Severn Trent and Hafren Dyfrdwy are looking for delivery partners for their combined £2.5 billion capital programme that runs to 2025 including SVT's Green Recovery scheme and a focus on wastewater treatment for HD.
The dearth of underground asset data and inconsistencies in the way it is collected and stored has long been a problem for utilities. However, a government-backed project promises to overcome this challenge through a new data sharing register. Nadine Buddoo explores progress on the National Underground Asset Register.
Water sector leaders have stressed the need for long-term thinking and a collaborative approach to tackling the challenges the industry faces. Utility Week gauged the views of South West Water, Bristol and Ofwat among others.
A webinar bringing together UKPN’s Suleman Alli, Cadent’s David Moon and National Grid’s Katie Tattersall to explore the ways in which project management and capital delivery teams are responding to huge increases in the scale and speed at which new infrastructure will need to be delivered in the RIIO2 period, all while driving down cost.
The long-standing discipline of asset management is undergoing transformation in the utilities sector as the forces of decarbonisation and decentralisation make themselves felt, alongside rising regulatory expectations for service and operational efficiency. But do companies feel they have the asset information and understanding they need to underpin the shift? Utility Week explores the challenge in a new report.
Following an industry-wide self-assessment, Ofwat has set out its expectations for asset management to ensure resilience in the short, medium and long-term. It said boards should be more involved in and aware of the health of assets
Cost-benefit calculations have historically stymied thorough transformer testing practices for all but the most expensive high voltage units on the grid. But is the race for net zero changing the maths for low voltage assets?
Changes to energy consumption patterns and the increasing prevalence of renewables will require more agile transmission and distribution infrastructure. Matt Brough of Burns & McDonnell looks at the role modular substations can play in this mix.
Utility Week’s report explores the need for change to historical low voltage network monitoring approaches from DNOs and highlights advances in technology which can help them derive multi-layered value from new monitoring investments.
Data-driven maintenance and asset management will improve both the customer experience and long-term sustainability. But collecting and managing data comes with costs that can be hard to swallow. Panelists at Utility Week Live Summit, and participants in the workshop session, looked at different use cases and the best way to build a business case.