UK Power Networks Service

UK Power Networks Services and Vlerick Business School launch strategic partnership

27 October 2017

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.

Our clients trust us to integrate new technologies and electrical systems for complex transport hubs and logistics, electrify vehicles and manage the demand implications, provide traction power for high-speed rail, and operate and maintain distributed energy systems for airports, the industrial and commercial industry and water companies.

We pride ourselves on the expertise of our people and we employ world-class engineers and professionals. In order to stay at the forefront of developments in energy technologies and power systems across Europe and the rest of the world, we continually monitor and engage with the world’s leading universities, adapting and deploying research for the benefit of our clients.

We are proud to announce our partnership with Vlerick Business School’s Energy Centre, one of Europe’s leading business academic centres based in Ghent, Belgium, focussing uniquely on power systems operations.

Our mission to increase productivity, reduce carbon emissions and integrate new technologies for the benefit of our clients, and this partnership will ensure we achieve this.

Ian Smyth, Director of UK Power Networks Services, said “UK Power Networks Services is the university’s first and only UK-based corporate partner.

“The opportunity to collaborate with Vlerick Business School on the future of our industry will enable us to implement best practice and continue to keep our clients ahead of their competition and ensure value for money in their investments.”

We’re joining an elite group of European corporate partners including Alliander, Eandis, Eirgrid, Elia, ESB Networks, Fluxys, KPMG and RTE.

Photo: Prof Dr Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School and Ian Smyth, Director of UK Power Networks Services