Innovation, technology & operations

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Networks must do more to unleash the potential of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a new study launched at Utility Week Live.

Transmission chief 'sure' that Moorside will go ahead

The director of the electricity transmission owner at National Grid has said he is "sure" that the Moorside new nuclear plant in Cumbria will go ahead, despite big question marks over financial backing for its construction.

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Next RIIO cycle will be shorter, predicts UKPN boss

"On balance, I would predict that ED2 will be somewhat shorter than ED1," the chief executive of UK Power Networks (UKPN) has said.

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Flexible price controls needed for uncertain future

The RIIO2 price controls must be flexible enough to allow networks to adapt to an uncertain future, speakers at Utility Week Live have argued.

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Limejump wins contract to manage Britain's biggest battery

Smart energy firm Limejump has won a contract to manage UK Power Networks' pioneering Leighton Buzzard battery storage facility - the biggest anywhere in Britain.

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Italian firm plugs €20m into Tynemouth storage project

Italian energy firm Enel is to invest €20 million in an energy storage facility in Tynemouth after purchasing the "construction-ready" project from the developer, Element Power.

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Western Power Distribution scopes out trajectory for storage...

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has launched a consultation to establish the potential level of growth of energy storage within its networks.

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Blue: when green just isn't enough

Customers' views on performance, safety, total cost of ownership and the environment led Siemens to develop its Blue clean air switchgear technology, as Abhishek Sarkar, project manager for gas-insulated switchgear at Siemens, explains.