Power distribution firms seek £79m for smart grid projects

Two major electricity distribution network operators have applied for £79m additional investment in innovative network management  

UKPN and SPEN are looking to invest in innovative smart grid solutions for low voltage local networks. Photograph: hramovnick/123RF

Two distribution network operators (DNOs) are seeking approval to invest £79m in innovative technologies aimed at enhancing management of increasingly congested local distribution networks.

Energy regulator Ofgem opened consultation on the application from SP Energy Networks and UK Power Networks on 27 June.1

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