People & Skills

Crouch joins Burns & McDonnell

Power

Crouch joins Burns & McDonnell

James Crouch will lead a team of engineers responsible for the engineering and design of future networks for network owners and developers after being appointed by Burns & McDonnell.

New president for BEAMA

People & Skills

New president for BEAMA

Patrick Caiger-Smith has been appointed as president of BEAMA.

New ADE deputy director awarded OBE

People & Skills

New ADE deputy director awarded OBE

The incoming deputy director of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has been awarded an OBE for services to energy efficiency in the New Year's Honours list.

Communities benefit from SSEN’s resilience fund

People & Skills

Communities benefit from SSEN’s resilience fund

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) is helping communities across the north of Scotland through its Resilient Communities Fund.

National Grid targeting fuel poverty

Gas

National Grid targeting fuel poverty

More than 9,000 homes are set to benefit from the first payments from National Grid's £150 million Warm Homes Fund.

Graduates start work at UK Power Networks

Power

Graduates start work at UK Power Networks

Eighteen graduates have started work with Britain's biggest electricity distributor - UK Power Networks.

New apprentices taken on by Electricity North West

People & Skills

New apprentices taken on by Electricity North West

Future engineers from across the North West have started a career with Electricity North West after embarking on a four-year apprenticeship scheme.

New street works video highlights best practice

People & Skills

New street works video highlights best practice

A training film designed to support safe and efficient practice during street works has been released.

SSEN apprentices complete scheme

People & Skills

SSEN apprentices complete scheme

Fourteen Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) apprentices have graduated after successfully completing SSE's Power Networks Craftsperson Apprenticeship.

Brits put faith in reliability of power networks during winter

Gas

Brits put faith in reliability of power networks during winter

Figures released by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) show that the majority (59%) of people think that the reliability of the gas and electricity networks means they don't have to prepare for winter as much as they used to.

Shadow Ministers take part in Denmark energy study tour

Gas

Shadow Ministers take part in Denmark energy study tour

A group of UK Shadow Ministers recently visited Denmark where they saw green energy projects and heard from experts on how heat and electricity production are integrated to cope with intermittent renewable electricity.

Energy & Utility Skills Group appoint Barrett

People & Skills

Energy & Utility Skills Group appoint Barrett

Stephen Barrett has been appointed as strategic client director at the Energy & Utility Skills Group and will also lead the National Skills Academy for Power.

Energy & Utility Skills Group appoint Barrett

People & Skills

Energy & Utility Skills Group appoint Barrett

Stephen Barrett has been appointed as strategic client director at the Energy & Utility Skills Group and will also lead the National Skills Academy for Power.

National Grid names new system operator chief

Power

National Grid names new system operator chief

National Grid has appointed Fintan Slye, currently chief executive of EirGrid, to run its system operator (SO) business.

Outstanding health and safety recognised at Utility Week Awards 2017

People & Skills

Outstanding health and safety recognised at Utility Week Awards 2017

Three weeks left to enter annual awards

Shortlist revealed for UK Energy Innovation Awards

Gas

Shortlist revealed for UK Energy Innovation Awards

The Energy Innovation Centre has revealed the shortlist for the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017.

Former National Grid chair joins green gas firm

Gas

Former National Grid chair joins green gas firm

Sir John Parker, the former chair of National Grid, has now been named chairman of Advanced Plasma Power (APP).

Application window for graduate scheme moves into final days

Gas

Application window for graduate scheme moves into final days

Just seven days remain for young people from across Wales and the south west of England to apply for a place on Wales & West Utilities' graduate programme.

ETI appoints new chief executive

People & Skills

ETI appoints new chief executive

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed Jonathan Wills as its new chief executive with it immediate effect.

Skills strategy aims to catalyse infrastructure revolution

Gas

Skills strategy aims to catalyse infrastructure revolution

The utilities sector's first skills and workforce renewal strategy has been launched to safeguard essential services and delivery of the National Infrastructure Plan.

WWU invites applications for 2017 apprentice intake

Gas

WWU invites applications for 2017 apprentice intake

Gas distributor Wales and West Utilities (WWU) is inviting applications for its apprentice programme as part of its long term commitment to recruit from across the area it serves.

Gas network achieves pinnacle of customer service

Gas

Gas network achieves pinnacle of customer service

Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has become the first gas network to be certified for accreditation for helping its vulnerable customers.

Utility Week Stars

Power

Utility Week Stars

Once again, utilities and their partners will gather to celebrate the vital contribution of front line and back office staff, recognising individuals and teams from energy and water businesses.

UKPN boosts protection for vulnerable customers

Power

UKPN boosts protection for vulnerable customers

UK Power Networks has revealed its plan to introduce a new "emergency pack" for vulnerable customers to use in the event of a power cut.

Q&A: training from the top

People & Skills

Q&A: training from the top

The training of senior management must not be neglected if the right culture is to be achieved in a company, Ian Dormer, managing director of Rosh Engineering warns.

Q & A:  The smart meter rollout

Gas

Q & A: The smart meter rollout

International engineering solutions company Actavo announced in October last year that it has built on its existing partnership with big six supplier Scottish Power by winning a five-year contract to deliver most of the programme to install smart meters in 1.5 million homes in Scotland.

SSEN recognised for customer service for second year running

People & Skills

SSEN recognised for customer service for second year running

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has become the first network operator to meet the requirements of the British Standard Inclusive Service Provision for two years in a row.

Utility Week Live 2017

Gas

Utility Week Live 2017

Utility Week Live is the UK's only exhibition dedicated to the UK's gas, electricity and water industries, connecting Britain's utilities to their suppliers, contractors and partners. It provides the chance for exhibitors to come face-to-face with the key strategic, operational and engineering decision-makers, at the big energy companies, network operators and major water companies.

Using the apprenticeship levy to build confidence in Utilities

People & Skills

Using the apprenticeship levy to build confidence in Utilities

The apprenticeship levy is set to change the face of the UK's workforce when it takes effect this year, but how will it affect the Utilities sector?

WPD to recruit 89 new craft apprentices

Power

WPD to recruit 89 new craft apprentices

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is to recruit 89 new apprentices to its company as part of its 2017 apprenticeship recruitment campaign.

The human element – stakeholder engagement

Gas

The human element – stakeholder engagement

The Carbon Trust sets out five steps for engaging with stakeholders in district energy projects.