SSE pledges free efficiency measures with £5.4m scheme

Power supplier SSE has pledged to help Scottish householders cut their energy bills with the launch of a £5.4 million initiative. It is working with eight local authorities across Scotland to roll out the energy efficiency programme, which includes free boilers and insulation for homeowners and tenants living in privately rented accommodation. SSE said it […]

Industry mourns Hendry departure

DECC stalwart and Conservative MP Charles Hendry leaves “big shoes to fill” after he was replaced by John Hayes as Energy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet shake-up. The news was the sting in the tail of the reshuffle yesterday which initially seemed to leave the Department of Energy and Climate Change unscathed. David Smith, […]

Ofgem launches review of electricity network cost

Ofgem has launched its review of the costs of Britain’s 255,000 miles of low voltage electricity network in light of changing to a greener future. The UK needs around £200billion worth of upgrades on its electricity infrastructure over the next decade, so that new forms of renewable energy such as large scale wind turbines and […]

Investment in infrastructure is a smart idea

Yesterday’s decision by the Chancellor to invest in UK infrastructure has been backed by engineers and representatives of the wires and pipes transmission networks. They say that creating a smart network will bode well for the future. David Smith, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive said: “The smarter network will empower the public and help them […]

Metal theft bill aims to save money and lives

A bill introduced to the House of Commons today aims to crack down on the increasing amount of metal being stolen across the energy networks. Graham Jones MP, who introduced the Private Members Bill, said thefts not only cost the companies money but is also people’s lives. Metal theft took six lives last year alone […]

Voices of energy

What do the people of the energy world have to say? We get the lowdown from industry experts and leaders at The Energy Event. The likes of Charles Hendry, Volker Beckers, Maria McCaffery, Jeremy Nicholson and many more…………………. Other Charles Hendry stories: Swerve on policy could put off nuclear investment Energy Minister’s question time – […]

Gearing up the grid for low carbon

How will the UK network cope with a low carbon future? We speak to industry leaders about how the Grid will handle the future low carbon energy world that has been planned. Other National Grid stories: Major firms welcome supergrid news Supergrid is a cheap solution, say MPs Six pylon design finalists revealed Stick to […]

Energy firms to be charged for roadworks

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced he will introduce measures to cut road works by imposing charges on firms wanting to dig up roads during the daytime. New proposals could help councils charge utility companies wanting to dig up the busiest roads during peak times when road works cause the most disruption. The Department for […]

Smart grid needs to be secure

A report commissioned by the Energy Networks Association has said a joined up approach is needed to make any future smart grid secure from cyber attack. The report written by international consultants KMEA looked at the threats and considered how government and networks should be developing strategies to secure UK electricity infrastructure. The report found […]