Electricity North West signs £400m maintenance deal
Electricity North West has awarded contracts for an eight year, £400m deal to maintain and upgrade its underground power network to Network Plus Services and O'Connor Utilities.
An effective way to reduce cable failures
Tony Walker, applications engineer for HV cable diagnostics and fault location at Megger, discusses the benefits of partial discharge (PD) testing.
DNOs test self-healing cable to minimise leaks
Northern Powergrid and UK Power Networks (UKPN) are exploring the use of self-repairing polymers and resins to minimise leakage from damaged fluid filled cables.
Morrison Utility Services wins two year contract with UKPN
Utility services provider Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has won a two-year framework agreement to support UK Power Networks in delivering capital maintenance across the South East.
Technology & Operations
Cross-sector partnership to drive adoption of drones
Energy networks are working with the Department of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority to push the adoption of drone technology as standard practise for asset inspection.
Northern Powergrid invests £9m in tree clearance
Northern Powergrid has spent £9 million over the course of 2016 clearing trees and vegetation growing close to its power lines.
Schneider Electric forms partnership to offer maintenance analytics
Schneider Electric is partnering with predictive analytics software company The Cosmo Company to offer a digital technology and service strategy to optimise asset maintenance and investment planning for utilities.