to David Parkin (director of safety and network strategy at Cadent) and Mark Horsley (CEO of Northern Gas Networks) to find out more.

Utility Week Energy Summit

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Utility Week Energy Summit

The UK's leading event for policymakers, investors, energy producers, distributors, retailers & wider stakeholders shaping the UK energy landscape

New fund to develop smart energy systems

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New fund to develop smart energy systems

UK Research and Innovation - through Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - has announced a new fund for research and industry to develop future smart energy systems and prove their use at scale.

Heat Networks Investment Project to launch in Autumn

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Heat Networks Investment Project to launch in Autumn

The Government is inviting funding applications for its £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) from the Autumn.