Networks must consider needs of vulnerable customers, analysis shows
Analysis carried out on behalf of the Energy Networks Association (ENA) shows that network operators must ensure that vulnerable customers are not left behind as the UK works towards net zero.
ENW bidders left ‘spooked’ by nationalisation plans
The proposed sale of Electricity North West could be in doubt with potential bidders left "spooked" by the Labour Party's plans to renationalise network operators, according to a report in the Financial Times.
Staying safe and smart
Siemens energy management division head of cyber security Volker Distelrath talks to Greg Pitcher about digital networks, data analytics and the importance of simulating cyber-attacks to stay safe.
Network operators agree flexibility commitment
Britain's electricity network operators have entered into a commitment which will see them include smart flexibility service markets as part of their day-to-day operations.
Commercial EV project announced in UK
The world's biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles (EVs) has been given the green light by energy regulator Ofgem.
Independent panel set up to challenge networks business plans
Ofgem has established an independent panel which will challenge the business plans developed by the energy network companies for the next price controls which will start from 2021.
Technology & Operations
Transformer failure impacts business continuity, research finds
Research carried out by MIDEL reveals the significant threat posed when a transformer fails, and a high level of concern about a failure's impact on fire safety and business continuity.
Keeping networks safe
David Spillett, head of health safety & environment at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the three key disciplines that are keeping networks safe.
SP Energy Networks joins flexibility marketplace
SP Energy Networks will trial the Piclo Flexibility Marketplace in an effort to uncover where flexibility can be used across its networks.
Two-year anniversary for 105 power cut number
The free 105 power cut number continues to perform well with figures showing that it has been used more than three million times since it was launched two years ago today (6 September).
Networks renewable improvements save customers £40m
Four electricity networks have joined forces to create a programme of improvements that will keep more renewable energy flowing onto local networks and save customers across Great Britain £40 million.
£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).
Ofgem’s RIIO2 price controls move a step closer
Ofgem has confirmed that the default length of the next price controls will be five years with the energy regulator's plans to deliver savings of over £5 billion to consumers moving a step closer.
Network operators respond to Storm Hector
Network operators have restored power to thousands of homes and businesses after Storm Hector hit the country.
Technology & Operations
WPD completes network improvement project in Dorset
Western Power Distribution has completed the undergrounding of 600m of overhead power lines in a Dorset village.
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.