Innovation, technology & operations

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Engineering firm Kelvatek has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise after working with Electricity North West to develop a 'smart fuse' that reduces the impact of power cuts.

New energy systems interest group launched

INCOSE UK has launched a new interest group which aims to share knowledge and promote whole systems thinking in the energy sector.

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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.

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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.

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SSEN and Open Utility partner to trial smart grid platform

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has entered into a partnership with software company, Open Utility, to learn from and participate in its revolutionary smart grid platform.

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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.

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The communications challenge

While it is claimed that the UK has one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in the world, it is in danger of lagging in the development of 5G and the smart networks that will rely on next generation communications. Will Stirling reports.

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Customers able to track power cuts

A power cut tracker that allows customers to follow engineers' progress when restoring electricity supplies has been launched by UK Power Networks.