Utilities are increasingly looking to digital twins as a way of tackling many of the customer, net zero, regulatory and operational challenges they face. What lessons can be learnt from sectors that are already using this technology?
Energy suppliers representing 90 per cent of domestic customers have signed up to fresh commitments to support those worried about paying bills this winter. Energy UK deputy chief executive Audrey Gallacher looks at what else the sector is doing to help struggling billpayers.
The energy transition must be accompanied by a shift to maximise green jobs and the time to start actively building these capabilities is now. Two members of the Green Jobs Taskforce give their views as part of Utility Week’s Countdown to COP series.
Krishnan Kasiviswanathan, chief operating officer at Innowatts, explains why suppliers need the capability to leverage half-hourly smart meter data and discusses the lessons that can be taken from US states such as California and Texas.
Peter Stanley, director of digital operations at Elexon, explains how its new cloud-based software platform will support the move to market-wide half-hourly settlement, streamline its code change process and help industry to access and analyse market data.
As part of our Countdown to COP focus on the future of regulation, the National Infrastructure Commission’s Giles Stevens gives his view on why overhauling the regulatory process is essential for meeting the net-zero target.
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is due to deliver its preliminary judgement on the appeals against Ofgem’s RIIO2 price controls next month. In her latest column exclusively for Utility Week members, Maxine Frerk examines what we can learn from the arguments put forward so far.
The wave of financial hardship that was predicted to follow the Covid pandemic has yet to materialise. However, Steve Crabb, chair of the Energy UK Vulnerability Commitment, warns that underlying problems may be masked and asks whether support services are resilient enough to cope with a possible surge.
Great Britain’s electricity distribution networks today submit their draft business plans for the next price control period, RIIO-ED2. John Spurgeon, head of regulation at the Energy Networks Association, takes a closer look.