More questions than answers
Maxine Frerk, former senior partner networks at Ofgem and now director of Grid Edge Policy, gives her views on RIIO2.
Cyber threat to energy infrastructure, Kapersky Lab research finds
Research carried out by Kapersky Lab has found that the number of attacks on energy organisations noticeably exceeded those faced by other industries in the second half of 2017.
Cutting the cost of the networks
In an exclusive article from Ofgem, Akshay Kaul - partner, networks - talks about how the regulator is cutting the cost of the networks for customers by tendering major grid upgrades.
Network launches editorial board
Network has launched an editorial advisory board which is made up of key figures from the sector.
IME wants networks to improve digital infrastructure
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called for new levels of digital resilience and reliability to be built into electricity networks, including protection against hackers.
New regulatory framework proposed by Ofgem
Companies responsible for the country's gas and electricity networks could have the amount of money they can return to their shareholders cut, under plans outlined by Britain's energy regulator Ofgem.
Innovation must become ‘business as usual’ for network companies
Jonathan Brearley, senior partner, networks, Ofgem talks about the need for network companies to use innovation in everyday working practices.
DSOs and data
Eighty-five billion. That is the number of data points collected by GridKey, the award-winning substation monitoring system developed by Lucy Electric and Sentec. To put that in perspective, that's the equivalent of approximately 1,300 spreadsheets of information. If data is one of the keys to the smart grid, how can we avoid drowning in it? Ben Hargreaves finds out.
Crouch joins Burns & McDonnell
James Crouch will lead a team of engineers responsible for the engineering and design of future networks for network owners and developers after being appointed by Burns & McDonnell.
Keeping networks safe
The changing face of networks could allow hackers more opportunities to target the UK's major power companies. Greg Pitcher explores the issues.
Future Networks Conference
The pace of change in the energy sector is accelerating and energy networks are charged with ensuring the systems used to power and heat the UK's homes keep pace.
Strategy & Management
Reorganisation for Ofgem
System operation and networks is one of three divisions that will make up Ofgem's new streamlined organisational structure.
Technology & Operations
A whole new world
John Parsons, networks portfolio manager at BEAMA, takes an in-depth look at Professor Dieter Helm's Cost of Energy Review and what it could mean for the networks.
Preparing for winter
David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses being 'Winter Ready'.
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.
Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR Conference
As energy networks prepare to meet the demands of a flexible power system, Network, the UK's only dedicated media brand for engineers in gas, power and heat networks, is launching Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR - a unique conference exploring today's solutions to tomorrow's challenges.
Industrial strategy for networks must be ‘hyper-local’
Electricity North West has called on the government to take a "hyper-local" approach to networks in its new industrial strategy.
Networks must be at heart of industrial strategy
The government must put networks at the heart of its economic plans as the UK moves to a cleaner, more flexible energy system, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has urged.
Five ways LiDAR technology is mapping the future
LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology has hit the headlines recently, but for Distribution Network Operators, the technology is fast becoming business as usual.
Technology & Operations
Networks cannot evolve in isolation
Decisions on the evolution of networks cannot be made in isolation and must take account of the impact on the whole of the energy system, the Energy Technologies Institute has urged.
Technology & Operations
Liquidity will be ‘a real challenge’ for local energy markets
Low numbers of participants may create difficulties for the smooth operation of local balancing markets
Utility Week Live 2016
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