Innovation

Keele University: paving the way for intelligent energy grid research

Gas

Keele University: paving the way for intelligent energy grid research

Keele University is Europe’s model for intelligent energy grid research, developing new models for localised sustainable energy

Utility Week Live 2020

Gas

Utility Week Live 2020

SP Energy Networks creates real-time digital network model

Power

SP Energy Networks creates real-time digital network model

Accelerate IoT opportunities

Innovation

Accelerate IoT opportunities

Joseph Melone, knowledge exchange associate at the University of Strathclyde’s Power Network Demonstration Centre (PNDC), discusses their readiness to support the exploration of the Internet-of-Things.

SSEN awarded £343k to model networks’ social impact

Innovation

SSEN awarded £343k to model networks’ social impact

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has secured £340,000 in funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) for a project to support knowledge sharing between network operators and stakeholders in the energy system.

Calculating storage and flexibility in a net-zero world

Gas

Calculating storage and flexibility in a net-zero world

Alex Buckman, networks and energy storage practice manager at the Energy Systems Catapult, describes its new Storage and Flexibility Model, a number-crunching tool that can calculate the future storage and renewable generation capacity needed to meet variable demand in a net-zero world.

Take in a lodger to save the planet, research says

Heat

Take in a lodger to save the planet, research says

New research by a team from the University of St Andrews argues that energy policy must factor in increases in domestic square meterage per person in order to achieve climate change targets.

Hydrogen boilers: here today, in your home tomorrow

Gas

Hydrogen boilers: here today, in your home tomorrow

Martyn Bridges, director of technical communication and product management at boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch, says that he doesn't need a crystal ball to discern the future of domestic heat - in the company's labs, prototype hydrogen boilers are up and running.

Consumers warm to ‘smart’ energy but fear complexity

Heat

Consumers warm to ‘smart’ energy but fear complexity

The majority of energy consumers like the idea of being part of a "smart local energy system" where homes and businesses generate and sell their own clean power as well as being consumers, according to a new survey.

5 ways to crack innovation Optimising assets, reducing risk and maximising return on investment

Innovation

5 ways to crack innovation Optimising assets, reducing risk and maximising return on investment

It is clear that Utility companies are facing unprecedented and some believe unassailable challenges. This webinar will identify ways in which step changes in performance can be achieved when budgets are over extended.

Getting the power back on

Gas

Getting the power back on

National Grid ESO is aiming for a world first - coordinating multipe distributed energy resources (DERs) to provide a safe Black Start service in its Distributed ReStart project. Alec Peachey spoke to project lead Peter Chandler.

Utility Week Cyber Security & Resilience Conference

Power

Utility Week Cyber Security & Resilience Conference

Building on its successful launch in 2019, the 2020 Utility Week Cyber Security and Resilience Conference equips IS, risk, resilience, security and OT leaders with the insight to prepare and protect infrastructure, services and customers from growing cyber threats.

Hydrogen to fuel north west homes and businesses by 2024

Gas

Hydrogen to fuel north west homes and businesses by 2024

The north west is ready to blend hydrogen into the gas grid and pipe it into homes and businesses as early as 2024, according to a 17 October briefing by HyNet, a consortium geared to delivering hydrogen from natural gas.

Eden Project wins £16.8m to drill for geothermal heat

Heat

Eden Project wins £16.8m to drill for geothermal heat

Cornwall Council has committed nearly £10m of its remaining EU grant funding to coax a project to supply deep geothermal heat and power to the Eden Project visitor attraction and education centre over the starting line.

H21 project highlights potential of hydrogen

Gas

H21 project highlights potential of hydrogen

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said that hydrogen is a credible option to help decarbonise the UK energy system. Network editor Alec Peachey examines the progress being made and some of the challenges that remain.

How materials science will underpin the future energy network

Gas

How materials science will underpin the future energy network

What are the materials that will serve as the backbone for electrical energy storage, renewable energy generation, gas and the grid itself in the future, and how might they underpin the future of the energy network? Four academics from Newcastle University and Durham University discuss the role of materials science in developing new network capacity.

