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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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A recent Utility Week Innovate webinar explored the experiences of two utilities trialling open banking to help address mounting challenges around affordability and debt. Here we explore key lessons and talking points.
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Utility Week Innovate caught up with Northumbrian Water’s head of innovation for a quickfire Q&A covering water sector creativity, collaboration and not believing the hype on day one of the firm’s 2021 Innovation Festival.
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This month saw a milestone reached in UK Power Networks’ (UKPN) high-profile scheme to replace the three transformers at the substation buried beneath Leicester Square. James Wallin visited the site to find out more about the unique challenges presented by this very public project.
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UW Innovate speaks with network leaders from United Utilities to shed light on the water company’s breakthroughs in the use of artificial intelligence to proactively monitor and maintain its 78,000km wastewater network.
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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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Ofwat has launched the second round of its innovation competition by inviting bids from across the water sector and beyond to find solutions to common challenges that benefit customers, the environment and wider society. Up to £39 million will be available across the two streams of the competition.
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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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As decarbonisation and diversified competition continue to shape energy products and services, Utility Week invited energy retail giants from both sides of the Atlantic to dissect the data strategies driving their efforts to sustain and grow customer engagement in challenging times.
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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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