Technology & Operations

UK Power Networks announces 25 ‘flexibility first’ zones

Power

UK Power Networks announces 25 ‘flexibility first’ zones

UK Power Networks has announced ambitious plans to procure more than 100MW of flexibility services from distributed energy resources (DER).

£3.4m EV infrastructure plan being considered in Edinburgh

Technology & Operations

£3.4m EV infrastructure plan being considered in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Council will consider a £3.4 million plan to introduce a 'strategic, citywide network of electric vehicle charging points.'

EV project recognised by Ofgem

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EV project recognised by Ofgem

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been awarded a discretionary reward of £300,000 from Ofgem's Low Carbon Networks Fund for its My Electric Avenue project.

ENW to deliver upgrade in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Power

ENW to deliver upgrade in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Engineers from Electricity North West have started an essential £15,000 power upgrade project in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Network Asset Performance Conference 2018

Technology & Operations

Network Asset Performance Conference 2018

The 2018 Network Asset Performance Conference addressed how networks can mitigate risk and better monitor assets; adopt innovative strategies in the supply chain; prepare for transport decarbonisation; and optimise data to transform asset management. Find out what this year's sponsors had to say about the event.

Green fuel for HGVs

Technology & Operations

Green fuel for HGVs

The people behind the first commercial high-pressure compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling station tell their story.

Networks funding adjustment requests given green light

Gas

Networks funding adjustment requests given green light

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed that network companies can apply for additional allowances to cover extra costs in their price controls, which had not been forecast when they were agreed.

£350m financing will support network investment in NI

Technology & Operations

£350m financing will support network investment in NI

NIE Networks has secured £350 million of financing to support electricity network investment in Northern Ireland.

AI could halve the number of power cuts

Power

AI could halve the number of power cuts

Artificial intelligence (AI) could help predict and prevent power cuts before they happen, potentially helping to halve the number of outages.

Research shows EV take up remains low

Power

Research shows EV take up remains low

New research carried out by Electricty North West shows that just two per cent of British drivers currently own an electric car.

Marine survey work starts for Greenlink interconnector

Power

Marine survey work starts for Greenlink interconnector

Offshore and nearshore surveying along the proposed route for an undersea electricity interconnector between the UK and Ireland is underway.

Fulcrum achieves £2m order book growth

Gas

Fulcrum achieves £2m order book growth

Fulcrum, the UK's leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has reported a £2 million growth in its order book.

Asset management strategies are changing

Technology & Operations

Asset management strategies are changing

Utilities have long used a cycle-based maintenance approach to asset management, including activities such as inspections, refurbishments and replacements. This industry insight from Nokia looks at how their approach is changing.

Network 2019

Technology & Operations

Network 2019

Helping energy networks demonstrate and deliver exceptional service and innovation today and tomorrow.

Enabling the smart energy networks of the future

Gas

Enabling the smart energy networks of the future

Dr Peter Couch, chief executive officer of the Joint Radio Company (JRC), highlights the importance of smart telecommunication technologies.

Understanding assets

Gas

Understanding assets

Energy systems are changing and balancing the need to upgrade the networks for the future customer while maintaining the operational performance and affordability needed today is key. Ben Hargreaves reports.

Judges confirmed for Network Awards

Gas

Judges confirmed for Network Awards

The judges have been announced for the 2019 Network Awards.

Report highlights hydrogen opportunities

Gas

Report highlights hydrogen opportunities

Scotland and North East England offer the best opportunities for successful hydrogen production hubs, according to a report from the Policy Exchange's energy team.

Online portal could boost renewable generation

Power

Online portal could boost renewable generation

UK Power Networks is testing a new online portal that could save as much in carbon emissions as planting a forest 2.5 times the size of the city of London every year and reduce costs by at least £1 million a year.

Composite poles used to power up Scotland

Power

Composite poles used to power up Scotland

Composite poles have been deployed for the first time on Great Britain's transmission system and are being used to carry power lines from the Dorenell wind farm in Scotland.

Storm causes damage to electricity network in NI

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Storm causes damage to electricity network in NI

Storm Ali has caused significant damage to the electricity network in Northern Ireland.

Lake District scenery enhanced as power lines removed

Power

Lake District scenery enhanced as power lines removed

Electricity North West is working to remove decades-old overhead power lines and electricity poles in the Lake District.

Creating certainty

Heat

Creating certainty

Following the CMA's recent announcement recommending regulation of the heat network market, Jody Pittaway from SSE Enterprise Heat looks at why this is a welcome development for the industry.

Pod Point secures EV charging supply agreement with Kier

Technology & Operations

Pod Point secures EV charging supply agreement with Kier

Electric vehicle charging provider Pod Point has won a three-year supplier agreement with Kier.

New gas connection scheme launched in Bracknell

Gas

New gas connection scheme launched in Bracknell

Network operator Cadent and Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) have launched a new gas connection scheme in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Active network management from LV to HV

Power

Active network management from LV to HV

ZIV Automation continues to push the boundaries of network management solutions.

Embracing change

Gas

Embracing change

Akshay Kaul, director of network price controls at Ofgem, speaks exclusively to Network editor Alec Peachey about the regulator's stakeholder engagement incentive and a range of other subjects including RIIO2, innovation and the future energy system.

Making networks tick

Customers

Making networks tick

Maxine Frerk, director at Grid Edge Policy and former senior partner networks at Ofgem, looks at the subject of network charging.

Network Awards launched

Gas

Network Awards launched

A new awards programme has been launched to recognise the good work taking place across the UK's energy networks, their supply chains and stakeholders.

WPD to deploy new software from Smarter Grid Solutions

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WPD to deploy new software from Smarter Grid Solutions

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has agreed a new enterprise licence deal with Western Power Distribution (WPD), which will see the network operator deploy ANM Strata software across its entire network area.

Taskforce set up to accelerate adoption of EVs

Technology & Operations

Taskforce set up to accelerate adoption of EVs

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has set up an Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce to tackle energy sector opportunities and impacts associated with the rise of EVs.