New grid technology ‘could save consumers £1bn a year’

A prototype of a new grid technology which is expected to save energy consumers £1 billion a year has been launched. Faraday Grid claims its Faraday Exchanger has the potential to allow electricity grids to integrate much higher levels of renewable energy at no additional cost. It adds the savings could be made by replacing […]

Oil recycling to save UK network operator £32m

A team of engineers’ new oil recycling process is expected to help a network power operator save around £32 million. Electricity North West is the only network operator with a dedicated oil reprocessing plant in the UK. The facility recycles 1.5 million litres of oil – enough to fill four swimming pools every year – […]

Tate Modern uses waste heat from electricity substation

London’s art gallery Tate Modern (pictured) will soon get its heating and hot water demand from waste heat recovered from an electricity substation. UK Power Networks will use heat recovered as a by-product from its £60 million refurbished electricity substation Bankside. Engineering group Arup, which is also working on the project, claims the system is […]