Networks

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Network Awards 2020 open for entries

Following a successful inaugural year in 2019, the Network Awards will return on 17th March 2020, shining a light once more on the good work taking place across the UK's energy networks, their supply chains and stakeholders.

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NPG appoints McCracken as chair of CEG

Northern Powergrid has appointed Justin McCracken as the chair of its new customer engagement group (CEG).

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Connection options highlighted in ENA consultation

Standardising the way connection requests are handled across all network operators is something that is being considered as part of a consultation on application interactivity and connection queue management.

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Customers overcharged by £24bn due to regulator error, Citizens...

Regulators have allowed water, energy, broadband and telephone networks to overcharge customers by £24.1 billion over the past 15 years, according to research carried out by Citizens Advice.

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Ofgem confirms RIIO2 price control methodology

Ofgem has confirmed plans to almost slash in half the returns that energy networks can make.

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Drone project begins flight trials on energy network assets

A project, exploring how drone technology can be used to inspect network infrastructure, is set to begin conducting trials on both the electricity and gas networks this spring.

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NIC challenges government to make infrastructure commitments...

The chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use this autumn's Spending Review to commit to a once-in-a-generation transformation of the UK's transport, energy and technology networks.

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Dealing with weather events

Alex Prentice, sector lead for utilities at Huntswood, examines how networks can prepare for a significant rise in customer complaints and queries around extreme weather events.