Research & Development

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Plans to create three new energy research hubs focused on bioenergy, networks and offshore renewables have moved a step closer to becoming a reality after bid leaders were chosen to draw up detailed proposals.

Mix it up

Cadent and Northern Gas Networks are pioneering the injection of hydrogen into the gas grid with the HyDeploy project. Here's the inside story.

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Hybrid liquid air energy storage project awarded £1.5m

Storage developer Highview Power has been awarded £1.5 million by Innovate UK to add supercapacitors and flywheels to an existing liquid air energy storage (LAES) project.

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Networks deny RIIO has failed on innovation

The Energy Networks Association has hit back at claims that the RIIO framework has failed to encourage electricity distribution networks to become truly innovative.

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UK Power Networks to help UPS electrify deliveries

UK Power Networks has teamed up with logistics firm UPS to boost the number of electric vehicles operating from its delivery depot in Central London.

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Keeping electricity engineers safe, and comfortable

Field working, including pole erecting, cable laying and overhead line projects, can be both dangerous and gruelling. Staying safe, and being able to work for long periods of time in comfort, are success critical

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Hydrogen gas grid for Leeds moves a step closer

Plans to convert the gas grid in Leeds to run entirely on hydrogen have moved a step closer to becoming reality after Northern Gas Networks opened an office in the city dedicated to the endeavor.

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BEIS pipes £25m into hydrogen demo for heating

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed plans to pipe £25 million into a new programme exploring the use of hydrogen for heating.