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A start-up incubator has been launched to harness the skills of furloughed workers in the energy sector for low-carbon projects. Spinning Reserve, which has been created by Rosa Stewart, the head of external affairs for SSE Energy – now part of Ovo Group, aims to tackle negative issues of unemployment and seize an opportunity to upskill fledgling net zero projects.
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National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has announced a new downward flexibility service to help it cope with unusually low electricity demand over the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ESO said it expects to require up to 3GW of flexibility at a time and call on the service as often as one in every three days between May and August.
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The Covid-19 outbreak offers a unique opportunity for the sector to reappraise supply chain robustness, address the resilience of excessively leveraged balance sheets and prompt a discussion around the true value of essential workers, says Arenko’s James Mills
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Utility Week’s community of innovation and technology leaders were asked to summarise the key transformations utilities must achieve within the 2020s in order to sustain relevance and legitimacy in a changing world. Here’s what they said.
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5G is a hot topic in telecoms, but what can it do for utilities that existing technology cannot? And how can utilities exploit the opportunity that 5G brings? Alan Nunn of CGI explains.
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Over the past few years inclusivity has been a rising challenge for the utilities sector, one which is increasingly becoming a focus with regulators, with Ofwat and Ofgem calling for better service for all customers.
Opinion
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.
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How has the non-domestic water market evolved since opening up to competition two years ago? Business Stream chief executive Jo Dow, who will address this issue at next week's Utility Week Congress, gives her view.
Opinion
Shell has announced the launch of a new smart hybrid domestic heating system. The B Snug system uses technology to manage the combination of an air source heat pump and a traditional boiler.
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The smart meter rollout has become mired in controversy but behind it all is there a huge missed opportunity to make a very public commitment towards the net-zero emissions target? Jane Grey reflects on what leading commentators at Utility's Week's New Deal for Utilities debate had to say on the matter.
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The Energy Systems Catapult has launched a new Innovator Support Portal to help small and medium enterprises navigate their way through the energy market. The service will offer market intelligence and research, information on potential funding opportunities and access to a network of other innovators and sector experts.
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The latest addition to Anglian's innovation hub in Newmarket will have the ability to detect, locate and solve problems in the network. The company said the system takes AI a step forward from making observations to being able to make judgements and decisions based on its observations.
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The energy sector is facing one of its biggest challenges yet as customers wake up from widespread inertia, spurred on by the evolution of price-­comparison/auto-switching services and changing consumer expectations.
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