Analysis

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Adapting to the new reality

This summer's decision by Ofgem and the government to block DNOs from owning and operating storage was seen by some as a blow. Network looks at how they are finding ways to adapt and use existing assets to identify future business opportunities.

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Providing energy solutions

Will the decarbonisation of heat and the use of low-carbon gases change the face of gas networks and infrastructure? Network explores the issues.

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Worries over gas smart meter roll-out

Concerns are raised about the safety and efficacy of the roll-out for gas smart meters.

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The future of our power system architecture

The latest findings from the government-sponsored Future Power System Architecture programme are out. Tom Grimwood takes a look at them.

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Five ways LiDAR technology is mapping the future

LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology has hit the headlines recently, but for Distribution Network Operators, the technology is fast becoming business as usual.

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District heat: follow the leading light?

District heating has made inroads in Copenhagen that developers in the UK could only dream of, but could and should the UK follow in Denmark's footsteps?

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Is critical infrastructure destined for the cloud?

Cloud computing is revolutionising data management for utilities, but does the future of operations also lie in the cloud?

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A mountain to climb

Now the DCC network has gone live, attention has turned to dealing with smart meter installation challenges. What can be learnt from the rollout so far?