Utility companies across the North East and Yorkshire and the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) are working together to better understand the impact of utility maintenance, replacement and repair activities on local communities. The project will deliver the first ever cross utility industry research to explore the...

Aimed at promoting growth and acceleration in the development and exploitation of technologies for the energy market, the new Energy Centre at Thornton Science Park provides a flexible place where industry and academia can come together to innovate, develop and demonstrate new energy technologies. The University...

Small business innovators with novel technologies are disrupting the energy sector, bringing benefits to customers and accelerating UK energy system transformation. This was the resounding message from the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017 which took place on Thursday evening at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. Over...

The Innovation Safari is a pre UK Energy Innovation Awards two-hour immersive experience, The Innovation Safari will bring together SME innovators and energy industry partners celebrating the brightest ideas and the best technologies. A ‘safari’ of expert talks, cutting-edge technology, compelling experiences and game-changing meetings to...

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...

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...

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...

EIC MD, Denise Massey, was recently quizzed about what the Northern Powerhouse means to her and how a joined up approach to shaping the future energy industry will benefit all of the UK. The North has always been a powerhouse but one that needs reconnecting and...

Here at the EIC we have been busy preparing for one of the biggest events in the utilities industry calendar, Utility Week Live. The event, expected to be even bigger and better than in 2016, will bring together the UK’s brightest innovators, utilities analysts, journalists and...

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...