Interview

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Ensuring resilience

Grid reliability and the control and protection of assets remain critical issues for networks. Ben Hargreaves reports.

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Providing a platform

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has entered into a partnership with leading software company, Open Utility, to learn from and participate in its revolutionary smart grid platform. Alec Peachey speaks to Steve Atkins (DSO transition Manager...

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Preparing for a smart future

Greg Pitcher speaks to UK Power Networks smart grid development team to find out more about the company's transition to a smart grid.

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Digitalising the network

The digital transformation of distribution networks to connect and monitor assets is not a new concept. But while the proliferation of connected devices enables organisations to gather data from the network, are UK operators doing enough to harness the...

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Finding faults

Helicopters, thermal imaging cameras, artificial intelligence and the internet of things are among the latest weapons as the battle against power cuts rages into the modern era. Greg Pitcher finds out more.

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The communications challenge

While it is claimed that the UK has one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in the world, it is in danger of lagging in the development of 5G and the smart networks that will rely on next generation communications. Will Stirling reports.

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Blending hydrogen into the gas network

The HyDeploy project will explore the potential of injecting zero-carbon hydrogen into the natural gas network and is backed by funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC). Alec Peachey speaks to David Parkin (director of safety and network...

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Robotics in action

SGN is the company behind a Robotic Roadwork and Excavation System (RRES) which was awarded £6.3 million of funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC) in November last year. Alec Peachey caught up with Ollie Machan, innovation and new technology...