Innovation, technology & operations

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Customers in Great Britain could be saved up to £12 million annually following a year-long trial of voltage controllers in Electricity North West's substations.

Cornwall's largest energy storage system coming to solar-powered...

Cornwall's largest energy storage system to date is to be installed at a solar-powered farm in the county.

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Regulator warns of heat network pricing problems

Ofgem has warned the Scottish Government against the perils of pricing for heat networks, which could lead to "poor outcomes" for customers.

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National Grid signs pan-European balancing agreement

National Grid has signed an agreement with 18 other grid operators around Europe to develop a system to enable the sharing of balancing services across the continent.

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EVs: Can they help defer costly reinforcements?

Look ahead to 2050, and it is expected that every new car and van sold in the UK will be electric, with each petrol powered engine being retired bringing the country closer to a purely electric fleet of vehicles.

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Five ways LiDAR technology is mapping the future

LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology has hit the headlines recently, but for Distribution Network Operators, the technology is fast becoming business as usual.

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Anesco reveals plans for UK's largest battery portfolio

Anesco has revealed plans to build 185MW of battery storage by the end of 2018, creating the largest battery portfolio in the UK.

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New Thames Valley Vision proves success of smart technologies...

Low voltage substation monitors, street side battery storage units, and hot and cold thermal storage technology have been successfully trialled in the six year, £30m New Thames Valley Vision (NTVV) innovation project.