SSEN introduces SCMZs into network operations
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is introducing Social Constraint Managed Zones (SCMZ) into its everyday network operations.
David Spillett, head of safety, health and environment at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), talks about why safety, both for staff and the public, is the highest priority for network companies.
National Grid awards £300m of contracts on Hinkley Connection project
National Grid has announced the award of £300 million worth of construction contracts as work steps up on the Hinkley Connection project.
Open Networks Project phase 3 consultation launched
Phase 3 of the Energy Networks Association's Open Networks Project has gone out to public consultation.
New subsea cable set to be installed between Bute and Cumbrae
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been granted a marine licence to replace one of the two subsea power cables connecting Bute and Cumbrae.
An alternative source of power
Drilling has started to build the UK's first deep geothermal electricity plant at the United Downs Industrial Estate near St Day in Cornwall. Dr Ryan Law, managing director of Geothermal Engineering Ltd, provides details of the project and outlines next steps.
Electricity North West to carry out £2m power project
A £2 million project to upgrade the power network in Lancaster, Morecambe and the surrounding areas is being carried out by Electricity North West.
Network operators agree flexibility commitment
Britain's electricity network operators have entered into a commitment which will see them include smart flexibility service markets as part of their day-to-day operations.
Vandalism of substation threatens flood defences in Salford
Flood defences installed to provide improved flood protection to almost 2,000 homes in Salford after the 2015 Boxing Day floods are under threat due to vandalism of a local electricity substation.
Maintaining a resilient energy system
"In the future how long can we live without electricity?" asks a group of key decision makers from across the energy sector. A recent report entitled 'Future Resilience of the UK Electricity System' and published by the Energy Research Partnership (ERP) highlights a range of future trends that will need to be acted upon to assure we have a resilient electricity system in the future.
National Grid launch £600m interconnector
A £600 million interconnector is set to deliver a more flexible energy system for consumers in the UK and Belgium.
Ofgem consults on network charging reforms
Ofgem is consulting on reforms to the way some electricity network charges are set.
London bus garage goes electric
A fleet of electric buses are operating from Shepherd's Bush bus garage, thanks to a new electricity connection provided by UK Power Networks.
Phase 3 of FPSA programme completed
The Future Power System Architecture programme is recommending more agile change and governance for the UK power system.
Electricity flexibility project gets Ofgem green light
SP Energy Networks Project Fusion will get underway this month (October) after energy regulator Ofgem confirmed its funding for the scheme.
Technology & Operations
£350m financing will support network investment in NI
NIE Networks has secured £350 million of financing to support electricity network investment in Northern Ireland.
Storm causes damage to electricity network in NI
Storm Ali has caused significant damage to the electricity network in Northern Ireland.
SP Energy Networks to create new online energy marketplace
SP Energy Networks are planning to work with Fife Council and other partners, to create a new online energy marketplace to trade people's electricity.
Power upgrade in Coulsdon
UK Power Networks is investing £250,000 in a project to increase the reliability of electricity supplies for people in Coulsdon.
Two-year anniversary for 105 power cut number
The free 105 power cut number continues to perform well with figures showing that it has been used more than three million times since it was launched two years ago today (6 September).
RIIO-T2 consultation launched by SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks has launched a public consultation to help plan the future of electricity transmission in Scotland as part of its five-year investment plan for RIIO-T2.
£8m investment to boost power network in Leicester
Western Power Distribution is investing £8 million on a power upgrade in Leicester.
Technology & Operations
The Firm Frequency Response FFR Market
This video gives an outline of the firm frequency response (FFR) service that National Grid procure to help balance the system and maintain system frequency within operational limits. FFR allows National Grid to effectively manage frequency fluctuations and ensure a reliable, high-quality supply of electricity.
Technology & Operations
Firms invited to bid for construction of Ireland-Wales interconnector
Companies are being invited to express an interest in bidding for construction of a 205km undersea electricity interconnector between the UK and Ireland.
SMEs given chance to win £10,000 at LCNI
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be given the chance to win £10,000 by pitching their project ideas to a panel of senior managers from the gas and electricity networks at this year's Low Carbon Networks Innovation (LCNI) conference.
UKPN adopts ‘flexibility first’ approach to electricity network
UK Power Networks is adopting a 'flexibility first' approach to delivering additional network capacity and reducing electricity demand during peak times.
Northern Powergrid carrying out Skelton improvements
Northern Powergrid is about to start the final stage of its £1.75 million investment work in Skelton.
UKPN enters final phase of Lewes power upgrade
UK Power Networks is entering the final phase of a £2 million investment project to upgrade power supplies in Lewes, Sussex.
Smarter Grid Solutions working with US utility
UK company Smarter Grid Solutions is involved in a US project to test technologies that will monitor, measure and regulate the transfer of electricity from large-scale solar projects into the Orange & Rockland (O&R) system.
Ofgem considering funding adjustment requests
Ofgem is consulting on requests by network companies for adjustments to funding under the current price controls.
Bristol companies sign clean energy deal
Thrive Renewables will provide 0.8MW of renewable wind power to Bristol Energy, after the two Bristol-based companies agreed a deal.