The ENA Blog

Welcome to the new ENA blog.

We want you to engage in these discussions with us so please share your comments and observations on the topics here.

Through this Blog we are looking to share some of the policy areas being debated and encourage you to be part of the discussions.

By representing both the electricity and gas networks we are withough prejudice to the type of energy. Our members serve one purpose - to keep our lights on, our homes warm and delivering this vital service to the businesses and industries of our economies in the most safe, reliable and affordable way.

Please check back here regularly for updates, tweet about it - you can follow and reference us as @EnergyNetworks - and most importantly, engage in the debate.

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Get ‘appy’: Western Power Distribution’s OpenLV Project


Mark Dale, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer at Western Power Distribution (WPD) explains why electricity distribution networks are getting ‘appy with an introduction to the OpenLV project.

Using contingency analysis to keep the distribution network secure and reliable: UK Power Network’s Kent Active System Management


Alex Jakeman, Innovation Project Lead at UK Power Networks, discusss the Kent Active System Management (KASM) and how the project has been exploring the value of contingency analysis software in operational timeframes on the network in East Kent.

Discovering the true value of power: Electricity North West’s VoLL project


Ahead of the Low Carbon Network Innovation (LCNI) Conference, taking place from the 6th – 7th December in Telford, we will be posting introductions to some of the ground-breaking innovation projects that will be presented there by our members.

Enhancing system stability: The Enhanced Frequency Control Capability (EFCC) Project


As part of the transition to a new energy future, Lilian Macleod, EFCC’s Project Manager at National Grid explains how the project is providing a solution to the challenge of maintaining frequency stability on the transmission system, allowing greater visibility on the electricity system by using real time data and delivering value to consumers.

Whole-systems thinking in low carbon heat: WWU & WPD’s FREEDOM Project


Ahead of the Low Carbon Network Innovation (LCNI) Conference, taking place from the 5th – 7th December in Telford, we will be posting introductions to some of the ground-breaking innovation projects that will be presented there by our members.

Open Networks monthly blog: Delivering on our Power Potential


As part of the ENA’s Open Networks project, Ali Reza Ahmadi, Lead Power Systems Engineer at UK Power Networks and Biljana Stojkovska, Power Potential Project Lead at National Grid explain how Power Potential is a world-first trial to create a new market for distributed energy resources.

SSE: Decoding ‘Peer-to-Peer’ for Electricity Networks


Daniel Saker, Policy Manager at SSE, discusses how the electricity system will cope with and facilitate the continued growth of distributed energy resources and the concept of a 'peer-to-peer' market place. A critical step to facilitating Peer-to-Peer and local flexibility services is the transition to DSO, as these parties will be responsible for providing information on network congestion to the market in real-time. The ENA’s Open Networks Project is working on the detail of this and is ensuring that new DSO functionality is fit for purpose, both in terms of continuing to provide network reliability and enabling smart technology to provide customer benefits.

ENA Infographics: Prioritising Safety and Serving Customers


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, Pamela Goee, Head of Community at SGN, writes about the extra support the company provides for people living in vulnerable circumstances. Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

ENA Infographics: Cornerstone of the Economy


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, David Gill, Head of Customer Energy Solutions at Northern Gas Networks, writes about how transforming the energy sector needs to be at the heart of the government's Industrial Strategy and that low-carbon energy investment should be a centre piece of its strategy. Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

ENA Infographics: Innovating for the Future


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, Paul Bircham, Commercial Strategy and Support Director at Electricity North West, writes about the importance of taking an innovative approach to the way energy is created, stored and delivered to customers across the UK Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

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