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Equilibrium project wins £11.5m LCNF funding

Posted 3 Dec 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has secured £11.5million as part of energy regulator Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF). The cash will support a project designed to balance voltages and power …


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

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 …


Ofgem Announces £46m of Funding for Eight Innovation Projects to Improve Britain’s Energy Networks

Posted 24 Nov 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Funding, Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

Ofgem has confirmed funding of £46.4 million for eight projects as part of its cutting-edge innovation competitions for the network companies that deliver energy to homes and businesses. Ofgem runs …


Communities can create their own power stations – Press releases – GOV.UK

Posted 19 Nov 2014 by BEIS in Policy, Regulation and Strategy, Smarter Networks

The Urban Community Energy Fund has been launched, giving community groups in England the opportunity to bid for grants of up to £20,000, or loans of up to £130,000.


LCNI Conference 2014 – Highlight Film in Association with the IET

Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

Coverage and interviews from the LCNI Conference 2014 hosted at the AECC, Aberdeen.


GridON Built and Shipped a 30MVA Ault Current Limiter

Posted 17 Nov 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

GridON’s 30MVA Fault Current Limiter successfully completed short-circuit testing and was shipped to Western Power Distribution. GridON Ltd was awarded a contract for its novel fault current limiter (FCL) by …


Response to Industry Consultation on ENA DSR Shared Services Framework Concept Paper

Posted 12 Nov 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

The electricity sector is undergoing significant change as a key facilitator in the transition to a low carbon economy. The Distribution and Transmission network companies are having to rethink how …


Capacity to Customers (C2C) October Newsletter

Posted 7 Nov 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

Welcome to our Capacity to Customers (C2C) quarterly newsletter. This issue provides an update on our proposed project extension, and the latest on our managed agreements, network performance studies and …


Impact of Policy that Drives Low Carbon Technologies on Distribution Networks

Posted 6 Nov 2014 by BEIS in Smarter Networks

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has sought specialist advisory support from EA Technology to: (i) investigate the impacts posed by the integration of low carbon technologies (LCTs) …


Smart Grid Project Releases New Data on Consumer Energy Consumption

Posted 27 Oct 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

New data that shows the electricity consumption and generation patterns of more than 12,000 UK customers has been published by the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR). Domestic and business customers were …