Farm workers urged to take care near overhead power lines
The UK's energy network operators have joined forces to launch a national campaign which highlights the potential risks of agricultural equipment accidentally coming into contact with power lines.
Companies invited to take advantage of OpenLV electricity data
Businesses are being invited to submit ideas for how they could use data from local electricity networks to help with one of their own projects.
£1m Innovate UK grant for new low-loss cable
New technology which can slash power loss in the UK transmission, distribution and renewable generation sectors, has been recognised by Innovate UK.
Landmark energy partnership for Siemens and Keele University
Siemens has been appointed by Keele University to turn the West Midlands-based University campus into Europe's biggest smart energy network demonstrator.
Strategy & Management
Reorganisation for Ofgem
System operation and networks is one of three divisions that will make up Ofgem's new streamlined organisational structure.
Technology & Operations
Councils encouraged to apply for charge-point funding
The Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of a £4.5 million pot which could see more electric car charge-points installed.
£4.7m investment in Seaham and Ryhope’s power network
Northern Powergrid is upgrading underground power cables as part of a £4.7 million infrastructure improvement project throughout Seaham and Ryhope.
Overhead power lines could be removed in Dorset AONB
Plans to remove an 8km section of high voltage overhead transmission line in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and bury the electric power lines underground will be considered by West Dorset District Council.
£7.7m invested in Exeter’s gas network last year
Wales & West Utilities invested more than £7.7 million to upgrade the gas network across Exeter and the surrounding area last year.
Ipsum Group invests in HV company
Ipsum, a utilities and infrastructure service provider, has announced investment in Specialist Power Engineering Contracts Limited (SPEC) - a high voltage (HV) engineering business.
Pellets fired at power lines in Fife
Vandals have caused power cuts in the Lochgelly area of Scotland after firing pellets at overhead power lines.
£2.1m power boost in Sutton
UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies to over 8.2 million homes and businesses, started a four-month project in November to install 2.8km of underground electricity cabling.
Strategy & Management
SGN’s ‘future leaders’ complete management course
Employees from SGN have completed their Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) course after delivering their final presentations to colleagues and mentors.
People & Skills
New president for BEAMA
Patrick Caiger-Smith has been appointed as president of BEAMA.
Parliamentary group says 12GW of battery storage possible by 2021
A new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on energy storage estimates that by the end of 2021, 12GW of battery storage deployment is possible.
Gasholders to be removed from Welwyn site
Work to dismantle the two gasholders on the National Grid site in Welwyn will get underway later this month (January).
Great Britain’s lowest carbon Christmas
New figures show that on top of a record breaking year for power generation, Christmas Day 2017 was the greenest ever.
People & Skills
New ADE deputy director awarded OBE
The incoming deputy director of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has been awarded an OBE for services to energy efficiency in the New Year's Honours list.
People & Skills
Communities benefit from SSEN’s resilience fund
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) is helping communities across the north of Scotland through its Resilient Communities Fund.
PassivSystems working with SP Energy Networks on flexible networks project
PassivSystems has partnered with SP Energy Networks to deliver an innovation project for flexible smart energy networks.
National Grid targeting fuel poverty
More than 9,000 homes are set to benefit from the first payments from National Grid's £150 million Warm Homes Fund.
Faraday Grid launches Faraday Exchanger technology
Technology that has the potential to allow electricity grids to integrate higher levels of renewable energy onto the grid has been showcased by Faraday Grid.
SSEN partners with NHS Highland to help customers
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and NHS Highland have been working together to ensure that customers who require extra assistance to live independently at home this winter are aware of the Priority Services Register (PSR).
National Grid to trial aerial LiDAR inspections for gas network
National Grid will trial the use of LiDAR technology when carrying out inspections of the gas network.
Schneider commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030
Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity and the doubling of its energy productivity by 2030.
Landmark for English Channel electricity link project
A project which will see a 1,000mw high voltage direct current (HVDC) link run from France to England has moved a step forward.
Cabbies to help plan electric charging network
UK Power Networks has launched a major study of electric vehicle use by London taxi drivers, to help pave the way for the capital to become a leading low carbon city.
Skeleton Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation sign distribution agreement
Skeleton Technologies, a leading manufacturer of ultracapacitors, has signed a distribution agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Europe to provide energy storage solutions for the hybrid electric and electric vehicle industry.
Noise reduction technology being used at substation
UK Power Networks has installed pioneering noise reduction technology at a West London substation.
ADE welcomes CMA study into heat networks
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) study into domestic heat networks.
Energy networks commit to £17bn smart grid opportunity
The development of a national smart grid could deliver £17 billion back to the economy by 2050.