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1 May

Safety should always come first

Safety is the most important element of any project, however, it can only be achieved through unrelenting focus, extensive programmes and training for colleagues and clients and a culture where safety always comes first. Read more

5 Apr

Realising the benefits of sustainability

Embracing sustainability as a way of living in our evolving society will ensure our future as our populations increase. Sustainable means sustainable benefits for the environment, communities and local economies. Read more

3 Apr

Where will new revenue streams emerge as e-mobility gathers pace?

According to the United Nations, urbanisation is increasing at an average rate of 1.5% every year, which means an additional 2.5 billion people will live in cities by 2050. Read more

19 Mar

UK Power Networks Services smart charges UPS’s electric vehicles

UK Power Networks Services has implemented smart new electric vehicle charging systems to power UPS’s central London delivery fleet for what is believed to be the first time in the world on this scale. Read more

5 Mar

Investing in local economies and our future workforce

Major public infrastructure projects bring value to local economies years before the first train leaves the station, a plane touches down from a distant location, or a patient undergoes life-saving surgery. Read more

16 Feb

UK Power Networks Services on board to transform power infrastructure for Manchester Airport

Today UK Power Networks Services signed a contract to provide vital power infrastructure services for Manchester Airport, the UK’s third busiest airport, a key project to help deliver its £1 billion transformation programme. Read more

12 Jan

Investing in the future of High Speed 2

The rail industry has turned its attention to the UK’s next major infrastructure investment, High Speed 2, and now is the time to ensure the long-term management of the assets are considered during initial design to emulate the success of High Speed 1. Read more

12 Dec

The long view on High Speed 2

The rail industry has turned its attention to the UK’s next major infrastructure investment, High Speed 2, and now is the time to ensure the long-term management of the assets are considered during initial design to emulate the success of High Speed 1. Read more

30 Nov

New graduates to keep our clients moving

Five graduates have kick started their careers with us and are ready to learn how to keep critical national electrical infrastructure fully operational 24/7. Our graduates will be working on site with a number of our clients including Heathrow Airport, Network Rail and London Underground. Read more

28 Nov

High Speed 1's powerful legacy

This month marks 10 years since the opening of the entire length of High Speed 1, the UK’s first high-speed railway. This has enabled passengers to travel up to 186 miles per hour from London St Pancras to Kent, Paris and Brussels, and has attracted at least £3.8 billion in economic and social benefits to Kent, London and the UK. Read more

14 Nov

Celebrating 10 years powering High Speed 1

We are celebrating ten years as High Speed 1’s electrical infrastructure partner today (14th November 2017) on the 10th anniversary of High Speed 1 and the important contribution it has made to this vital national asset... Read more

06 Nov

Gravesend apprentice puts his career on track

A Gravesend teenager has started his career with UK Power Networks Services, the company that powers the high-speed railway line between London and the Channel Tunnel – High Speed 1. Joe Lewis, who is 16, is beginning a three-year foundation apprenticeship. Read more

02 Nov

Paul French joins Vlerick Business School's Future Grid Managers Programme

We're proud to announce UK Power Networks Services' Paul French has joined Vlerick Business School's Future Grid Managers Programme in Ghent. The Future Grid Managers Programme, brings together experts in the energy field with backgrounds in academia and business, collaboratively building our industry's vision for the future. Read more

27 Oct

UK Power Networks Services and Vlerick Business School launch strategic partnership

We deliver world-class engineering, power systems operation, distributed energy resources and industry-leading consultancy for some of the most energy-reliant and complex organisations in the UK... Read more

23 Sep

New director aims to win in era of change

Changes in the energy sector are creating exciting opportunities for a new director at one of Britain’s leading electricity infrastructure companies... Read more

07 Jun

Powering down the Thames

I felt joy when the news came that I would row the River Thames for the AHOY Meridian Pull Row Challenge on June 10. Doing it for the AHOY Centre charity, as part of team No Punt Intended, is a winning feeling... Read more

04 Mar

UK Power Networks Welcomes Energy Infrastructure Report

The owner of Britain’s biggest operating energy storage system has welcomed today’s infrastructure report highlighting the role that battery storage can play in efficiently meeting future electricity demand... Read more

01 Mar

Beacon Award For Team Behind Power Upgrade for London Underground

UK Power Networks Services has won a prestigious Beacon Award for its work upgrading power supplies for London Underground... Read more

28 Jan

Electricity Apprentice Auditions on The Voice

Electricity apprentice, Sammy-Jo Evans, is performing to an audience of millions this weekend on BBC One’s The Voice... Read more

12 Jan

Pioneering energy storage project shaping energy networks of the future

The trial of the largest battery of its type in Britain is proving large-scale storage can be economically viable and make electricity networks more efficient, one year after its official launch... Read more