Northern Gas Networks running ‘heating for health’ trial

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Northern Gas Networks running ‘heating for health’ trial

Northern Gas Networks and National Energy Action are running a year-long trial to find out if warmer homes can improve health and wellbeing.

SP Energy Networks reveals net zero plans

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SP Energy Networks reveals net zero plans

SP Energy Networks has revealed plans to help cities, towns and rural communities across Scotland achieve 'net zero' - including the electrification of transport networks.

50MW battery will help power £41m Energy Superhub

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50MW battery will help power £41m Energy Superhub

A 50MW grid-scale battery that can store enough electricity to supply nearly 6,000 homes for a day from a single charge will be built at Cowley electricity sub-station, supporting a new £41 million Energy Superhub in Oxford.

Ofgem chairman visits heat network

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Ofgem chairman visits heat network

Ofgem chairman Martin Cave recently visited Energetik's energy centre in Arnos Grove to find out more about Enfield Council's heat network company, its best practice and how it protects customers.

Ofgem hits back over climate change criticism

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Ofgem hits back over climate change criticism

Ofgem has hit back following criticism that it is out of touch over climate change.

The totex question

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The totex question

Has total expenditure (totex) become enshrined in utilities' practices? A special pan-utility roundtable held at Utility Week Live sought to find out.

Work on £20m heat network gets underway

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Work on £20m heat network gets underway

Construction work is underway on Manchester's £20 million Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN).

SGN and Murphy enter JV

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SGN and Murphy enter JV

SGN and Murphy have entered into a new 50:50 joint-venture in utility asset ownership.

Hydrogen’s role in the future UK energy system

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Hydrogen’s role in the future UK energy system

The Energy Research Partnership (ERP) recently brought together a range of stakeholders from across the energy sector to review the role of hydrogen to help decarbonise the UK energy sector. Their findings will be reported in July and the group has concluded that hydrogen, working together with the low carbon advances made in the electricity sector, has a potential role to play in meeting the needs of a future low or zero-carbon energy system in the UK.

Achieving the right climate

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Achieving the right climate

With the Government committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050, networks will be key in the facilitation of decarbonisation. Here, Network puts a special focus on the topic of decarbonisation as part of its Network of the Future campaign.

Gas’s role in a renewable world

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Gas’s role in a renewable world

Steve Urquhart, business development manager - distributed energy systems at Siemens looks at why we still need gas in a renewable world.

Putting the focus on flexibility

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Putting the focus on flexibility

The Energy Institute's incoming president Steve Holliday reflects on the Energy Barometer 2019 and calls for a renewed and visionary focus on flexibility.

Local energy in action

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Local energy in action

Mark Futyan, director of distributed power systems at Centrica, provides an update on the company's Local Energy Market (LEM) project.

Overcoming challenges faced by SMEs

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Overcoming challenges faced by SMEs

The challenges facing small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) when it comes to engaging with energy networks are wide and varied. Alec Peachey reports on a roundtable debate hosted in association with the Energy Systems Catapult.

National Grid ESO outlines future energy scenarios

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National Grid ESO outlines future energy scenarios

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has published its Future Energy Scenarios report which provides analysis of five potential 'energy futures' for 2050, including a net zero analysis.

Leep Utilities granted IGT licence

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Leep Utilities granted IGT licence

Leep Utilities has been granted an Independent Gas Transporter (IGT) licence from Ofgem.

Hydrogen testing facility opened

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Hydrogen testing facility opened

A testing facility which will be used to discover if hydrogen could be used to power millions of homes across the country has opened in Derbyshire.

Majority of EV drivers willing to use smart charging

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Majority of EV drivers willing to use smart charging

Most electric vehicle drivers would be happy to use smart charging if it cut their energy bills, a study by the Energy Technologies Institute has found.

Range of renewable technologies needed to cope with extreme weather, report claims

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Range of renewable technologies needed to cope with extreme weather, report claims

The future UK energy system must be able to cope with extreme weather events and will rely on a diverse range of renewable generation technologies in order to do so, according to a report.

SP Energy Networks invests £10m in Scotland’s green economy

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SP Energy Networks invests £10m in Scotland’s green economy

Twenty-one Scottish projects have been awarded a share of £10 million from SP Energy Networks' Green Economy Fund.

HyNet project on track to be operational by 2024

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HyNet project on track to be operational by 2024

Cadent's HyNet project is on course to be operational by 2024 after being awarded over £800,000 in support from UK Government and project partners.

Catapult calls for better local energy planning

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Catapult calls for better local energy planning

The number of UK local authority areas reducing their carbon footprint has fallen just days after Parliament approved a move to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to figures released by the government.

Microgrid will help power London City Airport

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Microgrid will help power London City Airport

A microgrid that combines solar photo voltaic, CHP, and smart automation software will be used to help power London City Airport.

Setting carbon standards key to achieving ‘net zero’ economy

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Setting carbon standards key to achieving ‘net zero’ economy

Setting carbon standards for energy could unleash the innovation needed to achieve a 'net zero' economy, according to a new study by the Energy Systems Catapult.

Networks unveil electricity flexibility commitment

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Networks unveil electricity flexibility commitment

Britain's electricity grid operators have unveiled a new flexibility commitment to help shape the way network infrastructure will be run.

UK energy professionals deliver industry verdict

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UK energy professionals deliver industry verdict

Professionals working across the UK energy industry have today (20 June) delivered their verdict on the state of the sector in the Energy Institute's (EI) annual survey.

UK government commits to 2050 net zero emissions target

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UK government commits to 2050 net zero emissions target

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050.

New report into hydrogen as a transport fuel

Gas

New report into hydrogen as a transport fuel

Cadent has published a new study into use of network-delivered hydrogen as a low-carbon transport fuel.

Innovation delivered

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Innovation delivered

The pace of change across the UK's gas, power and heat networks continues to advance. At the heart of this change lies collaboration and innovation. With this in mind editor Alec Peachey spoke to UK Power Networks head of innovation Ian Cameron about the work the network operator is doing.

The growth of green gas

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The growth of green gas

Matt Hindle, head of gas at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the gas networks role in delivering net zero emissions by 2050.

The smart energy blind spot

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The smart energy blind spot

Current operational telecoms systems are not fit for a distribution system operator future. Here are the key outcomes of a Network debate, hosted in association with Nokia and Joint Radio Company (JRC).