UK Power Networks
UK Power Networks named most improved big company to work for
UK Power Networks has been named as the most improved company in the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For list.
£9.8m V2G trial receives industry backing
A £9.8 million trial project which could see 1,000 Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers installed in the UK is being headed up by a consortium that includes Nissan and energy network firms National Grid, UK Power Networks and Northern Powergrid.
Technology & Operations
3.5 mile electricity cable tunnel installed in London
UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the London electricity network, built a tunnel for electricity cables in partnership with tunnelling specialists Murphy, in an extraordinary feat of engineering.
UK Power Networks to trial Electric Vehicle to Grid projects
UK Power Networks is part of a consortium that has won £11 million government funding for four electric vehicle demonstration projects as part of a series of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) innovation bids.
£2.1m power boost in Sutton
UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies to over 8.2 million homes and businesses, started a four-month project in November to install 2.8km of underground electricity cabling.
Cabbies to help plan electric charging network
UK Power Networks has launched a major study of electric vehicle use by London taxi drivers, to help pave the way for the capital to become a leading low carbon city.
Noise reduction technology being used at substation
UK Power Networks has installed pioneering noise reduction technology at a West London substation.
Automation technology reduces length of power cuts
New technology that helps reduce the length of power cuts is being used across the East, South East and London.
Point4 awarded grant by European Space Agency
Point4, a leader in the effective and efficient mitigation of tree risk to critical infrastructure, has been awarded a grant by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Business Applications Programme.
UK Power Networks gets green light for trial to connect more EVs
UK Power Networks is to trial a revolutionary way of managing spare electricity network capacity that could save customers £271 million by 2030 and cut more than 448,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by the same year.
New technology to carry out power line inspections
UK Power Networks is using new technology to undertake inspections of remote overhead power lines.
Graduates start work at UK Power Networks
Eighteen graduates have started work with Britain's biggest electricity distributor - UK Power Networks.
UK Power Networks launches annual review
The chief executive of UK Power Networks says the company has moved closer than ever to its "goal of becoming the best performing distribution network operator" following the launch of its annual review.
Keeping the lights on
Network speaks to Sotiris Georgiopoulos, head of smart grid development, UK Power Networks.
SP Energy Networks denied £37m of innovation funding by Ofgem
Ofgem has turned down two applications by SP Energy Networks for a total of £36.8 million of funding through the Innovation Roll-out Mechanism (IRM).
Ofgem confirms £200m cut to DNO spending
Regulator wants 'a better deal for customers'
UK Power Networks launches new flexibility tender
UK Power Networks has taken another major step in its evolution into a distribution system operator (DSO) with the launch of a new tender for flexibility services.
DNOs awarded £5.5m for ‘exceptional’ innovation
Distribution network operators (DNOs) have been awarded £5.5 million by Ofgem for demonstrating the "exceptional performance" of their Low Carbon Network Fund (LCNF) projects.
UK Power Networks fast-tracks battery connections
UK Power Networks has launched a new fast-track application process for connecting small-scale battery storage to the local power grid.
Industry anticipates EV surge as conventional cars phased out
The energy industry is expecting a surge in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on UK roads after government revealed that its plans to improve air quality will include a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans after 2040.
UK Power Networks sets out vision for DSO transition
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has published its vision for transitioning to a distribution system operator (DSO) in a future energy system characterised by distributed energy resources and low carbon technologies.
UK Power Networks to help UPS electrify deliveries
UK Power Networks has teamed up with logistics firm UPS to boost the number of electric vehicles operating from its delivery depot in Central London.
DNOs still able to ‘game the system’ under RIIO
Regional power networks are being allowed to "game the system" under the RIIO framework, a researcher from the University of Exeter has claimed.
Barring network-owned storage will raise bills, says UKPN
Prohibiting networks from owning and operating storage will lead to higher bills for consumers, a senior figure at UK Power Networks has argued.
Policy & Regulation
Next RIIO cycle will be shorter, predicts UKPN boss
"On balance, I would predict that ED2 will be somewhat shorter than ED1," the chief executive of UK Power Networks (UKPN) has said.
Limejump wins contract to manage Britain’s biggest battery
Smart energy firm Limejump has won a contract to manage UK Power Networks' pioneering Leighton Buzzard battery storage facility - the biggest anywhere in Britain.