Energy Innovation Centre
EIC and Cadent seek bright ideas for dementia sufferers
The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is teaming up with gas network Cadent and the Alzheimer's Society to host a workshop around new innovations in the utilities sector to improve the quality of life and safety of people living with dementia in the UK.
Northern Powergrid supports new manufacturing technique for electricity poles
Northern Powergrid is championing a new sustainable ultra-strong wood pole manufacturing technique that reduces material use by up to 85% and could be used for electricity poles.
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.
Energy networks could use drones for inspections
Utility companies will be able to take to the skies to inspect their network infrastructure thanks to a drones project that has been coordinated by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).
EIC appoints new chairman
Tony Cocker has been appointed as chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).
Research will assess the impact of utilities on society
Research that explores the social impact of network interventions on local communities is set to be carried out.
Shortlist revealed for UK Energy Innovation Awards
The Energy Innovation Centre has revealed the shortlist for the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017.
Strategy & Management
Unleashing innovative SMEs ‘vital’ for transforming grids
Networks must do more to unleash the potential of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a new study launched at Utility Week Live.