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Study outlines potential growth of low-carbon technologies
A "future energy scenario analysis" study undertaken by REGEN, has mapped out the potential growth of low-carbon technologies in Scottish Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) southern licence area.
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 the transformation of networks.
Technology & Operations
FutureSmart – A smart grid for all
Video highlighting UK Power Networks transition to a distribution system operator.
Supporting a whole system approach
Jonathan Chapman, UK managing director at Burns & McDonnell, makes the case for a whole system approach.
SSEN and Open Utility partner to trial smart grid platform
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has entered into a partnership with software company, Open Utility, to learn from and participate in its revolutionary smart grid platform.
UKPN reveals next steps toward a smart future
UK Power Networks', the UK's largest electricity distribution network, has revealed the next steps in its plans to transform its network into a smart, flexible grid.
The case for a role-based approach to DSO
Dr Vincent Thornley, technology director at Fundamentals, looks at how distribution network operators are continuing their transition to distribution system operators.
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.
Open Utility bags funding for local flexibility trading platform
Open Utility has been awarded £412,500 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to develop a new online trading platform for local flexibility.
Northern Powergrid deploys battery storage for frequency response
Northern Powergrid has begun using battery storage to provide frequency response for National Grid - the first time it has ever sold balancing services to the system operator.
UK Power Networks launches new flexibility tender
UK Power Networks has taken another major step in its evolution into a distribution system operator (DSO) with the launch of a new tender for flexibility services.
Smarter Grid Solutions launches distributed energy arm
Smarter Grid Solutions is seeking new commercial opportunities for its active network management software in the distributed energy resources market.
The TSO/DSO divide: Facilitating co-ordination
The Energy Networks Association's David Smith reveals the co-ordinated transition to DSO will be its key focus over the coming years.
Behaviour change: Q & A with Paul Bircham
Ahead of Network's Future Networks conference ENW's Paul Bircham predicts there will be enough network capacity to handle the rise of the electric vehicle.
LCNI: clarity, collaboration, and customer
Scottish and Southern Electricity Network's Stewart Reid draws out his top three themes from this year's Low Carbon Networks Conference.