Innovation

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Innovation for networks: beyond the buzzwords

As the electricity networks gear up for the next price control period, and the water networks get to grips with new deliverables under Asset Management Plan 7 (AMP7), companies in both sectors face considerable challenges.

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Costain webinar highlights five ways to crack innovation

Optimising assets, reducing risk and maximising return on investment - the "to do list" of major companies in the energy and water sectors becomes ever longer.

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New campaign calls for dementia-friendly energy ideas

Improvements to the way utilities deliver services to people living with dementia are expected to result from a new campaign launched by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).

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Innovation into BAU: three steps to success

It's always satisfying to see energy network operators' innovation projects turn - eventually - into 'business as usual'(BAU) and embedded in the everyday operation of the business, says Kelvatek's Jonathan Rodgers.

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Brixton residents to trial smart 'flexible energy' project

A project run by UK Power Networks will see residents of a block of flats in Brixton be among the first domestic users in the UK to tap into the fast-emerging 'flexible energy' market.

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Innovators recognised at UK Energy Innovation Awards 2019

A number of innovators that are playing a role in supporting the UK to meet its net zero targets for greenhouse gas emission by 2050 were recognised at the UK Energy Innovation Awards last week.

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Ideas sought for £90m annual innovation competition

Up to £90 million of funding will be up for grabs in the upcoming Network Innovation Competition, with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) issuing a call for ideas.

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Network Awards 2020 open for entries

Following a successful inaugural year in 2019, the Network Awards will return on 17th March 2020, shining a light once more on the good work taking place across the UK's energy networks, their supply chains and stakeholders.