National Grid sets out RIIO2 spending plans
National Grid will spend £7.4 billion on electricity transmission over the RIIO2 price control period, according to figures unveiled in its draft business plan which has been submitted to Ofgem's RIIO2 Challenge Group.
Network Asset Performance Conference 2019
The 2019 Network Asset Performance Conference will bring together leaders from gas & power to help tackle network asset challenges head on. The conference will consist of a range of presentations, case studies and interactive panel sessions and will address how networks can continue to improve asset resilience, the impact RIIO-2 will have on asset management, the importance of data optimisation and how performance can be maintained through the increased introduction of electric vehicles.
£3m investment to upgrade network in North Ayrshire
SP Energy Networks is carrying out a £3 million upgrade to its electricity network in North Ayrshire.
UK Power Networks lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City
UK Power Networks is installing new equipment that will deliver 77 megawatts of power to light up Ebbsfleet Garden City in north Kent.
Record investment in London’s electricity network
UK Power Networks is making a record investment in London's electricity network.
Northern Powergrid investigates transformer heat recovery viability
Northern Powergrid has joined forces with Arup to help manage losses from its power network by investigating the reuse of heat generated by its transformers.
Project shows visibility of EVs on network
A project being led by Electralink has discovered that there could be at least 13% more households with electric vehicles and solar panels on Western Power Distribution's network than was previously thought.
ENW restores power to 4,000 customers after Storm Gareth hits
Electricity North West restored power to 4,200 homes across the North West earlier this week after Storm Gareth hit the region on Tuesday (12 March) night.
Technology & Operations
Network launches new video section
Network has launched a new video section designed to help educate the sector.
SSEN invests £840,000 in Sanday’s electricity network
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Distribution (SSEN Distribution) has completed an £840,000 investment in Sanday, Orkney as part of a £1.3 million overall investment to upgrade the local electricity network serving the island.
Technology & Operations
Engerati.com joins Faversham House
Faversham House, publisher of Network and Utility Week, and organiser of Utility Week Live, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Engerati.com.
SSEN to future-proof Thames Valley network
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is investing over £7 million to future-proof a significant section of its Thames Valley network.
Making the most of your assets
How do you pave the way for predictive asset management and how should it be used to help enable the smart networks of the future? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and IBM sought to discover the answers. Tom Grimwood reports.
The pillars of policy
How do you create infrastructure policy in an uncertain world? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and National Grid sought to find out. Tom Grimwood was there.
Northern Powergrid carrying out Skelton improvements
Northern Powergrid is about to start the final stage of its £1.75 million investment work in Skelton.
UKPN completes Stowmarket upgrade
UK Power Networks has completed a £7.2 million project to boost electricity supplies for homes and businesses across Stowmarket in Suffolk.
Industry comes together to discuss take-up of EVs
Senior stakeholders from the energy and automotive sectors, together with their customers, came together to discuss the preparations needed for the mass take-up of electric vehicles at an event which was held at the MINI Plant Oxford yesterday (17 May).
Cadent unveils plans for large-scale use of hydrogen
Low-carbon hydrogen could power industry and heat two million homes in North West England, according to plans unveiled by Cadent.
ENW’s Smart Street project helps control voltage
Electricity North West has been trialling new techniques to stabilise voltage on its network.
Building relationships with network customers
Paul Bircham, commercial strategy and support director at Electricity North West, talks about how the company is building relationships with network customers.
Cisco and PNDC join forces
Cisco and industry collaborate to enable testing of advanced smart-grid communications.
Technology & Operations
Briggs Marine awarded place on SSEN framework
Briggs Marine will carry out the replacement and maintenance of subsea cable assets that provide power to islands and rural communities, from Shetland to the Isle of Wight.
Network Asset Performance Conference
With the next round of RIIO on the horizon and consumer and regulator expectations rising at a faster rate than ever before, it is a critical time for energy networks to enhance the performance of their assets.