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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.
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Anglian Water is ahead of industry peers in seeking to tackle the tricky area of capital carbon. Setting up robust carbon models and integrating these into asset intervention decision making as well as design processes has been key to progress as attendees at a recent UW Innovate webinar learned.
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The challenge of scaling up the smart meter roll-out is shared across gas, water and electricity companies. As the panel debate and workshop at the Utility Week Live Summit discussed, smart meters prepare consumers for the changes to come on the net zero journey. But is there are also a case for using the energy sector's new dual band communications network for smart water meters too? Read on to hear more about delegates' views.
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Over three quarters of senior utilities leaders have concerns that a lack of robust data about the sustainability of internal and supply chain operations will hamper delivery of net zero transition goals, according to new research conducted by Utility Week.
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Steve Holliday, National Grid’s former chief executive and now chair of Cityfibre, urges more joined-up thinking between telecommunications and energy companies to meet net-zero targets. He also gives his view on the future for National Grid and the lack of policy to incentivise storage. Denise Chevin reports
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Digital Catapult has launched a cross-sector IoT Discovery programme, offering organisations 1-2-1 support on investing in IoT, with Northern Gas Networks participating in the first cohort. Rukmini Prasad, product and partnerships manager for IoT at the Digital Catapult, answers UW Innovate’s questions.
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A webinar to explore the building blocks required for smart, customer-centric field operations in the UK utilities industry, including discussion of ideal operating models, necessary skill sets and the role of digital transformation.
Webinars
How has the pandemic catalysed change in field worker experience and field force management? Utility Week explores the experiences and ambitions of energy and water industry leaders in this new report.
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