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Opex programme

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and in the face of tough market conditions and regulatory settlements, utilities are under intense pressure to find new levels of efficiency while protecting resilience and maintaining safety. This challenge will demand a new focus on operational excellence in every business area. In this programme, we highlight the measures companies are taking to grasp their operational excellence improvement and the technologies available to help them.

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Excellence in asset management
    • Excellence in asset management
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    From Utility Week’s editorial team with a live audience poll on the greatest challenges they are facing in relation to asset management 
    • Excellence in asset management
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    Digitalisation of the energy system is at the heart of WPD’s transition to build a smart and efficient energy system supporting the UK’s clear commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The requ ...
    • Excellence in asset management
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    • Excellence in asset management
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    The purpose of the session is to highlight an innovative solution that has been designed and developed within South East Water Ltd to capture small critical tasks that would not warrant a work order, ...
    • Excellence in asset management
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    • Excellence in asset management
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    • Excellence in asset management
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    • Excellence in asset management
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    Session to explore:  Operational challenges for re-starting the iron mains replacement programme in the context of unpredictable local lockdowns  How to handle public engagement and stakeholder concer ...
    • Excellence in asset management
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Technology for resilience
    • Technology for resilience
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    From Utility Week’s editorial team with a live audience poll on the greatest challenges they are facing in relation to business resilience 
    • Technology for resilience
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    Networks Operations and Regulatory Price Review Team in ESB Networks leveraged the expertise of the Data Science Team to establish the impact of increasingly frequent and severe storm activities on ne ...
    • Technology for resilience
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    Essex & Suffolk Water, which is part of Northumbrian Water Group, is always looking to use new and innovative technology to help improve the services we provide our customers. The use of drones has pr ...
    • Technology for resilience
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    • Technology for resilience
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    • Technology for resilience
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    • Technology for resilience
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    Collecting and maintaining accurate asset information continues to be a challenge for utility companies. They value a complete inventory of data and require a level of trust, currency and accuracy fro ...
Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    From Utility Week’s editorial team with a live audience poll on the greatest challenges they are facing in relation to workforce productivity and safety 
    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    Utility Week’s Digital Transformation Award winner 2019   It can be tricky to juggle home and work life when you’re working shifts in a busy call centre. Meanwhile managers at UK Power Networks strive ...
    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    How do you protect your workers in challenging times like this? Bart Schouw, Chief Evangelist for Software AG tells you how, using a real-life customer case study. An IoT-based Smart Social Distancing ...
    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    This session will explore the application of SGN’s new codeveloped application FYLD:  How it was created via collaboration with our workforce “build for the field operations by the field operations”  ...
    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    Phil was responsible for delivery of a project ServiceNow described as 'legendary'. In this session he will take you through the journey flipping the IT and operations model on its head. From allowing ...
    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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Tackling water leakage
    • Tackling water leakage
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    From Utility Week’s editorial team with a live audience poll on the greatest challenges they are facing in relation to water leakage 
    • Tackling water leakage
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    • Tackling water leakage
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    Leakage from potable water pipes is a big problem, fixing leakage after it has happened is expensive (in establishing the precise location and then repairing the leak) and disruptive for traffic and s ...
    • Tackling water leakage
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    The majority of leak detection methods revolve around listening for leaks using acoustic sensors. These methods work well on metallic pipes where sound can travel hundreds of meters, but are not as ef ...
    • Tackling water leakage
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    • Tackling water leakage
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Smarter approaches to smart metering
    • Smarter approaches to smart metering
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    From Utility Week’s editorial team with a live audience poll on the greatest challenges they are facing in relation to smart metering 
    • Smarter approaches to smart metering
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    • Smarter approaches to smart metering
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    This session will explore the process Anglian Water has followed in procuring a system alongside final determination, then mobilising a large number of new starters into a workforce and maximising eff ...
    • Smarter approaches to smart metering
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    • Smarter approaches to smart metering
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    • Smarter approaches to smart metering
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Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
    • Connecting and protecting a productive workforce
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    Keeping the lights on and maintaining water and gas services within critical national infrastructure is imperative. The recent pandemic has highlighted some of the challenges with doing this safely - ...
Improving water and wastewater treatment
    • Improving water and wastewater treatment
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    From Utility Week’s editorial team with a live audience poll on the greatest challenges they are facing in relation to water and waste water treatment 
    • Improving water and wastewater treatment
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    Severn Trent were WWT’s Wastewater Initiative Award winner 2020. This session will give a greater insight into how Severn Trent went about meeting one of the tightest Phosphorous permits at Finham, wh ...
    • Improving water and wastewater treatment
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    Applying groundbreaking technologies to support increased water processing with improved water quality. In this session Chris will describe South West Water’s collaborative journey from pilot research ...
    • Improving water and wastewater treatment
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    • Improving water and wastewater treatment
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    • Improving water and wastewater treatment
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    • Improving water and wastewater treatment
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    Here we present the full water cycle from capture, treatment, supply, and then treatment and reuse of wastewater for the Dow Chemical Complex in Terneuzen the Netherlands.    Evides Industriewater tri ...