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With it being Smart Grid Forums' mission to champion the agenda for clean energy, it was only right and fitting that it took the sponsorship for Electrical Review’s Sustainable Project of the Year award for 2020. Here we learn a little more about the pressures faced within the smart utility sector, as well as why Smart Grid Forums has chosen to support our event (as they have done from day one), with 2020 set to be the company’s third consecutive sponsorship. 

I accept that no Annual Report issued by the Business and Energy department, BEIS, is ever likely to make the Sunday Times’ best sellers list. But as part of my devotion to my readers, I have been perusing the recently issued 2019 edition. In particular, the financial figures appearing in the section concerning the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

ECA is the UK’s largest trade association representing electrotechnical and engineering services organisations at regional, national and European level. It is therefore fitting ECA has proudly taken sponsorship of our coveted Consultancy/Contractor of the Year award for 2020.

Olson Electronics is a manufacturer of standard, specialised and bespoke power distribution units (PDUs), interconnecting cables and other power distribution accessories. Here, it outlines some of its comprehensive PDU ranges. 

With innovation being essential to the future of the energy industry, Priyanka Mohapatra, RIIO-T2 innovation lead for SP Energy Networks, tells Electrical Review about progress on the RIIO-funded Future Intelligent Network Substation (FITNESS) project.

It all started with one man and an idea. An idea so simple (and brilliant) that it was assumed it had already been done. But, after much hard-work and perseverance, the world’s first BS67 smart ceiling rose was born. Having already received many accolades, as well as scooping ’Lighting Product of the Year’ at our very own ER Excellence Awards this May, here we tell the story of Adaptarose’s Moni Razzaque as we explore how he turned the ordinary into the innovative.

With the subject of climate change now hotter than ever (pun intended), are utility companies doing enough to improve sustainability? Love Energy Savings is here to answer that question and gives us an insight into what the future holds for the consumer. 

Alex Emms, operations director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, looks at the role of static switches within different UPS architectures, and how they ultimately contribute to power availability.

Smart technology makes people’s lives easier; it ensures businesses work more efficiently; and it helps combat climate change. Now’s the time for contractors to get smart about smart homes (and commercial spaces) and the vast opportunities the connected living market brings, says CEF.

It is vital that train manufacturers today keep trains operating with minimal disruption and downtime. With more passengers relying on train services than ever before, it is crucial that engineers have access to the components they need quickly to undergo repair and maintenance work. Paul Bentley, managing director of GD Rectifiers explains how power electronic components are helping keep the UK’s infrastructure running seamlessly.