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Everyone’s experienced that silent moment when power disappears and everything simply stops. Usually, within an intake of breath, electricity is restored and all comes back to life, barely missing a beat. Phil Moore, Technical Director of Elimpus, never took a resumption of power for granted. In...

Encouraging the best in new technologies that can have a positive impact on the UK energy industry and benefit customers is vital and Northern Powergrid is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s UK Energy Innovation Awards. Innovation is core to our business and we...

Kelvatek are Delivering Innovative Solutions to Business As Usual Through Intelligent LV Fault Management on the Electricity Network. SAPIENT is an intelligent system that focuses on the key value drivers for our customers. We provide the hardware infrastructure, which in turn generates critical data about the asset...

Wales & West Utilities is innovating for customers today and tomorrow – investing to keep the gas flowing today and prepare the gas network to play its part in a future affordable, secure and low carbon energy system. Since 2013, we’ve invested £4.8m on 62 different...

Britain’s largest electricity distributor is to revolutionise its system so every customer can have electric cars and smart appliances, and can generate, store and sell their own electricity. UK Power Networks is launching a strategy consultation paper outlining its vision for the future of the network. ...

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is installing innovative motion detection monitors on part of the electricity network on the Isle of Skye to enable the network operator to quickly detect and potentially prevent power cuts, particularly during adverse weather events. The Remote Asset INertial Monitoring...

Innovation through collaboration is proving the perfect recipe for success at Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributer for the North of England. This year NGN has continued to see some fantastic results from its work with SMEs, helping solve perennial problems on the network and...

Are you an SME innovator or entrepreneur with a ground-breaking technology or idea worthy of transforming our energy future? Then you have only four weeks left to enter this year’s UK Energy Innovation Awards. If you’re thinking ‘Why should I enter?’, we’ve put together our top...

As energy networks move to increase engagement with third party innovators, competition for a place on this year’s shortlist is set to be fierce. We're once again searching for SME innovators with ground-breaking technologies that have the potential to help UK distribution networks address their major...

Would you be interested in benefiting from this amazing test facility? Energy House 2.0 is an ambitious new proposal from the School of Built Environment at the University of Salford. The University of Salford are preparing to build a major international test facility, expanding on their world...

SPEN is currently developing an extensive network in South West Scotland for the connection of a number of windfarms.  The harmonic performance of this network has to be evaluated with the aim of: Developing a coordinated, efficient and cost-effective harmonic filtering solution. Setting harmonic emission limits for each...

Our head of digital, Gavin Shone, discusses the feedback on the digital platform which was showcased at the EIC stand. If you didn’t get a chance to see it for yourself during the conference, the EIC digital platform is designed to be the first fully...

If you were at the first two days of the conference, you may have seen the special guest on our stand. Illustrator Rikki from Hawk and Mouse was back by popular demand after he joined us for Utility Week Live earlier this year. In his unique...

A programme of workshops to accelerate innovation within the UK energy industry has been launched by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). As the gas and electricity distribution networks prepare for RIIO ED-2 and GDN-2, the EIC is staging a series of ‘innovation labs’ to identify the...

After a jam packed three days of innovative tech demonstrations, engaging panel discussions and interesting exhibitions, LCNI is over for another year. The conference was the perfect platform to discuss our vision for a collective future by exploring the challenges that are impacting the sector and...

The nights may be drawing in and winter is on its way but we have something to look forward to – the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017. We will soon be announcing all of the categories in next year’s awards that will showcase the latest and...

Freddie will be at the EIC stand during the LCNI conference and we spent time with him to, find out more about The Energy Loop… What is your role? I’m The Energy Loop Lead. That means I’m responsible for the successful delivery of The Energy Loop; an...

Our managing director, Denise Massey, will be speaking on day three of the LCNI conference. During the ‘Implementation and Benefit Realisation’ session, Denise will discuss some of the innovation projects which EIC has helped deliver through to ‘business as usual’. She will also share her views...