UKPN helps deliver electric mobility package for UPS

A new storage and smart management system will allow more electric trucks to be used through one grid connection

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 […]

What if Santa ditched his sleigh and got into an electric car?

What if Santa ditched his sleigh and got into an electric car? UK Power Networks have calculated there’s now enough renewable power connected to their network to send Santa 125,000 miles. That’s enough power to send a ‘San-Tesla’ round the world 15 times. Let’s hope he remembers to recharge!

UKPN trials 360-degree cams to keep lights on

Technology inspired by Google Street View could be used to keep the lights on this winter. UK Power Networks (UKPN) is testing a person-mounted 360-degree camera to take photos during inspections of remote overhead power lines in the South East and East of England. The panoramic images will mean engineer patrols on foot only need […]

New £2.6m project to help reduce power outages

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has partnered with a supplier of smart infrastructure technologies in bid to reduce the length and frequency of power outages by locating faults faster. The £2.6 million project, funded by Ofgem, will see Aclara use its grid monitoring platform and sensors to collect and analyse data related to transient faults – […]

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 […]

UK Power Networks sets a smarter vision

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has unveiled plans to become a Distributed System Operator (DSO) in its effort to create a smarter and flexible grid. UKPN, currently a Distribution Network Operator (DNO), is responsible for delivering electricity to more than 18 million people in London, East and South East England. Its new vision to becoming a […]