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Our strategy for regulating the future energy system | Ofgem

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

The energy sector is undergoing fundamental change. The regulatory and market arrangements will need to evolve to ensure this happens in a way that protects and advances consumers’ interests and …


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 responds to the BEIS/Ofgem Call for Evidence for the development of a Smart, Flexible Energy System

News posted 17 Jan 2017 by BEAMA in Smarter Networks

BEAMA responds to the BEIS/Ofgem Call for Evidence for the development of a Smart, Flexible Energy System. BEAMA has pledged full support for the review of the market frameworks and …


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 …


VIDEO: LCNI conference 2016 – Highlights Video

News posted 2 Nov 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

LCNI conference 2016 – Highlights Video


Network Equilibrium: APT Workshop – Western Power Innovation

News posted 2 Nov 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

As part of the Tier-2 Network Equilibrium project, WPD is developing an Advanced Planning Tool (APT). The APT aims to enable better network and outage planning of distribution networks with …


Autumn 2016 Newsletter – Western Power Innovation

News posted 2 Nov 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

In September the battery and control systems for our Solar Storage Project passed their Site Acceptance Tests. The project aims to demonstrate a number of use cases representing different ways …


The Rise of EV

News posted 28 Oct 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

It has been an exciting, almost pivotal, few years for electric vehicles (EVs) and it’s hard to ignore the claims that we are now reaching the tipping point where EVs …


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 …


Proposals to Reduce the Visual Impact of the Transmission Network

News posted 21 Sep 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, operating under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland, has recently received approval from the …


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


LCNI Conference 2016

Event posted 14 Jul 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

The Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference provides an opportunity to explore the key learning from electricity and gas network innovation projects. The programme will provide unparalleled networking opportunities in …


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 …


Constraint Managed Zones Webinar

Event posted 12 May 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution are delighted to announce a second chance to register for the Constraint Managed Zones (CMZ) webinar. Our first session held on 22nd April, was …


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 …


Western Power Distribution – Future Networks Newsletter Spring 2016

News posted 12 May 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

FlexDGrid, one of WPD’s Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) Tier-2 projects, looks at three main elements in relation to 11kV network fault level (short circuit current): enhanced network modelling, real-time …


Electricity North West – Respond Learning Event

Event posted 12 May 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

Respond learning event… Respond utilises an intelligent Fault Level Assessment Tool coupled with two novel technical solutions and a revolutionary commercial concept. This commercial concept will benefit customers by establishing …


NIC Bid Challenges

Publication posted 26 Apr 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Funding, Smarter Networks

For Ofgem’s 2016 Network Innovation Competition (NIC), Western Power Distribution (WPD) intends to enable a third party to submit an NIC application. This document outlines the three network challenges, which WPD now …


HubNet – Smart Grids Symposium 2016

Event posted 6 Apr 2016 by HubNet in Research and Development, Smarter Networks

The HubNet Smart Grids Symposium is an annual event intended to showcase outcomes from the UK Smart Grids research community. This encompasses power system operation and management, information and communications …


CIRED 2016 Workshop, Helsinki

Event posted 16 Mar 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

The CIRED Workshop is held independently every two years between the main CIRED conference. The 2016 workshop will give members of the electrical community the opportunity to come together to …


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 …


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