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Prospects bright for landmark East London Heat Network

Heat

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

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

Power

Funding for SSEN electric vehicle scheme

Innovation initiative will bring forward portable EV charging devices

Fresh pressure to regulate heat decarbonisation

Gas

Fresh pressure to regulate heat decarbonisation

New policy paper calls for a heating emissions standard

Utilities mobilise coronavirus vulnerability support

Gas

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

Heat

New construction director at Switch2 Energy

Appointee brings experience from Vattenfall and Eon

Boost for North West hydrogen transition plans

Gas

Boost for North West hydrogen transition plans

New roadmap will plot course for net zero industrial cluster

New vision for zero carbon gas grid

Gas

New vision for zero carbon gas grid

Ex-Cadent CEO to lead new ENA initiative

Call for key worker nominations

Gas

Call for key worker nominations

Network magazine to celebrate dedication of critical staff

National Grid creates key worker “village” in Covid-19 response

Gas

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

Gas

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”

Heat

New partner for 100-home smart energy “Living Lab”

Innovation scheme boosted with central heating efficiency tech

BBC showcase for Northern Powergrid

Power

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

Gas

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

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

Power

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

Gas

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

Gas

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

Power

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

Power

SP Energy Networks creates real-time digital network model

Residential street fully fitted with EV charge points unveiled

Power

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

Gas

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

Gas

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

Heat

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

Innovation

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

Power

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

Utility Week Live now on 10-11 November 2020

Gas

Utility Week Live now on 10-11 November 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: Utility Week Live 2020, due to take place at Birmingham's NEC 19-20 May 2020, has been suspended and moved to 10-11 November 2020.

Network Awards 2020 moved to 6 July 2020

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”

Gas

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

Gas

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.

Land rights company wins Small Business Sunday award

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.