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UK Power Networks tests fault warning systems

UK Power Networks is installing DNV’s Smart Cable Guards to provide early warning of potential power failures.

Power Potential trial demonstrates voltage control from renewables

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and network operator UK Power Networks have demonstrated a reactive power market in southern England.
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Huawei, bp subsidiary partner to reduce UK energy costs by 20%

A new partnership between Lightsource Labs Huawei and renewable energy solutions firm Midsummer, aims to help UK households to reduce energy costs by 20%.

Lightsource Labs to deliver flexibility to GB network operators

Lightsource Labs, a subsidiary of Lighthouse bp, is to deliver 1.8MW of flexibility to UK Power Networks and 15kW to Western Power Distribution.

UK Power Networks creating a ‘virtual power station’ with flexibility

UK network operator UK Power Networks is awarding flexibility contracts of 350MW with a value of £30 million to 17 companies in the energy, tech and vehicle sectors.
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Smart charging trial demonstrates 80% peak demand reduction

Project Shift is demonstrating the potential of smart charging with over 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the UK.

Smart grids progressing globally, benchmarking shows

SP Group’s annual Smart Grid Index indicates that most utilities are embracing new technologies in response to industry challenges.

5G connected smart substations to be trialled by UK Power Networks

UK network operator UK Power Networks has been given the go ahead for a world first pilot of 5G connected smart substation operation.
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Major flexibility call launched by UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks has unveiled a £50 million funding package for flexibility covering more than 130 sites in its largest ever open tender.
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AI tech to drive electrification for global fleet operators

The EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy Systems (EFLES) project is aimed at optimising logistics companies’ growing electric vehicle (EV) fleets and demonstrating how smart charging can incentivise large fleet operators to go electric.