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Electricity networks are seeking £29 million of funding through Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition for projects exploring demand from heat pumps, flexibility trading and smart local energy systems. The regulator has published the submissions for the four out of six projects that made it through the initial screening process.
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DNOs regularly publish Distribution Future Energy Scenarios, but these often overlook the developing complexity on the low voltage networks. As UW Innovate reports, WPD has now devised a new methodology, called EPIC, to capture data from local authorities and use it for more sensitive and localised analysis.
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SP Energy Networks (SPEN) has developed a new modelling tool to predict future electricity demand from low-carbon heating. The distribution network operator said the Heat-Up tool will allow it to estimate the size of heat pumps required to warm homes in its area based on their characteristics and plan investments in grid reinforcements to accommodate the resulting rise in electricity demand.
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Andrew Urquhart, head of whole system at SSEN Transmission, outlines the response to the company’s earlier paper exploring the case for reforms to transmission network charges to address concerns that their volatility, unpredictability and regional variation are deterring investment in new generation.
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As part of our Countdown to COP campaign, Utility Week presents a showcase of some of the most promising energy storage technologies. Tom Grimwood explores the potential - and the limitations - of solutions ranging from flow batteries to liquid air energy storage and the use of gravity, among others.
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The Gas Forum's new managing director David Cox is adamant that gas supplies are plentiful, and that Ofgem's Code Review could damage the industry. He talks to Trevor Loveday.
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A plan to build a major power cable under the Adriatic Sea, enabling the trade of electricity between Italy and the Balkans, is to receive critical backing from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD).
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Chargemaster is rolling out the country's first national EV charging infrastructure. Chief executive David Martell tells Karma Ockenden he has praise for electricity suppliers but DNOs could do more to help.
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A timely reminder about how much strain our energy networks can be put under was provided by David Clarke, Energy Technologies Institute chief executive, when he gave the Bridge Lecture last week. He noted (see news story, page 4) that domestic gas usage can increase sixfold between summer and winter.
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Gas will remain part of the UK's energy mix despite increased use of electricity for domestic heating, according to David Clarke, chief executive of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
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Sir Michael Pitt is adamant that transferring infrastructure planning from the Infrastructure Planning Commission to the Planning Inspectorate in April won't delay applications. He explains why to Roger Milne.
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