Strategy & Management
Don’t care, wont care
Should consumers care about the shape of the future energy system and should they have a bigger hand in designing its evolution?
FPSA to “challenge” established power system architecture
The Future Power System Architecture Project will “challenge the established architecture” of the power system and identify 35 new or extended functions for the UK power grid when it submits its full report in July, industry leaders heard at an event in London last night.
Join the dots: a talk with the NIC’s Philip Graham
Jane Gray speaks with National Infrastructure Commission chief executive Philip Graham about his plan for electricity system transformation and its links to national infrastructure needs.
An introduction to smart energy dynamics
Duncan Botting explains why we are seeing rising interest in whole system analysis of energy needs and a decline in top down control of sector development.
A magazine is born – welcome to Network!
Network editor Jane Gray introduces the magazine's first issue.
Integration imperative: Q&A with Philip New
Cross-vector solutions are not an energy system nice to have says Catapult chief executive.
Make the future better by design
John Mathers explains why the energy industry sorely needs the skills of design engineers.
Re-imagining our power system architecture
Dr Simon Harrison sets out why a clearer understanding of power system architecture is necessary for the future and how this is architecture is being defined.
Building the dream: energy systems integration
Is it real life? Or just fantasy? Network explores the vision of a single energy system – why should we desire it and is it feasible to create?
Research and Development
Wake up to the cold economy
As new research highlights the significance of cooling to UK and global decarbonisation targets, Nick Winser explains his new found interest in this overlooked energy vector.