Craig Hopkinson, sustainability manager at Anglian Water’s Strategic Pipeline Alliance – and Water Industry Award Rising Star nominee – talks through the role of nature-based solutions in addressing a wide range of crises.
Collaborative innovation in hydrogen must span production, distribution, storage, and end-users in order to stay abreast of change on a scale not seen since the transition to natural gas, according to sector experts.
Utilities should be considering sustainability as an “urgent health and safety issue”. That was the sentiment from senior industry delegates convened at a recent roundtable discussion, hosted by Utility Week in association with TCS.
As part of Utility Week Innovate and Utility Week Live’s ‘Unlocking Collaborative Innovation’ series, hydrogen experts discuss the importance of a joined up approach across utilities, academia and local authorities to create commercially viable hydrogen.
Everflow has claimed to have become the first carbon neutral water company in the UK by offsetting its emissions for the water it supplies to business retail consumers until the end of 2023. In line with wholesalers, the firm is also working to achieve net zero by 2040 by minimising its carbon emissions as much as possible and offsetting the unavoidable ones through carbon removal projects.
Met Office science consultancy manager Dr Emily Wallace reflects on combined efforts to forecast adverse weather scenarios with the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and the Climate Change Committee (CCC), and compile a dataset to help energy firms stress test their future planning.
Having spearheaded Affinity Water’s recent digital engagement partnership with AI firm Webio as a contracted transformation lead, Rob Upton-Moir – Skewb’s head of developer services – shares his thoughts on the importance of working cross-company, cross-utility, and cross-sector to drive innovation, and the ‘Amazon effect’.
The electricity industry is seriously exploring how to introduce locational pricing to the market to stimulate investment and cut costs for consumers, but what will be the effect on domestic customers, and are there ways to mitigate the risks while reaping the benefits? Lucinda Dann investigates.
Scottish Water has added four vanadium redox flow batteries to its wastewater treatment site in Perth as part of its efforts to reach net zero by 2040. The company said they will enable it to use around 94% of the electricity generated by the 1MW solar array at the plant, including to power electric vehicle rapid charging points.