Energy networks know a lot about assets above the ground but how much do they know about what lies beneath their feet? Electricity North West's Steve Cox sets out the barriers and opportunities around enhanced LV network monitoring.
The decarbonisation of the energy system requires networks to accelerate digitalisation and increase grid flexibility. But what are the challenges utilities must tackle on the path to delivering the flexible grid of the future? This webinar will consider the opportunities to maximise market participation, the merits of a common framework for flexibility, and how data can be used at grid edge to improve resilience across the network.
Distribution network operators (DNOs) are bracing themselves for more extreme weather after reconnecting tens of thousands of homes following Storm Dudley. The Met Office sent out a rare red weather alert on Thursday (17 February), warning that exposed areas could see gusts of more than 90mph as Storm Eunice hits the UK early on Friday morning.
The brooding row between Ofgem and networks over the draft price determinations would appear to strike at the very heart of energy companies’ ambitions to Build Back Better – no more so than at National Grid as executive director Nicola Shaw tells Denise Chevin
Networks operators will soon need to begin adjusting their work plans for the summer season in response to the coronavirus, an industry expert has forewarned. They may face difficulties if they remove equipment from service during the accompanying lull in demand and then suffer from staff shortages as a result of the global pandemic.