UK Power Networks
Batteries to provide reactive power in world-first project
Batteries will be used to provide a reactive power service as part of a landmark trial in the South East of England.
Brixton residents to trial smart ‘flexible energy’ project
A project run by UK Power Networks will see residents of a block of flats in Brixton be among the first domestic users in the UK to tap into the fast-emerging 'flexible energy' market.
City of London to get power boost
UK Power Networks is carrying out a £1.5 million project which will see more than 1,000 homes in the City of London benefit from a power upgrade.
Device powers 45,000 homes with renewable energy
A device, which has freed up 95MW of additional electricity network capacity - enough to power 45,000 homes - has been successfully proven in the UK.
Data sharing project will highlight underground cables
A project that is being led by UK Power Networks will produce an accurate picture of cables hidden under UK streets, and help reduce the risk of diggers damaging underground electricity cables.
UKPN boosts safety with introduction of location technology
UK Power Networks is adopting new location technology which could save the lives of rural workers and landowners.
Network project update w/c 29 July 2019
With various network upgrades and projects taking place across the UK Network provides a roundup for the week commencing 29 July.
EV smart charging marketplace trial launched
UK Power Networks has launched a new trial called Shift that will see up to 1,000 electric vehicle owners offered financial incentives to charge their vehicle off-peak.
UKPN and National Grid carrying out £20m network upgrade
UK Power Networks and National Grid are delivering a £20 million electricity upgrade in Hertfordshire.
ENW bidders left ‘spooked’ by nationalisation plans
The proposed sale of Electricity North West could be in doubt with potential bidders left "spooked" by the Labour Party's plans to renationalise network operators, according to a report in the Financial Times.
£3.2m power upgrade in West Byfleet
UK Power Networks is carrying out a £3.2 million upgrade to the electricity network in West Byfleet.
SGS software underpins network operator’s electricity control system
Software designed by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has been placed at the heart of UK Power Networks' new electricity network control system.
First blockchain based grid asset register launched
Electron, National Grid Electricity System Operator, SP Energy Networks and UK Power Networks have joined forces to create a shared register for generation and storage asset data.
International award for UKPN
UK Power Networks has received international recognition for its work including the development of a smart grid.
UKPN appoints chair for customer engagement group
UK Power Networks has appointed Ann Bishop as chair of its RIIO-ED2 customer engagement group (CEG).
The pace of change across the UK's gas, power and heat networks continues to advance. At the heart of this change lies collaboration and innovation. With this in mind editor Alec Peachey spoke to UK Power Networks head of innovation Ian Cameron about the work the network operator is doing.
UKPN reveals electricity network control system plans
Network operator UK Power Networks has unveiled plans for what it claims is the world's most advanced electricity network control system.
UKPN announces flexibility tender results
UK Power Networks has announced the results of a tender to procure flexible energy services.
UK Power Networks lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City
UK Power Networks is installing new equipment that will deliver 77 megawatts of power to light up Ebbsfleet Garden City in north Kent.
£1.4 million power boost in Sundridge
UK Power Networks is spending £1.4 million on an electricity upgrade in Sundridge.
Record investment in London’s electricity network
UK Power Networks is making a record investment in London's electricity network.
Community energy powering thousands of homes, report shows
Community energy is powering thousands of homes in the South East, East of England and London, according to a newly published report into local generation with Community Energy England and Community Energy South.
UKPN to spend £12m on flexibility services
UK Power Networks is committing £12 million in funding for flexibility services across the South East and East of England.
UK’s first smart charging market for EV drivers
UK Power Networks is taking steps to create the country's first smart charging market for electric vehicle drivers.
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.
Power lines to be removed at South Walsham Marshes
Work is set to get underway on a project to remove overhead power lines to improve South Walsham Marshes in Norfolk for wildlife and visitors.
Electricity innovation showcase highlights savings of £149m
UK Power Networks demonstrated an approach that has saved customers £149 million through innovative technology and solutions, at an industry event earlier this week.
Hat-trick of Utility Week Award wins for UK Power Networks
UK Power Networks picked up a hat-trick of Utility Week Award wins earlier this week.
Technology & Operations
Why energy storage is going to revolutionise the electricity system
Find out why UK Power Networks think that energy storage is going to revolutionise the electricity system. See video below:
UK Power Networks carrying out £35m upgrade
UK Power Networks is carrying out a £35 million upgrade to boost the reliability of power supplies in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Commercial EV project announced in UK
The world's biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles (EVs) has been given the green light by energy regulator Ofgem.