The energy revolution

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The energy revolution

The government recently announced an investment of over £100 million in a new programme called 'Prospering from the Energy Revolution' as part of its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered by UK Research & Innovation. This first article from Innovate UK aims to give an insight into this major new programme, with the intention to revisit progress over the coming months and years.

Ensuring resilience

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Ensuring resilience

Grid reliability and the control and protection of assets remain critical issues for networks. Ben Hargreaves reports.

It’s the wrong kind of disruption

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It’s the wrong kind of disruption

Editorial board member and independent consultant John Scott foresees self-inflicted problems for the energy sector.

Tidal forces of change

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Tidal forces of change

Jeffrey Casey, UK director of business development at Burns & McDonnell, examines the four D's that are creating utility disruption and offers some ideas to stop utilities from being left behind.

Reliability is key

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Reliability is key

Mark Dunk, the Energy Networks Association's head of engineering, discusses the importance of protection, monitoring and control systems when it comes to maintaining electricity networks.

UKPN investing £1.2m in Brighton power upgrade

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UKPN investing £1.2m in Brighton power upgrade

UK Power Networks has started work on a £1.2 million project to upgrade Brighton's electricity supplies.

GDNs support creation of Parliamentary group for hydrogen

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GDNs support creation of Parliamentary group for hydrogen

An All-Party Parliamentary Group on hydrogen has been setup.

Northern Powergrid supports new manufacturing technique for electricity poles

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Northern Powergrid supports new manufacturing technique for electricity poles

Northern Powergrid is championing a new sustainable ultra-strong wood pole manufacturing technique that reduces material use by up to 85% and could be used for electricity poles.

Synaptec launches distributed sensor technology

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Synaptec launches distributed sensor technology

Synaptec has developed a new distributed sensor technology which offers new levels of protection, monitoring and control for electrical network operators.

Osborne joins Burns & McDonnell

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Osborne joins Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell has appointed Polly Osborne to join its growing UK team.

WPD completes Nottinghamshire network improvements

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WPD completes Nottinghamshire network improvements

Western Power Distribution has completed a four-year scheme to reinforce the electricity network in East Leake and Stanford on Soar in Nottinghamshire.

SSEN submits application to replace Shetland power cables

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SSEN submits application to replace Shetland power cables

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted marine licence applications to Marine Scotland to replace three subsea power cables connecting mainland Shetland to the islands of Yell and Unst.

Statera Energy completes debt refinancing deal

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Statera Energy completes debt refinancing deal

Statera Energy, a developer of electricity generation and storage capacity, has completed a debt facility re-financing with NatWest.

Plans unveiled for London’s first ‘virtual power station’

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Plans unveiled for London’s first ‘virtual power station’

The capital's first ever 'virtual power station' which is made up of solar panels and batteries will relieve pressure on London's electricity network, under plans unveiled by UK Power Networks.

Providing a platform

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Providing a platform

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has entered into a partnership with leading software company, Open Utility, to learn from and participate in its revolutionary smart grid platform. Alec Peachey speaks to Steve Atkins (DSO transition Manager for SSEN) and James Johnston (CEO and cofounder of Open Utility) to find out more.

Diamond Transmission Partners wins Ofgem’s wind farm link tender

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Diamond Transmission Partners wins Ofgem’s wind farm link tender

Ofgem has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the high voltage transmission link to the Race Bank offshore wind farm for the next 20 years.

Consumers want a role in Britain’s energy infrastructure, ENW research shows

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Consumers want a role in Britain’s energy infrastructure, ENW research shows

Research from Electricity North West reveals 70% of British consumers believe they have a role to play in the UK's energy infrastructure, but 55% stated they did not know how to get involved.

EI survey results highlight industry’s verdict on UK energy

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EI survey results highlight industry’s verdict on UK energy

Six clear messages for UK ministers and industry leaders dominate the findings of the 2018 Energy Barometer published by the Energy Institute.

Use of ammonia for green energy storage to be trialled

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Use of ammonia for green energy storage to be trialled

"Green ammonia" will be trialled as a form of energy storage at a demonstrator site in Oxfordshire next week.

Off Grid Energy CEO highlights importance of battery storage

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Off Grid Energy CEO highlights importance of battery storage

The founder and CEO of Off Grid Energy has stressed the importance of battery storage and smart charging systems as the take up of electric vehicles (EVs) increases.

Real time data to incentivise behaviour

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Real time data to incentivise behaviour

Damien Canning, head of technical sustainability at Costain, talks about the advantages that distributed ledger technology can bring to the energy sector.

Network operators respond to Storm Hector

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Network operators respond to Storm Hector

Network operators have restored power to thousands of homes and businesses after Storm Hector hit the country.

UKPN completes Stowmarket upgrade

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UKPN completes Stowmarket upgrade

UK Power Networks has completed a £7.2 million project to boost electricity supplies for homes and businesses across Stowmarket in Suffolk.

JV offering businesses battery storage deal

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JV offering businesses battery storage deal

A joint venture between Thrive Renewables and Aura Power will see UK businesses offered the chance to use battery energy storage systems to cut electricity bills at no cost to themselves.

Natural gas now powering Kerry Ingredients plant in Listowel

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Natural gas now powering Kerry Ingredients plant in Listowel

Gas Networks Ireland has connected the Kerry Ingredients plant at Listowel to its natural gas network.

REA guide calls for local authority action on EVs

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REA guide calls for local authority action on EVs

The Renewable Energy Association has launched a new report which is designed to help local authorities push forward the roll out of electric vehicles.

Time to change or fail

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Time to change or fail

Matt Hastings, programme director at Centrica's Cornwall Local Energy Market, explains the importance of disrupting your own business model.

The emergence of EVs

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The emergence of EVs

A roundtable discussion hosted by Network, in conjunction with the Energy Systems Catapult, centred around why a whole systems perspective is required if stakeholders are to respond most effectively to the challenges and opportunities that arise in the take-up of electric vehicles. Alec Peachey reports.

How will energy look in 2035?

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How will energy look in 2035?

Arup recently unveiled a study that details what the landscape of the UK's energy systems will look like in 2035. In this article, Filippo Gaddo - head of energy economics - makes some predictions for the future.

Preparing for a smart future

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Preparing for a smart future

Greg Pitcher speaks to UK Power Networks smart grid development team to find out more about the company's transition to a smart grid.

Analytics a key building block for utility IoT solution

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Analytics a key building block for utility IoT solution

Nokia discuss the Internet of Things (IoT).