Network of the future

Catapult calls for better local energy planning

Gas

Catapult calls for better local energy planning

The number of UK local authority areas reducing their carbon footprint has fallen just days after Parliament approved a move to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to figures released by the government.

SGS software underpins network operator’s electricity control system

Power

SGS software underpins network operator’s electricity control system

Software designed by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has been placed at the heart of UK Power Networks' new electricity network control system.

EVs could cut cost of running UK power system by £270m a year

Power

EVs could cut cost of running UK power system by £270m a year

Plugging electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid could cut £270 million a year off the cost of running the UK power system by 2030, according to a report by Moixa and a consortium of leading energy and transport companies.

Networks unveil electricity flexibility commitment

Heat

Networks unveil electricity flexibility commitment

Britain's electricity grid operators have unveiled a new flexibility commitment to help shape the way network infrastructure will be run.

First blockchain based grid asset register launched

Customers

First blockchain based grid asset register launched

Electron, National Grid Electricity System Operator, SP Energy Networks and UK Power Networks have joined forces to create a shared register for generation and storage asset data.

How networks can overcome the EV challenge

Power

How networks can overcome the EV challenge

Mark Bartholomew, partner at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, looks at issues around electric vehicle surge charging, which he says will become more apparent as take-up increases.

Creating a digital twin

Power

Creating a digital twin

Jeff Casey, business development director, UK, Burns & McDonnell - discusses the advantages of a digital twin in the power sector.

Taskforce sets out recommendations to modernise energy system

Power

Taskforce sets out recommendations to modernise energy system

Digitalisation sits at the heart of five key recommendations set out by the Energy Data Taskforce that it says will modernise the UK energy system.

Ofgem outlines strategy to help vulnerable consumers

Customers

Ofgem outlines strategy to help vulnerable consumers

Energy regulator Ofgem has set out a five point plan to help vulnerable consumers.

New report into hydrogen as a transport fuel

Gas

New report into hydrogen as a transport fuel

Cadent has published a new study into use of network-delivered hydrogen as a low-carbon transport fuel.

Innovation delivered

Heat

Innovation delivered

The pace of change across the UK's gas, power and heat networks continues to advance. At the heart of this change lies collaboration and innovation. With this in mind editor Alec Peachey spoke to UK Power Networks head of innovation Ian Cameron about the work the network operator is doing.

The growth of green gas

Gas

The growth of green gas

Matt Hindle, head of gas at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the gas networks role in delivering net zero emissions by 2050.

The benefits of flexibility

Heat

The benefits of flexibility

Graham Ault, executive director at Smarter Grid Solutions, discusses the key values that flexibility can bring to an economically developed and operated grid.

Enabling the smart grid

Gas

Enabling the smart grid

Stephen Harper, head of business development, commercial for SCISYS - discusses the transition of distribution network operators (DNOs) to distribution system operators (DSOs) and the smart grid.

Assessing future heat options

Gas

Assessing future heat options

FairHeat's managing director, Gareth Jones, discusses the implications of the Government's Future Homes Standard which aims to end fossil fuel heating systems in new homes from 2025.

Unlocking the value of flexibility for networks

Power

Unlocking the value of flexibility for networks

As flexibility procurement becomes a crucial tool for distribution network operators (DNOs), energy users are presented with a new opportunity, writes Andrew McKenna, commercial manager at Northern Powergrid, who is leading the development of the company's flexibility services implementation.

The key to a low-carbon  energy future

Gas

The key to a low-carbon energy future

Stuart Easterbrook, future gas strategy manager at Cadent, on why decisions made at a local level are key to a low-carbon energy future.