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UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant developed

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UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant developed

Aldridge-based Kew Technology, in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has developed the UK's first municipal waste gasification plant which can be used to produce clean electricity, heat, hydrogen and liquid fuels from waste.

Network Asset Performance Conference 2019

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Network Asset Performance Conference 2019

The 2019 Network Asset Performance Conference will bring together leaders from gas & power to help tackle network asset challenges head on. The conference will consist of a range of presentations, case studies and interactive panel sessions and will address how networks can continue to improve asset resilience, the impact RIIO-2 will have on asset management, the importance of data optimisation and how performance can be maintained through the increased introduction of electric vehicles.

Arup report highlights potential of hydrogen

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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.

Northern Powergrid investigates transformer heat recovery viability

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Northern Powergrid investigates transformer heat recovery viability

Northern Powergrid has joined forces with Arup to help manage losses from its power network by investigating the reuse of heat generated by its transformers.

The key to a low-carbon  energy future

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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.

Future of Heat

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Future of Heat

The Future of Heat is a brand new event from the team who organise the annual Network Forum and Awards. The new conference will address the issues surrounding decarbonising heat across the UK, with a strong focus on learning from ongoing projects and developing both policy and technical solutions to current and future challenges.

First trial selling ‘heat as a service’ instead of KWh

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First trial selling ‘heat as a service’ instead of KWh

Bristol Energy has become the first energy supplier in the UK to trial selling 'heat as a service', rather than kilowatt hours (kWh).

Open Networks Project phase 3 consultation launched

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Open Networks Project phase 3 consultation launched

Phase 3 of the Energy Networks Association's Open Networks Project has gone out to public consultation.

Ground-breaking energy storage operational in Newcastle

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Ground-breaking energy storage operational in Newcastle

The world's first grid-scale pumped heat energy storage system is now up and running at Newcastle University, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has announced.

The decarbonisation challenge

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The decarbonisation challenge

Simon Fairman - director, safety and network strategy at Cadent - looks at the role of gas and hydrogen powered vehicles in helping to reduce emissions.

ETI outlines energy system scenarios

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ETI outlines energy system scenarios

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has highlighted two different energy scenarios that demonstrate how the UK could decarbonise heat to meet its 2050 climate change targets.

Storing energy

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Storing energy

Technologies such as power-to-gas offer the opportunity to store energy for long periods at scale for electricity networks, and provide an important decarbonisation strategy for heat. This article examines the technology.

Swift and decisive action needed on carbon capture

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Swift and decisive action needed on carbon capture

Is the UK on the brink of finally realising the economic and environmental potential of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) technology? A report by the Government's CCUS Taskforce urges swift and decisive action to tip the balance for an industry primed to deliver. Simon Fairman, director network strategy and safety at Cadent, gives his view.

NGN backs call to speed up hydrogen decision

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NGN backs call to speed up hydrogen decision

Northern Gas Networks has backed the findings of a Committee on Climate Change report which calls on the government to speed up a decision around the use of hydrogen for heat.

How will energy look in 2035?

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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.

Network launches editorial board

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Network launches editorial board

Network has launched an editorial advisory board which is made up of key figures from the sector.

The freedom to decarbonise heat

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The freedom to decarbonise heat

Chris Clarke, director of asset management and HSE, Wales and West Utilities, discusses the decarbonisation of heat.

‘Enormous’ gas network storage capacity vital to decarbonisation

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‘Enormous’ gas network storage capacity vital to decarbonisation

Gas networks have a vital role play in the decarbonisation of heating as there is currently no replacement in sight for the "enormous" energy storage capacity they can provide.

Gas networks ‘exaggerating’ peak heat challenge

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Gas networks ‘exaggerating’ peak heat challenge

Gas networks and other industry incumbents are exaggerating the difficulties of meeting peak heat demand through electrification, as they fight to maintain a role in the low-carbon future, the Exeter Energy Policy Group has argued.

BEIS pipes £25m into hydrogen demo for heating

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BEIS pipes £25m into hydrogen demo for heating

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed plans to pipe £25 million into a new programme exploring the use of hydrogen for heating.  

Clark gives go-ahead to energy-from-waste plant

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Clark gives go-ahead to energy-from-waste plant

Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has given the go-ahead to a new energy-from-waste plant at the Edmonton EcoPark in London.

Gas grid connections best way to combat fuel poverty

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Gas grid connections best way to combat fuel poverty

Installing gas central heating in homes which currently rely on electricity for warmth is the best way to combat fuel poverty, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has argued in a new report.

RHI review seeks to boost energy from waste

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RHI review seeks to boost energy from waste

A review of the Renewable Heat Incentive has set new feedstock requirements for biogas manufacture which will encourage the production of energy from waste.

Editor’s weekly: Gas future still unsettled

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Editor’s weekly: Gas future still unsettled

A recent report from ETI suggests gas networks may need to adapt to a diminished role in the future of the energy system, despite efforts to justify their long term relevance.

Heat 2016

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Heat 2016

The Association of Decentralised Energy, in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute, brings you Heat 2016.

Is CCS worth the candle?

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Is CCS worth the candle?

George Day sets out ETI's thinking around the whole system appeal of CCS technology.

Catch it, keep it: the role of CCS in decarbonising gas and heat

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Catch it, keep it: the role of CCS in decarbonising gas and heat

CCS is struggling for a future in the UK. Network explores its value to the challenge of decarbonising heat via the gas grid.

Atkins to lead hydrogen storage scoping

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Atkins to lead hydrogen storage scoping

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed engineering consultancy Atkins to lead a study which will identify sites suitable for the storage of hydrogen gas in the UK.

Editor’s weekly: LCNI 2016

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Editor’s weekly: LCNI 2016

Jane Gray pulls together key themes and observations from the 2016 Low Carbon Networks and Innovation Conference.

Murphy starts substation build for new CHP plant

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Murphy starts substation build for new CHP plant

J Murphy & Sons has completed the first phase of utility installations for a new biomass CHP power plant in Northumberland and will now begin construction of the plant substation.

Ofgem targets “flexible” scenario planning

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Ofgem targets “flexible” scenario planning

The energy regulator has unveiled a new programme of insight reports to help it develop an “open minded and flexible” response to the energy revolution.