People & Skills

SSEN appoints chair of customer engagement group

People & Skills

SSEN appoints chair of customer engagement group

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution has appointed Tracey Barlow as the independent chair of its new RIIO-ED2 Customer Engagement Group (CEG).

Fraser appointed CEO at Cadent

People & Skills

Fraser appointed CEO at Cadent

Steve Fraser has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Cadent.

UKPN appoints chair for customer engagement group

Power

UKPN appoints chair for customer engagement group

UK Power Networks has appointed Ann Bishop as chair of its RIIO-ED2 customer engagement group (CEG).

Catapult announces board additions

Gas

Catapult announces board additions

Former MP Laura Sandys and Ofcom director Cristina Data will join the Energy Systems Catapult board as non-executive directors, while Hannah Bronwin is set to become commercial director.

Aberdeen substation transformed

Power

Aberdeen substation transformed

An Aberdeen substation has been transformed into a colourful boombox mural thanks to a collaboration between the local community and an international artist.

Energy CEOs call for gender balance at senior level

Power

Energy CEOs call for gender balance at senior level

The leaders of eight of the UK's leading energy companies have called for a push to drive up the number of women at senior levels in the energy sector.

Chapman joins CIGRE UK executive committee

Power

Chapman joins CIGRE UK executive committee

Jonathan Chapman, the UK managing director of Burns & McDonnell, has become a member of the executive committee of CIGRE UK.

Northern Powergrid employee awarded OBE

Power

Northern Powergrid employee awarded OBE

Rod Gardner, Northern Powergrid's head of network operations, has received his OBE from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Stimulating skills

Power

Stimulating skills

Liam O'Sullivan, head of capital programme delivery at UK Power Networks, discusses the importance of skills and where the industry's future talent might come from.

Quality apprenticeships for networks

Gas

Quality apprenticeships for networks

Dr Jacqueline Hall, associate director of the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS), discusses the importance of assessing apprentices working in the sector.

Northern Powergrid employee recognised in Honours list

Power

Northern Powergrid employee recognised in Honours list

Rod Gardner, Northern Powergrid's head of network operations, has been recognised in The Queen's 2019 New Year's Honours list.

Dermot Nolan to remain as Ofgem chief executive until 2020

People & Skills

Dermot Nolan to remain as Ofgem chief executive until 2020

The chief executive of Ofgem has announced his intention to stay in his post until the end of February 2020.

Clarke takes up new role at Wales & West Utilities

Gas

Clarke takes up new role at Wales & West Utilities

Chris Clarke has taken up an energy strategy director role at Wales & West Utilities.

Halliwell appointed customer champion at Electricity North West

Heat

Halliwell appointed customer champion at Electricity North West

Jeff Halliwell has been appointed as Electricity North West's first ever independent customer champion.

Jones announced as new chairman of ENA

Power

Jones announced as new chairman of ENA

Phil Jones OBE, chief executive of Northern Powergrid, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Energy Networks Association (ENA).

Tributes paid to WPD chief executive

Gas

Tributes paid to WPD chief executive

Robert Symons, chief executive of Western Power Distribution (WPD), has died after a battle with cancer.

Power industry talent recognised at awards

Power

Power industry talent recognised at awards

The breadth of talent within the power industry was celebrated recently at the annual National Skills Academy for Power (NSAP) People in Power Awards.

Sixteen apprentices join UKPN

Power

Sixteen apprentices join UKPN

UK Power Networks has recruited 16 apprentices who will train to be electricity linespeople and cable jointers.

Holliday named president elect of Energy Institute

People & Skills

Holliday named president elect of Energy Institute

Steve Holliday has been named president of the Energy Institute for 2019.

Osborne joins Burns & McDonnell

Power

Osborne joins Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell has appointed Polly Osborne to join its growing UK team.

New gender diversity initiative launched by energy industry

Power

New gender diversity initiative launched by energy industry

A new initiative has been launched to drive up the number of women at senior levels and middle management in the UK's energy industry.

Shortlist revealed for Utility Week Stars Awards

Gas

Shortlist revealed for Utility Week Stars Awards

The shortlist for this year's Utility Week Stars Awards has been unveiled.

Wales & West launches 2018 apprenticeship programme

Gas

Wales & West launches 2018 apprenticeship programme

Wales & West Utilities has launched a new apprenticeship programme.

Addressing the skills shortage

Gas

Addressing the skills shortage

January 2018 saw the launch of the government's Year of the Engineer initiative to encourage young people and their parents to consider careers in the sector to address the UK shortfall. Kate Davies, chief operating officer at Energy & Utility Skills Group, discusses this and the work its doing to address skills shortages in the sector.

Network launches editorial board

Gas

Network launches editorial board

Network has launched an editorial advisory board which is made up of key figures from the sector.

Outgoing UKPN director says he’ll miss sector advancements

Power

Outgoing UKPN director says he’ll miss sector advancements

The outgoing finance director at UK Power Networks says he's disappointed that he'll miss out on the advent of smarter, flexible electricity networks.

OMICRON opens new service and training centre

People & Skills

OMICRON opens new service and training centre

In response to the ever-progressive technological challenges that the power industry faces, OMICRON - a global company which provides innovative products for the testing and monitoring of assets - has purpose-built a new service and training centre in the Midlands. Area sales manager David Brazier explains the need for this investment.

Power professionals content, report finds

Gas

Power professionals content, report finds

Almost half of power professionals are happier now than three years ago, according to the findings of the second annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) - the world's largest energy recruitment and employment trends report.

Carmedy joins SGN

People & Skills

Carmedy joins SGN

Mick Carmedy has been appointed chief financial officer at SGN.

Apprentices graduate from ENW’s apprenticeship programme

Power

Apprentices graduate from ENW’s apprenticeship programme

Eight apprentices at Electricity North West will embark on a career in the power sector after completing a three-year apprenticeship scheme.

One year anniversary for Skills Strategy

Power

One year anniversary for Skills Strategy

Employers from UK gas and power companies have supported the Energy and Utilities Workforce Renewal & Skills Strategy during its inaugural year.