Technology Focus

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Delivering electricity to the grid

Ørsted's Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off England's north west coastline, will become the world's largest wind farm when it is completed later this year. A high-performance heat-conducting concrete is being used to maximise the transmission...

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Keeping networks safe

The changing face of networks could allow hackers more opportunities to target the UK's major power companies. Greg Pitcher explores the issues.

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IEC 61850 and the revolution in substation communications

In this CPD-accredited article, produced in association with Schneider Electric, Network looks at the latest developments in peer-to-peer communications for power networks.

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Unifying communications to combat cyberthreats

Reviewing communication networks is key to protecting the nation's critical utility infrastructures, argues SmartUC's Mike Norfield.

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Blind spot: Why telecoms must not be overlooked in the pursuit...

Network operators are relying on communications solutions that are neither reliable or secure, explains WHP Telecoms.

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Tomorrow’s energy storage

Network looks at up and coming energy storage technologies.

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Trending; robotics, modelling and analytics and decentralised...

Technological advances are changing the face of energy networks and allowing them to respond in new ways to existing and unprecedented challenges. In this technology round-up, Network examines three trends making a big impact on network operations today....

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Electricity storage: a new business case perspective

Understanding the commercial opportunities of storage is a real challenge but work is under way to clear the fog for investors and new entrants.