cables

More excavation searches  benefit asset owners

Gas

More excavation searches benefit asset owners

Richard Broome, managing director at LSBUD (Linesearch BeforeUdig), an online asset search facility, discusses its recent report, "Digging Up Britain 2019" and its findings on safe excavation work in the utilities industry.

Data sharing project will highlight underground cables

Power

Data sharing project will highlight underground cables

A project that is being led by UK Power Networks will produce an accurate picture of cables hidden under UK streets, and help reduce the risk of diggers damaging underground electricity cables.

Gas and electricity infrastructure well protected, report finds

Gas

Gas and electricity infrastructure well protected, report finds

A record 62% of all UK excavation work is now preceded by a thorough search for underground assets, such as pipes and cables, according to a report by LSBUD (Linesearch BeforeUdig).

£3m investment to upgrade network in North Ayrshire

Power

£3m investment to upgrade network in North Ayrshire

SP Energy Networks is carrying out a £3 million upgrade to its electricity network in North Ayrshire.

Record investment in London’s electricity network

Power

Record investment in London’s electricity network

UK Power Networks is making a record investment in London's electricity network.

£6m network investment in East Kilbride

Power

£6m network investment in East Kilbride

SP Energy Networks has completed the build of a new primary substation in Lanarkshire following a £6 million investment.

Making excavation safer

Gas

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 BeforeUdig), draws on data from the company's recent 'Digging Up Britain' report to consider how common a problem asset strikes are and looks at what more can be done to stop them.

Northern Powergrid carrying out Skelton improvements

Power

Northern Powergrid carrying out Skelton improvements

Northern Powergrid is about to start the final stage of its £1.75 million investment work in Skelton.

Final phase of £3m Stalybridge power upgrade starts

Power

Final phase of £3m Stalybridge power upgrade starts

Electricity North West has started the final phase of a £3 million power upgrade project in Stalybridge.

Locating faults

Power

Locating faults

Jonathan Hopkins, sales director EMEA at S&C Electric Company, highlights the importance of locating faults on cable sections of both mixed and underground circuits.

Synaptec launches distributed sensor technology

Power

Synaptec launches distributed sensor technology

Synaptec has developed a new distributed sensor technology which offers new levels of protection, monitoring and control for electrical network operators.

WPD carrying out cable upgrade project in Cornwall

Customers

WPD carrying out cable upgrade project in Cornwall

Western Power Distribution is carrying out a project which will see it replace 3km of cables and install a new substation in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Self-healing cables could drive £20m of network savings

Heat

Self-healing cables could drive £20m of network savings

Self-healing fluid-filled power cables that can minimise environmental impact and increase efficiencies could lead to £20 million of network savings over five years, according to Northern Powergrid.

Latest phase of £3m Stalybridge power upgrade starts

Power

Latest phase of £3m Stalybridge power upgrade starts

Electricity North West has started the latest phase of a major £3 million upgrade to the power network that serves the Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and High Peak areas.

SP Energy Networks carry out improvements in Lanarkshire

Technology & Operations

SP Energy Networks carry out improvements in Lanarkshire

SP Energy Networks is connecting two new windfarms and carrying out network upgrades in Lanarkshire to help futureproof its transmission network and support the UK's increasing drive for clean energy.