Could smart meter data help reduce network power losses?

A UK distribution network operator aims to analyse smart meter data to identify and reduce electricity losses and cut carbon emissions. Northern Powergrid, which serves around 3.9 million homes and businesses, has launched a new programme to boost the understanding of technical losses and improve loss reduction across its network. Smart meters will provide half-hourly […]

Northern Powergrid unveils £83m smart grid plan

Northern Powergrid has announced details of an £83 million programme to develop smart grid technologies. The Smart Grid Enablers programme will prepare the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire economies for the rapid growth of electric vehicles, domestic heat pumps and renewable power. It will involve installing high-bandwidth digital communications links to more than 8,000 substations, […]

Northern Powergrid awards £50k for community energy schemes

Northern Powergrid has awarded £50,000 for new community energy schemes. A total of 10 local groups will use a share of the funding which will support projects in the inception stages. They include providing energy advice to help reduce fuel poverty as well as projects that will raise awareness of sustainable living and encourage design […]

Nissan-Northern Powergrid aim to drive innovation

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Nissan and Northern Powergrid have joined forces to explore a range of innovative projects over the next six years. The two organisations, through a new Memorandum of Understanding, will look at how EVs, batteries and other technologies can support energy networks. The projects will include exploring how new technologies can enhance […]

UK trio trials home battery to boost network capacity

A new £250,00 trial to demonstrate how home batteries can increase capacity on the electricity network and enable more homes to install solar panels has been launched. Distributor Northern Powergrid has chosen Moixa Smart Batteries to be installed in 40 homes and linked in a virtual power plant in Yorkshire. The batteries will be split […]

Northern Powergrid gets £250m Euro cash boost

The European Investment Bank is giving Northern Powergrid £250m over the next two years to help upgrade the power network in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The cash will help the grid become smarter and better able to cope with new demands and will affect around four million homes and businesses. Jonathan Taylor, […]

CMA rules on British Gas’ appeal against Ofgem’s price rules

British Gas’ appeal against electricity price rules imposed by Ofgem has been dismissed by the competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had received requests from Centrica’s British Gas Trading (BGT) and Northern Powergrid (NPg) for permission to appeal against the regulator’s ‘RIIO-ED1’ ruling on the price control for network operators in March this […]

Understanding DUoS Charges – free, exclusive webinar

Distribution Use of System (DUoS) charges; understand the detail behind these significant charges and the options you have to manage them better. Experts Andy Jenkins, Head of Network Trading, Northern Powergrid and Jon Wisdom, Network Forecasting, npower, are hosting a one hour webinar aimed at energy professionals to update you on the latest news, discuss […]

10,000 northern homes without power

Around 10,000 homes in the north east were without power yesterday as a result of the change in weather. Snow and ice brought down power lines, with Northern Powergrid reporting some 200 faults. Temperatures in Scotland are set to drop from record highs last week by up to 20 degrees. Martin Young, Chief Forecaster at […]