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TV’s Robert Llewellyn speaks to Network

Technology & Operations

TV’s Robert Llewellyn speaks to Network

Network content director Jane Gray spoke to electric vehicle advocate and TV star Robert Llewellyn at Utility Week Live 2019. See the exclusive video interview here.

Video interviews from Utility Week Live

Gas

Video interviews from Utility Week Live

Network editor Alec Peachey interviewed some key industry representatives at this year's Utility Week Live - see the videos here or watch them in our library section.

Network launches new video section

Technology & Operations

Network launches new video section

Network has launched a new video section designed to help educate the sector.

National Grid’s electricity control room

Technology & Operations

National Grid’s electricity control room

The external environment is rapidly evolving due to decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. The operation of the national electricity transmission system is therefore becoming more challenging. National Grid use a variety of tools to balance the system, including the balancing mechanism and balancing services. See video below:

Why energy storage is going to revolutionise the electricity system

Technology & Operations

Why energy storage is going to revolutionise the electricity system

Find out why UK Power Networks think that energy storage is going to revolutionise the electricity system. See video below:

Cadent’s ‘Gas-Bots’

Gas

Cadent’s ‘Gas-Bots’

Cadent's 'Gas-Bots' are being used to repair gas pipes in London. The CISBOT has been used beneath one of London's busiest locations - The Strand.

Siemens Portable Switch reference video in cooperation with UK Power Networks

Power

Siemens Portable Switch reference video in cooperation with UK Power Networks

The Portable Switch is a light weight outdoor vacuum circuit breaker that has load and fault breaking capability. Once installed, line crews can use it to easily switch the electricity supply on and off. This can be done from a safe distance as the operation of the device can be time delayed. See video below:

Network Asset Performance Conference 2018

Technology & Operations

Network Asset Performance Conference 2018

The 2018 Network Asset Performance Conference addressed how networks can mitigate risk and better monitor assets; adopt innovative strategies in the supply chain; prepare for transport decarbonisation; and optimise data to transform asset management. Find out what this year's sponsors had to say about the event.

Green fuel for HGVs

Technology & Operations

Green fuel for HGVs

The people behind the first commercial high-pressure compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling station tell their story.

Frequency Response

Technology & Operations

Frequency Response

System frequency is a continuously changing variable that is determined and controlled by the second-by-second (real time) balance between system demand and total generation. If demand is greater than generation, the frequency falls while if generation is greater than demand, the frequency rises. National Grid use generation and demand to control system frequency within operational limits.

The Firm Frequency Response FFR Market

Technology & Operations

The Firm Frequency Response FFR Market

This video gives an outline of the firm frequency response (FFR) service that National Grid procure to help balance the system and maintain system frequency within operational limits. FFR allows National Grid to effectively manage frequency fluctuations and ensure a reliable, high-quality supply of electricity.

The Firm Frequency Response FFR Assessment Process

Technology & Operations

The Firm Frequency Response FFR Assessment Process

The firm frequency response (FFR) product is split into dynamic and non-dynamic response. This video gives an overview of the various types of FFR and provides information on the assessment process.

Energy networks

Technology & Operations

Energy networks

Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) on the role of energy networks.

FutureSmart – A smart grid for all

Technology & Operations

FutureSmart – A smart grid for all

Video highlighting UK Power Networks transition to a distribution system operator.

Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) whole energy system analysis

Technology & Operations

Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) whole energy system analysis

Video covering ETI's work on whole energy system analysis.

Cadent’s Tunnel Under the Thames project

Technology & Operations

Cadent’s Tunnel Under the Thames project

A behind the scenes peak at how Cadent's flagship project The Tunnel Under the River Thames is progressing.

The future role of gas

Gas

The future role of gas

The future role of Cadent's gas network, the innovations they are using now and what their plans for the future are.

3.5 mile electricity cable tunnel installed in London

Technology & Operations

3.5 mile electricity cable tunnel installed in London

UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the London electricity network, built a tunnel for electricity cables in partnership with tunnelling specialists Murphy, in an extraordinary feat of engineering.