Smart charging ‘could cut cost of adopting EV taxis across London’

UK Power Networks warns charging point usage could add 220MW to the city’s demand levels

UKPN announces plans to produce 100MW of flexibility

The network operator will use distributed energy resources to provide this

UKPN tests online hub to boost renewable generation

It is expected to help local energy generators cut costs by at least £1m a year

UK power network operators join forces for ‘£40m customer savings’

They aim to keep more renewable energy flowing onto local networks

UKPN to adopt a ‘flexibility first’ network approach

The distribution network operator estimates its market for flexibility could be over 200MW by 2023

UKPN installs ‘virtual power station’ on Londoners’ rooftops

It says the new system will allow residents to both save and earn money from their solar and battery units

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 […]