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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 …


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 …


BEAMA Launches New Building Based Energy Storage Group

News posted 27 Nov 2015 by BEAMA in Technology Innovation

BEAMA is launching a new membership group in January 2016 to complement its already well established work programme for manufacturers of Connected Homes and Smart Grid technologies. The Building Based …


Smart Breakfast at LCNI – Networking and Discussion with Israel’s Smart Energy Delegation

Event posted 14 Oct 2015 by IET in International, Research and Development, Technology Innovation

The IET and the UK-Israel Tech Hub are delighted to be hosting a networking breakfast with members of the Israel Smart Energy delegation attending the LCNI conference in Liverpool. Join …


Guide to UK public funding sources for energy innovation

Publication posted 24 Aug 2015 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

This guide gives a straight forward summary of the principal sources of UK innovation business orientated funding for energy: Innovate UK, DECC and Ofgem. It also compares and contrasts them …


BEAMA Report – Demonstrating a Smart Grid

Publication posted 22 Jul 2015 by BEAMA in Technology Innovation

BEAMA developed a ground breaking demonstration project for last years LCNI conference in Aberdeen, behind this Sentec, in partnership with BEAMA and BEAMA members, developed a model to simulate the …


ENA Active Network Management Good Practice Guide Published

Publication posted 16 Jul 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Traditionally distribution networks have been predominately passive with electricity generated centrally flowing from the transmission system to customers connected to the lower voltage networks. However, with the growth of embedded …


All-Energy : IET conference session on the Smart Grid Forum – The IET

Event posted 28 Apr 2015 by IET in Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

An informative and interactive session organised by the IET, DECC & Ofgem’s on the Smart Grid Forum: technological innovation and growth.


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 …


BEAMA Publishes Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Guide – BEAMA | News

Publication posted 10 Apr 2015 by BEAMA in Technology Innovation

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are an ever increasing sight on our streets and in the coming years will become a mainstream choice for individuals and companies. How and when these vehicles …


ETI to test innovative software package to design cost-effective and future proof local energy systems with three local authorities « ETI

News posted 7 Apr 2015 by Energy Technologies Institute in Technology Innovation

– EnergyPath software to be tested in real life conditions in Newcastle, Manchester and Bridgend – ETI working in partnership with local authorities to create location specific smart energy systems …


Dr David Clarke, CEO at ETI welcomes the appointment of Nick Winser as Chairman of the Energy Systems Catapult « ETI

News posted 7 Apr 2015 by Energy Technologies Institute in Technology Innovation

Dr David Clarke, CEO at ETI welcomes the appointment of Nick Winser as Chairman of the Energy Systems Catapult: “We welcome the announcement that Nick Winser has been appointed Chairman …


Low Carbon Networks and Innovation (LCNI) Conference 2014

News posted 20 Jan 2015 by IET in Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Find out more about the 2014 LCNI Conference held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 20-22 October 2014. It was organised by the Energy Networks Association, on behalf …


New Energy Systems Catapult: Chairman appointed

News posted 16 Jan 2015 by Innovate UK in Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Nick Winser CBE has been appointed as Chairman of the new Catapult, set to open in April 2015. See the link for the full article.


Integrated supply chains for energy systems – Funding competition – Innovate UK

News posted 6 Jan 2015 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Innovate UK have recently launched a new competition: “Integrated supply chains for energy systems”. Up to £9.5m of funding is available for innovations that will address the need for a …


Power electronics – enabling a resilient energy system (Collaborative R&D) – Funding competition – Innovate UK

News posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

In 2013, Innovate UK, in partnership with the Welsh Government and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC), invested approximately £5.4m in a programme of technical feasibility studies, collaborative …


Power electronics – enabling a resilient energy system (Feasibility study) – Funding competition – Innovateuk

News posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

In 2013, Innovate UK, in partnership with the Welsh Government and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC), invested approximately £5.4m in a programme of technical feasibility studies, collaborative …


Collaboration Nation: Buildings Better Connected

Publication posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Technology Innovation

Whether in small clusters of buildings or major urban expansions, there are opportunities for localised heat and power generation, harvesting, sharing and storage, along with a need to integrate electric/low …


Collaboration Nation: Smart power distribution and demand

Publication posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Technology Innovation

Energy supply is one of the priority areas for Innovate UK. Innovate UK aims to help UK business to address the ‘trilemma’ of energy security, affordability and sustainability, and to …


Localised Energy Systems Competition Results

News posted 9 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) invested £11m in a programme of collaborative research and development to stimulate innovation in localised energy systems. The UK …


Could energy storage prove to be a ‘silver bullet’? – Customer-Led Network Revolution

News posted 28 Nov 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

The benefits of electrical energy storage (EES) are widely acknowledged: many energy industry experts and the likes of former Climate Change Minister Greg Barker consider the technology to be a …


Future Intelligent Cities – IET Conferences

Event posted 3 Nov 2014 by IET in International, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Future Intelligent City initiatives are already making a contribution to solving some of the world’s most challenging engineering problems stemming from rapid urbanisation, high energy demand, and increasing/ageing populations, to …


ETI signs research contract with DNV GL to assess gas network future scenarios « ETI

News posted 21 Oct 2014 by Energy Technologies Institute in Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

The Energy Technologies Institute (“ETI”) has awarded a major contract to DNV GL to project manage its Gas Vector Transition Pathways Development Project. Between now and 2050, the energy systems …


GridON’s Fault Current Limiter successfully suppresses multiple network faults during first year in service « ETI

News posted 21 Oct 2014 by Energy Technologies Institute in Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

GridON’s breakthrough fault current limiter (FCL), which suppresses the damaging currents resulting from electricity network faults, has successfully completed its first year of operational service on UK Power Networks’ primary …


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