As part of its peatland restoration plans to sequester carbon in the west country, South West Water has secured £9 million funding from Natural England to rewet areas across its region to store 652,625 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
The clamour for net zero, increased energy demand and shortages related to Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic have left utility companies overstretched and potentially vulnerable to unethical behaviours infiltrating supply chains. Utility Week invited industry experts to have their say on tackling poor practice.
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.
Bristol Water has unveiled a routemap to decarbonising its business and operations by 2030 aligned with its city's climate strategy. It sets out four pathways to net zero, with a focus on ramping up renewable generation and a cautious approach to offsetting.
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.
Working closely with local authorities on their zero carbon plans has put Electricity North West in a stronger position as it draws up its own business proposals in the run up to ED2, says CEO Peter Emery. Denise Chevin reports
“If you don’t want to make a decision, you can always find a reason for not making it,” says John Armitt, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, on the lack of energy policy coming out of BEIS. We’re risking missing net zero targets if it doesn’t make its mind up soon, he tells Denise Chevin.
A new report published this week by the UK100 and Siemens urges government to set up a green investment bank to kick start £100bn worth of local energy projects. Co-author Polly Billington makes the case.