Technology & Operations
Catapult chooses five SMEs for Innovator Support Platform
Five SMEs working on innovative heating and cooling solutions have been selected by Energy Systems Catapult to receive tailored business incubation and acceleration support.
Call for more local energy trials at universities
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has called on the government to support more local energy trials on UK university campuses.
Hydrogen project wins government funding
SGN will be able to progress a study into the supply of green hydrogen after being awarded £500,000 of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
NPG appoints McCracken as chair of CEG
Northern Powergrid has appointed Justin McCracken as the chair of its new customer engagement group (CEG).
UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant developed
Aldridge-based Kew Technology, in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has developed the UK's first municipal waste gasification plant which can be used to produce clean electricity, heat, hydrogen and liquid fuels from waste.
£2.8m substation boosts Perth’s electricity network
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has completed a £2.8 million substation upgrade in Perth.
EV battery emissions offset by lower carbon electricity system
Britain's EVs emit on average just one quarter of the CO2 of conventional petrol and diesel cars, according to research carried out by Imperial College London on behalf of Drax Electric Insights.
£7.5m strategic EV partnership launched
Two network operators have joined forces with the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland on a £7.5 million project which will see more electric vehicle charging points installed in the country.
Former Ofgem director appointed as chair of CEG at SPEN
John Howard has been appointed as the chair of SP Energy Networks new RIIO-ED2 Customer Engagement Group (CEG).
ETI report highlights hybrids as option for decarbonising HGVs
Bridging the gap to zero emission HGVs may require hybrid vehicles, according to a report released by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
Technology & Operations
EV drivers set to benefit from new roaming agreement
Electric vehicle drivers will be able to access more than 400 public charging points via a single app or charge card, following the signing of a roaming agreement between Vattenfall and NewMotion.
SSEN to carry out £3m network upgrade
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is investing £3 million to boost the resilience of the network in the Fleet and Camberley areas.
Northern Powergrid carrying out substation upgrade
Northern Powergrid is carrying out a £4 million upgrade to a substation which will help maintain the reliability of electricity supplies to more than 90,000 customers.
Aberdeen set to benefit from £10m electricity network boost
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is set to spend £10 million on improving the electricity network in Aberdeen and the city's surrounding areas.
Habitat Energy wins 40MW battery storage deal
Habitat Energy has been appointed to operate one of the country's largest battery sites, Arlington Energy's 40MW Greenfield Road project, currently under construction and due to be completed in October 2019.
Report finds lightning strike played a part in blackout
An interim report from National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) says that a lightning strike and the sudden loss of two large electricity generators was to blame for this month's blackout.
Networks must consider needs of vulnerable customers, analysis shows
Analysis carried out on behalf of the Energy Networks Association (ENA) shows that network operators must ensure that vulnerable customers are not left behind as the UK works towards net zero.
Professor Helm calls for action following power cuts
Professor Dieter Helm has given his reaction to the power cuts that caused widespread disruption across the UK's energy and transport networks.
Renewable gas injected into Ireland’s network
Gas Networks Ireland has confirmed that locally produced renewable gas has been successfully injected into Ireland's gas network for the first time.
Technology & Operations
Over 1,000 EV charge points available in Scotland
More than 1,000 electric vehicle charge points are now available for use in Scotland.
Leadsom sets out scope of investigation into power cuts
The government has set out the scope of its review into the actions of the National Grid Electricity System Operator after Friday's power cuts.
Ofgem calls for greater gender balance
Ofgem has called on the industry to achieve better gender balance and wants its own workforce to be 50% female at all levels by 2025.
New subsea cable to Cumbrae goes live
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) project to replace one of the two electricity subsea cables connecting Bute and Cumbrae is now complete.
Technology & Operations
Government announces £2.5m funding for on-street EV charging points
The government has announced an additional £2.5 million funding for over 1,000 new on-street electric vehicle charge points.
Ofgem sets deadline for power cut report
Energy regulator Ofgem has written to the National Grid Electricity System Operator requesting an "urgent interim report" into last week's major power cut by Friday (16 August).
National Grid CEO responds to power cut criticism
National Grid Group chief executive John Pettigrew says lessons can and must be learnt following Friday's power cut which left thousands of customers without power. Here, he responds to criticism over its role in the incident.
Government launches investigation into major power outage
The government has launched an investigation into the power cut on Friday (9 August) that led to major disruption across the UK's power and transport networks.
Major power cut could have been prevented, expert claims
Friday's (9 August) major power cut was caused by an issue known to National Grid and could have been prevented, according to an expert from energy storage company Anesco.
Networks meet to review major outage
Transmission and distribution leaders have gathered for an initial review of the circumstances which led to a major power outage across large parts of the UK power grid.
Ofgem set to turn down £247m of funding requests
Ofgem has proposed to refuse approximately £247 million of funding requests from energy networks.
Connection options highlighted in ENA consultation
Standardising the way connection requests are handled across all network operators is something that is being considered as part of a consultation on application interactivity and connection queue management.
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