Video interviews from Utility Week Live

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.

 

 

Matt Hindle, head of gas at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), speaks to Network editor Alec Peachey at Utility Week Live 2019.

 

Chris Clarke, energy strategy director at Wales & West Utilities, talks to Network editor Alec Peachey at Utility Week Live 2019.

 

 

Anthony Green, head of engineering and asset management at National Grid Gas Transmission, speaks to Network. Interview conducted at Utility Week Live 2019.

 

 

Paul Jordan - business leader, innovator support & international, Energy Systems Catapult - talks to Network about a range of subjects including overcoming challenges faced by SMEs in the energy sector.

 

 

Peter Jones, technical manager at the Energy Research Partnership, talks to Alec Peachey about what the network of the future could look like.

 

 

You can view a a dedicated page featuring a range of video content highlighting innovation, project updates, interviews and analysis here.

 

DISCUSSION

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The Portable Switch is a light weight outdoor vacuum circuit breaker that has load and fault breaking capability. Once installed, line crews can use it to easily switch the electricity supply on and off. This can be done from a safe distance as the operation of the device can be time delayed. See video below:

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The external environment is rapidly evolving due to decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. The operation of the national electricity transmission system is therefore becoming more challenging. National Grid use a variety of tools to balance the system, including the balancing mechanism and balancing services. See video below:

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This video gives an outline of the firm frequency response (FFR) service that National Grid procure to help balance the system and maintain system frequency within operational limits. FFR allows National Grid to effectively manage frequency fluctuations and ensure a reliable, high-quality supply of electricity.