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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Can you help our industry partner, Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution, to identify innovative solutions for a holistic approach to 11kV network fault management that will improve network performance and reduce Customer Interruptions (CI) and Customer Minutes Lost (CML)? If the answer is yes then...