The UK's energy network operators have joined forces to launch a national campaign which highlights the potential risks of agricultural equipment accidentally coming into contact with power lines.
Businesses are being invited to submit ideas for how they could use data from local electricity networks to help with one of their own projects.
Siemens has been appointed by Keele University to turn the West Midlands-based University campus into Europe's biggest smart energy network demonstrator.
The Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of a £4.5 million pot which could see more electric car charge-points installed.
Northern Powergrid is upgrading underground power cables as part of a £4.7 million infrastructure improvement project throughout Seaham and Ryhope.