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Comparing markets

Jeff Casey, director of UK business development for Burns & McDonnell, takes a comparative look at market factors driving the UK and US energy industry.

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Making excavation safer

The unintentional striking of an electrical cable or gas pipeline has a significant impact on asset owners, damaging their infrastructure, disrupting their customers and undermining their brand reputation. Richard Broome, managing director at LSBUD (Linesearch...

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From TV to EVs

Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer. He plays the mechanoid Kryten in the TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and formerly presented the TV engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. More recently he has become an advocate for electric vehicles...

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A platform-based approach to distribution operations

Brad Williams, vice president, industry strategy at Oracle Utilities gives his views on the challenges facing distribution network operators (DNOs) as they continue to make the transition to distribution system operators (DSOs).

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Getting regulation right

Flexibility and the DSO business model was the topic of discussion at a recent roundtable hosted by Network and Oracle. With work now well underway on the second set of RIIO price controls, speakers were keen to talk about the impact of regulation on...

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Taking a whole-system approach

Pete Massey, founder and director of Upcurve Limited, discusses the benefits of taking a whole-system approach.

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Stimulating skills

Liam O'Sullivan, head of capital programme delivery at UK Power Networks, discusses the importance of skills and where the industry's future talent might come from.

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Powering improvement

David Spillett, head of safety, health and environment at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), talks about why safety, both for staff and the public, is the highest priority for network companies.