2019/2020 represents a significant opportunity for the UK's gas, power and heat networks. Network is in pole position to help bring the sector together and deliver a once in a generation transformation of the energy system. Our campaign will play a key role in helping the industry understand what the network of the future is going to look like by acting as the ‘go to', place for technical information, project news, analysis and innovation updates - both in-print and online.

Look out for the illustrative tabs identifying key trends as we continue to shine a light on the network of the future.


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Siemens announces partnership with UK100

A network of mayors and council leaders is joining forces with Siemens to try to unlock a pipeline of clean energy projects worth more than £100bn as part of the UK's drive to meet net-zero emissions and the Paris Climate goals.

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Challenging the networks

As part of the RIIO2 price controls set out by Ofgem, network operators are required to set up independently chaired customer engagement groups (CEGs). As part of our Utility of the Future campaign, Network caught up with the chairs of four of these groups...

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Solving the EV charging jigsaw

As DNOs present Ofgem with their electric vehicle (EV) readiness documents, illustrating how the transport revolution can be effectively managed, Patrick Erwin, policy and markets director at Northern Powergrid, outlines key policies that would ensure...

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£70m investment in rapid charging points

The government is investing £70 million to create 3,000 new rapid charging points for electric vehicles across the UK.

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Dealing with distributed energy

Active Network Management (ANM) has grown in sync with the rise of distributed energy over the last two decades. Dr Graham Ault, co-founder and executive director of Smarter Grid Solutions, provides an update on the current applications of ANM beyond...

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Bristol aiming to become first zero-carbon smart city

Bristol City Council has launched a global search to deliver up to £1 billion of investment to support its ambition to become the UK's first carbon neutral city by 2030.

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Accelerating the EV revolution

Matthew Boulton, chief commercial officer at Pivot Power, discusses how the company is working at a local level to speed up the decarbonisation of transport.

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Turning ambition into action

The launch of SSEN Transmission's draft business plan includes an ambition to tackle climate change, connect more renewable energy and transport it across the country. Managing director Rob McDonald tells Network editor Alec Peachey how the company is...