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Call to bolster protections for district heating consumers

The Scottish government is being urged to strengthen consumer protections for households using district heating to bring them in line with those already afforded to gas and electricity customers.

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Unleashing innovative SMEs 'vital' for transforming grids

Networks must do more to unleash the potential of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a new study launched at Utility Week Live.

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Transmission chief 'sure' that Moorside will go ahead

The director of the electricity transmission owner at National Grid has said he is "sure" that the Moorside new nuclear plant in Cumbria will go ahead, despite big question marks over financial backing for its construction.

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Next RIIO cycle will be shorter, predicts UKPN boss

"On balance, I would predict that ED2 will be somewhat shorter than ED1," the chief executive of UK Power Networks (UKPN) has said.

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Flexible price controls needed for uncertain future

The RIIO2 price controls must be flexible enough to allow networks to adapt to an uncertain future, speakers at Utility Week Live have argued.

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Stakeholders are the 'missing part' of RIIO

Stakeholders are the "missing part" of the RIIO settlement process, according the head of network regulation at British Gas.

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Limejump wins contract to manage Britain's biggest battery

Smart energy firm Limejump has won a contract to manage UK Power Networks' pioneering Leighton Buzzard battery storage facility - the biggest anywhere in Britain.

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National Grid profits surge

National Grid Group has announced a substantial rise in profits in the year to the end of March.