Green, amber and red lights for EV installers in north east
Northern Powergrid has launched an online tool, underpinned by network data, that will enable local authorities, electric vehicle (EV) installers and businesses planners to identify the best new EV charging point connection locations.
Householders vital to net-zero transition, says ADE
Policy makers should put the energy needs and aspirations of households at the centre of their thinking on achieving a net zero energy system, according to a new report from the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE).
Campaign to accelerate EVs and ‘smart’ charging urged
Drivers and consumers will need more support, advice and protection from government and Ofgem to be confident that driving an electric vehicle will be a positive experience, according to recommendations in the government's Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce (EVET) report.
Networks specialist joins free UW asset data webinar
Dan Wilson, asset data manager and Network Management System Data Lead at Electricity North West, will join the line up on Utility Week's forthcoming webinar on using AI technology to improve asset data.
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.
ESC calls on SMEs to apply for Innovation Support
The Energy Systems Catapult is inviting SMEs focused on 'digital platforms and data services' to apply for the third intake of their Innovator Support Platform to receive tailored business incubation and acceleration support.
Electric Nation findings call for EV tariffs
Western Power Distribution (WPD) says that the findings of its Electric Nation project prove that well-designed EV tariffs plus smart charging systems can save electric vehicle (EV) drivers money.
First blockchain based grid asset register launched
Electron, National Grid Electricity System Operator, SP Energy Networks and UK Power Networks have joined forces to create a shared register for generation and storage asset data.
Creating a digital twin
Jeff Casey, business development director, UK, Burns & McDonnell - discusses the advantages of a digital twin in the power sector.
Taskforce sets out recommendations to modernise energy system
Digitalisation sits at the heart of five key recommendations set out by the Energy Data Taskforce that it says will modernise the UK energy system.
Key figures from across the industry came together in Birmingham to debate how data could enable the transformation of the energy sector. Greg Pitcher reports.
ElectraLink launches Energy Market Data Hub
ElectraLink has launched the UK's Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) - a brand-new innovation platform which provides the energy market with access to a catalogue of products, services and solutions in one location.
Staying safe and smart
Siemens energy management division head of cyber security Volker Distelrath talks to Greg Pitcher about digital networks, data analytics and the importance of simulating cyber-attacks to stay safe.
Networks move to speed up EV rollout
Britain's local electricity networks have launched new reforms that will cut the paperwork required for connecting electric vehicles to the grid, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has announced.
Millions could miss out on benefits of EVs
Millions of people could miss out on the environmental and financial benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), a new report by Localis has found.
Making the most of your assets
How do you pave the way for predictive asset management and how should it be used to help enable the smart networks of the future? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and IBM sought to discover the answers. Tom Grimwood reports.
Energy Data Taskforce launched
Energy Minister Claire Perry has launched an Energy Data Taskforce.
The data revolution for asset management
Data is already shaping our world, but how we use it could revolutionise asset management. Phil Dingle, marketing director at Lucy Electric, discusses the issue.
AI could halve the number of power cuts
Artificial intelligence (AI) could help predict and prevent power cuts before they happen, potentially helping to halve the number of outages.
Digitalisation and data
Stephen Goldspink, director of customer services at Siemens Energy Management, talks about the importance of data and how a new digital transformer will provide real time asset status to network operators.
Analytics a key building block for utility IoT solution
Nokia discuss the Internet of Things (IoT).
Dealing with data
Network Magazine and Cyient recently hosted a roundtable discussion where the subject of proactive data management being the key to the future energy system was discussed. Tom Grimwood reports.
John Danahy (partner), real estate, and Rob Broom, energy & natural resources, Squire Patton Boggs examine blockchain and its potential application in the electricity sector.
How harnessing data can make your connected assets work for you
Frazer-Nash Consultancy discuss the importance of data.
Urban energy rhythms
Data allows us to understand depreciation, asset health, how the asset is used, how frequently the asset is used and how and when it should be maintained writes Kim Faithful-Wright, a technology BDM at Costain and Phil Proctor, an operations manager at Costain in the power sector.
Northern Powergrid to utilise smart meter data
Northern Powergrid has unveiled a programme that aims to use smart meter data to transform the way electricity losses can be identified and tackled.
DSOs and data
Eighty-five billion. That is the number of data points collected by GridKey, the award-winning substation monitoring system developed by Lucy Electric and Sentec. To put that in perspective, that's the equivalent of approximately 1,300 spreadsheets of information. If data is one of the keys to the smart grid, how can we avoid drowning in it? Ben Hargreaves finds out.
Going digital: the hidden wealth of grids
Bernard Magee, head of strategy and marketing for power networks at Siemens Energy Management, discusses the benefits of digitalisation when it comes to sharing data.
Wales & West using specialist GPS technology
Innovative GPS technology that can be used to capture gas pipe data is being used by Wales & West Utilities.
Technology & Operations
Editor’s weekly: Asset performance is an innovation priority
On 21 September Network hosted it's first conference which showed why asset management and performance strategies need to be at the core of energy system innovation.
Open data could save UK heat networks £400 million in 10 years
The use of open data by heat networks could save the emerging heat market £400 million and 800,000 tonnes of CO2 over the next 10 years, according to new analysis.