Technology & Operations
Collaboration in action
Cadent chief executive Chris Train talks about the importance of gas and electricity network operators working together. There's also a look at the Priority Services Register - a cross-industry initiative designed to help vulnerable customers.
The future role of gas
The future role of Cadent's gas network, the innovations they are using now and what their plans for the future are.
UKPN reveals next steps toward a smart future
UK Power Networks', the UK's largest electricity distribution network, has revealed the next steps in its plans to transform its network into a smart, flexible grid.
Cyber threat to energy infrastructure, Kapersky Lab research finds
Research carried out by Kapersky Lab has found that the number of attacks on energy organisations noticeably exceeded those faced by other industries in the second half of 2017.
IGEM launches new programme of scholarships
The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), the professional engineering institution for the gas industry, has launched a new programme of scholarships, grants and awards to support young engineers in their pursuit of gas careers.
New meter can measure performance of heat networks
A new smart meter that has been designed to improve residents' experience of living on heat networks has been launched by Guru Systems.
NGN to upgrade gas distribution network in Harrogate
Northern Gas Networks (NGN) will carry out a £500,000 upgrade to its gas distribution network in Harrogate.
Final chance to enter Utility Week Stars Awards
The deadline for entries to the 2018 Utility Week Stars Awards is fast approaching.
Robotics in action
SGN is the company behind a Robotic Roadwork and Excavation System (RRES) which was awarded £6.3 million of funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC) in November last year. Alec Peachey caught up with Ollie Machan, innovation and new technology project manager, to find out more.
Power Potential: unlocking hidden potential
Dr Biljana Stojkovska, National Grid Power Potential Project Lead, discusses the work the electricity system operator is doing in partnership with UK Power Networks.
SSEN seeks views on EV transition
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) wants to avoid potential overloads on local electricity networks caused by sharp increases in the use of electric vehicles.
£3.5m investment in Salford power lines
Electricity North West is investing more than £3.5m to replace pylons and overhead power lines which have been keeping the electricity flowing in Salford for 85 years.
Get ahead of the IoT device management challenge
Nokia discuss the subject of smart infrastructure and connected assets.
NPG calls for collaboration on energy storage
Northern Powergrid has called on electricity distribution network operators (DNOs), regulators and industry partners to work together to define the future of network-scale energy storage.
EIC appoints new chairman
Tony Cocker has been appointed as chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).
SP investing £5m to keep South Lanarkshire connected
SP Energy Networks is set to invest £5 million to improve electricity connectivity in South Lanarkshire.
Technology & Operations
UWL report finds utilities have little faith in current regulation
Confidence in Ofgem's RIIO framework is rated at just 5.2 out of 10, according to the Disruption and Regulation Report released in conjunction with Utility Week Live.
Investment in V2G
The government is investing £30 million in vehicle-to-grid technology with 21 projects chosen to receive funding. Here, Mark Thompson, senior innovation lead - energy systems at Innovate UK and a Network editorial board member, provides an overview.
How harnessing data can make your connected assets work for you
Frazer-Nash Consultancy discuss the importance of data.
Urban energy rhythms
Data allows us to understand depreciation, asset health, how the asset is used, how frequently the asset is used and how and when it should be maintained writes Kim Faithful-Wright, a technology BDM at Costain and Phil Proctor, an operations manager at Costain in the power sector.
The smart infrastructure picture
Duncan Botting, managing director of Global Smart Transformation, discusses smart infrastructure and connected assets.
Short-interruption incentives aid renewable generation
Christopher McCarthy (managing director-EMEA) and Christopher Watts (regulatory affairs director), at S&C Electric Company, discuss the reasons why short-interruption incentives would aid renewable generation.
Technology & Operations
Burns & McDonnell partners with students to deliver EV research
Infrastructure company Burns & McDonnell has selected a group of international MBA students to undertake a research project on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.
UPS’s electric vehicles powered by smart charging system
UPS's London delivery fleet will be powered by a new electric vehicle smart charging system from UK Power Networks Services.
Cyber safety warning over UK’s energy infrastructure
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned that the UK must make sure it's adequately and properly defended against cyber-attacks amidst warnings about the safety of the country's key energy infrastructure and supply.
New record for wind generation
Energy analysts at National Grid have confirmed a new record for wind generation in Great Britain.
WPD carrying out substation improvements
A £6 million investment project which will see equipment upgraded at a primary substation site that supplies much of the electricity powering Birmingham city centre is being carried out by Western Power Distribution.
Energy UK drives smart charging standards for EVs
Energy UK has launched a consultation aimed at developing smart charging standards for electric vehicles (EVs).
160-year-old gas pipe ‘retired’
A section of gas pipe that has been instrumental in powering Liverpool has been 'retired' after being in place for 160 years.
UK missing opportunity to decarbonise energy sector
The UK will not achieve its aim of decarbonising the energy sector unless it acts now to adopt a whole system approach, according to Jonathan Chapman - UK managing director of Burns & McDonnell.
Work on SSEN’s £7.3m network upgrade gets underway
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has started work on its £7.3m project to install over 20km of new underground electricity cables between Fernhurst and Plaistow.
Protect electrical equipment from insulation failure
Insulation faults are a major cause leading to the eventual failure of electrical equipment. Partial discharge (PD) is a very reliable indicator of developing insulation faults. Regular PD testing allows users to detect and analyze PD activity
How E.ON. is helping the City of London become a zero emissions city
Discover Citigen. Deep in the heart of our bustling capital
The Innovation Factor: Managing the transition to smart communication technologies in the electricity distribution sector white paper
The transition from legacy communications systems to new technologies can seem daunting for organisations in the electricity sector. But with market dynamics changing rapidly