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As part of our Keeping Us Connected series we profile an SSE Renewables engineer who is giving up his free time to 3D print face shields for frontline workers across the country.
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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.
News
As part of our Keeping Us Connected series, we profile Wales & West Utilities gas engineer, Dan Brooks. He describes how interaction with the public – a core element of his role – has drastically changed as a result of coronavirus.
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Cyber-security and resilience are watchwords for every organisation, but how are utilities approaching the increasing threat and what do they consider the greatest risks of tomorrow? Industry experts gathered for a roundtable to discuss concerns and share best practice.
Analysis
A roundtable of HR directors hosted by Energy & Utility Skills found that utilities are in good shape when it comes to putting a proper value on people and skills – but there is much work ahead, says Nick Ellins.
Analysis
With a structured mentoring programme, utilities can enrich the working lives of employees and pass on hard-won experience to the next generation.
Opinion

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The Green Homes Grant (GHG) should have been the first step on the green recovery. But, six months on from its launch, the project is in disarray and there are reports it could be scrapped altogether. David Blackman examines what went wrong and what lessons there are for the next wave of decarbonisation policy.
Analysis
With expanding AI capabilities, industries such as the energy, rail and telecommunications are witnessing growth in the adoption of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones). The increase in drone usage has already begun challenging the conventional methods of inspection and maintenance of assets. More importantly, it is showing the value of using innovation to overcome traditional challenges.
Opinion
Finance reporting isn’t an easy topic to get those outside the profession excited about. It might not have the allure of, say, public relations or the esotericism of IT. But it is crucial to the success of any utility company, says James McEntee, managing director, UK&I, CCH Tagetik
Opinion
Net zero is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the energy system. This high-level report, in association with Microsoft and Accenture, explores how digital technology and partnership working can help the sector accelerate and scale up to deliver the transition affordably.
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A new Utility Week report explores the potential for AI and machine learning to help utilities navigate a swelling crisis in consumer debt. We present an overview of what’s covered.
Analysis
Key to the UK's success in reaching its decarbonisation targets will be fostering innovation, developing the skills needed to deliver on these ambitions, and collaboration across the energy sector, writes Emma Ford, head of gas construction at National Grid.
Opinion
Drax chief executive Will Gardiner shares his thoughts on the countdown to COP, calling it a unique opportunity to showcase the UK’s decarbonisation expertise. However, he warns that to present a coherent argument on how we will tackle emissions, the government needs to be clear on frameworks for supporting the rapid scale-up of a diverse range of technologies.
Interviews
Bristol Water’s wholesale division was voted the best performer by retailers in the inaugural R-Mex ratings and was consistently high in the preceding league tables. The company built the division to be customer-centric and is now applying that formula to the wider business. Chief operating officer Richard Price talks to Utility Week about what’s been achieved and what’s next in the strategy.
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