Renationalisation would risk UK missing net-zero target, report claims
Labour's plans for renationalising energy networks would put at risk the UK's efforts of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a new report.
Drone trials hailed a success
A project, exploring how drone technology can be used to inspect network infrastructure, has completed the the first stage of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight trials in segregated airspace.
Unlocking asset infrastructure
The UK's energy networks are under mounting pressure to accommodate new and increasing demands. From regulatory restrictions and the uptake of distributed generation to the increase in electric vehicles and renewable energy solutions, the challenges for existing asset infrastructure are varied and complex. Nadine Buddoo reports.
Ofgem set to turn down £247m of funding requests
Ofgem has proposed to refuse approximately £247 million of funding requests from energy networks.
Overcoming challenges faced by SMEs
The challenges facing small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) when it comes to engaging with energy networks are wide and varied. Alec Peachey reports on a roundtable debate hosted in association with the Energy Systems Catapult.
UK government commits to 2050 net zero emissions target
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050.
Customers overcharged by £24bn due to regulator error, Citizens Advice claims
Regulators have allowed water, energy, broadband and telephone networks to overcharge customers by £24.1 billion over the past 15 years, according to research carried out by Citizens Advice.
Investing in the energy decarbonisation transformation benefits consumers
National Grid's head of regulatory finance, Darren Pettifer, says that Ofgem's plans to slash in half the returns that energy networks can earn could put at risk a once in a generation opportunity to transform the energy system, and prevent longer-term benefits to consumers.
Document reveals Labour plan to nationalise energy networks
Plans to put Britain's energy networks back under state ownership have been revealed in a Labour party document.
Networks can help UK meet net zero emissions target
Energy networks will be at the heart of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) recommendations to move beyond an 80% target and deliver net zero emissions by 2050.
Policy & Regulation
SSEN outlines RIIO2 transmission plan
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has released a new report outlining its preliminary plan for the transmission network in the north of Scotland during the second set of RIIO price controls.
SSEN calls for greater transparency in energy networks
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has called for greater transparency across the energy networks industry.
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.
Enabling the smart energy networks of the future
Dr Peter Couch, chief executive officer of the Joint Radio Company (JRC), highlights the importance of smart telecommunication technologies.
Managing your assets
Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses using a whole system approach to asset management.
Technology & Operations
Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) on the role of energy networks.
Citizens Advice wants Ofgem to cut network profits by an extra £4.1bn
Ofgem could save consumers a further £4.1bn in the next set of energy network price controls, according to analysis from Citizens Advice.
Victoria Pelka, senior policy researcher at Citizens Advice, talks about the importance of consumer engagement.
Collaboration in action
Cadent chief executive Chris Train talks about the importance of gas and electricity network operators working together. There's also a look at the Priority Services Register - a cross-industry initiative designed to help vulnerable customers.
Cyber safety warning over UK’s energy infrastructure
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned that the UK must make sure it's adequately and properly defended against cyber-attacks amidst warnings about the safety of the country's key energy infrastructure and supply.