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The impact of lockdown is expected to still be felt by members of the supply chain into 2021, according to a British Water survey that shows a third of companies anticipate revenues to be reduced in the next six to 12 months
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The chair of the Environment Agency has called for turnover-related environmental fines to deter large companies from polluting and said the water sector needs to be as ambitious on pollution as it is on reaching net zero.
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Listed company Severn Trent reported a revenue fall of around £30 million because of the pandemic in the first six months of AMP7. It is accelerating opex projects including waste to energy to aid with the country's green recovery.
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Arguing over price controls is now almost a full-time activity, laments professor and former regulator Stephen Littlechild. Writing for Utility Week, he suggests that the CMA appeals in water may represent an opportunity to overhaul the price control process and move towards a more productive and less confrontational approach.
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The government has backed handing utility regulators a new net-zero duty and signalled moves to split off the Electricity System Operator from National Grid. Utility Week’s policy correspondent David Blackman delves into the government’s newly published National Infrastructure Strategy and assesses what it means for utilities.
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United Utilities said the first six months of AMP7 have been the most challenging of any AMP but reported a strong position, largely thanks to its fast-track status for PR19. Utility Week speaks to chief executive, Steve Mogford.
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Dean Wheeler, partner at management consultancy firm Reson8, says the pandemic has given water and wastewater asset managers a chance to think about maintenance differently and move to a 'less is more' approach.
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Arguing over price controls is now almost a full-time activity, laments professor and former regulator Stephen Littlechild. Writing for Utility Week, he suggests that the CMA appeals in water may represent an opportunity to overhaul the price control process and move towards a more productive and less confrontational approach.
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United Utilities said the first six months of AMP7 have been the most challenging of any AMP but reported a strong position, largely thanks to its fast-track status for PR19. Utility Week speaks to chief executive, Steve Mogford.
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The government has backed handing utility regulators a new net-zero duty and signalled moves to split off the Electricity System Operator from National Grid. Utility Week’s policy correspondent David Blackman delves into the government’s newly published National Infrastructure Strategy and assesses what it means for utilities.
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This Utility Week Explains in association with MSA Safety io looks at how wearable and smart technologies connected to cloud-based services is emerging to better monitor the amount of time workers spend in hazardous areas, improve the prediction to exposure of toxic gases, and help boost productivity by ensuring devices are working properly and thus reduce down time.
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A webinar to explore the building blocks required for smart, customer-centric field operations in the UK utilities industry, including discussion of ideal operating models, necessary skill sets and the role of digital transformation.
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Pennon Group, the parent company of South West and Bournemouth Water, is eyeing outright acquisitions as opposed to taking a stake in another water company as it “narrows down the potential opportunities”. Utility Week speaks to chief executive Susan Davy.
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Utility companies rely heavily on SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems to monitor and manage critical infrastructure. The planned UK PSTN network end-of-life in 2025 has created a sizable problem for the sector to solve. Not only does industry need a viable technological replacement for existing PSTN-enabled sites, but also a long-term future-proof solution that can scale and adapt as technologies and businesses continue to evolve.
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Ofwat has named Nesta as the lead organisation to deliver the water sector's innovation fund and competition. The foundation will be supported by Arup and Isle Utilities.
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Despite the rise of implementing innovation into business as usual, street works are still being carried out with the risk of prominent challenges. This has led to the recent rise in robotics within the construction industry, as implementing autonomous solutions can improve performance, enhance safety and efficiency among many other benefits.
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Yorkshire Water has accused Ofwat of resorting to "populist" tactics, with an "unrestrained attack" on foreign investors in the sector. The company warned that the regulator risks undermining trust in the system and driving away investors. The accusations are included in the latest submission to the PR19 appeals.
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