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THE GRID APRIL/MAY 2020 EDITORIAL Editor Barnaby Dracup t: 01342 332102 e: Content director Jane Gray, t: 01342 333004 e: Publishing director, utilities Ellen Bennett, t: 01342 332084 e: Production controller Sharon Miller, t: 01342 332054 Business development manager Helen Smith, t: 01342 332109 e: Business development director Ed Roberts, t: 01342 332067, e: Membership manager Peter Bissell, t: 01342 332057, e: Brand marketing manager, utilities Ben Parker, t: 01342 332103, e: Publisher and chief executive Amanda Barnes, e: General enquiries 01342 332000 APRIL/MAY 2020 / ISSUE 41 / Alternatives for low carbon heat/Gas goes net zero/DNO flexibility progress/ Local energy markets for the future RESILIENT NETWORKS The industry's coronavirus response NETWORKS.ONLINE NETWORK / 3 / APRIL/MAY 2020 "A trend of global decline in demand could mean that, in the short term, we could see power grids managing the lowest inertia conditions they have ever experienced." 33 The number of new EVs to be adopted by Oxford City Council before August as it bids to create a charging superhub and electrify 25 per cent of its fl eet by 2023. "It will provide a solution to the challenge of decarbonising heat and transport which, at its very core, works with the grain of human behaviour." Chris Train, newly appointed indus- try champion for Gas Goes Green, an initiative to establish a zero carbon gas grid in the UK. See p22 35% The amount saved on energy bills by a Cornish icemaking business since joining the Local Energy Market. See p32 DECARBONISATION OF TRANSPORT DECENTRALISATION DIGITALISATION FUTURE OF FLEXIBILITY LOCALISED ENERGY PAYING FOR THE NETWORKS TRANSITION TO DSO Network is shining a light on the network of the future. Look out for the illustrative tabs. Network is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), the regulator of the UK's magazine and newspaper industry. We abide by the Editors' Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint, please contact the Editor. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you want more information about IPSO or the Editors' Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit Network is published by Faversham House Ltd (registered in England & Wales no. 692570), Windsor Court, Wood Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UZ. Telephone: 01342 332000 Email: network@ Copyright 2019 Faversham House Ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without prior written permission from the publisher. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of material published in Network. However, Faversham House Ltd is not liable for any inaccuracies. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. Any personal data is processed in accordance with the publisher's Privacy Policy at www. The text and cover paper are manufactured from certified sustainable sources and produced with reduced environmental impacts via a recognised and independently audited management scheme. All polywrap is kerbside recyclable. © 2019 Faversham House Ltd. I SSN 2631-9748 Printed by Buxton Press Ltd DECARBONISATION OF HEAT Chris Kimmett, director of Power Grids, Reactive Technologies. Read his commentary on coronavirus lessons for networks on experienced."

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