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Roddy Wilson, network planning and investment manager, SSEN Transmission, outlines some of the findings from the company’s new Future Energy Scenarios for the north of Scotland, which is expected to become a major exporter of renewable power to the rest of the country.
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Eon UK chief executive Michael Lewis outlines his thoughts on the progress of the Green Homes Grant scheme. Lewis believes more funding for the scheme's Local Authority Delivery (LAD) element could help with delivering further demand. Elsewhere Lewis discusses Eon's own response to the scheme, revealing that the company is creating more jobs to manage the thousands of LAD projects it has secured.
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With expanding AI capabilities, industries such as the energy, rail and telecommunications are witnessing growth in the adoption of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones). The increase in drone usage has already begun challenging the conventional methods of inspection and maintenance of assets. More importantly, it is showing the value of using innovation to overcome traditional challenges.
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Finance reporting isn’t an easy topic to get those outside the profession excited about. It might not have the allure of, say, public relations or the esotericism of IT. But it is crucial to the success of any utility company, says James McEntee, managing director, UK&I, CCH Tagetik
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Joachim Brandt, head of electric and autonomous vehicles at Gemserv, calls for Ofgem to lead the way in developing a coherent strategy and strengthened governance regime for electric vehicles.
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Andrew Urquhart, head of whole system at SSEN Transmission, argues that regional disparities and the volatility and unpredictability of transmission charges are deterring investment in renewables and calls for wider debate over their future.
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Key to the UK's success in reaching its decarbonisation targets will be fostering innovation, developing the skills needed to deliver on these ambitions, and collaboration across the energy sector, writes Emma Ford, head of gas construction at National Grid.
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Jane Gray reports on a recent Utility Week/ WNS roundtable addressing customer debt, which has only worsened under the onslaught of the Covid pandemic.
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