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Anglian Water has won a host of awards over the past few years, including Utility of the Year at Utility Week’s 2018 Awards. Here’s why it won our coveted accolade.
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How can the sector promote trust, fairness and legitimacy at the same time as tackling the urgent transformations linked to the net-zero journey and technological advances? A panel including Ofwat’s Jonson Cox, Lord Deben, Northern Powergrid CEO Phil Jones and Michael Lewis of Eon, gave their view as part of the New Deal for Utilities debate
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Utility Week is poised to launch a new flagship event that will take a fresh approach to debating the competing objectives of affordability, sustainability and resilience. Hear from the leaders of Eon, Ofwat, UK Power Networks, and Yorkshire Water as well as some new voices joining the debate.
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he energy sector is at a critical stage in the transition to a decarbonised energy system. The increasing role of decentralised renewable generation, the electrification of transport, and emerging electrification of heat are central to this transition.
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Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is the last man standing in Microsoft’s line of IE browsers. Originally, Microsoft had planned to retire IE11 in 2025 but, last year, the firm announced the date had been brought forward to 2022 - 15 June, to be precise, which is only weeks away.
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There is a whole world of unknown about to come into the UK Utilities market following the significant price cap increase in April. This isn’t just limited to energy as consumers struggle with household bills across the board. Subsequently, water suppliers have already seen an uptick in customer contact and we expect to see this across the utilities sector in the coming months.
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Address management has always been a surprisingly and fiendishly difficult task for utilities, with considerable risk involved in getting it wrong. With next-day switching requirements imminent, and a slew of UK supplier collapses creating more bulk switching events, the pressure is on utilities now more than ever to get a handle on the crucial operational issue.
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Utilities, including water and energy supply, require an extensive and diverse set of infrastructures. Access control in these industries must therefore address the many security challenges and potential inherent risks. Scattered sites, such as electrical substations, electric power plants, wind turbines, solar farms and hydraulic stations are particularly hazardous.
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Energy suppliers are concerned about the rising use of auto switching services. So what steps can they take to combat or compete with their appeal to consumers? This was the focus of discussion at a recent Utility Week roundtable.
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The Utility Week Awards are returning to London’s Grosvenor Hotel this December. See a full list of categories and find out how to enter here.
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