Technology & Operations

Biomethane pioneer recognised with Queen’s Award

Gas

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.

Power

Stacking storage value

Julian Jansen says the key to successful distributed storage businesses will be ‘value stacking’.

Energy Potential: emerging applications of energy storage

Power

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

Heat

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

Power

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

Heat

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

Gas

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

Power

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

Gas

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

Heat

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

Gas

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

Heat

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

Gas

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?

Gas

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.

Heat

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.

Power Networks Demonstration Centre: tried and tested technology

Power

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

Gas

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.

Electric vehicles: friend or foe?

Power

Electric vehicles: friend or foe?

Electric vehicle numbers are swelling and soon they’ll be mainstream. Is this a prospect DNOs should fear?