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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.
News
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.
Opinion

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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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Eight energy networks have joined forces to ask the innovation community for their help in shaping the future. The aim is to avoid multiple approaches and provide a single platform for innovators to feed into business plans.
News
Severn Trent will be taking on 500 young people over the next year under the government's social mobility scheme, to offer six-month skills and training job placements for 16-24 year olds facing long-term unemployment.
News
The co-chairs of the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee, Clive Bairsto and David Capon, discuss their five-year vision for street and road works across the UK.
Opinion
The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) was forced to rapidly re-evaluate its approach to forecasting electricity demand during the lockdown. Forecasting analyst, Andreas Zimmermann, writes for Utility Week about how LCCC responded and the trends he is predicting going into 2021.
Opinion
If electric vehicles are to dominate the UK’s highways and byways then it is essential the charging infrastructure is accessible to all. That means finding a solution for the estimated eight million drivers in the UK who do not have access to off-street parking. Utility Week explores an innovative approach to this problem, which seeks to avoid tensions created by excessive street furniture.
Analysis
United Utilities has beefed up its arsenal of leakage detection technology with 24,000 narrowband internet of things devices to locate leaks in real time as part of the company's £30 million plan to cut leakage by 20 per cent by 2025
News
The Climate Assembly report showed strong support for action on energy efficiency but a long-term green homes strategy must be sustainable, fair and easy to understand. Dhara Vyas, head of Future Energy Services at Citizens Advice, and a member of the Assembly’s advisory panel sets out her view of a net zero homes guarantee.
Opinion
The Women in Utilities Network (WUN) has urged utility companies not to use the pandemic as an excuse to hide their gender pay gap data. The group called on the sector to publish data for 2019/20 despite government suspending the requirement to do so.
News
With companies under unprecedented pressure to improve efficiency and productivity, utilities need to bring new focus and energy into the operational excellence and innovation agenda. At Utility Week Live Online, visitors can find out how
Market insight
Can utilities balance the need to inject new intelligence and connectivity into their aging asset base with the risk that doing so will increase cyber vulnerability? Download Utility Week's new report, in association with Fortinet, to find out.
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