People & skills

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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.

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

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.

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Improving customer contact in the WhatsApp era

As National Customer Service Week draws to a close, Lisa Doogan, head of customer service and stakeholder strategy at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, describes how it is improving communications with its 3.8 million customers in the north...

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Ofgem appoints Brearley as new chief executive

Jonathan Brearley has been appointed as the new chief executive of Ofgem.

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ADE director stands down

Dr Tim Rotheray has stepped down from his role as director of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE).

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Six new faces join Smith Brothers

High-voltage power contractors Smith Brothers has added six new faces to its team - alongside a newly promoted managing director.