Insights and news
We recently welcomed three interns from Urban Synergy, an award winning early intervention mentoring charity that helps young people between 10-18 years of age to reach their full potential through mentoring, inspirational seminars and work experience.
24 August 2021: Ampaire, a pioneer in hybrid electric aircraft technology, launches demonstration flights between Exeter Airport and Cornwall Airport Newquay this week, to advance the use of sustainable aviation, driving down costs and emissions on short regional routes. The flights are part of a series of government-backed trials aimed at moving the UK towards green aviation.
17 August 2021: UK Power Networks Services is powering the British Army on the road to a greener future following the design and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at military sites across the south of England.
We speak to our resident BIM (Building Information Modelling) expert Tony Whyman to understand the role of BIM in energy infrastructure projects, how technologies have evolved and the potential benefits BIM can deliver to clients looking to explore its application.
The theme for this year's International Women in Engineering Day is celebrating our engineering heroes. Irina Popova, shares her story about her recent promotion into the role of Principal Design Engineer and her advice to the next generation of engineering heroes.
This week we're celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, an awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering. Today we're catching up with Heather Smeaton-Lowen, Client Delivery Manager, who shares her thoughts on her 33-year career in the industry.
International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrating its 8th year in 2021. Initiated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), INWED is an international awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to women and girls in the industry. The initiative aims to recognise the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then dare to be part of the solution. We catch up with some of our female colleagues on their thoughts about INWED.
The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) is a government grant that supports the development and deployment of technologies that enable businesses with high energy use to transition to a low carbon future, in line with the UK’s net zero goals and sustainability ambitions.
Sagnik Murthy, Head of Client Relationships, explains how rail electrification may be one of the answers to the emissions challenge.
Ian Smyth, Director of UK Power Networks Services spoke to The Airport Operator, the official magazine of the Airport Operators Association about the role of airports within the UK's national infrastructure strategy and the steps to sustainability the aviation sector will need to take to rebound from COVID-19.
In early 2019, Philip Hammond announced that the government will introduce a Future Homes Standard which will see “the end of fossil fuel heating systems in all new homes from 2025”.
We caught up with Antony White, Client Delivery Manager - ICP, on the business of connecting residential developments, commercial properties and industrial clients to the electricity network and how the industry has changed in the last 30 years.
21 April 2021: UK Power Networks Services announced today that it has successfully won a contract with Telford Homes, one of London’s largest residential developers, to connect their new development in Beckton to the local electricity network.