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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...

An innovative new approach to bringing energy network needs to the market place has paid off for the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) as the networks continue to embrace new ways of working. Over the last 12 months, the EIC has been actively inviting innovators to share...

As part of Utility Week Live, held in Birmingham earlier in the year, innovators who have worked with EIC gave help and advice to the audience. The recorded videos give some highlights from the event. Protecting Buildings & Equipment against Water & Gas Ingress through Cable...

Do you want the opportunity to showcase your business at the biggest energy network event of the year? BEAMA, Innovate UK and the Energy Innovation Centre are collaborating to sponsor an innovation hub at this year’s LCNI conference and you could be a part of it. The...

EIC’s Partners the Energy Systems Catapult and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have unveiled the findings of the Future Power System Architecture (FPSA). The electricity system is undergoing a period of transformative change. Consumers no longer want it only for switching the lights on...

Taking place on 21 September 2016 in Birmingham, this one-day event will provide a vital update on the progress of regulated innovation funding, assess the business benefits of smart data to ensure robust asset management decisions, and improve approaches to managing investment risk in a...

Northern Gas Networks’ Stakeholder Report for 2016 is out, and available to download here  Packed full of useful information, it brings the important facts and figures about NGN’s performance to life, by including examples of all its achievements across the gas network. Now the gas distributor for...

BEAMA, Innovate UK and the Energy Innovation Centre are collaborating to sponsor an innovation hub at this year’s LCNI conference.  This is a unique opportunity for innovators to raise their profile, develop relationships, gain insight into the needs of the UK’s gas and electricity network...

A new report is highlighting the range of opportunities for innovators across the energy network business. 2050 Energy Scenarios, created by KPMG for ENA’s Gas Futures Group, looks at different options for driving change as the UK alters how we heat homes and businesses in a...

Keir Groves, research fellow at the University of Manchester talks to us about Acoustek’s win for Best University Innovation in April’s UK Energy Innovation Awards. So, what did you win for?  We won the Best University Innovation award for our system that uses acoustic waves to detect...

John Baldwin is managing director at CNG Services Ltd, which won Best Innovation Implemented or Adopted by a Contractor at the UK Energy Innovation Awards in Manchester earlier this year. CNG Services provides design, consultancy and project management services in relation to biomethane to grid and...

Businesses are being invited to bid for a share of a £15m pot of money from Innovate UK to create and develop new infrastructure projects, including the chance to help provide affordable, sustainable and secure energy. The idea behind the project is to encourage proposals that...

Jonathan Rodgers, Future Networks Manager for the team at Kelvatek, speaks about the firm's double win at April’s UK Energy Innovation Awards.   1) So, what did you win for? Our SAPIENT Fault Assistance Service was awarded Best Innovation Contributing to Quality and Reliability of Electricity Supply. The...

Next month plays host to a crucial meeting of policymakers, influencers and key stakeholders in the UK energy sector to take stock of the ever-evolving landscape.  EIC is delighted to support the 2016 Utility Week Energy Summit which will bring together policymakers, investors, energy producers, distributors, retailers...

Next week sees the beginning of world's biggest business event, the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016. The event, which is expected to attract 30,000 delegates from across the world, will be a buzzing marketplace for companies and the biggest international business festival in 2016. Delivered...