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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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Severn Trent led a bid in the Ofwat Breakthrough Challenge to rollout monitoring equipment to wastewater treatment plants to better understand the scale and distribution of greenhouse gases emitted through treatment processes. Despite not being successful, the company is charging ahead with its own monitoring including using drones to measure methane and find opportunities for optimisation
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CEO and founder of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Celia Greaves, believes the UK stands before a gaping ‘window of opportunity’ to take a global lead on fuel cells – despite ‘very little’ recent attention.
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The stark threats of climate change mean there’s a burning platform for innovation in energy services. But are suppliers ready to support the nimble settlement processes required to make sure these innovations are available to the mass market?
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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?
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Northumbrian Water's head of energy and decarbonisation shares details of how the company has worked with its partners as part of its journey to net zero and successes collaboration brought
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Wessex and SES Water have each joined the UN-backed Race to Zero to halve global emissions by 2030. SES has set out its demand-led net zero plan that will see all customers migrated to a smart water meter and abstraction reduced by 25 per cent
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