Cost pressures for the next price control period are leading to strained relationships between water companies and their contractors. Some are switching to tier 2 and 3 directly to make savings – others are tightening margins. A dearth of skilled people in the wake of Brexit is adding to the mix. Will the resilience of the sector suffer? Robyn Wilson reports
Last year, the electricity system operator (ESO) at National Grid made a commitment to run the power grid with no fossil fuel generation by 2025. In a special report, Tom Grimwood speaks to senior figures at the organisation to discuss the challenges faced and progress made so far.
This major report, available exclusively to Utility Week members, presents an in-depth look at the talking points, challenges and to-do lists for boardrooms across the energy and water sectors. We will be examining what’s in the regulators and government’s in-trays, mapping out the crunch points for the net-zero agenda and pinpointing our influencers for 2020.
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As water companies settle their final determinations with Ofwat for AMP7, how will they meet their toughest challenge yet – reducing water leaks? Thames Water, Portsmouth Water and Northumbrian Water reveal their strategies in a Utility Week special report.
In an exclusive report for Utility Week members, content director Jane Gray and editor Suzanne Heneghan break down the key themes, lessons and alarm bells signaled at Utility Week Congress 2019.
Proposals for a new way to fund nuclear projects using the Regulated Asset Base (RAB) model are providing a welcome boost to a market sector where plans for new reactors have been going awry. Robyn Wilson examines the political appetite for nuclear power and what the impact of the new funding model might be.
As Shell rebrands First Utility in its own livery, this special report by Utility Week looks at the ambitions of the traditional oil companies to become major energy generators and suppliers and their business and investment strategies.