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Low Carbon Network Fund drives major RD&D improvement, report finds

Low Carbon Network Fund drives major RD&D improvement, report finds


A major review of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) by Britain’s electricity distribution network operations has found a significant revival in activity, and said that Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) had served as a key driver. The review, published on Wednesday 31 August, was commissioned by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and HubNet, and carried out at the University of Strathclyde. The authors found that the LNCF had delivered much useful learning and the potential for both future network cost reductions and improvements in service, and said that support for network innovation must continue in order to take advantage of the learnings.

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