Current±’s editorial reflects on the inaugural EnTech Conference in London, unpicking five of the key takeaways from the two-day event.
There is still a "long way to go" in the transition from DNOs to DSOs, but if the incentives are set up right within the regulations, it will “drive the culture” of the networks.
Western Power Distribution (WPD) becomes the latest to employ artificial intelligence (AI) to boost the accuracy of its forecasting.
Smart Grid Solutions (SGS) is to expand into Europe after a successful ‘dynamic curtailment’ trial in Germany.
The Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) Open Networks project has published its blueprint for a future Internet of Energy in the UK, seeking out the most desirable ‘Future World’ of electricity distribution and transmission.
Distribution network operator (DNO) Northern Powergrid has unveiled a widespread DSO transition plan and launched an expression of interest for customers to provide network flexibility from next winter.
Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) has been granted a £300,000 reward under the Low Carbon Networks Fund for its My Electric Avenue project.
UK Power Networks has laid out its vision for a ‘flexibility first’ approach in the coming years, including procuring a forecast 206MW in place of network reinforcement.
Renationalisation of the UK’s energy networks could disrupt the low carbon, digital transition underway across the sector and fall short of delivering more renewable generation, according to the sector’s leading trade body.