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National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution

National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution: National Grid has reported the £7.8 billion take over of Britain’s biggest electricity distribution business, Western Power Distribution (WPD). The purchase from PPL Corporation is predicted to permit the group to make a ‘strategic’ portfolio repositioning. The company also said, in the second half of this year, it…
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New Chair appointed by ENA for Open Networks Project

New Chair appointed by ENA for Open Networks Project: It was announced today by Energy Networks Association (ENA) that Sotiris Georgiopoulos will be the new Chair of the Open Networks Project. Transforming the way energy networks operate, underpinning the delivery of a smart grid is an the aim by the Open Networks Project. With more…
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Innovative analysis into wireless EV charging under tarmac

Innovative analysis into wireless EV charging under tarmac: Would it be possible for electric vehicles (EVs) to be charged up without needing to be plugged in to a charge point? Current research is being recognised as pioneering by industry leaders & started by the electricity allocation network operator Western Power Distribution (WPD) in teaming with…
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EV charge point installations cost reduced

EV charge point installations cost reduced: Installing rapid charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) at service stations is being looked at by a new project that has been launched, which aims to reduce the costs. More than £1 million is being invested by Western Power Distribution (WPD) to design, test and trial new technology to…
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