About us

We provide energy solutions which optimise existing assets. We integrate new technologies to deliver improved performance and commercial benefits.

About us overview
UK Power Networks Services to help deliver Greater Manchester’s greener future

19 September 2019: We are delivering projects to renew and upgrade Manchester Metrolink’s electrical infrastructure.

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

Our industries
Manchester Airport

We relocated a substation from the middle of the aircraft taxiway to enable the airport’s expansion programme. The substation powers associated airfield ground lighting and airport communications.

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We deliver safe, reliable and innovative bespoke energy solutions enabling our clients to concentrate on their core business.

Our solutions
How can I achieve my sustainability ambitions?

The UK has committed to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It has set an ambitious legal target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Employing world-class engineers and professionals, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our people to deliver for our clients

The power of diversity and inclusion

Embracing diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative is critical for any organisation that strives for high performance.

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How can I use automation to help me take control of my network?

As a business develops its infrastructure and builds its power distribution network, having visibility and control over the live status of existing or new electrical networks and the ability to respond rapidly to faults brings significant benefits.

How we can help

The energy market is changing rapidly. Traditional sources of energy supply are becoming decentralised, thanks to advancements in technology and new competitive environments. Renewable and localised energy sources are now enabling businesses to take control of their energy, manage risks more effectively and maximise the opportunities from their energy assets.

We are one of the largest providers of network automation and SCADA in the UK. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a system of software and hardware that allows control over your electricity network. We have an in-house specialist team and our experience includes nuclear sites, airports and railways

We can:

  • Assess the requirements of your current or new network, develop your business case and system architecture, undertake surveys and outline designs and identify your operation and maintenance strategies.
  • Project manage the complete implementation of your system, assess its technical and commercial aspects and procure the necessary equipment and services.
  • Finance the automation and SCADA infrastructure to avoid initial capital investment.
  • Undertake functional and system architecture design specification, detailed installation design, install the system and migrate legacy systems, and complete equipment and system testing and commissioning.
  • Provide industry leading asset management that includes whole life asset planning and optimisation, warranty and service level-based support for infrastructure operation of your SCADA system.
  • Maintain your hardware, provide 24-hour fault response and repair and implement a replacement and upgrade strategy.
  • Provide network automation and control as a service from our UK-based control centre, saving capital and the ongoing costs of building and staffing an on-site control centre.

What this means for you

  • Immediate visibility of the live distribution network
  • Remote control of planned and unplanned switching
  • Technology available for self-restoration during outages
  • Live information provided to field engineers on the ground, decreasing the reliance on control system engineers
  • Link to a geo-spatial database for the accurate capturing of asset location and information
  • Enable an audit trail on any operations on your distribution network
  • Manage workflows and permit-to-work systems
  • Use data for analytics to move towards preventive maintenance
  • Access reports on energy usage

Related case studies

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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Aspire Defence - Project Allenby/Connaught

We upgraded the electricity infrastructure to enable the rebuild and refurbishment of living and working accommodation for nearly 19,000 military personnel and their families.

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London City Airport

We finance, own, operate and maintain London City Airport's existing electricity network. Through optimum asset management, maintenance and replacement, we ensure that the airport maintains supply resilience to support its daily operations and help it achieve its sustainability ambitions.

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Employing world-class engineers and professionals, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our people to deliver for our clients.

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