SP Energy Networks deploys drones for grid inspection

A fleet of drones is carrying out condition-based assessments across the transmission network, which covers Central and Southern Scotland

SP Energy Networks completes £30m grid upgrade

The work, which took place over the last two years, is part of SPEN’s modernisation programme to future-proof the electricity network and increase resilience of supply in the area

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

ScottishPower achieves ‘pioneering world first’ after blackout boost from wind farm

The energy company said its successful project at Dersalloch wind farm in South Ayrshire proves wind power can restore a ‘blacked-out’ section of the transmission network

‘World’s first’ tech to maintain system stability to be trialled in the UK

SP Energy Networks expects the project to reduce network operating costs by between £53m and £66m, helping cut customers’ bills

SP Energy Networks implements new tech for electricity forecasting

Accurate predictions of power demand and generation are expected to result in increased awareness and reliability of the network

Smart meters: Ofgem approves SPEN’s plan to access household data

SPEN expects to make improvements in the operation of its networks and the services provided to customers through the use of smart meter data

SPEN promises ‘uninterrupted’ supply to frontline healthcare amid pandemic

The firm has introduced a ‘special measures package’ to protect power flow to priority sites

Glasgow substation to get £4m upgrade

Around 23,000 homes and businesses in east Glasgow set to benefit from the investment

ScottishPower’s £5.2bn network upgrade to create 2,500 jobs

ScottishPower Energy Networks (SPEN) is seeking approval for plans to invest £5.2 billion between 2015 and 2023 in its electricity distribution network. The multi-billion pound investment will renew and maintain the cables and substations that keep the lights on for more than 3.5 million customers in Central Scotland, Merseyside and North and Mid Wales. The […]