UK Power Networks Service

Technologies

UK Power Networks Services continuously explores new technologies and techniques for the benefit of our customers. We monitor the market to identify the latest products and their applications, seeking advantages for our existing customers and to provide possible services for new clients.

We’ve seen recent developments in the following technologies which we’re actively monitoring:

  • Renewable generation (eg solar panels, wind turbines)
  • Energy storage devices
  • Combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Voltage optimisation
  • Electric vehicle charge points
  • Traction power inverters

We also specify and install the most effective High Voltage (HV) distribution assets such as:

  • Low loss transformers
  • Remote monitoring equipment
  • IEC61850 protection relays
  • Load balancers
  • Static Var Compensators (SVCs)

Our key assessment for these technologies is the whole life cost for the business. Our assessment considers not only the asset itself, but also the added benefit it brings to the wider system.

We have a strong procurement function which benefits from the wider knowledge and experience of our parent company, the Cheung Kong Group (CKG), which operates in a range of sectors and a number of countries throughout the world.

UK Power Networks Services continuously explores new technologies and techniques for the benefit of our customers.