Contract signed on 32.5km London Power Tunnel Phase 2
National Grid is pressing ahead with phase two of its London Power Tunnels project, by awarding a six-year, £400m contract to construct new tunnels and shaft work in south London.
Achieving the right climate
With the Government committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050, networks will be key in the facilitation of decarbonisation. Here, Network puts a special focus on the topic of decarbonisation as part of its Network of the Future campaign.
New flexibility approach unveiled
Northern Powergrid has unveiled a plan that could see supermarkets, factories and large offices in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire helping to keep electricity distribution costs lower for their communities, while earning extra income.
Northern Powergrid to invest £3.3m in power network
Northern Powergrid is investing £3.3 million to improve the infrastructure that powers homes and businesses throughout Skelton, Saltburn and Marske.
Citizens Advice calls on networks to return “unjustified profits”
Households across the UK are footing the bill for billions of pounds in excess profits made by electricity distribution companies, according to analysis by Citizens Advice.
Technology & Operations
SSEN awards contract for subsea cable replacement in Orkney Isles
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has awarded a contract to marine cable specialist, Global Marine Group, to install and commission a 10.8km electricity cable between Rousay and Westray in the Orkney Isles.
SP Energy Networks denied £37m of innovation funding by Ofgem
Ofgem has turned down two applications by SP Energy Networks for a total of £36.8 million of funding through the Innovation Roll-out Mechanism (IRM).
Ofgem warns networks to ‘prepare for tougher price controls’
Ofgem has warned energy networks to "prepare for tougher price controls", saying there is "strong evidence" that their investors are willing to accept lower returns.
Networks deny RIIO has failed on innovation
The Energy Networks Association has hit back at claims that the RIIO framework has failed to encourage electricity distribution networks to become truly innovative.
Policy & Regulation
Rise of small-scale energy growing concern for networks
Network bosses are becoming increasingly concerned over the rapid rise of small-scale energy, according to an annual survey by consultancy firm Accenture.