Ofgem visits SGN’s Paisley depot
SGN recently welcomed visitors from energy regulator Ofgem to its Paisley depot.
Managing your assets
Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses using a whole system approach to asset management.
Digitalisation and data
Stephen Goldspink, director of customer services at Siemens Energy Management, talks about the importance of data and how a new digital transformer will provide real time asset status to network operators.
£90m energy innovation competition launched
Network companies have called on partners to help them compete for a share of £90 million of funding which is available through Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
SMEs given chance to win £10,000 at LCNI
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be given the chance to win £10,000 by pitching their project ideas to a panel of senior managers from the gas and electricity networks at this year's Low Carbon Networks Innovation (LCNI) conference.
LCNI Conference details announced
The eighth annual Low Carbon Network Innovation (LCNI) Conference will take place from 16-17 October in Telford.
Technology & Operations
Delivering an energy roadmap
In this article the EPSRC's National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) Newcastle academic team explain the energy contribution they are providing to the UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap.
WPD taking part in £5.2m innovation trial
Western Power Distribution is playing a major role in a £5.2million heat innovation trial which is taking place in homes in South Wales.
Preparing for a smart future
Greg Pitcher speaks to UK Power Networks smart grid development team to find out more about the company's transition to a smart grid.
ENA announces second Electricity Innovation Forum event
The Energy Networks Association will host its second Electricity Innovation Forum, a joint event between Great Britain's electricity networks.
Self-healing cables could drive £20m of network savings
Self-healing fluid-filled power cables that can minimise environmental impact and increase efficiencies could lead to £20 million of network savings over five years, according to Northern Powergrid.
Innovation as usual
The 2018 Future Networks Conference helped set out the path towards the UK's future energy system. With leading speakers from the regulated networks industry, independent networks, Ofgem and government, the event provided a forum for insight, ideas sharing and debate. Alec Peachey reports.
Strategies for success
Matt Hindle and Randolph Brazier from the Energy Networks Association discuss how the organisation's gas and electricity innovation strategies will bring major developments to the energy networks.
Active energy management
Martin Sweeney, strategic marketing and business development manager for Schneider Electric, energy division - explains the innovations that will shape how companies manage energy in the future.
Utility Week Congress 2018
The premier event for water, gas and electricity sector leaders offering strategic insight at the highest level.
ENA launches gas and electricity innovation strategies
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched its electricity and gas network innovation strategies.
More questions than answers
Maxine Frerk, former senior partner networks at Ofgem and now director of Grid Edge Policy, gives her views on RIIO2.
Collaboration in action
Cadent chief executive Chris Train talks about the importance of gas and electricity network operators working together. There's also a look at the Priority Services Register - a cross-industry initiative designed to help vulnerable customers.
The future role of gas
The future role of Cadent's gas network, the innovations they are using now and what their plans for the future are.
Robotics in action
SGN is the company behind a Robotic Roadwork and Excavation System (RRES) which was awarded £6.3 million of funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC) in November last year. Alec Peachey caught up with Ollie Machan, innovation and new technology project manager, to find out more.
Power Potential: unlocking hidden potential
Dr Biljana Stojkovska, National Grid Power Potential Project Lead, discusses the work the electricity system operator is doing in partnership with UK Power Networks.
Open Networks Project picks up the pace
Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association, updates readers on the progress of the Open Networks Project - a major pan-industry initiative to set out the changing roles and responsibilities of network companies.
Trial to explore blending of hydrogen into gas network
A trial which will explore the potential blending of hydrogen into the gas network will get underway at Keele University next year.
Technology & Operations
ENA launches new Electricity Innovation Forum
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) will host the first Electricity Innovation Forum next month - an event aimed at sharing the latest knowledge and findings from the networks leading energy innovation projects.
Innovation must become ‘business as usual’ for network companies
Jonathan Brearley, senior partner, networks, Ofgem talks about the need for network companies to use innovation in everyday working practices.
HSE’s ‘Future of Gas’ energy conference
Dr Stuart Hawksworth, head of HSE's Centre for Energy Innovation, looks ahead to the organisation's inaugural 'Safety Excellence in Energy: The Future of Gas' conference.
National Grid to trial aerial LiDAR inspections for gas network
National Grid will trial the use of LiDAR technology when carrying out inspections of the gas network.
Cabbies to help plan electric charging network
UK Power Networks has launched a major study of electric vehicle use by London taxi drivers, to help pave the way for the capital to become a leading low carbon city.
Technology that reduces network disruption being developed by Northern Powergrid
Technology that enables engineers to pinpoint where faults on the low voltage (LV) network are likely and intervene before customers are affected is being developed by Northern Powergrid.
NIC winners announced
The winners of Ofgem's annual Network Innovation Competition (NIC) have been announced.
Technology & Operations
Feedback invited on electricity innovation strategy
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) is inviting feedback on its Electricity Network Innovation Strategy which sets out new opportunities for energy innovators to deliver £1.7 billion of benefits.