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An exclusive Utility Week poll of senior sector figures has highlighted the growing concerns over the risk of a cybersecurity breach. Eight out of ten respondents said they regard a serious hack as a high-risk factor, with 85% saying it would have a major impact on their business. One described this as their company’s “biggest fear”.
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SP Energy Networks has successfully used renewables to re-energise a portion of its network as part of ground-breaking trial. The capability to restart the power grid in the event of a partial or total shutdown of the national transmission network has previously been provided by large transmission-connected fossil fuel power stations. The Distributed ReStart project is seeking to develop the capability to kick start the electricity system using smaller distributed energy resources such as wind, solar and hydro generators.
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John Morea is to retire as chief executive of gas distribution network SGN on 12 August after serving in the role since 2008. Mark Wild, who led the recent opening of the Elizabeth tube in London as chief executive of Crossrail, has been appointed as Morea’s successor and will take up the position on 15 August.
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The inaugural UK Utilities Risk Report, from Utility Week and Marsh, highlights the key issues keeping sector leaders awake at night. From cybersecurity to policy and regulatory blockers, extreme weather and price volatility, this report presents a snapshot of the key concerns for utilities.
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Utilities know they must remain ever alert to the challenge of ensuring high standards of health and safety with new risks constantly emerging, not least due to developments in other industries and the impact of the pandemic. This report seeks to identify the key challenges and drivers for change and how utilities are responding.
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Gas and power supplies in the UK are expected to be adequate to meet demand this winter, despite cuts in domestic gas production and power plant closures. That is the view of forecasters at National Grid published in the system operator’s Winter Outlook Report on Monday.
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In the second of a two-part series, Megan Darby reports from Atikokan, the power station turning its back on coal and preparing to open next year as the largest biomass plant in North America.
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Only through innovation can DNOs prepare their grids for the second age of electrification while keeping price rises to a minimum. Martin Wilcox says UKPN is leading the field.
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Mark Howard and Martin Griffiths explain how tax breaks should kick-start shale exploration.
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Nigel Hawkins asks if an energy price freeze is the first step to re-nationalising the industry.
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In the first of a two-part series, Megan Darby reports from Ontario, which has determined to close all its coal-fired power stations by 2014 despite having some very energy-intensive industries.
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Energy retailers need to seize control of the debate over fairness of energy prices – RMR could worsen outcomes for consumers, say Thomas Haller, Richard Greenwood and Christopher Peacock.
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“Once built, the power assets could be sold to private sector operators – a short turnaround version of the privatisation of the entire UK power industry.”
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