Wales commits £3m for new power supply for Baglan Energy Park

The Welsh Government has contracted Western Power Distribution to design and build a replacement network to supply businesses following the collapse of the previous operator

EU bank invests €120m to modernise power network in Hungary

The financing will cover the costs of the reinforcement of the electricity supply network, refurbishment of substations, overhead lines and underground cables and the installation of advanced meters

National Grid boss warns Britain risks power blackouts because of network decay

National Grid’s CEO fears parts of the UK are at greater risk because of the cancellation of projects and the lack of investment in energy networks

UK households to be paid for supplying excess power to grid

Some households in South London, Hertfordshire and Kent are set to receive an annual payment of £125 for participating in a joint project launched by Social Energy and UK Power Networks

SSEN moves ahead with plan to remove electricity lines from Scottish national park

More than 7,500 kilometres of overhead lines and 25 transmission towers are expected to be removed – the energy infrastructure will instead be buried underground

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‘Increasingly severe weather caused by climate change threatens grid operations’

That’s according to new research from Accenture, which is based on a survey of more than 200 electric utility executives from 28 countries

UKPN’s new system to allow renewables to connect ‘cheaper and faster’

The distribution network operator is planning to create the ‘world’s most advanced’ electricity network control system

Laos granted $32.4m to improve power grid

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has been granted funding worth $32.4 million (£20.7m) to boost its electricity network. The government of the Southeast Asian nation signed an agreement with the World Bank for the Power Grid Improvement Project. Electricité du Laos (EDL) will use the cash to improve the efficiency and reliability of the power […]

Greece gets €235m to improve electricity network

An EU bank is providing a loan worth €235 million (£197.3m) to support the electricity network improvement in Greece. The cash will help Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC) renovate the electricity distribution network as well as extend around 186,000 connections throughout the country. The programme, which covers the period 2013-15, will be managed by the […]

£54m smart grid project partners with EV network

The UK’s “largest” smart grid project has completed its first stage of research into peoples’ electricity use and is now joining forces with an electric vehicle (EV) recharging network. The £54 million Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) project and Charge Your Car will work together to monitor the typical energy usage of EV drivers and the […]