ESC policy review into local energy markets
The Energy Systems Catapult is making businesses aware of the benefits and risks of participating in local energy markets through its policy review: The policy and regulatory context for new Local Energy Markets.
Habitat Energy wins 40MW battery storage deal
Habitat Energy has been appointed to operate one of the country's largest battery sites, Arlington Energy's 40MW Greenfield Road project, currently under construction and due to be completed in October 2019.
Networks unveil electricity flexibility commitment
Britain's electricity grid operators have unveiled a new flexibility commitment to help shape the way network infrastructure will be run.
Taskforce sets out recommendations to modernise energy system
Digitalisation sits at the heart of five key recommendations set out by the Energy Data Taskforce that it says will modernise the UK energy system.
Considering the impacts of localised energy
At a roundtable event organised by Network in association with National Grid, delegates were invited to consider the beneficial impact of localised energy in supporting the whole energy system.
Reclaiming and recognising asset management
In an ever-changing energy system landscape, the ability to manage assets is often high up on the agenda for utility companies. During a roundtable event - organised by Network in association with Siemens - key figures from the industry met to discuss asset management. Adam John reports.
Arup report highlights potential of hydrogen
A new report from Arup finds that hydrogen has a potentially significant role to play in decarbonising the whole energy system in the UK.
ENA launches new gas grid decarbonisation project
The Energy Networks Association has launched a new pan-industry project designed to decarbonise Britain's gas grid.
The key to a low-carbon energy future
Stuart Easterbrook, future gas strategy manager at Cadent, on why decisions made at a local level are key to a low-carbon energy future.
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.
From TV to EVs
Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer. He plays the mechanoid Kryten in the TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and formerly presented the TV engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. More recently he has become an advocate for electric vehicles and presents YouTube series Fully Charged. In an exclusive interview with Network editor Alec Peachey he talks about his passion for EVs, gives his views on the energy sector and provides an insight into his TV career.
Faraday Grid attracts £25m investment
Faraday Grid, the global energy technology company, has announced that Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, has made a £25 million investment in the company.
Clarke takes up new role at Wales & West Utilities
Chris Clarke has taken up an energy strategy director role at Wales & West Utilities.
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.
Report claims hydrogen could help decarbonise energy system
A new report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says hydrogen is a credible option to help decarbonise the UK energy system.
The launch last year of the Government-backed Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan was a milestone on the road to a smarter energy system in the UK. The plan outlined the way in which continued decarbonisation of the economy and greater adoption of renewable energy could be supported by energy storage and demand side response (DSR) services. Ben Hargreaves reports.
ETI report recommends increased biomass production
A new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) provides a series of recommendations to support the development of bioenergy to cost effectively decarbonise the UK energy system.
Akshay Kaul, director of network price controls at Ofgem, speaks exclusively to Network editor Alec Peachey about the regulator's stakeholder engagement incentive and a range of other subjects including RIIO2, innovation and the future energy system.
Dealing with uncertainty
"The future has never been more uncertain than it is now." That's the view of Mark Brackley, National Grid's project director for RIIO2, who spoke to Network editor Alec Peachey about a range of subjects including regulation, infrastructure policy and the future energy system.
The energy revolution
The government recently announced an investment of over £100 million in a new programme called 'Prospering from the Energy Revolution' as part of its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered by UK Research & Innovation. This first article from Innovate UK aims to give an insight into this major new programme, with the intention to revisit progress over the coming months and years.
Real time data to incentivise behaviour
Damien Canning, head of technical sustainability at Costain, talks about the advantages that distributed ledger technology can bring to the energy sector.
How will energy look in 2035?
Arup recently unveiled a study that details what the landscape of the UK's energy systems will look like in 2035. In this article, Filippo Gaddo - head of energy economics - makes some predictions for the future.
Dealing with data
Network Magazine and Cyient recently hosted a roundtable discussion where the subject of proactive data management being the key to the future energy system was discussed. Tom Grimwood reports.
Getting regulation right
The Energy Systems Catapult was created to help remove the obstacles preventing innovators from bringing new products, services and business models to market. The body - in conjunction with Network - held an industry briefing at its office in Birmingham to examine some of these hurdles, how they can be dismantled and the potential opportunities on offer.
Technology & Operations
New energy systems interest group launched
INCOSE UK has launched a new interest group which aims to share knowledge and promote whole systems thinking in the energy sector.
Strategy & Management
Reorganisation for Ofgem
System operation and networks is one of three divisions that will make up Ofgem's new streamlined organisational structure.