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National Grid’s head of innovation strategy and digital transformation, Carolina Tortora, reflects on her professional background in rocket science and club promoting alongside a 13-year stint in the utilities sector.
While a review into the electricity networks’ response to November's Storm Arwen is ongoing, the sector is already exploring how lessons learned can help to boost the response to future extreme weather. The ENA's head of innovation, Dan Clarke, talks to Utility Week about the role of demonstration projects in improving network resilience by allowing DNOs to robustly trial and test the validity of new technologies and solutions in a safe environment.

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The fourth industrial revolution, with widespread rollout of the so-called Internet of Things, has been well publicised and long anticipated. There can be little doubt that, with UK utilities and their supply chain partners under increasing pressure to deliver more for less, smart devices that generate actionable insight are a must-have.
Phil Beecher, president and CEO of Wi-SUN Alliance, discusses findings from the group’s recent ‘Journey to IoT Maturity’ report and which drivers can help utility firms harness the potential of IoT.
Amid clamour for smarter cities and a green industrial revolution, Utility Week Innovate showcases five modern utility projects ensuring the foundations of tomorrow’s smart cities can match the durability and ambition of those laid by Victorians more than a century ago.
Utilities should be considering sustainability as an “urgent health and safety issue”. That was the sentiment from senior industry delegates convened at a recent roundtable discussion, hosted by Utility Week in association with TCS.

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