UKPN seeks 250MW of flexible capacity in £50m tender

It is offering contracts up to 2028, covering system needs that will arise during the next electricity network price control period from 2023 to 2028

New UK initiative to prepare for and support EV transition

The Skyline project is expected to help pinpoint where new electricity demand to charge EVs is coming from ‘with unprecedented accuracy’

UKPN launches application to help with social isolation during covid-19 crisis

More than 3,000 UKPN employees will be able to access useful information through the app, which includes health support and news updates

UKPN: ‘Coronavirus power outage reports are fake news’

Basil Scarsella, CEO of UK Power Networks, said: ‘Power will stay on in the UK’

UKPN: Power sector will emerge from Coronavirus outbreak ‘stronger than ever’

That’s the suggestion from Basil Scarsella, CEO of UK Power Networks, who spoke to Energy Live News amid the outbreak of the pandemic to discuss its impacts on the electricity industry

Majority of UK motorists ‘back smart charging markets’

Recent research states most motorists would be happy to charge their electric vehicles outside of peak times in return for lower bills

UKPN trials ‘world’s first and fastest’ tech to detect faults on power networks

The network operator estimates the technology could save energy customers around £400m and help reduce carbon emissions in London

UKPN achieves certification for cutting carbon emissions

The power network operator has been recognised by the Carbon Trust for an absolute reduction of 6.6% carbon emissions since 2016/17

Three energy firms to pay £10.5m over power cut failings

RWE Generation, Ørsted and UK Power Networks will pay into a redress fund run by energy watchdog Ofgem

UK first: Solar power plant helps keep the lights on at night

One of Lightsource BP’s solar farms in East Sussex provided a reactive power voltage support service overnight, delivered through UK Power Networks’ distribution network