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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.
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.
A new report to explain how a focus on short interruptions can help power network operators get ahead increasing regulatory pressure for improvements in customer experience and resilience despite mounting grid constraints.

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