Northern Powergrid has kicked off the next phase of its upgrade programme that will eventually see thousands of its substations modernised to create 'the backbone of a smart grid' fit for the future of its network.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched a major new consultation seeking views on a range of potential ‘future worlds’ of the energy system that could be adopted to unlock the benefits inherent to the ongoing evolution of networks.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has set out its strategy for how innovation can be used to future proof the UK’s electricity networks in the wake of rapidly emerging trends in the country’s energy system.
UK Power Networks has been buoyed by responses to its distribution system operator (DSO) plans after the results of a consultation showed that over 90% of respondents agreed with its approach.
Northern Powergrid (NPg) has unveiled an £83 million plan to upgrade thousands of substations across its network with new communications systems to create “the backbone of a smart grid” fit for the future.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, the networks arm of SSE, has outlined the principles of its transition to a Distribution Systems Operator (DSO) as it aims to get to grips with the “almost unrecognisable” emerging energy market.
UK Power Networks has revealed that its customers have benefitted from around £70 million worth of savings since 2015 through the use of flexible, distributed generation.
Energy tech start-up Open Utility has landed more than £400,000 of government funding to help develop an online marketplace for local flexibility trading.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) will seek over 34MW of flexibility services across its network to be available in January 2018 in the first open tender of its type to be held by a distribution network operator (DNO).