EU backs renewables and power network upgrades in Romania with €120m loan

It will support the rollout of advanced metering and the integration of renewable energy generation such as solar and wind, supporting the green transition in Romania

Electricity North West unveils £2bn investment plan

It is seeking feedback on plans to increase its investment by 44% between 2023 and 2028 as it aims to reduce the number and duration of power cuts by 20%

SP Energy Networks to roll out ‘giant Meccano’ tech to keep lights on this winter

The Emergency Restoration System can be deployed at ‘a moment’s notice’ to support both overhead and underground lines, providing a far more rapid response system for engineers to use in the field than has been previously available

SSEN granted £9.5m for low carbon network resilience

The Resilience as a Service (RaaS) project seeks to avoid carbon intensive standby generation while supporting network reliability and resilience

Man injured after ‘electrical explosion’ on Oxford Street

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SP Energy Networks to invest £800m over eight years

SP Energy Networks has announced plans to invest £800 million in the next eight years. It aims to maintain and improve the power network in North and Mid Wales and also focus on community safety initiatives. The company manages around 9,605km of underground cables and more than 1,200km of overhead power lines that connect more […]

Inquiry into low carbon power infrastructure launched

A new inquiry into the future of the UK electricity infrastructure has been launched. The Energy and Climate Change Committee said the power infrastructure in the country is ageing and “substantial” investment will be required to upgrade both the transmission and distribution networks. It will investigate what changes are required to build a low carbon, […]