Electricity North West launches decarbonisation plan

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Electricity North West launches decarbonisation plan

Electricity North West has launched its transformative plan for decarbonising the region.

Northern Powergrid investigates transformer heat recovery viability

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Northern Powergrid investigates transformer heat recovery viability

Northern Powergrid has joined forces with Arup to help manage losses from its power network by investigating the reuse of heat generated by its transformers.

ENA launches new gas grid decarbonisation project

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ENA launches new gas grid decarbonisation project

The Energy Networks Association has launched a new pan-industry project designed to decarbonise Britain's gas grid.

Scottish Government releases its 2030 vision for networks

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Scottish Government releases its 2030 vision for networks

The Scottish Government has released its vision for Scotland's electricity and gas networks.

Gas heating in new homes will be banned from 2025

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Gas heating in new homes will be banned from 2025

Gas heating systems will be banned in new homes from 2025 under new regulations unveiled by Chancellor Philip Hammond.

The key to a low-carbon  energy future

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The key to a low-carbon energy future

Stuart Easterbrook, future gas strategy manager at Cadent, on why decisions made at a local level are key to a low-carbon energy future.

New consultation examines the future of infrastructure resilience

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New consultation examines the future of infrastructure resilience

The National Infrastructure Commission has launched a consultation to gather views as part of its new study into the resilience of the UK's infrastructure network.

SGN sets out path to decarbonisation

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SGN sets out path to decarbonisation

SGN has launched its gas quality decarbonisation pathway which sets out a series of technical and commercial steps to a fully decarbonised gas network.

Scottish Power announces record £2bn UK investment

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Scottish Power announces record £2bn UK investment

Scottish Power will spend up to £2 billion on clean energy in the UK over the course of 2019.

Community energy powering thousands of homes, report shows

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Community energy powering thousands of homes, report shows

Community energy is powering thousands of homes in the South East, East of England and London, according to a newly published report into local generation with Community Energy England and Community Energy South.

Future of Heat

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Future of Heat

The Future of Heat is a brand new event from the team who organise the annual Network Forum and Awards. The new conference will address the issues surrounding decarbonising heat across the UK, with a strong focus on learning from ongoing projects and developing both policy and technical solutions to current and future challenges.

CCC report outlines measures needed to achieve climate targets

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CCC report outlines measures needed to achieve climate targets

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has outlined five priorities which would help cut emissions from the UK's housing stock.

Network 2019: Speakers give their views on RIIO2

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Network 2019: Speakers give their views on RIIO2

With Network 2019 just over a month away, Network Magazine asked a selection of our speakers 'what is the biggest RIIO2 challenge?'.

Research highlights low carbon innovations

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Research highlights low carbon innovations

Vulnerable households could benefit or suffer further injustice from the switch to low carbon technology, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the Energy Systems Catapult.

Study outlines potential growth of low-carbon technologies

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Study outlines potential growth of low-carbon technologies

A "future energy scenario analysis" study undertaken by REGEN, has mapped out the potential growth of low-carbon technologies in Scottish Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) southern licence area.

Heat Trust extends protection to more households

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Heat Trust extends protection to more households

Thousands more people who receive heat through a heat network will now have access to free independent complaint resolution and minimum customer service standards after Heat Trust extended its eligibility requirements.

Wales & West Utilities receives asset management accreditation

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Wales & West Utilities receives asset management accreditation

Wales & West Utilities has been recognised for its pursuit of high-quality standards in the asset management field.

Gas grid decarbonisation needed, report argues

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Gas grid decarbonisation needed, report argues

A report issued by think tank Bright Blue argues that new government incentives and investment are needed to end the UK's dependency on natural gas.

Smart Energy Plan developed for council

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Smart Energy Plan developed for council

A Smart Energy Plan has been developed for Bridgend County Borough Council with support from the Energy Systems Catapult, Welsh Government, the Energy Technologies Institute and other stakeholders.

First trial selling ‘heat as a service’ instead of KWh

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First trial selling ‘heat as a service’ instead of KWh

Bristol Energy has become the first energy supplier in the UK to trial selling 'heat as a service', rather than kilowatt hours (kWh).

Applications for £320m HNIP funding invited

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Applications for £320m HNIP funding invited

The second stage of the £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) is now open for applications.

Networks move to speed up EV rollout

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Networks move to speed up EV rollout

Britain's local electricity networks have launched new reforms that will cut the paperwork required for connecting electric vehicles to the grid, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has announced.

Solving the whole-system challenge

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Solving the whole-system challenge

At a recent National Grid roundtable discussion held in association with Network entitled 'Solving future system challenges now' attendees examined how a whole-system approach could help solve the myriad of challenges faced by the industry. Tom Grimwood reports.

ADE report highlights customer confusion over energy policy

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ADE report highlights customer confusion over energy policy

Customers face a complex jigsaw puzzle when trying to navigate energy policy, says the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) in its report, 'Solving the energy policy puzzle for users'.

Hydrogen project could unlock £1bn investment for North West

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Hydrogen project could unlock £1bn investment for North West

The project manager behind a UK-first hydrogen energy project has told business leaders how 'HyNet' could open the door to £1 billion investment and 5,000 jobs for the North West.

Open Networks Project phase 3 consultation launched

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Open Networks Project phase 3 consultation launched

Phase 3 of the Energy Networks Association's Open Networks Project has gone out to public consultation.

Dedicated distributed energy desk setup by National Grid

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Dedicated distributed energy desk setup by National Grid

National Grid's electricity control room has introduced a new 'Distributed Resource' Desk that enables power system engineers to give instructions faster to smaller generators, battery storage operators, and demand side response providers.

Resilience Energy plans to become ‘Uber of electricity industry’

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Resilience Energy plans to become ‘Uber of electricity industry’

Resilience Energy is aiming to become the "Uber of the electricity industry" by giving customers the hardware, software and contracts they need to produce, store and sell renewable energy, and an app to monitor the system's performance.

The future of gas

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The future of gas

Tony Nixon, head of gas transmission, regulation, National Grid talks to Network editor Alec Peachey about a range of subjects including decarbonisation, taking a whole system approach and the future role of gas.

Network Awards shortlist revealed

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Network Awards shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2019 Network Awards has been announced.

Ground-breaking energy storage operational in Newcastle

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Ground-breaking energy storage operational in Newcastle

The world's first grid-scale pumped heat energy storage system is now up and running at Newcastle University, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has announced.