Innovation, technology & operations

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UK Power Networks (UKPN) has published its vision for transitioning to a distribution system operator (DSO) in a future energy system characterised by distributed energy resources and low carbon technologies.

National Grid scales back forecasts for storage

National Grid has significantly scaled back its forecasts for the build-up of storage capacity in its latest annual Future Energy Scenarios report.

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Gas has 'important role' in all foreseeable futures

Gas will continue to play an "important role" in all foreseeable futures for the energy system, according to system operator National Grid.

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BEIS plugs £20m into EV smart charging

The government has announced £20 million of funding to support the development of smart charging technologies, which will enable electric vehicles to help balance the power grid.

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Rise of EVs could add 18GW to peak demand by 2050

The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) could add up to 18GW - or 30 per cent - to peak power demand by 2050, National Grid has predicted in its latest Future Energy Scenarios report.

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IEC 61850 and the revolution in substation communications

In this CPD-accredited article, produced in association with Schneider Electric, Network looks at the latest developments in peer-to-peer communications for power networks.

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Networks deny RIIO has failed on innovation

The Energy Networks Association has hit back at claims that the RIIO framework has failed to encourage electricity distribution networks to become truly innovative.

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UK Power Networks to help UPS electrify deliveries

UK Power Networks has teamed up with logistics firm UPS to boost the number of electric vehicles operating from its delivery depot in Central London.