Network Awards 2020: Q&A with judge John Scott

Power

Network Awards 2020: Q&A with judge John Scott

The entry window is now open for this year's Network Awards. But just what are the judges looking for? Network speaks to Chiltern Power's John Scott, a member of our 10-strong panel.

Network Awards 2020: setting the standard

Gas

Network Awards 2020: setting the standard

Following a successful inaugural year in 2019, the Network Awards will return on 17th March 2020, shining a light on the good work taking place across the UK's energy networks, their supply chains and stakeholders.

Utility Week Health, Safety & Wellbeing Conference

Gas

Utility Week Health, Safety & Wellbeing Conference

The 2019 Utility Week Health, Safety and Wellbeing Conference is the only event dedicated to the whole utility sector. It brings together leading health, safety and wellbeing experts and professionals to share their latest thoughts, learnings and examples of best practice from within the industry.

Network Asset Performance Conference 2019

Gas

Network Asset Performance Conference 2019

The 2019 Network Asset Performance Conference will bring together leaders from gas & power to help tackle network asset challenges head on. The conference will consist of a range of presentations, case studies and interactive panel sessions and will address how networks can continue to improve asset resilience, the impact RIIO-2 will have on asset management, the importance of data optimisation and how performance can be maintained through the increased introduction of electric vehicles.

Leveraging linepack

Gas

Leveraging linepack

Keith MacLean outlines the findings of a new UKERC report on the undersold decarbonisation potential of the gas network.

Utility Week Consumer Vulnerability Conference

Power

Utility Week Consumer Vulnerability Conference

In the UK the number of aging and vulnerable customers is continuing to grow and therefore so is the importance for utility companies to provide better protection for their customers, the 2019 Utility Week Consumer Vulnerability Conference provides the only dedicated meeting place for forward-thinking vulnerability professionals across utilities and regulated industries.

Future of Heat

Gas

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.

Utility Week Energy Customer Conference

Customers

Utility Week Energy Customer Conference

Utility Week's Energy Customer Conference is the only dedicated event for B2C and B2B customer professionals within energy retailers and networks. Join us to explore the implications of the latest energy price regulations and licence review with Ofgem, gain practical insights from Scottish Power on digital transformation to enhance customer experience and network and collaborate with 150+ industry leaders to share knowledge on developing successful partnerships.

Network Asset Performance conference

Gas

Network Asset Performance conference

The 2018 Network Asset Performance Conference well help set out the path for asset management strategy and enhancing operational performance as we move towards the business end of planning for RIIO-2.

Utility Week Wales Energy conference

Power

Utility Week Wales Energy conference

Join major stakeholders and policy developers in the Welsh energy sector pave the way towards a sustainable low-carbon transition for Wales.

Shaping the FLEXIS vision

Gas

Shaping the FLEXIS vision

FLEXIS (Flexible Integrated Energy Systems) is a £24.5 million research operation designed to develop an energy systems research capability in Wales which will build on the world class capability that already exists in Welsh universities. FLEXIS principal investigator Phil Bowen looks at who is involved and what progress is being made.

Future Networks Conference

Gas

Future Networks Conference

The pace of change in the energy sector is accelerating and energy networks are charged with ensuring the systems used to power and heat the UK's homes keep pace.

Landmark energy partnership for Siemens and Keele University

Innovation

Landmark energy partnership for Siemens and Keele University

Siemens has been appointed by Keele University to turn the West Midlands-based University campus into Europe's biggest smart energy network demonstrator.

ADE welcomes CMA study into heat networks

Gas

ADE welcomes CMA study into heat networks

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) study into domestic heat networks.

UK Power Networks gets green light for trial to connect more EVs

Power

UK Power Networks gets green light for trial to connect more EVs

UK Power Networks is to trial a revolutionary way of managing spare electricity network capacity that could save customers £271 million by 2030 and cut more than 448,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by the same year.