Technology & Operations
EV cross-sector group to take step forward
The cross-sector partnership between the automotive and electricity industries set up to support the development of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK is to take a step forward with its first group meeting next month.
Innovation investments top £15.7 million for EIC
The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) has facilitated £3.2 million of investment in innovation projects in the last 12 months while growing its innovator community to over 1600 companies, the EIC has revealed.
RedT accelerates towards energy storage deployment
Energy storage technology company RedT Energy has successfully transitioned to become a pure energy storage business ready to accelerate the deployment of its flow battery technology in the coming year.
Storage will deliver sub-second flexibility
ABB's Colin green extols the virtues of battery energy storage systems for maintaining grid stability.
EVs – no longer the butt of petrol-head jokes
Stewart Reid says we've passed a tipping point for uptake of electric vehicles.
Powervault gears up for smart meter rollout with new storage system
Domestic energy storage company Powervault has launched the second generation of its energy storage system, to prepare for the introduction of smart tariffs.
Biomethane pioneer recognised with Queen’s Award
CNG Services has been given a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its work in establishing the UK’s biomethane-to-grid market.
Stacking storage value
Julian Jansen says the key to successful distributed storage businesses will be ‘value stacking’.
Energy Potential: emerging applications of energy storage
The energy storage market is at a tipping point with technologies rapidly proving their worth and business models for deployment taking shape.
Energy Systems Catapult to outline five-year plan
The Energy Systems Catapult is to outline its proposed five-year plan of work at an official launch event in May.
Integration imperative: Q&A with Philip New
Cross-vector solutions are not an energy system nice to have says Catapult chief executive.
The DSO transition: an urgent matter
The need for distribution network operators to evolve is a present and urgent matter says ENA’s David Smith – not a problem to be shelved for the future.
Green gasses will help solve the energy trilemma
There's no silver bullet for the transition to a low carbon economy but the UK's gas grid should be part of an arsenal of solutions, says Mike Foster
SHET secures £500 million for major transmission link
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission has secured a £500 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support the reinforcement of the transmission network in the north of Scotland.
The revolution has started
Network innovation scheme are starting to give a tangible feeling of what smart grid operation will be like, says Siemens' Colin Henry
Utility Week Energy Summit 2016
The annual Utility Week Energy Summit is the meeting place for policymakers, investors, energy producers, distributors, retailers and wider stakeholders shaping the UK energy landscape.
Integration of OT and IT key for asset management gains, say industry executives
New research has highlighted the importance with which utility industry executives view the integration of operational and information technology.
Grasp the UK microgrid opportunity
Microgrid's could and should play a critical role in the UK's future energy system, providing flexibility and resilience argues ABB's David Hughes.
Utility Week Live 2016
Explore the innovations that are transforming your industry, share knowledge with your peers, and discover what’s driving change in 2016.
Could hydrogen piggyback on natural gas infrastructure?
The natural gas grid could provide the key to unlock the long talked-about potential of the hydrogen economy says Henri Winand.
Energy storage could cut bills by £50 by 2030, says Carbon Trust
Full utilisation of energy storage has the potential to cut household electricity bills by £50 a year through a system-wide saving of £2.4 billion, a new report by the Carbon Trust has claimed.
Electric vehicles: friend or foe?
Electric vehicle numbers are swelling and soon they’ll be mainstream. Is this a prospect DNOs should fear?
Power Networks Demonstration Centre: tried and tested technology
Network visited the Power Networks Demonstration Centre to find out about recent technologies to pass through its accelerated testing regimes.
David Rutherford, chief executive, Power Networks Demonstration Centre
Network leaders need to make some tough decisions about how bold they are going to be about embracing the opportunities of the future.
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