Operations & Assets
Renewed calls to fund gas connections via Eco
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day reignites gas connections debate
- Severn Trent completes Dee Valley acquisition Dee Valley Water is now part of Severn Trent
- Boost for Anglesey new nuclear scheme Horizon-Exelon partnership pushes Wylfa Newydd nuclear plans into next phase
- Waterwise warns of water efficiency skills gap Water efficiency should be "core" to retail service innovation
- Record-breaking offshore wind construction in 2016 Offshore windfarms accounted for 21 per cent of all UK infrastrucuture contracts last year
- 'Mafia-like' panel skewing network charging reforms Capacity market winner slams "corrupted system" for network charging reforms
- Small Scottish renewables crippled Business rates for small scale hydro, solar and wind projects in Scotland have soared by as much as 650 per cent.
- New CCGT to enter capacity market auction Killingholme gas plant well positioned for December capacity auction.
- WPD disappointed by storage availability performance Western Power Distribution has found that battery storage trials show the technology falls short of availability reliability...
- Skills strategy aims to catalyse infrastructure revolution The utilities sector’s first skills and workforce renewal strategy has been launched to safeguard essential services and...
- US firm to trial wave power on ‘unprecedented’ scale in Cornwall A US firm has announced plans to trial wave power on an “unprecedented” scale with the deployment of a 9MW project at the...
- Prepay customers losing smart functionality Some prepay energy customers with SMETS 1 smart meters are being shifted back onto dumb metering after switching suppliers,...
- Gas and coal dominate Capacity Market Early Auction The Early Auction for the Capacity Market for delivery in 2017/18 has cleared at £6.95 per kilowatt per year – by far the...
- Four weeks left to recognise industry’s finest There are just four weeks left for companies to enter into the Utility Week Stars Awards 2017.
- ITV documentary slams smart meter rollout ITV’s Tonight programme has concluded that energy companies are the only ones sure to benefit from the rollout of smart...
AnalysisThe ruinous rollout of smart meters Suppliers fought for the privilege of installing smart meters, but as cost estimates soar and the possibility of a public... The Future Networks Conference: Stepping into a new era With clarity and consensus finally due, the Future Networks Conference 2017 will explore the next steps for industry on... The Topic: Smart metering In 2009 when then-energy secretary Ed Miliband announced that the UK would be embracing smart meters, he said: “Smart meters... More >
ColumnWhy we need a sector skills strategy UK utilities face huge collective skills gaps which will undermine their ability to maintain their essential services or... Q&A Kelly MacFarlane, chief customer officer, Thames Water Kelly MacFarlane was appointed chief customer officer at Thames Water at the beginning of January, coming from BT Openreach.... Pipe up: the HGV driver recruiting problem Being an HGV driver for a utility offers job satisfaction as well as money – so tell that to potential recruits. More >
InterviewsInterview: Lord Redesdale and Jacob Tompkins, The Water Retail Company The Water Retail Company – no-one could argue that this is not a reasonable name for a water retail company. The founders of... Q+A: Our Energy promises customers "will never have to switch again" Our Energy promises to create "the people's energy company" with its crowdfunded launch. Utility Week talks to director,... Q&A: James Dubois, managing director, South East Water Choice South East Water applied for a sewerage licence in August, which would allow its business retail arm – South East Water... More >
Market ViewDecentralisation and the blockchain: it is here, it is now and it can’t be blocked For many years, the voices clamouring for the decentralisation of energy and utility systems, the adoption of new technology... What are the legal obstacles that still lie in the way for Hinkley? The contracts have finally been signed to start work on Hinkley Point C, but there are still many conditions to fulfil... Europe's electricity networks must unite to fight cyber security Aurelio Blanquet talks about the Portuguese smart grid, membership of the European Network for Cyber Security, and how... More >