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UKPN boosts safety with introduction of location technology

Power

UKPN boosts safety with introduction of location technology

UK Power Networks is adopting new location technology which could save the lives of rural workers and landowners.

NIC challenges government to make infrastructure commitments

Technology & Operations

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.

Protecting physical assets

Gas

Protecting physical assets

Cyber security may be high on the agendas of energy network companies. But they also need to remember that physical risks to their infrastructure are also a very real threat. What can they do to prevent uncontrolled access, and protect their physical assets? Risk professionals from network companies met at a roundtable event hosted by Network, in association with Abloy, to find out. Lois Vallely reports. 

Hydrogen project could unlock £1bn investment for North West

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Hydrogen project could unlock £1bn investment for North West

The project manager behind a UK-first hydrogen energy project has told business leaders how 'HyNet' could open the door to £1 billion investment and 5,000 jobs for the North West.

Faraday Grid attracts £25m investment

Power

Faraday Grid attracts £25m investment

Faraday Grid, the global energy technology company, has announced that Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, has made a £25 million investment in the company.

Making the most of your assets

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Making the most of your assets

How do you pave the way for predictive asset management and how should it be used to help enable the smart networks of the future? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and IBM sought to discover the answers. Tom Grimwood reports.

UKPN to trial Faraday Grid technology

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UKPN to trial Faraday Grid technology

UK Power Networks (UKPN) will trial new smart grid technology from Faraday Grid that is designed to create a smart, flexible electricity system that increases the capacity to deliver more renewable energy at a lower cost to consumers.

Managing your assets

Gas

Managing your assets

Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses using a whole system approach to asset management.

UKPN carrying out £5.1m power upgrade in Maidstone

Power

UKPN carrying out £5.1m power upgrade in Maidstone

UK Power Networks has started a £5.1 million power upgrade in Maidstone, Kent.

Swift and decisive action needed on carbon capture

Gas

Swift and decisive action needed on carbon capture

Is the UK on the brink of finally realising the economic and environmental potential of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) technology? A report by the Government's CCUS Taskforce urges swift and decisive action to tip the balance for an industry primed to deliver. Simon Fairman, director network strategy and safety at Cadent, gives his view.

Storage matters

Gas

Storage matters

Scott McGregor, CEO of redT energy storage, discusses different forms of energy storage and how each type has its own benefits and disadvantages.

Faraday Grid launches Faraday Exchanger technology

Power

Faraday Grid launches Faraday Exchanger technology

Technology that has the potential to allow electricity grids to integrate higher levels of renewable energy onto the grid has been showcased by Faraday Grid.

Noise reduction technology being used at substation

Power

Noise reduction technology being used at substation

UK Power Networks has installed pioneering noise reduction technology at a West London substation.

Automation technology reduces length of power cuts

Power

Automation technology reduces length of power cuts

New technology that helps reduce the length of power cuts is being used across the East, South East and London.

Technology that reduces network disruption being developed by Northern Powergrid

Power

Technology that reduces network disruption being developed by Northern Powergrid

Technology that enables engineers to pinpoint where faults on the low voltage (LV) network are likely and intervene before customers are affected is being developed by Northern Powergrid.

New technology to carry out power line inspections

Power

New technology to carry out power line inspections

UK Power Networks is using new technology to undertake inspections of remote overhead power lines.

Cadent scoops EI Technology Award

Gas

Cadent scoops EI Technology Award

Cadent, Britain's largest gas distribution network and its partners, beat off competition from other major UK energy companies to win the Technology Award at the Energy Institute (EI) Awards.

Substation sensor system being used at steel plant

Power

Substation sensor system being used at steel plant

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new sensor system that can pick up partial discharges on electricity substations.

Northern Powergrid invests in unique off-road vehicle

Power

Northern Powergrid invests in unique off-road vehicle

Northern Powergrid has invested £268,000 in a purpose built off-road vehicle that promises to enable the company's hot glove linesmen to access and work in even the most difficult and inaccessible locations.

UKPN cut roadworks with NICE trial

Technology & Operations

UKPN cut roadworks with NICE trial

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has cut the amount of excavation needed to replace electricity cables in the first live trial of JSM Group’s Non-Intrusive Cable Extraction (NICE) System.

Utility Week Live 2016

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Utility Week Live 2016

Explore the innovations that are transforming your industry, share knowledge with your peers, and discover what’s driving change in 2016.