Insights and news
6 October 2021: UK Power Networks Services has completed a study for the passenger transport company Go-Ahead Group to transition its fleet of 5,000 buses to zero-emissions technology.
28 September 2021: Fifteen staff from UK Power Networks Services joined forces to power wash paving, clear paths, clean lights, signs and railings, dig a ramp for a garden shed, replace fence panels and clear rubbish, making a ‘dramatic difference’ sprucing up the grounds at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham.
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.
The government’s Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener, published in October 2021, has set out a strategy to address emissions from the UK's 30 million buildings. It aims for all new heating appliances installed in homes and workplaces will be low-carbon technologies, like electric heat pumps or hydrogen boilers by 2035.
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.
At the end of 2020, the UK government announced bold plans to invest £4bn into creating 250,000 new green jobs, as part of its commitment to transition the UK economy towards net zero by 2050.
In the third and final part of the series, Head of Markets Philip Heathcote examines the role of energy infrastructure partners in achieving decarbonisation of the aviation industry.
In part two of his series on the future of environmentally friendlier aviation, Head of Markets Philip Heathcote looks at how sustainable flight may be fuelled in the future.
In this three-part series, Head of Markets Philip Heathcote explores what the aviation industry is doing now and the possible routes to achieving net zero carbon emissions. In the first of the series, Philip examines the shift in public perception of the aviation industry and what major airlines and airports are already doing to make their existing infrastructure more sustainable.