UKPN pledges to help vulnerable power cut customers

UK Power Networks (UKPN) is offering extra support to vulnerable customers affected by power cuts and blackouts around the UK. The owner and operator of electricity cables and power lines across London, the South East and East of England says while its engineers work to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible, it […]

UKPN customers ‘pay 14% less than average’

UK Power Networks’ (UKPN) customers pay 14% less than the average annual cost for electricity distribution services. That’s the claim from the organisation’s latest annual report, which says it offers excellent value for money and reliability for 8.2 million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England. It suggests its […]

Employee wins sex discrimination case against UK Power Networks

A procurement specialist has won a sex discrimination case against her employer UK Power Networks over pay and promotion. According to Prospect union, Amy Arnold became aware she was being paid “substantially less” than male graduate trainees, who were doing the same work as her. The union adds over 18 months, she was “consistently refused” […]

UKPN seeks businesses to offer support for DSR

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a process for demand side response for delivery in January next year. It is calling on businesses to offer their services to support the distribution network during periods of high electricity demand. Such contracts used to support the national power system and rarely on the local network. The organisation, […]

New process to speed up small-scale energy storage connections

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a new fast-track application process for connecting small-scale electricity storage projects. The online process, an upgrade from a lengthy paper application form, is expected to help domestic and commercial customers in London and the South East save time and money. That includes those who generate electricity from solar panels […]

Major new project to boost grid capacity, cut costs for generators

A major new service aimed at cutting costs for renewables and other generators to connect to the grid across the South East of England has been launched. National Grid and UK Power Networks have joined forces to develop a new framework that allows power generators to connect to the network without requiring costly reinforcements on […]

Integrating technologies in microgrids ‘can help businesses maximise benefits’

Businesses can maximise the benefits of technologies by aggregating them in a microgrid solution. That’s the view of Christos Keramisanos, Power Systems Engineer at UK Power Networks Services, who was speaking at the Energy Live Future event at the National Space Centre in Leicester today. He said there are various technologies available for businesses to […]

National Grid awarded £20m for innovative energy projects

National Grid has been awarded £20 million for innovative energy projects. The operator will use £11 million of the funding, provided by Ofgem, for two projects which will explore lower carbon alternatives to natural gas. It will carry out a green heating project by injecting hydrogen into Keele University’s gas network to cut carbon emissions. […]

UK Power Network “disconnected” to Uni’s biofuel plant

Academics at the University of Greenwich claim UK Power Networks were “disconnected” to a biofuel project. The Medway Campus in Kent installed a glycerol fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and waited weeks for approval by UK Power Networks (UKPN) to be connected to the grid. The 410 kilowatt-electric (kWe) engine installed in December, […]

Massive battery project welcomed by Climate Change Minister

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Amber Rudd has welcomed the start of a new giant battery energy storage system. Dubbed a “Smarter Network Storage facility” the massive battery will be trialled for two years by UK Power Networks in Leighton Buzzard. It has the capacity to power around 6,000 homes for an hour and a […]