Prospects bright for landmark East London Heat Network
New Vattenfall-Cory partnership marks step towards record-breaking heat network capable of serving over 10,000 homes
Cadent backs launch of major bio-CNG HGV refuelling station
Gas network’s £250,000 infrastructure investment ensures supplies to existing connected customers have not been impacted
Funding for SSEN electric vehicle scheme
Innovation initiative will bring forward portable EV charging devices
Fresh pressure to regulate heat decarbonisation
New policy paper calls for a heating emissions standard
Utilities mobilise coronavirus vulnerability support
£800,000 of support has been offered to support those struggling as a result of the pandemic
New construction director at Switch2 Energy
Appointee brings experience from Vattenfall and Eon
Boost for North West hydrogen transition plans
New roadmap will plot course for net zero industrial cluster
New vision for zero carbon gas grid
Ex-Cadent CEO to lead new ENA initiative
Call for key worker nominations
Network magazine to celebrate dedication of critical staff
National Grid creates key worker “village” in Covid-19 response
Village includes sleep pods for the network’s most indispensable staff
ENA champions network key workers in new campaign
Trade body justifies continued presence of network staff in customer communities
New partner for 100-home smart energy “Living Lab”
Innovation scheme boosted with central heating efficiency tech
BBC showcase for Northern Powergrid
New national programme to reveal dedication of power network "Night Force"
Smarter Grid Solutions launches new energy resources management system
Smarter Grid Solutions launches new energy resources management system to help accelerate the net zero transition
tRIIO uses BIM for Albert Court gas mains replacement
Gas engineering business tRIIO, a joint venture organisation owned by Morrison Utility Services and Skanska UK, has completed major gas mains replacement work on Albert Court
Surge in popularity for ‘Power Up’ safety website as parents teach at home
UK Power Networks' free website designed to help children stay safe around electricity has seen its visitor numbers rise by more than 90%
CNG opens Europe’s largest renewable biomethane refuelling station
CNG opens Europe’s largest renewable biomethane refuelling station, one of two new facilities offering a low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs.
North West poised to deliver £7bn investment into low carbon skills
The North West Energy & Hydrogen Cluster is to set out a roadmap for low carbon skills in the region.
Penso Power grows Europe’s largest battery storage scheme to 150MW
UK renewable energy and battery storage company, Penso Power, has secured land rights, planning permission and a grid connection offer to extend its 100MW Minety battery storage scheme in Wiltshire by a further 50MW.
SP Energy Networks creates real-time digital network model
Residential street fully fitted with EV charge points unveiled
Sutherland Avenue, Westminster, is the UK’s first residential avenue fully converted to provide lamppost EV charge points.
First apprentice appointed on North London Heat & Power Project
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has announced the appointment of the first apprentice for the North London Heat & Power Project (NLHPP), a major investment project to modernise Edmonton EcoPark.
Electricity demand set to reduce if UK workforce self-isolates
National Grid ESO is predicting a reduction in electricity demand in the case of the coronavirus spread prompting a lockdown across the country, writes James Wallin, Utility Week
UKPN launches ‘industry first’ heat readiness strategy
UK Power Networks has outlined a strategy to help reduce the carbon impact of heating.
Accelerate IoT opportunities
Joseph Melone, knowledge exchange associate at the University of Strathclyde’s Power Network Demonstration Centre (PNDC), discusses their readiness to support the exploration of the Internet-of-Things.
The move to data-driven vegetation management
Storms Ciara and Dennis are now recent memories, but they do serve as a reminder for our electricity networks that creating infrastructure resilience is not a do-once activity, especially for vegetation management
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Strategy & Management
Network Awards 2020 moved to 6 July 2020
Faversham House has today announced the Network Awards 2020, due to take place at Birmingham's Hilton Metropole on 17 March, have been moved to 6 July 2020.
Heat energy “greatest decarbonisation challenge”
A new paper identifies that heat energy, which now accounts for over a third of the UK's carbon emissions, is the greatest decarbonisation challenge the UK faces to reach net zero.
Wales & West Utilities announced as partner in Milford Haven project
Wales & West Utilities has been announced as the latest partner with Pembrokeshire County Council to deliver the Milford Haven: Energy Kingdom project.
People & Skills
Land rights company wins Small Business Sunday award
Ketton based land rights company, CLM, has recently been awarded the prestigious Theo Paphitis' Small Business Sunday award.