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With the deadline fast approaching for entries to the Utility Week Awards 2021, the chief executive of last year’s Utility of the Year reflects on what the win meant for his company. SGN’s John Morea also gives his views on how the industry has reacted to the pandemic and why it is right to celebrate what has been achieved during a turbulent year.
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UK Power Networks (UKPN) has begun trialling a new early warning system for network faults at key sites across London and the South East. The company said the Smart Cable Guards developed by DNV work like a “doctor’s stethoscope” – continuously monitoring the “pulse” of the network to detect tiny electrical distortions similar to an “irregular heartbeat”.
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Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has received approval from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to inject gas containing up to 1 per cent hydrogen into the gas grid. The gas will be produced at Advanced Biofuel Solutions’ waste gasification plant in Swindon where it will also be injected into the network starting in October.
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Brexit has pushed the UK to the “back of the queue” for developing interconnectors, Sir Ed Davey has claimed. The former energy and climate change secretary of state said that he “never found any European rules that got in the way” of the UK’s renewable energy push.
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National Grid has successfully erected the world’s first T-pylon. It represents the first newly-designed electricity pylon to be introduced to Great Britain for nearly a century.
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Andrew Jones says we need to ramp up electricity storage to make the UK's system more efficient and capable of accommodating renewables
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