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EVs could cut cost of running UK power system by £270m a year

Power

EVs could cut cost of running UK power system by £270m a year

Plugging electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid could cut £270 million a year off the cost of running the UK power system by 2030, according to a report by Moixa and a consortium of leading energy and transport companies.

Microgrid will help power London City Airport

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Microgrid will help power London City Airport

A microgrid that combines solar photo voltaic, CHP, and smart automation software will be used to help power London City Airport.

Battery enables landfill gas to balance grid

Gas

Battery enables landfill gas to balance grid

Ylem Energy has installed a 1MW battery energy storage system alongside an existing landfill-gas generator to enable the site to participate in National Grid's Balancing Mechanism.

Scottish Government investing in EV infrastructure

Technology & Operations

Scottish Government investing in EV infrastructure

The Scottish Government is spending more than £20 million on electric vehicle infrastructure.

Ascot network upgrade reaches half-way point

Power

Ascot network upgrade reaches half-way point

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) multi-million pound project to upgrade and improve the electricity infrastructure from Longcross to Ascot has reached its half-way point ahead of schedule.

Setting carbon standards key to achieving ‘net zero’ economy

Gas

Setting carbon standards key to achieving ‘net zero’ economy

Setting carbon standards for energy could unleash the innovation needed to achieve a 'net zero' economy, according to a new study by the Energy Systems Catapult.

WPD calls on more women to take up roles in engineering

Customers

WPD calls on more women to take up roles in engineering

More women are needed to take up roles in engineering, according to Western Power Distribution (WPD), the country's largest electricity distribution operator.

Networks unveil electricity flexibility commitment

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Networks unveil electricity flexibility commitment

Britain's electricity grid operators have unveiled a new flexibility commitment to help shape the way network infrastructure will be run.

UK energy professionals deliver industry verdict

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UK energy professionals deliver industry verdict

Professionals working across the UK energy industry have today (20 June) delivered their verdict on the state of the sector in the Energy Institute's (EI) annual survey.

SP Energy Networks completes £4m Edinburgh upgrade

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SP Energy Networks completes £4m Edinburgh upgrade

SP Energy Networks has completed a £4m project to modernise a key part of the power network in Central Scotland.

First blockchain based grid asset register launched

Customers

First blockchain based grid asset register launched

Electron, National Grid Electricity System Operator, SP Energy Networks and UK Power Networks have joined forces to create a shared register for generation and storage asset data.

Mayor sets out London’s EV charging network plans

Power

Mayor sets out London’s EV charging network plans

Plans for a major expansion of London's electric vehicle charging network have been unveiled by the city's Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Fraser appointed CEO at Cadent

People & Skills

Fraser appointed CEO at Cadent

Steve Fraser has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Cadent.

Taskforce sets out recommendations to modernise energy system

Power

Taskforce sets out recommendations to modernise energy system

Digitalisation sits at the heart of five key recommendations set out by the Energy Data Taskforce that it says will modernise the UK energy system.

Ofgem outlines strategy to help vulnerable consumers

Customers

Ofgem outlines strategy to help vulnerable consumers

Energy regulator Ofgem has set out a five point plan to help vulnerable consumers.

National Grid ESO reveals record carbon low

Gas

National Grid ESO reveals record carbon low

Last winter saw the lowest carbon intensity for Great Britain's electricity system on record, a report published by National Grid ESO has revealed.

UK government commits to 2050 net zero emissions target

Gas

UK government commits to 2050 net zero emissions target

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050.

£3.8m network boost for Western Isles

Power

£3.8m network boost for Western Isles

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has completed a £3.8 million programme of works to reinforce and improve the electricity network in the Western Isles.

International award for UKPN

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International award for UKPN

UK Power Networks has received international recognition for its work including the development of a smart grid.

New report into hydrogen as a transport fuel

Gas

New report into hydrogen as a transport fuel

Cadent has published a new study into use of network-delivered hydrogen as a low-carbon transport fuel.

UKPN appoints chair for customer engagement group

Power

UKPN appoints chair for customer engagement group

UK Power Networks has appointed Ann Bishop as chair of its RIIO-ED2 customer engagement group (CEG).

Second World War aircraft discovered by National Grid engineers

Power

Second World War aircraft discovered by National Grid engineers

A Second World War aircraft has been recovered from the seabed 500m off the Portsmouth coast after being discovered by National Grid engineers.

First ever fortnight of coal-free operation

Power

First ever fortnight of coal-free operation

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has confirmed the first ever fortnight of coal-free operation of Great Britain's electricity system.

TV’s Robert Llewellyn speaks to Network

Technology & Operations

TV’s Robert Llewellyn speaks to Network

Network content director Jane Gray spoke to electric vehicle advocate and TV star Robert Llewellyn at Utility Week Live 2019. See the exclusive video interview here.

Video interviews from Utility Week Live

Gas

Video interviews from Utility Week Live

Network editor Alec Peachey interviewed some key industry representatives at this year's Utility Week Live - see the videos here or watch them in our library section.

WPD starts work on £6m Cadbury substation

Technology & Operations

WPD starts work on £6m Cadbury substation

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has started work on a £6 million scheme that serves Cadbury's historic factory in Bournville, Birmingham.

Customers overcharged by £24bn due to regulator error, Citizens Advice claims

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Customers overcharged by £24bn due to regulator error, Citizens Advice claims

Regulators have allowed water, energy, broadband and telephone networks to overcharge customers by £24.1 billion over the past 15 years, according to research carried out by Citizens Advice.

Unexploded stash of grenades unearthed by power engineers

Power

Unexploded stash of grenades unearthed by power engineers

Engineers from SP Energy Networks discovered a stash of 70 unexploded Home Guard phosphorous grenades while carrying out routine improvement works in Dumfries & Galloway.

SSEN to remove transmission lines from Cairngorms National Park

Technology & Operations

SSEN to remove transmission lines from Cairngorms National Park

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission) will remove 12km of overhead transmission lines from the Cairngorms National Park after receiving funding from Ofgem.

Ofgem confirms RIIO2 price control methodology

Gas

Ofgem confirms RIIO2 price control methodology

Ofgem has confirmed plans to almost slash in half the returns that energy networks can make.

Cadent agrees to pay £24m for past failings

Gas

Cadent agrees to pay £24m for past failings

Cadent has agreed to pay £24 million and establish a £20m community fund after an intervention from energy regulator Ofgem over three serious failings.