People & skills

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It's always satisfying to see energy network operators' innovation projects turn - eventually - into 'business as usual'(BAU) and embedded in the everyday operation of the business, says Kelvatek's Jonathan Rodgers.

Grenfell report praises Cadent operation to seal gas mains...

"Clarity of planning and careful execution" allowed Cadent gas engineers to cut off three gas mains near to Grenfell Tower at the height of the emergency, helping to bring the fire under control after gas sustained the fire in its later phases, the official inquiry has found.

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EIC and Cadent seek bright ideas for dementia sufferers...

The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is teaming up with gas network Cadent and the Alzheimer's Society to host a workshop around new innovations in the utilities sector to improve the quality of life and safety of people living with dementia in the UK.

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Safeguarding staff from mental health hazards at work

Promoting physical safety has become critically important across the sector, with many organisations priding themselves on a zero-tolerance approach to hazards in the workplace, writes Nadine Buddoo.

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UK needs 'Olympic' delivery body to drive shift to net zero heating,...

MPs and members of the public are equally in the dark over the urgency of decarbonising the heat network, raising the need to establish a powerful new body to coordinate the complex task, according to a report by cross-party think tank Policy Connect....

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"We need to retrain boiler engineers in low carbon heat skills"...

With heat decarbonisation rising up the agenda, the UK needs a new programme to re-skill gas boiler engineers and plumbers in decarbonised heat technology, says Network Awards 2020 judge Lily Frencham of the Association for Decentralised Energy.

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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.

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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.