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We work with you to solve your energy challenges through innovative solutions, delivering resilience, cost efficiency and sustainability

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Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum
Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum

14 June 2022: Fifty staff from UK Power Networks Services donated their time to a speedy makeover of the memorial garden, outdoor seating areas, visitor pathway and service courtyard of the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire.

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Sustainability

Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step  towards Net Zero
Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step towards Net Zero

6 June 2022: UK Power Networks Services has won a contract to take the UK’s largest container port, and one of the largest in Europe, a step closer to Net Zero.

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Industries

Our clients include some of the highest profile public and private sector organisations with critical infrastructure in complex environments.

Our industries
High Speed 1
High Speed 1

We were commissioned to design, construct, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure of HS1, the UK’s first major railway constructed in over a century and its first high-speed railway. The project was delivered on time and on budget, within a contract that extends for 50 years after the start of railway operation.

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Guide to EVs part two: EVs save money

UKPNS Guide To Evs Part Two (1)

In the second part of this guide to EVs series, we address the cost benefits of transitioning your fleet to electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles save you money, thanks to reducing costs, government grants, tax benefits and avoided levies.

As a new technology, EVs are currently more expensive to produce than ICE equivalent vehicles. However, increasing production capacity and demand will bring costs down. To stimulate demand, and therefore technology development, the Government provides financial incentives for EVs. This is a tried and tested method to develop a healthy competitive market for a new clean technology, as demonstrated with solar PV. However, this also opens up uncertainty and risk as vehicle cost-effectiveness for users is dependent on government subsidies.

With vehicle purchase price brought in-line, EVs offer fuel cost savings and tax savings that could reduce costs by up to £1,500 per year for a typical car-driver. For fleet managers, this means whole-life-costs for EVs fall below that of similar diesel or petrol vehicles. Personal car owners can take advantage of the growing availability of personal financing options and save from day one.

The longer-term cost benefits for EVs are harder to judge. It is likely that the current tax benefits and subsidies will be phased out as EV uptake increases. However, this will be balanced against increasing levies on polluting vehicles and cost reductions in EV capital cost and maintenance costs. The Government must therefore manage EV incentive schemes carefully as the market develops.

 

Authored by Jonathan Bassett, Technology and Innovation Consultant

Read part three here

Read part one here

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