Utility Week Innovate’s first round-up of 2022 features Veolia’s first UK electric vehicle battery recycling facility, pan-utility efforts to improve priority services register support, and plans to trial solutions to smart meter ‘blackspots’.
The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Energy Innovation Awards.
The latest round-up of utility industry innovation includes a customer experience digital twin from Northumbrian Water, plans for a ‘hydrogen town’ in the Humber region and an update on London’s ‘super sewer’.
Customers' understanding of the role they can play in lowering carbon emissions must be addressed if utility companies want to get them on-board for the net zero journey. A panel of experts at the Utility Week Adapting for net zero conference said utilities must be assertive and take the time to explain the benefits to consumers of changing their behaviour to lower emissions.
National Grid’s head of international decarbonisation, Craig Dyke, discusses one of the major announcements of COP26 – the One Sun One World Grid. Writing for Utility Week, he sets out what is needed to make the scheme a success and its potential to achieve secure, reliable and affordable power across the world.
As the UK’s ageing fleet of nuclear power stations begins to close – until recently a steady source of low-carbon baseload generation – Utility Week speaks to Simon Morrish, chief executive at XLinks, about its plans to transmit cheap solar power thousands of kilometres across the Atlantic seabed from the sun-drenched deserts of Morocco to help fill the looming gap.