An introduction to smart energy dynamics

Gas

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

Gas

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.

ETI launches hydrogen storage project

Gas

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.

Energy Systems Catapult to outline five-year plan

Heat

Energy Systems Catapult to outline five-year plan

The Energy Systems Catapult is to outline its proposed five-year plan of work at an official launch event in May.

A magazine is born – welcome to Network!

Gas

A magazine is born – welcome to Network!

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

The DSO transition: an urgent matter

Heat

The DSO transition: an urgent matter

The need for distribution network operators to evolve is a present and urgent matter says ENA’s David Smith – not a problem to be shelved for the future.

Re-imagining our power system architecture

Heat

Re-imagining our power system architecture

Dr Simon Harrison sets out why a clearer understanding of power system architecture is necessary for the future and how this is architecture is being defined.

Building the dream: energy systems integration

Gas

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?

RHI reform and diversifying low carbon heat technologies

Heat

RHI reform and diversifying low carbon heat technologies

Drastic reforms to the renewable heat incentive could cut off a budding low carbon heat industry in its prime, says Owain Mortimer. Instead, reforms should be finding ways to increase and diversify low carbon heat technology uptake.

Green gasses will help solve the energy trilemma

Gas

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

Gas networks in line for transporting shale gas: Decc

Gas

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

Gas

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

Utility Week Energy Summit 2016

Heat

Utility Week Energy Summit 2016

The annual Utility Week Energy Summit is the meeting place for policymakers, investors, energy producers, distributors, retailers and wider stakeholders shaping the UK energy landscape.

Grasp the UK microgrid opportunity

Heat

Grasp the UK microgrid opportunity

Microgrid's could and should play a critical role in the UK's future energy system, providing flexibility and resilience argues ABB's David Hughes.

Heat networks and the trilemma

Heat

Heat networks and the trilemma

Responding to the trilemma is about more than just keeping the lights on argues Gareth Jones. Heat should play a much bigger role in our thinking about the future of energy.

Heat

Energy storage could cut bills by £50 by 2030, says Carbon Trust

Full utilisation of energy storage has the potential to cut household electricity bills by £50 a year through a system-wide saving of £2.4 billion, a new report by the Carbon Trust has claimed.

Decc offers £1.5m funding boost to heat networks

Heat

Decc offers £1.5m funding boost to heat networks

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has offered heat networks have been offered a major funding boost, sharing out £1.5 million between 24 local authorities across England and Wales.

Making rural heat networks happen

Gas

Making rural heat networks happen

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

Heat networks bottleneck

Heat

Heat networks bottleneck

Substandard training for heat network engineering in the UK is stopping the burgeoning sector from realising its potential, says Ian Manders.

David Rutherford, chief executive, Power Networks Demonstration Centre

Gas

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.

Are industry skills challenges insurmountable?

Heat

Are industry skills challenges insurmountable?

Energy networks are struggling to make an impact on their skills outlook despite strong investment in STEM engagement schemes. What needs to change to make a difference?