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 […]