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).

Highview Power launches first grid-scale liquid air energy storage plant

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Highview Power launches first grid-scale liquid air energy storage plant

Highview Power has successfully designed and built the world's first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant in the UK.

Final stage of Lewes power upgrade starts

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Final stage of Lewes power upgrade starts

UK Power Networks has started work on the final stage of a £2 million project to upgrade electricity supplies in Lewes, Sussex.

New taskforce setup to expand London’s EV infrastructure

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New taskforce setup to expand London’s EV infrastructure

A new taskforce dedicated to boosting the infrastructure needed to increase the take-up of electric vehicles across the capital has been set up by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Veolia using advanced battery technology for grid balancing

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Veolia using advanced battery technology for grid balancing

Veolia is using advanced energy storage to improve the energy and environmental performance of its dedicated High Temperature Incinerator (HTI).

ENA announces second Electricity Innovation Forum event

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ENA announces second Electricity Innovation Forum event

The Energy Networks Association will host its second Electricity Innovation Forum, a joint event between Great Britain's electricity networks.

Understanding costs

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Understanding costs

John Parsons, networks portfolio manager at BEAMA and a Network editorial board member, looks at the subject of network charging.

Dealing with data

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Dealing with data

Network Magazine and Cyient recently hosted a roundtable discussion where the subject of proactive data management being the key to the future energy system was discussed. Tom Grimwood reports.

Self-healing cables could drive £20m of network savings

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Self-healing cables could drive £20m of network savings

Self-healing fluid-filled power cables that can minimise environmental impact and increase efficiencies could lead to £20 million of network savings over five years, according to Northern Powergrid.

42 Technology launches new substation monitoring system

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42 Technology launches new substation monitoring system

42 Technology has developed a monitoring system for secondary electrical distribution substations.

NGN welcomes NIC decarbonisation study findings

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NGN welcomes NIC decarbonisation study findings

Northern Gas Networks has welcomed the findings of a decarbonisation study published by the National Infrastructure Commission.

Compressed natural gas station opened in Ireland

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Compressed natural gas station opened in Ireland

Gas Networks Ireland and Clean Ireland Recycling have opened the nation's first compressed natural gas (CNG) re-fuelling station.

Over-reliance on interconnectors could risk security of supply

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Over-reliance on interconnectors could risk security of supply

An over-reliance on interconnectors to provide backup power for intermittent renewables could put the security of power supplies at risk, a new report from Aurora Energy Research has cautioned.

Modelling the grid for decentralised energy

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Modelling the grid for decentralised energy

Vonnie Smith, vice president of utilities asset performance at Bentley Systems, examines the trends that have driven the acceleration of grid decentralisation and what technologies - such as Internet of Things (IoT) and digital twins - still need to be applied for smooth integration.

Delivering electricity to the grid

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Delivering electricity to the grid

Ørsted's Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off England's north west coastline, will become the world's largest wind farm when it is completed later this year. A high-performance heat-conducting concrete is being used to maximise the transmission of wind turbine generated electricity via the onshore substation at Heysham, Lancashire. Terry Balmer, technical services manager at Hanson Concrete, explains.

Keeping regulatory certainty

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Keeping regulatory certainty

David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA), looks at how the cancellation of Ofgem's mid-period review could impact the energy networks.