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Smart metering and connected homes – linking users of energy to the grid

Upgrading our Energy System – smart systems and flexibility plan | Ofgem

News posted 16 Aug 2017 by Ofgem in Policy, Regulation and Strategy, Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Our energy system is changing. There is more low carbon generation, which is intermittent and often located close to people’s homes and businesses, and it produces different amounts of electricity …


Transformation and flexibility top themes for Utility Week Live

News posted 14 Feb 2017 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

Transformation and flexibility are the two headline themes of Utility Week Live, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 23-24 May 2017 bigger and better than ever. Today’s utilities …


BEAMA welcomes the publication of the independent Each Home Counts Review

News posted 19 Jan 2017 by BEAMA in Policy, Regulation and Strategy, Smart Consumers

BEAMA welcomes the publication of the independent ‘Each Home Counts’, review into residential energy efficiency. It sets out a number of measures to provide confidence to consumers and increased business …


UK’s Smart Grid supply chain directory

Publication posted 4 Jan 2017 by BEIS in Smart Consumers

We are pleased to announce that the UK’s Smart Grid supply chain directory is now live. Smart Grid Directory Goes Live


India Smart Grid Week 2017

Event posted 21 Dec 2016 by BEAMA in International, Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

BEAMA will be hosting a pavilion at India Smart Grid Week 8-10th March 2017, New Delhi. India Smart Grid Week is organised by the India Smart Grid Forum and attracts …


BEAMA Promotes Quick Action In Response to the Ministerial Speech on Heat

News posted 14 Dec 2016 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

BEAMA has welcomed the Heat Policy speech delivered today by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, the Minister for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, but with some words of caution and a message for …


SP Energy Networks set to connect community windfarm to Grid – SP Energy Networks

News posted 5 Oct 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

The project is the first wind farm developed by a Housing Association in the UK and is due to complete early next year. It has been developed by a partnership …


BEAMA Reacts to Institute of Directors Smart Meter Report

News posted 23 Sep 2016 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers

BEAMA is disappointed that the Institute of Directors is again attempting to derail the Government’s plans to update Great Britain’s energy infrastructure for the 21st century and place consumers in …


New projects – Western Power Innovation

Publication posted 21 Sep 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

Project ENTIRE LV Connect and Manage CarConnect Time Series and Data Quality Common Information Model Superconducting Cables and Global Analysis of Smart Grid Telecommunication Solutions


ENA – Distributed Generation Fora 2016

Event posted 14 Jul 2016 by Energy Networks Association, Ofgem in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

On behalf of Ofgem and the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), Energy Networks Association will hold three Distributed Generation Fora across the UK next autumn to give DG customers and the …


WPD Balancing Act Event – Western Power Innovation

Event posted 14 Jul 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

The changing nature of the electricity grid is transforming the role of Distribution Network Operators, demanding intelligent ways of controlling power flows and voltages, a higher level of interaction with …


End of the Clarkson Era

News posted 12 May 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

There are three factors that drive my certainty. Sales of pure plug-in electric cars rose by more than 20000% between 2010 and 2015, from 138 to 28,188. A very conservative …


Electricity North West Innovation – CLASS Videos and podcasts

Publication posted 1 Mar 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

All the videos and learning from ENW’s CLASS project: Video 1: An introduction to CLASS. This simple animation explains the CLASS approach, November 2012. Video 2: CLASS webinar. An introduction …


SoLa Bristol Project Conclusions – Western Power Innovation

News posted 18 Feb 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

SoLa Bristol was a £2.8 million project funded under the Ofgem Low Carbon Network Fund involving twenty six homes, five schools and an office building in Knowle West, an area …


Electricity North West Awarded Funding for NIC Project – CELSIUS

News posted 2 Dec 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers

On 30 November 2015, Ofgem announced that ENW have won funding for the latest innovation project, Celsius. The first solution of its kind in Great Britain, Celsius will deliver a …


BEAMA CEO affirms the ‘catalyst for change’ presented by the Smart Meter roll out

News posted 27 Nov 2015 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers

The BBC’s Technology of Business editor Matthew Hall has today released a news report ‘What’s so smart about smart meters?’. Howard Porter CEO of BEAMA was interviewed by the BBC …


Developing a market for connected homes and DSR – BEAMA recommendations

Publication posted 27 Nov 2015 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers

Last year BEAMA published a white paper for DECC and Ofgem outlining the market barriers and recommendations for action to progress the market for domestic Demand Side response. This year …


The BEAMA Connected Homes Demonstration – Beyond Smart Metering

Publication posted 27 Nov 2015 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers

BEAMA Developed a UK Smart Metering and connected homes demonstration for this years LCNI conference in Liverpool. The accompanying report covers how the smart metering Home Area Network to be …


Western Power Innovation – What is FALCON?

Publication posted 5 Oct 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

Project FALCON (Flexible Approaches for Low Carbon Optimised Networks) aims to investigate how new 11kV network techniques work in practice and, by simulating their use in different scenarios, will determine …


Smart Street learning event Registration, Royal Victoria Dock

Event posted 30 Sep 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

Smart Street is an £11.5 million project funded by the Low Carbon Networks Fund which will keep costs down for customers, reduce carbon emissions and help get the most from …


DSR needs new commercial frameworks to succeed, warns DNO

News posted 28 Sep 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

Demand side response (DSR) could play a bigger role in shaving peak electricity demand at distribution level but new commercial frameworks are needed to prevent clashes of interest with National …


ENA Active Network Management & Good Practice Guide Public Stakeholder Event – RegOnline

Event posted 12 Jun 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

ENA’s ​Active ​Network ​Management ​Working ​Group ​was ​formed ​in ​late ​2013. ​Its ​aim ​is ​to ​develop ​consistent ​understanding ​in ​the ​emerging ​method ​of ​Active ​Network ​Management ​and ​its ​application ​on …


Smart Metering In Home Displays – What are they? What benefits will the deliver? – Technical Guides

Publication posted 1 May 2015 by BEAMA in Smart Consumers

This paper provides an update on In Home Displays (IHDs), the value they offer and how they have improved as a result of technological advances and consumer feedback since the …


Mull community energy project aims to connect off-grid consumers to renewable energy

News posted 27 Apr 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

An innovative energy project that will explore the possibility of developing a system for supplying electricity from renewable sources straight to local consumers in rural areas is planned for the …


Synthetic Inertia – Breakfast Event – The IET

Event posted 23 Apr 2015 by IET in Research and Development, Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Considering the whole of the electricity transmission and distribution system in Great Britain, we are expecting a future reduction in system inertia with increasing converter based technologies connecting to the …


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