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.
A local energy market (LEM) in Brixton is to provide UK Power Networks (UKPN) with flexibility services through residential solar and storage.
A UKPN trial aiming to alleviate capacity constraints has freed up 95MW through the use of new technology.
An EV pilot looking into how to mitigate the impact of commercial electrification on networks is to provide a “template” to fleet operators.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) is to trial smart charging across 1,000 EVs, using OVO Group’s smart energy platform, Kaluza, for 300 of these.
UK Power Networks Services (UKPNS) is to install a raft of renewable and sustainable energy technologies at London City Airport’s microgrid in a bid to boost its environmental credentials.
Tim Manandhar, lead smart grid technology engineer at UK Power Networks, discusses the DNO’s recent Active Network Management announcement, why it has invested £15 million in the “world’s most advanced” network control system and the benefits it hopes to bring.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) is to create what professes to be the world’s most advanced electricity network control system, enabling more than 500MW of distributed energy to connect to its network cheaper and faster than before.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has contracted for more than 18MW of power in what has been billed as the country’s largest ever competitive flexibility tender.