£1.4bn spending plan unveiled by SP Energy Networks for RIIO2
SP Energy Networks has set out plans to spend £1.4 billion on its transmission network between 2021 and 2026.
Hydrogen testing facility opened
A testing facility which will be used to discover if hydrogen could be used to power millions of homes across the country has opened in Derbyshire.
Majority of EV drivers willing to use smart charging
Most electric vehicle drivers would be happy to use smart charging if it cut their energy bills, a study by the Energy Technologies Institute has found.
People & Skills
SSEN appoints chair of customer engagement group
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution has appointed Tracey Barlow as the independent chair of its new RIIO-ED2 Customer Engagement Group (CEG).
ENA says simplicity is key to unlocking potential of flexibility
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has called for simplicity when it comes to providing access to flexibility markets.
Range of renewable technologies needed to cope with extreme weather, report claims
The future UK energy system must be able to cope with extreme weather events and will rely on a diverse range of renewable generation technologies in order to do so, according to a report.
Work on second Arlington Energy battery storage site gets underway
Arlington Energy is expanding its existing 1GW UK portfolio of energy storage and gas peaker projects with a new battery site.
SP Energy Networks invests £10m in Scotland’s green economy
Twenty-one Scottish projects have been awarded a share of £10 million from SP Energy Networks' Green Economy Fund.
Technology & Operations
Report highlights ESO’s zero carbon progress
National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has set out how its operational strategy builds to achieve a zero carbon electricity system by 2025.
Technology & Operations
WPD expands its flexibility offering
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced its intention to procure a further 184MW of demand response services across numerous zones on its network.
HyNet project on track to be operational by 2024
Cadent's HyNet project is on course to be operational by 2024 after being awarded over £800,000 in support from UK Government and project partners.
SSEN Transmission publishes future business plan for consultation
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' Transmission has published its 'A Network for Net Zero' report which outlines plans for the future of the north of Scotland electricity transmission system.
Catapult calls for better local energy planning
The number of UK local authority areas reducing their carbon footprint has fallen just days after Parliament approved a move to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to figures released by the government.
SGS software underpins network operator’s electricity control system
Software designed by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has been placed at the heart of UK Power Networks' new electricity network control system.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Plans for a major expansion of London's electric vehicle charging network have been unveiled by the city's Mayor Sadiq Khan.
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
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
Energy regulator Ofgem has set out a five point plan to help vulnerable consumers.
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
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050.