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Could energy storage help meet UK decarbonisation targets?

Electrical energy storage could play an important role in meeting UK government targets to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, by helping to optimise the capacity of the electricity network.

The likely benefits of implementing energy storage are well known; the UK Energy and Climate Change minister, Greg Barker has referred to energy storage as a ‘silver bullet’. David Willetts, the minister for Universities and Science, has also enthused…

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CLNR launches new web portal

We have refreshed and updated the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) website to support the sharing of knowledge with our industry colleagues and stakeholders.

The launch of our user-friendly new website represents a significant step forward the project as it features an improved project library – a critical part of the learning legacy of all Low Carbon Network Funded projects – that…

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Energy storage and its place in the low carbon future

A new video which documents the ambitious 24-month undertaking by Northern Powergrid to specify, procure, install and commission six energy storage devices across live electricity networks in the North of England is now available.

The film tells the story of one…

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Customers will change routines in return for lower electricity bills

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR), has published its findings from one of the largest qualitative studies of consumer energy electricity use recorded.

The report sheds invaluable light on consumers’ everyday electricity usage and the potential for customer flexibility, whether they…

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CLNR Newsletter Spring 2014

As part of our commitment to keeping our valued stakeholders informed about the progress and results from the CLNR project we publish regular newsletters.

We’ve reached an exciting phase in the project where we are starting to collate and analyse all our findings and we’re looking forward to sharing the knowledge, tools and recommendations generated by the project, which will help UK DNOs…

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Putting together the pieces of the smart grid puzzle

The CLNR project is not just about social science, or customer profiling, or new network technologies, it’s about creating something that is much greater than the sum of its parts.

Individually, all the various CLNR trials are delivering industry-leading research that will help accelerate the move towards a low carbon economy and ensure UK electricity networks are fit for the future, the key objective of the project however, is…

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Putting electrical energy storage technology to the test

Six electrical energy storage devices have been installed, commissioned and switched on by Distribution Network Operator (DNO) Northern Powergrid as part of a cutting-edge trial of electrical energy storage technology.

The devices have been placed on a live electricity network, across a mixture of rural and urban locations in the North East and Yorkshire, to help balance the supply and demand of electricity for thousands of residential and business…

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CLNR shares network technology trials insights with peers

Representatives from all six UK electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) attended a smart grid knowledge-sharing event, where Northern Powergrid shared the latest progress from a range of innovative network technology trials.

More than fifty attendees heard how the Customer-Led Network…

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Leading the way in energy innovation

More than 650 politicians and electricity industry experts gathered for a national energy conference, where Northern Powergrid showcased some of the early findings from its innovative CLNR low carbon project.

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) is the largest project of its type in the UK, and senior executives from Northern Powergrid and project partners Durham University, British Gas and EA Technology shared some of the project’s initial outcomes at…

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Capacity crowd hears latest findings

Over 100 delegates from across the UK’s energy sector attended a recent knowledge sharing event hosted by the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR), the UK’s largest smart grid project.

The  capacity crowd included representatives from Ofgem, National Grid, UK distribution network operators and…

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