UK Government orders energy networks to be better prepared for extreme weather events

The UK Government has called on Great Britain’s electricity networks to improve their resilience and has set out a range of actions which will help them to be better prepared for future extreme weather events.

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New Future System Operator (FSO) will strengthen resilience of Britain’s energy system

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a new public body to boost energy resilience – with the Future System Operator (FSO) overseeing the energy network, supporting new technology and building security of supply.

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National Grid ESO receives grant to advance virtual energy system

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has been awarded a Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) grant of almost £150,000 to support its Common Framework Project – the development of the principles and technical framework for the creation of the Virtual Energy System programme – a digital replica of Britain’s entire energy landscape.

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Energy Digitalisation Taskforce publishes recommendations for digitalised Net Zero energy system

A new report by the Energy Digitalisation Taskforce is recommending greater control for consumers over their data to build trust, plug and play options for innovators to enable interoperability with the energy system, and mandated carbon monitoring – as key drivers to accelerate Net Zero.

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