Balancing the grid in the age of renewables
Electrical Review
by Jordan
4h ago
Many fear that an onslaught of renewables will lead to problems balancing the grid, so at Powered On: Engineering a Sustainability event on April 23, a group of experts will discuss those concerns.  The 40-minute session aims to tackle the critical issue of maintaining grid stability amidst the shift towards renewable energy sources, which is critical if we are going to achieve net zero by 2050, as set out in UK law.  The discussion, led by Tom Faulkner, Head of Assets & Infrastructure at Cornwall Insight, will include insights from Emilis Srage, Product Manager at Electron, and ..read more
Visit website
How to design commercial photovoltaic installations for long-term use
Electrical Review
by Jordan
13h ago
The number of commercial and industrial buildings installing photovoltaic systems is growing exponentially. Chris Cowling from Aztec Solar explains how to get the specification and installation right for now and the long term. According to Drax’s ‘Electrical Insights’ report, the rate of new solar panel installations more than tripled between September 2022 and 2023. As a country we installed a total of 2.9 GW bringing our total to 18.1 GW – and this growth is only set to accelerate, with the report forecasting 4.6 GW of solar installations in 2024. The demand is particularly strong in public ..read more
Visit website
UK Power Networks undertakes £15 million upgrade on electricity towers
Electrical Review
by Jordan
1d ago
UK Power Networks is allocating over £15 million this year to enhance and maintain electricity towers in the East and South East of England, which play a crucial role in transmitting power from the national grid to the distributor’s substations, which then supply power to local communities. Electricity arrives at UK Power Networks at 132,000 volts and is reduced to 33,000 volts before it is distributed to approximately six million homes and businesses. The company manages 46,000km of overhead lines and maintains 120,000 substations to ensure a continuous supply of electricity to 8.5 million ho ..read more
Visit website
Cruise ships may soon be able to plug-in off the coast of the Orkney Islands
Electrical Review
by Jordan
2d ago
Schneider Electric is set to help develop the world’s first offshore cold-ironing buoy to help cruise ships connect to power while at anchorage off the Orkney Islands. This will provide green energy to hybrid cruise ships that cannot dock at Hatston Pier.  The initiative, led by Orcades Marine Management Consultants, will help to reduce the emissions of cruise ships at the Bay of Kirkwall. By supplying power from renewable sources like wind, solar, and tidal turbines, the project aims to decrease pollution from ships idling offshore, thus enhancing air quality along the coast. This unique ..read more
Visit website
National Grid completes installation of T-Pylons for Hinkley Connection Project
Electrical Review
by Jordan
2d ago
National Grid has completed the installation of overhead conductors on all 116 T-pylons as part of its Hinkley Connection Project, marking the latest milestone for the project.  The Hinkley Connection Project aims to deliver low carbon power to six million homes and businesses in the UK and covers a 57km stretch from the new Shurton substation at Hinkley Point C to the existing Seabank substation in Avonmouth.  In total, the Hinkley Connection Project includes 48.5km of overhead lines predominantly using T-pylons, complemented by an 8.5km underground cable section through the Mendip ..read more
Visit website
CENTIEL launches rapid deployment, containerised UPS hire service
Electrical Review
by ER Staff
2d ago
CENTIEL’s award-winning UPS are now available to hire on a short or longer-term basis for data centres needing instant power protection during refurbishment, or other facilities, such as hospitals, which require an immediate, temporary uninterruptible power supply. Andrew Skelton, Operations Director at Centiel, explains, “We offer flexible, rapid deployment of our industry leading UPS solutions from our standalone and modular ranges from 10kW to 1.5MW. We also have containerised modular UPS solutions for larger projects between 50kW and 1.5MW.  “Our containerised solutions hire includes ..read more
Visit website
A smarter grid could help unlock our decarbonised future
Electrical Review
by Jordan
4d ago
The world is getting smarter – whether it’s the phones in our pocket or the watches we wear on our wrist. But while these are devices we interact with every day, they’re arguably not where the true smart tech revolution is taking place.  Instead, it’s the technology you don’t see that is truly transformational. Whether it’s the Internet of Things largely working away in the background to improve the efficiency and quality of our buildings, or the new technologies embedded into our grid to make them more resilient – these are the true unsung heroes of the smarter world.  That’s why Po ..read more
Visit website
UK could potentially produce 225,000 GWh of electricity from onshore solar and wind
Electrical Review
by Jordan
1w ago
The UK has massive untapped potential when it comes to the development of onshore renewable energy infrastructure, according to a new study from the University of Exeter’s Environmental Intelligence Centre and Friends of the Earth.  While the UK has concentrated much of the development of its renewable energy infrastructure offshore, becoming one of the world’s leading countries in offshore wind in particular, it has lagged behind when it comes to onshore renewables.  The UK Government previously had a de facto ban on new onshore wind farms, which was lifted in September 2023. Howeve ..read more
Visit website
UK businesses reduce energy usage amid rising bills, decarbonisation efforts
Electrical Review
by Jordan
1w ago
UK businesses are now consuming less energy on average than they have in previous years, according to the latest report from POWWR.  The average energy usage now stands at just over 25 MwH annually, marking a 4.6% reduction compared to the previous year. However, despite this overall decline, the data uncovers considerable regional disparities in energy use.  Businesses in South Wales are reported to consume almost 29% more energy than those in London, with South Scotland’s consumption being 15% higher than its northern counterpart. This reduction in energy usage has notably impacted ..read more
Visit website
National Grid’s Jon Davies to discuss grid evolution at Powered On: Sustainability event
Electrical Review
by Jordan
1w ago
How is the grid evolving to meet the challenge of decarbonisation? That’s a question that is set to be answered at the upcoming Powered On: Engineering a Sustainable Future event on April 23.  Jon Davies, Director of Network Operations & Intelligence, Electricity Transmission at National Grid, is set to deliver a keynote at 9:05am BST detailing the changes that are coming to the grid to usher in a new era of sustainability.  National Grid has already unveiled some ambitious plans for upgrades over the past few months. First we had National Grid ESO with an ambitious plan to spend ..read more
Visit website

Follow Electrical Review on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR