SP Energy Networks
Innovation, technology & operations
Time to get motoring on EV infrastructure
SSEN's managing director Colin Nicol discusses the importance of a £7.5 million EV partnership between the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, SSEN and SP Energy Networks.
£7.5m strategic EV partnership launched
Two network operators have joined forces with the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland on a £7.5 million project which will see more electric vehicle charging points installed in the country.
Former Ofgem director appointed as chair of CEG at SPEN
John Howard has been appointed as the chair of SP Energy Networks new RIIO-ED2 Customer Engagement Group (CEG).
Network project update w/c 29 July 2019
With various network upgrades and projects taking place across the UK Network provides a roundup for the week commencing 29 July.
SP Energy Networks reveals net zero plans
SP Energy Networks has revealed plans to help cities, towns and rural communities across Scotland achieve 'net zero' - including the electrification of transport networks.
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.
£1.4bn spending plan unveiled by SP Energy Networks for RIIO2
SP Energy Networks has set out plans to spend £1.4 billion on its transmission network between 2021 and 2026.
SP Energy Networks invests £10m in Scotland’s green economy
Twenty-one Scottish projects have been awarded a share of £10 million from SP Energy Networks' Green Economy Fund.
SP Energy Networks completes £4m Edinburgh upgrade
SP Energy Networks has completed a £4m project to modernise a key part of the power network in Central Scotland.
First blockchain based grid asset register launched
Electron, National Grid Electricity System Operator, SP Energy Networks and UK Power Networks have joined forces to create a shared register for generation and storage asset data.
Unexploded stash of grenades unearthed by power engineers
Engineers from SP Energy Networks discovered a stash of 70 unexploded Home Guard phosphorous grenades while carrying out routine improvement works in Dumfries & Galloway.
£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.
£20m project to modernise electricity network in Fife
SP Energy Networks has started a major £20 million project to modernise a key part of the power network in Central and Southern Scotland.
SP Energy Networks starts £1.7m substation upgrade
SP Energy Networks is due to start a £1.7 million upgrade to an electricity substation in Fife.
SP Energy Networks starts £30m network upgrade in Scotland
SP Energy Networks is carrying out a major £30 million project to modernise a key part of the power network in Southern Scotland.
SGS enters innovation partnership with SP Energy Networks
Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is helping to accelerate the roll out of electric vehicles after entering an innovation project partnership with SP Energy Networks.
£6m network investment in East Kilbride
SP Energy Networks has completed the build of a new primary substation in Lanarkshire following a £6 million investment.
Industry partners awarded £10m for ‘Black Start’ project
An £11.7 million project between SP Energy Networks, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), and TNEI, will explore how distributed generation can be put to use to get the grid up and running should a 'Black Start' event occur.
Winners of Ofgem’s 2018 network innovation competitions announced
Ofgem has announced the winners of its 2018 network innovation competitions with four projects set to share funding of £46.8 million.
Technology & Operations
SP Energy Networks complete Liverpool electricity upgrade
A £6.5 million project to modernise the electricity network in Liverpool has been completed by SP Energy Networks.
Technology & Operations
Plans submitted for £18m electricity upgrade
SP Energy Networks has officially submitted a planning application for their proposals to deliver an £18 million project to enhance the electricity network in North Shropshire.
SP Energy Networks awards £20m green funding
SP Energy Networks has unveiled 13 projects that will receive funding from its £20 million Green Economy Fund.
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.
Electricity flexibility project gets Ofgem green light
SP Energy Networks Project Fusion will get underway this month (October) after energy regulator Ofgem confirmed its funding for the scheme.
SP Energy Networks to create new online energy marketplace
SP Energy Networks are planning to work with Fife Council and other partners, to create a new online energy marketplace to trade people's electricity.
RIIO-T2 consultation launched by SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks has launched a public consultation to help plan the future of electricity transmission in Scotland as part of its five-year investment plan for RIIO-T2.
Former Energy Minister to oversee power plans for SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks has appointed former Energy Minister Charles Hendry as the independent chair of its transmission user group.
Technology & Operations
SP Energy continues work on Scotland connections project
Construction teams at SP Energy Networks have battled through tough terrain to deliver another key stage of the South West Scotland Connections Project.
SP Energy Networks upgrading Liverpool power supplies
A £6.5 million project to modernise power supplies in Liverpool is being carried out by SP Energy Networks.
SP investing £5m to keep South Lanarkshire connected
SP Energy Networks is set to invest £5 million to improve electricity connectivity in South Lanarkshire.
SPEN launches £15m Green Economy Fund
SP Energy Networks has unveiled a new £15 million fund which is aimed at kick starting the way both transport and heating is powered in Scotland.