UK Power Networks (UKPN) portal, Smart Connect, has hooked up more than 10,000 electric car chargers to the network in its first year. Head of customer service and innovation, Ian Cameron, explains both its acceleration of low carbon technology applications and how UKPN plans to create capacity to accommodate new devices.

By Stuart Stone

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN) will finish building a cross section of the UK’s 29 million homes – including the brick-by-brick reconstruction of designs from more than a century ago – in autumn 2022 as a test bed for new in-home net zero technology and innovation. Here, head of systems development and energy strategy, Keith Owen, offers a snapshot of the firm’s new build.
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Appointed chair of POWERful Women – which has been championing the greater representation of women at the top of the UK energy industry since 2014 – in May, Shell’s executive vice president, acquisition, divestment and new business development, Katie Jackson sets out the link between greater diversity, innovation and high performance.
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Sizewell C financing director Julia Pyke and Laing O’Rourke civil nuclear programme director Sarah Williamson explain how the controversial megaproject can leverage its size to maximise diversity and change perceptions of nuclear.
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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.
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The recent heatwave is an important reminder of what lies ahead as our climate continues to warm – an increase in the scale and frequency of extreme weather events, which will cause greater strain and impact on our energy systems, the Centre for Net Zero’s Lucy Yu explains.
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Companies should be more strategic in looking at charging options for their own electric vehicle (EV) fleets and identify where charging is most likely to take place, a fleet expert has suggested. Matt Dale, head of fleet consulting at property management company Mitie, was speaking at Utility Week Live, sponsored by Capita.
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Ovo Energy Solutions will work with local authorities to retrofit 400 homes across the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall – where fuel poverty affects more than one-in-ten (11.5%) of all households, according to figures from National Energy Action.
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A trial of heat-as-a-service in the form of the warm homes prescription pilot, run by the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC), has shown that it is possible for suppliers to offer energy as a service under current market rules, one of the designers of the scheme has said.
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Living Lab volunteer homes are most likely to be smart-heated, detached, family households in England using a gas boiler, according to new data released by the Energy Systems Catapult to mark its test environment growing beyond 1,000 UK dwellings.
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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.
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The head of energy industry partnerships for Google’s Nest thermostat business, Aaron Berndt, discusses the tech giant’s pandemic ‘helpfulness campaigns’, efforts to streamline smart thermostat adoption and the impending challenge of scaling distributed energy resources.
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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.
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