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NETWORK / 3 / OCTOBER 2016 T H E G R I D OCTOBER 51 UKPN has enabled the rollout of 51 single decker electric buses in central London by laying 400 metres of cable in Waterloo. NETWORKS.ONLINE EQ Carmaker Mercedes has launched sub-brand EQ, or 'Electric Intelligence', through which all future EVs will be marketed, with a "comprehensive electric ecosystem of services, technologies and innovations", such as domestic storage and charging systems. LORD OXBURGH, CHAIRMAN OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ADVISORY GROUP ON CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE Critical "I have been surprised myself at the absolutely central role which CCS has to play across the UK economy if we are to deliver the emissions reductions to which we are committed at the lowest possible cost to the UK consumer and taxpayer." EDITORIAL Editor Jane Gray, t: 01342 332087, e: Deputy editor Lucinda Dann, t: 01342 332083, e: Utilities content director 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 Printed by Buxton Press Palace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AE Published by Faversham House Ltd, Windsor Court, Wood Street, East Grinstead, RH19 1UZ NETWORKS.ONLINE APPOINTMENT Julie Minns will be taking on the new role of head of customer engagement at UKPN to increase its focus on customers. NETWORKS.ONLINE Network is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates 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 that 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 would like more information about IPSO or the Editors' Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit' The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has welcomed savings for consumers from National Grid's recent enhanced frequency response, but said the prices were "lower perhaps than we were expecting to see" and it remains to be seen "whether they are profi table of not". "Whatever cost" "The last thing you want is for all this new technology to lead to higher prices, lower reliability and a signifi cant challenge on society around the large number of stranded assets." JAN VRINS, GLOBAL HEAD OF ENERGY AT NAVIGANT, ON WHY DNOS SHOULD OWN STORAGE Julie Minns will be taking of customer engagement

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