Bangladesh to modernise power grid with $500m World Bank fund

The project, which will also support the sustainable transformation of its electricity system, will deliver improved power services to around 40m people in Dhaka and Mymensingh Division

SSEN increases Storm Arwen compensation payments

Customers can receive up to an additional £210 depending on how long they stayed without power

National Grid strikes £7.8bn deal to take over Western Power Distribution

The firm also unveiled plans to start the process of selling of a majority stake in National Grid Gas later this year

US utilities spending $51bn a year on upgrading distribution networks

Investment in customer meters has also more than doubled over the past decade as companies have upgraded them to smart meters

Europe’s ‘first’ electricity grid research centre in Scotland

The “first” electricity grid research facility in Europe was officially opened in Scotland yesterday. The £12.5 million Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) in Cumbernauld was built in response to the growing demand for secure, reliable and environmentally friendly power and uses a mini electricity grid system to test new technology. It will be home to […]

UK Power Networks’ £7.5bn to improve electricity distribution

UK Power Networks (UKPN) is planning to spend around £7.5 billion between 2015 and 2023 to improve its electricity distribution network. In its draft business plan published today, the operator said it aims to continue delivering reliable electricity supplies to its 8.1 million customers across London, the South East and the East of England. The […]