Utility Week Innovate’s first round-up of 2022 features Veolia’s first UK electric vehicle battery recycling facility, pan-utility efforts to improve priority services register support, and plans to trial solutions to smart meter ‘blackspots’.
Peter Papasotiriou, innovation programme manager at UK Power Networks (UKPN), discusses the firm’s creation of ‘smart’ substations in tandem with Vodafone and their potential impact on the drive towards net zero.
Everflow CEO Josh Gill discusses the need for the water industry to focus on advances in machine learning, open data and AI as well as what the sector can learn from innovation in finance.
Experts from the water sector share their thoughts on how and where innovation can boost post-COP progress and discuss whether or not the industry is already ahead of the conference’s collaborative curve.
National Grid’s head of digital transformation and innovation strategy, Carolina Tortora, deconstructs the ESO’s new energy system replica and explores how digital twin technology has helped drive both the Covid vaccine rollout and Mercedes’ recent success in Formula One.
Utility Week’s Lucinda Dann visited the UK’s first R&D centre for heat pumps to find out how and why Octopus Energy is preparing to install them on a mass scale from April 2022.