smart energy

Tube plan among local energy projects scooping £21m from UKRI

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Tube plan among local energy projects scooping £21m from UKRI

The Department for Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed 10 demonstration phase projects sharing £21m from UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Local Smart Energy Designs programme, including a scheme to recycle heat from London Underground tunnels.

Smart Energy in Orkney

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Smart Energy in Orkney

A visit to the Scottish isles of Orkney unveils an innovative smart energy system, writes Anna Stegman, technical liaison manager for the Energy Revolution Integration Service at the Energy Systems Catapult.

Consumers warm to ‘smart’ energy but fear complexity

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Consumers warm to ‘smart’ energy but fear complexity

The majority of energy consumers like the idea of being part of a "smart local energy system" where homes and businesses generate and sell their own clean power as well as being consumers, according to a new survey.

Delivering the smart grid with bandwith for the future

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Delivering the smart grid with bandwith for the future

The Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) is undertaking a project to address the bandwidth and security requirements for the smart grid. Kinan Ghanem, communications and systems integration lead, discusses how the project is progressing.

Meeting demand

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Meeting demand

This section features regular interviews with small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to highlight the work they're doing with networks and the types of technologies that are driving innovation forward. This month, Dr Matthew Trewhella - managing director of Kensa Contracting - is the focus.

Virtual power plant plans unveiled by Moixa

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Virtual power plant plans unveiled by Moixa

Moixa will create a virtual power plant which could cut energy costs by 10% and save the UK £32 billion if rolled out nationally.

Landmark energy partnership for Siemens and Keele University

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Landmark energy partnership for Siemens and Keele University

Siemens has been appointed by Keele University to turn the West Midlands-based University campus into Europe's biggest smart energy network demonstrator.

Has a tipping point been reached in the smart utility era?

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Has a tipping point been reached in the smart utility era?

As networks wrestle with the challenge of modernising the UK's power system to encompass all future aspirations, are we witnessing a tipping point in our own industry, questions Global Smart Transformation's managing director Duncan Botting.