UKPN announces flexibility tender results

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UKPN announces flexibility tender results

UK Power Networks has announced the results of a tender to procure flexible energy services.

ScottishPower pledges to make Glasgow UK’s first ‘net zero’ city

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ScottishPower pledges to make Glasgow UK’s first ‘net zero’ city

ScottishPower, along with Glasgow City Council, is aiming to transform Glasgow into the UK's first 'net zero' city.

An effective way to reduce cable failures

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An effective way to reduce cable failures

Tony Walker, applications engineer for HV cable diagnostics and fault location at Megger, discusses the benefits of partial discharge (PD) testing.

£3m investment to upgrade network in North Ayrshire

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£3m investment to upgrade network in North Ayrshire

SP Energy Networks is carrying out a £3 million upgrade to its electricity network in North Ayrshire.

Reclaiming and recognising asset management

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Reclaiming and recognising asset management

In an ever-changing energy system landscape, the ability to manage assets is often high up on the agenda for utility companies. During a roundtable event - organised by Network in association with Siemens - key figures from the industry met to discuss asset management. Adam John reports.

Considering the impacts of localised energy

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Considering the impacts of localised energy

At a roundtable event organised by Network in association with National Grid, delegates were invited to consider the beneficial impact of localised energy in supporting the whole energy system.

Total tapchanger solutions

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Total tapchanger solutions

Dr Jonathan Hiscock, managing director of Fundamentals Ltd, explains why tapchanger servicing is so important.

Short interruptions matter

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Short interruptions matter

With regulatory and technological changes afoot, the issue of reliability is never far from the top of the agenda for many in the regulatory sector. While much has been said about the need to avoid long power outages, has the issue of smaller interruptions been ignored? Network spoke to S&C Electric Company's director of regulatory affairs, Christopher Watts and its EMEA sales director, Jonathan Hopkins about why short interruptions matter, what can be done to avoid them, and what other solutions will improve grid reliability for the network of tomorrow.

Dealing with weather events

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Dealing with weather events

Alex Prentice, sector lead for utilities at Huntswood, examines how networks can prepare for a significant rise in customer complaints and queries around extreme weather events.

Decarbonisation driving change at ENW

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Decarbonisation driving change at ENW

Electricity North West is putting decarbonisation at the heart of its plans. Alec Peachey spoke to chief executive Peter Emery about a number of subjects including the company's drive to reduce carbon emissions, regulation, infrastructure - and how they're performing against the backdrop of a strategic review that could lead to a sale of the business.

New energy storage research network setup

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New energy storage research network setup

The Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES) will lead a new energy storage research network.

The benefits of flexibility

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The benefits of flexibility

Graham Ault, executive director at Smarter Grid Solutions, discusses the key values that flexibility can bring to an economically developed and operated grid.

£20m project to modernise electricity network in Fife

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£20m project to modernise electricity network in Fife

SP Energy Networks has started a major £20 million project to modernise a key part of the power network in Central and Southern Scotland.

ENW confirms customer engagement group appointments

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ENW confirms customer engagement group appointments

Eight industry experts have been appointed to Electricity North West's newly-formed customer engagement group.

SSEN provides £20m network boost

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SSEN provides £20m network boost

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has invested £20 million in the electricity infrastructure that serves the Ridgeway area of central southern England over the last two years.

Networks can help UK meet net zero emissions target

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Networks can help UK meet net zero emissions target

Energy networks will be at the heart of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) recommendations to move beyond an 80% target and deliver net zero emissions by 2050.

£30m funding for smart energy systems up for grabs

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£30m funding for smart energy systems up for grabs

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop designs for smart local energy systems that make the best use of innovative technologies including cheaper renewables, energy storage, low carbon heat and digital infrastructure.

Batteries installed in 100 homes as part of local energy trial

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Batteries installed in 100 homes as part of local energy trial

Centrica Business Solutions has completed the installation of batteries into 100 homes across Cornwall as part of a local energy market trial.

UK Power Networks lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City

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UK Power Networks lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City

UK Power Networks is installing new equipment that will deliver 77 megawatts of power to light up Ebbsfleet Garden City in north Kent.

SP Energy Networks starts £1.7m substation upgrade

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SP Energy Networks starts £1.7m substation upgrade

SP Energy Networks is due to start a £1.7 million upgrade to an electricity substation in Fife.

Nexans awarded €35 million underground cables contract

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Nexans awarded €35 million underground cables contract

Nexans has been awarded a €35 million contract to supply high voltage underground cables for the Dorset visual impact provision (VIP) project.

Digital map will show all of UK’s underground assets

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Digital map will show all of UK’s underground assets

A digital map of all UK underground pipes and cables is set to be created in an effort to end utility strikes and save lives.

SSEN and NEA to help communities benefit from flexible energy solutions

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SSEN and NEA to help communities benefit from flexible energy solutions

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is joining forces with National Energy Action (NEA) to work with and fund communities to build a smarter, more energy efficient electricity system.

SP Energy Networks starts £30m network upgrade in Scotland

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SP Energy Networks starts £30m network upgrade in Scotland

SP Energy Networks is carrying out a major £30 million project to modernise a key part of the power network in Southern Scotland.

ENA welcomes select committee’s CCUS report

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ENA welcomes select committee’s CCUS report

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has welcomed the findings of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee report on carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) - including plans to prioritise the production of low-carbon hydrogen.

SSEN announces Islay and Jura improvement plans

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SSEN announces Islay and Jura improvement plans

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is planning to upgrade the electricity network serving the islands of Islay and Jura.

Five remain in final bidding round for Electricity North West

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Five remain in final bidding round for Electricity North West

Five companies have made it through to the final bidding round for the sale of the distribution network operator (DNO) Electricity North West, the Telegraph has reported.

How E.ON. is helping the City of London become a zero emissions city

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How E.ON. is helping the City of London become a zero emissions city

Discover Citigen. Deep in the heart of our bustling capital, E.ON. has created a hidden power station that can heat, cool and power the businesses of the future.

Northern Powergrid to improve York City centre’s electricity network

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Northern Powergrid to improve York City centre’s electricity network

Northern Powergrid is embarking on a £300,000 investment to improve the reliability and resilience of the electricity network serving York city centre.

Virtual power plant plans unveiled by Moixa

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Virtual power plant plans unveiled by Moixa

Moixa will create a virtual power plant which could cut energy costs by 10% and save the UK £32 billion if rolled out nationally.

SSEN invests in Highland electricity network

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SSEN invests in Highland electricity network

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is investing £1.1 million to improve and strengthen the resilience of the Highland electricity network.