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GUS goes live on CLNR test networks

The Customer-Led Network Revolution has achieved a major project milestone. Two key test bed networks in Northumberland and Darlington are now being fully monitored and controlled by the active network management system developed for the project GUS (Grand…

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IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2014

Location: Washington, USA

Senior Smart Grid Researchers from Newcastle Universities School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering were invited to take part in a panel session at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting in Washington, USA.  They delivered a…

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Engineers of the future visit smart grid site

International engineering students from Newcastle University’s campus in Singapore have visited the Northeast to see first hand, one of Europe’s most influential smart grid projects.

Through the university’s Overseas Immersion Programme, 61 students studying Electrical Power Engineering were invited to…

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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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Probalistic Methods Applied to Power Systems 2014

Location: Durham University, UK

PMAPS is the leading forum for engineers and scientists worldwide to share and discuss their research on probabilistic and statistical modelling applied to power systems.

In July 2014, Durham University hosted the 13th International Conference on Probabilistic…

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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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NEA Fuel Poverty Forum

Location: Nottingham, UK

National Energy Action (NEA)  is the national charity which aims to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigns for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor and vulnerable. The charity holds regional Fuel…

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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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DNO Stakeholder Engagement Best Practice Sharing Group

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Power 2020 Debate: Does the UK have the skills & innovation to deliver an energy revolution?’

Location: London, UK

British Gas, took part in a roundtable event, hosted by Power 2020. This second roundtable in the Power 2020 series focused on skills and innovation, specifically asking: ‘Who benefits from the break-up of the big six? and; Does…

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