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Electricity operators Northern Powergrid and UK Power Networks are collaborating on a ground-breaking, environmentally friendlier new technology which could result in millions of pounds of savings each year. Working with science and technology innovation company Gnosys Global, the electricity networks are exploring the use of self-repairing...

The Department for Transport is seeking views on proposals to harness the positive benefits of drones for public and commercial services and the benefits to the UK economy. The changes suggest: creating the conditions for the cutting edge commercial use of drones to create hi tech...

Utility Week Live is back after a record-breaking 2016 show and returning by popular demand is the Energy Innovation Centre sponsored 'Energy Innovation Zone'. The Innovation Zone showcases the latest game-changing innovations and solutions for the gas and electricity industries from the up and coming innovator...

Utility Week is once again celebrating the vital contribution of front line and back office staff, recognising individuals and teams from energy and water businesses and our MD Denise Massey is on the judging panel. Do you know an unsung hero? Do you go above and beyond...

We're pleased to say that The Energy Loop is moving closer to its public launch, with the first major trial launched. A partnership between the Energy Loop and a UK gas network is in place to explore how the B2B2C approach will help organisations to save their...

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...

The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) constantly seeks new ways to connect the energy industry with innovators to solve their challenges. To enable us to source and develop more innovative solutions for improving energy distribution, we are developing a digital platform to support our network partners and...

Eventure Media presented the Rushlight Awards in their 10th anniversary year at a lively Awards Party on Wednesday night at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.  Attended by organizations that are leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable...

UK gas and electricity network operators are exploring the use of innovative drone technologies to improve inspection methods across their networks thanks to the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). Following the identification of the potential benefits of using drones, the EIC’s energy industry partners are now working...

The Northern Powerhouse needs to place itself at the centre of the UK’s energy innovation agenda by being the first region to lead major collaboration across the industry, according to Denise Massey, the Managing Director of the Energy Innovation Centre. “Securing the UK’s future energy supplies...

Creating innovative solutions through partnership Recognised as the most innovative GB Distribution Network Operator, SP Energy Networks would like to share their experience to enable third parties to submit Network Innovation Competition bids. SP Energy Networks have identified the key challenges that their network faces now, or will...

December saw the kick off meeting for the latest innovation project between the industry partners and innovator network of the Energy Innovation Centre. Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs) undertake excavations in the public highway, performing maintenance and repairs on buried pipe assets. In a bid to reduce...

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...

Over on stand E013 at LCNI , we will be hosting an innovation hub with BEAMA and Innovate UK. Joining us at the hub will be 16 SMEs whose innovations have the potential to solve some of the biggest challenges faced by UK utilities and network...

With only a few days to go, the countdown is officially on for one of the biggest events in the energy calendar, the LCNI conference. If you’re heading to the conference, no doubt you will have a jam packed schedule but here are our top five...