Network operators need to make big changes to transition to ‘DSOs’ if we are to meet decarbonisation targets. But how much progress are they actually making? In the latest of our Utility of the Future series, Elaine Knutt investigates.
The second iteration of Utility Week’s Accelerate event asked how the UK can put the electric pedal to the metal to rapidly decarbonise transport while avoiding unintended consequences for the market and consumers.
For the next instalment of our Regulation pillar, we asked our Utility of the Future Advisory Board how they would recast the regulatory framework to help achieve net zero and ensure a good deal for consumers in the energy retail sector of the future.
As plans are revealed to offer special perks and green number plates to electric vehicle drivers, Utility Week’s Jane Gray argues why the government must move beyond headline-grabbing gimmicks and start laying the foundations for the coming revolution in transport.
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
The UK’s energy system arrives late to the data revolution, but thanks to new government-backed data strategies, industry initiatives and cutting edge technologies like digital twins and machine learning, it is paving the way for a brighter digital future. Stephen Cousins kicks off our Flex data special.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has unveiled £80 million in funding as part of its net zero target. The funding will be invested in technologies to help the development of electric vehicles and hybrid aircraft.
Plugging electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid could cut £270 million a year off the cost of running the UK power system by 2030, a new report has claimed.