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The benefits of flexibility

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The benefits of flexibility

Graham Ault, executive director at Smarter Grid Solutions, discusses the key values that flexibility can bring to an economically developed and operated grid.

Networks move to speed up EV rollout

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Networks move to speed up EV rollout

Britain's local electricity networks have launched new reforms that will cut the paperwork required for connecting electric vehicles to the grid, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has announced.

Composite poles used to power up Scotland

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Composite poles used to power up Scotland

Composite poles have been deployed for the first time on Great Britain's transmission system and are being used to carry power lines from the Dorenell wind farm in Scotland.

Powerful analysis of digital substations

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Powerful analysis of digital substations

Due to the increasing implementation of the IEC 61850 standard for communication between Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED) in operational substations, the world of protection engineering is evolving. Ali Abdulla, application specialist at OMICRON elaborates on this.

Meeting grid challenges

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Meeting grid challenges

Adrian Timbus, technology and solutions manager, smart grids and renewables at ABB - discusses how digitalisation is supporting energy transformation.

Ensuring resilience

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Ensuring resilience

Grid reliability and the control and protection of assets remain critical issues for networks. Ben Hargreaves reports.

Delivering electricity to the grid

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Delivering electricity to the grid

├śrsted's Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off England's north west coastline, will become the world's largest wind farm when it is completed later this year. A high-performance heat-conducting concrete is being used to maximise the transmission of wind turbine generated electricity via the onshore substation at Heysham, Lancashire. Terry Balmer, technical services manager at Hanson Concrete, explains.