Features

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The communications challenge

While it is claimed that the UK has one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in the world, it is in danger of lagging in the development of 5G and the smart networks that will rely on next generation communications. Will Stirling reports.

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A pivotal year for the heat network sector

Bindi Patel, head of scheme at Heat Trust, explains why meeting customer service standards is business critical to the heat network sector's future.

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Smart telecommunications: developments and challenges

Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association, discusses smart telecommunications.

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What path is your grid data taking?

Nokia discuss the subject of smart telecommunication technologies.

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Blending hydrogen into the gas network

The HyDeploy project will explore the potential of injecting zero-carbon hydrogen into the natural gas network and is backed by funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC). Alec Peachey speaks to David Parkin (director of safety and network...

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Reshaping the energy landsdcape

Mark Brackley, National Grid's project RIIO2 director, reflects on the challenges for the RIIO2 regulatory period and how the industry can help shape National Grid's business plans.

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Addressing the skills shortage

January 2018 saw the launch of the government's Year of the Engineer initiative to encourage young people and their parents to consider careers in the sector to address the UK shortfall. Kate Davies, chief operating officer at Energy & Utility Skills...

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More questions than answers

Maxine Frerk, former senior partner networks at Ofgem and now director of Grid Edge Policy, gives her views on RIIO2.