Utilities

News, analysis and insightful market intelligence on tech developments in the utilities sector with coverage of energy, water, waste and integrated providers. Tech disruption is particularly prevalent in renewable energy, smart energy and real-time data, sustainability, bio resources and energy storage.

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How technology is revolutionising the energy sector

How technology is revolutionising the energy sector

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The smart meter debate: from energy supplier to lifestyle provider

The smart meter debate: from energy supplier to lifestyle provider

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Utilities
Finding the best broadband service for your needs

Finding the best broadband service for your needs

4 April 2017 / There are many different broadband service providers and packages that you can choose from when [...]

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Cybersecurity
It’s testing times ahead for the water industry; who will sink and who will swim?

It’s testing times ahead for the water industry; who will sink and who will swim?

30 October 2015 / The water industry is going through a period of unprecedented change. Having been static for [...]

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Data Analytics & Data Science
Big data at British Gas: a new era of energy

Big data at British Gas: a new era of energy

21 May 2015 /   In 2013, analyst firm Gartner placed big data at the top of its annual [...]

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Energy
How EDF Energy saved £100 million by transforming IT

How EDF Energy saved £100 million by transforming IT

26 September 2013 / In 2009, two of the UK’s largest energy companies, EDF Energy and British Energy, came [...]

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Consumer Electronics & Mobile
Landis+Gyr wins £600m smart meter contract with British Gas

Landis+Gyr wins £600m smart meter contract with British Gas

16 September 2013 / Swiss smart meter maker Landis+Gyr has won a £600 million contract to provide British Gas [...]

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Data Analytics & Data Science
Anglian Water lets information flow with new content platform

Anglian Water lets information flow with new content platform

27 February 2013 / When UK utility operator Anglian Water drew up its latest five-year business plan, back in [...]

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Utilities
Vodafone in talks to buy German cable firm

Vodafone in talks to buy German cable firm

14 February 2013 / UK mobile telecommunications giant Vodafone is in discussions to acquire German cable operator company Kabel [...]

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Software and Applications
Centrica applies Agile to SAP

Centrica applies Agile to SAP

28 November 2012 / In spring 2011, energy supplier Centrica embarked upon a project to replace its bespoke self-service [...]

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EMEA
EDF Energy outsources UK data centres to Atos

EDF Energy outsources UK data centres to Atos

21 March 2012 / EDF Energy, the UK subsidiary of France’s national utility provider, has outsourced data centre management [...]

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Data Storage & Data Lakes
EDF to launch Smart Grid trial in London

EDF to launch Smart Grid trial in London

16 November 2011 / French energy giant EDF is poised to launch the first "large scale" Smart Grid trial [...]

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Utilities
British Gas invests £2 million in IT apprenticeship scheme

British Gas invests £2 million in IT apprenticeship scheme

5 May 2011 / Centrica, the parent company of UK utility supplier British Gas, has signed a number of [...]

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Cybersecurity
US power company denies hacker’s wind turbine claim

US power company denies hacker’s wind turbine claim

18 April 2011 / A power company in the US says there is no evidence to support a hacker’s [...]

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Outsourcing
Fujitsu to manage 25,000 desktops for Centrica

Fujitsu to manage 25,000 desktops for Centrica

18 April 2011 / Energy giant Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has awarded IT services provider Fujitsu [...]

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Business Skills
British Gas offers IT apprenticeships

British Gas offers IT apprenticeships

14 April 2011 / British Gas has launched a new scheme to attract young IT talent by offering 30 [...]

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Business Skills
British Gas offers IT apprenticeships

British Gas offers IT apprenticeships

14 April 2011 / British Gas has launched a new scheme to attract young IT talent by offering 30 [...]

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Energy
Energy sector’s outsource spree goes on with EDF / Capgemini deal

Energy sector’s outsource spree goes on with EDF / Capgemini deal

2 March 2011 / In the latest in a string of large outsourcing deals by energy companies, the UK [...]

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EMEA
UK gas giant Centrica signs £250m cloud deal with HP

UK gas giant Centrica signs £250m cloud deal with HP

28 February 2011 / Centrica, the UK-based utility company that trades under the name British Gas, has signed a [...]

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Outsourcing
Scottish Water’s fluid IT outsourcing

Scottish Water’s fluid IT outsourcing

19 May 2009 / In 2007, publicly owned utility provider Scottish Water was faced with the challenge of merging [...]

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EMEA
Clarifying Europe’’s smart grid state of play

Clarifying Europe’’s smart grid state of play

27 March 2009 / I wrote an analysis piece on smart grid technology in Information Age magazine this month, [...]

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Outsourcing
Liquid innovation at Scottish Water

Liquid innovation at Scottish Water

16 June 2008 / Scottish Water is turning its outsourcing partners into innovation hubs. In April, the publicly owned [...]

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Consumer Electronics & Mobile
Scottish Power’s network make-over

Scottish Power’s network make-over

15 November 2007 / In the fiercely competitive utilities market, a good communications network can mean the difference between [...]

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Utilities
Voice over broadband

Voice over broadband

25 February 2006 / The use of broadband Internet connections as a medium for telephone calls rocketed in Western [...]

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Utilities
Broadband in the sky

Broadband in the sky

25 February 2006 / "A new organisation type is emerging," announces John Mahoney, chief of research at IT sector [...]

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