infrastructure

Dunamis announces £8.9m in new utility infrastructure contracts

Gas

Dunamis announces £8.9m in new utility infrastructure contracts

Fulcrum Group company, Dunamis, has secured a series of electrical and dual fuel infrastructure contracts, worth a combined £8.9million, for a mix of residential and industrial & commercial developments.

Gas and electricity infrastructure well protected, report finds

Gas

Gas and electricity infrastructure well protected, report finds

A record 62% of all UK excavation work is now preceded by a thorough search for underground assets, such as pipes and cables, according to a report by LSBUD (Linesearch BeforeUdig).

Ascot network upgrade reaches half-way point

Power

Ascot network upgrade reaches half-way point

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) multi-million pound project to upgrade and improve the electricity infrastructure from Longcross to Ascot has reached its half-way point ahead of schedule.

Mayor sets out London’s EV charging network plans

Power

Mayor sets out London’s EV charging network plans

Plans for a major expansion of London's electric vehicle charging network have been unveiled by the city's Mayor Sadiq Khan.

SSEN to remove transmission lines from Cairngorms National Park

Technology & Operations

SSEN to remove transmission lines from Cairngorms National Park

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission) will remove 12km of overhead transmission lines from the Cairngorms National Park after receiving funding from Ofgem.

The future of utility quality assurance

Gas

The future of utility quality assurance

With the growing investment in domestic and commercial developments alongside the daily replacement and repair of our network assets, quality installation procedures and conformance to industry standards has never been more important for the future performance of our infrastructure. Mark Pereira, marketing manager at ControlPoint, discusses.

ENW confirms customer engagement group appointments

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ENW confirms customer engagement group appointments

Eight industry experts have been appointed to Electricity North West's newly-formed customer engagement group.

UK Power Networks lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City

Power

UK Power Networks lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City

UK Power Networks is installing new equipment that will deliver 77 megawatts of power to light up Ebbsfleet Garden City in north Kent.

Protecting physical assets

Gas

Protecting physical assets

Cyber security may be high on the agendas of energy network companies. But they also need to remember that physical risks to their infrastructure are also a very real threat. What can they do to prevent uncontrolled access, and protect their physical assets? Risk professionals from network companies met at a roundtable event hosted by Network, in association with Abloy, to find out. Lois Vallely reports. 

SSEN continues work on £8m Reading upgrade

Power

SSEN continues work on £8m Reading upgrade

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has outlined the next phase of an £8 million investment to support electricity infrastructure resilience in Reading.

Utility asset management: it’s time for a rethink

Power

Utility asset management: it’s time for a rethink

Fugro's game-changing Virtual World Asset Management (VWAM) platform is transforming how power infrastructure owners monitor the environmental context and condition of their assets. Robert Hoddenbach, global director power, explains.

New consultation examines the future of infrastructure resilience

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New consultation examines the future of infrastructure resilience

The National Infrastructure Commission has launched a consultation to gather views as part of its new study into the resilience of the UK's infrastructure network.

UKPN to spend £12m on flexibility services

Power

UKPN to spend £12m on flexibility services

UK Power Networks is committing £12 million in funding for flexibility services across the South East and East of England.

Confusion over EV charging network speeds

Power

Confusion over EV charging network speeds

A new report warns that widespread confusion over how fast electric vehicles can be 'refuelled' could be undermining efforts to provide an adequate public chargepoint network.

Local energy planning needed to meet decarbonisation targets

Gas

Local energy planning needed to meet decarbonisation targets

Local authorities should have more of a say in the planning of their energy systems and infrastructure to meet decarbonisation targets at the least cost, according to a study carried out by the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC).

Cadent invests £10m in four energy sites

Gas

Cadent invests £10m in four energy sites

Gas network Cadent is investing more than £10 million to completely rebuild four key energy sites.

Siemens and University of Oxford partner to undertake research study

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Siemens and University of Oxford partner to undertake research study

Siemens and the University of Oxford have been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a feasibility study to assess the value of creating a virtual private wire network (VPWN) to centrally manage the energy use of a site with multiple locations and energy sources.

The pillars of policy

Gas

The pillars of policy

How do you create infrastructure policy in an uncertain world? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and National Grid sought to find out. Tom Grimwood was there.

Dealing with uncertainty

Gas

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.

An appetite for EVs

Gas

An appetite for EVs

Launched in May, Pivot Power's plan to develop a world-first 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across the UK has created waves throughout the industry.

BP to acquire UK’s largest EV charging company

Customers

BP to acquire UK’s largest EV charging company

BP has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Chargemaster, the UK's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company.

The emergence of EVs

Power

The emergence of EVs

A roundtable discussion hosted by Network, in conjunction with the Energy Systems Catapult, centred around why a whole systems perspective is required if stakeholders are to respond most effectively to the challenges and opportunities that arise in the take-up of electric vehicles. Alec Peachey reports.

Vattenfall enters EV charging market in Great Britain

Technology & Operations

Vattenfall enters EV charging market in Great Britain

Vattenfall is making a move into the Great Britain electric vehicle charging market with the launch of InCharge, its "any-driver-can-use" infrastructure concept.

Energy networks could use drones for inspections

Gas

Energy networks could use drones for inspections

Utility companies will be able to take to the skies to inspect their network infrastructure thanks to a drones project that has been coordinated by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).

Network Asset Performance conference

Gas

Network Asset Performance conference

The 2018 Network Asset Performance Conference well help set out the path for asset management strategy and enhancing operational performance as we move towards the business end of planning for RIIO-2.

Burns & McDonnell partners with students to deliver EV research

Technology & Operations

Burns & McDonnell partners with students to deliver EV research

Infrastructure company Burns & McDonnell has selected a group of international MBA students to undertake a research project on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

Councils encouraged to apply for charge-point funding

Technology & Operations

Councils encouraged to apply for charge-point funding

The Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of a £4.5 million pot which could see more electric car charge-points installed.

£4.7m investment in Seaham and Ryhope’s power network

Power

£4.7m investment in Seaham and Ryhope’s power network

Northern Powergrid is upgrading underground power cables as part of a £4.7 million infrastructure improvement project throughout Seaham and Ryhope.

ABB wins £99m Hinkley Point C contract

Gas

ABB wins £99m Hinkley Point C contract

ABB will build the power transmission infrastructure for EDF Energy's new Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset after securing a contract worth £99 million.

Scotland’s low-carbon infrastructure gets £43m boost

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Scotland’s low-carbon infrastructure gets £43m boost

Scotland's low-carbon infrastructure is to reeceive a £43 million boost after the devolved government awarded funding to 13 projects around the nation.

ETI to investigate implications of network integration

Gas

ETI to investigate implications of network integration

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is to investigate the implications for infrastructure of closer integration of the electricity, heat and transport networks in a new £300,000 project.