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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
UK Power Networks has started a £5.1 million power upgrade in Maidstone, Kent.
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.
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
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
UK Power Networks has installed pioneering noise reduction technology at a West London substation.
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
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
UK Power Networks is using new technology to undertake inspections of remote overhead power lines.
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
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
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.
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.
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