Examining how LiDAR, satellites and arboreal experience are helping Point4 to revolutionise network vegetation management.
Cisco and PNDC join forces
Cisco and industry collaborate to enable testing of advanced smart-grid communications.
ZIV and BES deliver successful SAS project in Sierra Leone
ZIV has helped upgrade and extend a substation in Sierra Leone.
Energy storage: Delivering power locally
Field Dynamics on operating models and the role of new technology.
Electricity distribution networks – a new model for a new age
Schneider Electric looks at how the distribution network operator (DNO) model is changing.
Ageing transformers – mitigating risk
Ageing power transformer assets can be maintained more effectively with online monitoring, says Vaisala.
Ahead of the field
Field Dynamics asks: what is the right field operating model to manage your assets?
A modern approach to network automation
Schneider Electric highlights key considerations for networks seeking to balance the demands of an evolving network with existing infrastructure
Stepping into the future with an adaptable grid
Flexibility and adaptability are key benefits of the new energy infrastructure, says Schneider Electric.
From East into West
From advanced metering infrastructure to distribution automation, Private LTE / 4G (eLTE) has been proven and delivered, says Huawei UK's Nigel Nawacki.
Making substations the cornerstone of your smart grid
Innovative smart grid solutions are helping utilities improve grid reliability and efficiency, while enhancing security of supply
ZIV Automation has supplied a protection and automation system for Llynfl Afan Renewable Energy Park.
ZIV Automation was chosen to provide a turnkey solution for protection and automation at Llynfl Afan Renewable Energy Park, together with the main contractor, NRS Group from Livingston (Scotland), and Gamesa Energy UK (GEUK). The park is connected to Western Power Distribution's network.
Expect the unexpected
Fahd Hashiesh, head of ABB's power consulting business for the UK, Middle East and Africa, explains why network operators must consider the balance between supply and demand - and how system studies can help them.
Policy & Regulation
A new world order
The technology is ready, now is the time to concentrate on the commercial and regulatory challenges that surround the DNOs' transition into DSOs, according to Laura Kane of Smarter Grid Solutions.
A material difference
Gary Stevens explains how Gnosys' self-healing technology is poised to transform network performance.
Blue: when green just isn’t enough
Customers' views on performance, safety, total cost of ownership and the environment led Siemens to develop its Blue clean air switchgear technology, as Abhishek Sarkar, project manager for gas-insulated switchgear at Siemens, explains.
FPSA the right vehicle for driving energy future
To meet the needs of customers in the future the current power system needs to change, says Sacha Meckler.
Development of the future energy system – addressing the emerging barriers
The established GB electricity system is facing a period of unprecedented change in terms of the mix and location of generation technologies, the anticipated new demands placed on the system by electrification of heat and transport, and the expected growth of new 'beyond the meter' technologies and services.
Mindfulness: AI technology that’s changing the landscape
When National Grid's discussions with technology provider DeepMind hit the national headlines earlier this year, it became clear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing have the potential to transform the energy industry.
Asset management: moving from reactive to proactive
For almost as long as the decades old infrastructure on which the UK's power networks operate have been running, the approach to managing its operation and maintenance has been reactive.
EVs: Can they help defer costly reinforcements?
Look ahead to 2050, and it is expected that every new car and van sold in the UK will be electric, with each petrol powered engine being retired bringing the country closer to a purely electric fleet of vehicles.
Energy storage will allow customers greater flexibility
Energy storage has always been one of the most fundamental parts of any energy system, writes Steve Cox, Engineering and Technical Director at, Electricity North West.
Prevent, Protect and React
Network resilience is critical all year round, but never more so than in the winter months, Siemens' Mark Simblett tells Network - and transformers have a critical role to play.
Technology & Operations
Closing the door on substation crime
Hodgson Sayers warns that although the nature of threats change, energy networks would be rash to overlook a strategy for physical security.
Planning and modelling software is developing rapidly, says EA Technology’s Paul Barnfather.
Next generation automation
Automation of power distribution is about to take a leap forward, says Schneider Electric’s John Langley-Davis.
Fit for digital
Transmission substations are going through a radical evolution as digital technologies take hold, says ABB’s Danny Lyonnette.
Storage will deliver sub-second flexibility
ABB's Colin green extols the virtues of battery energy storage systems for maintaining grid stability.
The revolution has started
Network innovation scheme are starting to give a tangible feeling of what smart grid operation will be like, says Siemens' Colin Henry
Grasp the UK microgrid opportunity
Microgrid's could and should play a critical role in the UK's future energy system, providing flexibility and resilience argues ABB's David Hughes.