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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.
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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.
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With a structured mentoring programme, utilities can enrich the working lives of employees and pass on hard-won experience to the next generation.
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The long-standing discipline of asset management is undergoing transformation in the utilities sector as the forces of decarbonisation and decentralisation make themselves felt, alongside rising regulatory expectations for service and operational efficiency. But do companies feel they have the asset information and understanding they need to underpin the shift? Utility Week explores the challenge in a new report.
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Digital transformation and collaboration will be two of the key drivers for the utilities sector if it is to achieve its potential as an enabler of the net-zero journey. But how do we break down silos, upgrade analogue skills for a digital age and convince customers that their data is safe with utilities? A new report by Utility Week, in association with Amazon Web Services, seeks answers to these timely questions.
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Getting consumers to engage with net zero is going to require big changes to service strategies. But are utilities clear on what those changes should look like for a diverse spectrum of customers?
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Less than one per cent of megaprojects deliver the promised benefits on time and on budget. Download this report from Vision to learn why they go wrong, how you can fix them and why the fix works. The report also explores how these lessons can be applied to all capital projects of scale.
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The UK energy industry has been going through one of the most tumultuous periods since privatisation. Shocking energy price rises compounded by a not-fit-for-purpose price cap, has forced 12 retail suppliers out of business in 2021 impacting more than 2.2 million households. Even the regulator Ofgem has said its time for a review.
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How can we restart the network after a major outage using wind and solar? Utility Week and National Grid ESO brought together experts to discuss a pioneering project attempting to do just that.
Analysis
The long-awaited Water Centre of Excellence has come to life with the launch of Spring - an online hub for innovators, companies, academia and stakeholders to collaborate and share results of ongoing trials and projects. Spring will go fully live in December as a subsidiary of UKWIR
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In the second of a series of articles exploring company culture, the EIC’s Alan Mullett sets out his view that the best leaders are those that can combine technical and procedural skills with an understanding of what makes people tick.
Opinion
With COP26 only a few months away, excitement is building across the utilities industry. However, it is clear that the sector sees the UN climate conference as the beginning of a journey, not the end. Michelle Scarsbrook of Sopra Steria looks at where companies may turn next to further their net zero ambitions.
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