Utility Week

UW January 2022

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UTILITY WEEK | JANUARY 2022 | 3 Contents The Review 6 Annual roundup 8 What you read on utilityweek.co.uk in 2021 Electricity 10 The fallout from Storm Arwen Electricity 14 Can we rely on low-carbon sources to restart the grid? Heat 16 Heat pump targets may be so much hot air Expert view 18 Brian Levite, regulatory affairs director, S&C Electric company Talking points 19 Regulation 20 Maxine Frerk asks, what's the point of appeals? Networks 22 The ED2 business plans in numbers Generation 24 Generation Outlook: the upcoming CfD auctions Talking points 27 Business transformation 28 Download report: Moving beyond zero carbon Energy reset 30 If everything is regulated, where's the competition? Expert view 31 Mike Harfi eld, chief operating offi cer, Sigma Connected Business transformation 32 Download report: Move fast and fi x things Water conference report 34 Digging in for the long term Technology 36 Download report: How open should data be? HEAT Companies fear that ambitious heat targets are so much hot air ENERGY RESET If everything is regulated, where's the competition? WATER Sector looks to innovation as it adapts to climate change Bolt from the blue Networks face questions over resilience to extreme weather UtilityWeek JANUARY 2022 JANUARY 2022 UTILITYWEEK.CO.UK TRANSFORM WITH CONFIDENCE Publishing director, Utilities: Ellen Bennett, t: 01342 332084, e: ellenbennett@fav-house.com; Production editor: Paul Newton, t: 01342 332085, e: paulnewton@ fav-house.com; Business development: Sarah Wood, e: sarahwood@fav-house.com. t: 01342 332117 Business development manager: Helen Smith, e: helensmith@fav-house.com. t: 01342 332109 m: 07733265050 Client success manager: Liz Izard, e: lizizard@fav-house. com. t: 01342 332009 General enquiries: 01342 332000; Membership enquiries: Peter Bissell, t: 01342 332057, e: peterbissell@fav-house.com. Utility Week 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: utilityweek@fav-house.com Copyright 2020 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 Utility Week. 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.favershamhouse.com/privacy. The text and cover paper are manufactured from certifi ed sustainable sources and produced with reduced environmental impacts via a recognised and independently audited management scheme. Any polywrap is kerbside recyclable. © 2020 Faversham House Ltd. ISSN 1356-5532. Utility Week is registered as a newspaper at the Post Offi ce. Printed by Buxton Press Ltd 2,500 Average circulation Jan–Dec 2018 Membership subscriptions: UK £995 per year. Contact Jo Nikiforov on: 01342 332077 Utility Week 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 www.ipso.co.uk. page 38 38 Utility Week Innovate Climate adaptation 38 Ready to face the weather Anaerobic digestion 40 Cold AD could be emissions game-changer for water Jobs 42 page 34 page 16 page 10

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