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News & Analysis
26th April 2024
Electricity firm campaigns for safety awareness

The biggest electricity network operator in the United Kingdom, UK Power Networks, is urging people to remember safety in 2024.

16th April 2024
UK Power Networks makes a £15 million towering investment

UK Power Networks is investing more than £15 million this year in upgrading and maintaining electricity towers across the East and South East of England.

Eco Innovation
10th April 2024
Ambitious electricity project to accelerate decarbonisation of the River Thames

An ambitious project is underway which could see a radical new relationship between Thames vessel operators and London’s electricity network.

19th December 2023
New EV charging for North London

New EV charging points in North London have been energised and are ready to use, thanks to a partnership through the UK Power Networks Green Recovery programme.

Eco Innovation
27th October 2023
UK Power Networks receives major innovation funding boost 

More than a dozen high profile innovation projects have been given the green light after UK Power Networks secured funding from industry regulator Ofgem.

24th August 2023
Robot dog halves the time workers spend in confined spaces

The future of tunnel inspections is being revolutionised, thanks to UK Power Networks’ new robot companion.

Eco Innovation
18th August 2023
Pioneering solar car port launched at council HQ

Northumberland County Council is celebrating the launch of its new state-of-the-art solar car port array - one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Eco Innovation
31st May 2023
‘Clean air’ switchgear paves the way for a greener future

One of the UK’s biggest electricity distributors has announced how it will be reducing its use of SF6 – one of the most potent greenhouse gases contributing to global warming.

News & Analysis
31st May 2023
UK Power Networks launches nation’s first independent DSO

UK Power Networks has launched the nation’s first ever independent Distribution System Operator (DSO), paving the way to help enable Net Zero targets.

Eco Innovation
11th May 2023
UK-first large-scale flexibility product enabling more green power

A UK-first product is set to deliver more than 400MW of additional electricity capacity, as UK Power Networks announces the results of its latest flexibility tender.

20th April 2023
Pioneering power project sees office blocks cutting costs and carbon

Office blocks across London and beyond could hold one of the keys to helping manage energy costs and enable decarbonisation.

29th March 2023
EV owners in charge thanks to app from UK Power Networks and

Electric car owners can stay in charge even if there’s a power cut, thanks to innovation from UK Power Networks and

Eco Innovation
29th March 2023
Solar-powered electric cars get go-ahead in Northumberland

As part of its ambition to cut carbon emissions in half by 2025, Northumberland County Council has appointed energy specialists, UK Power Networks Services, to design and build a £3mn infrastructure upgrade to its main staff car park in Morpeth, including 120 new EV charge points.

11th January 2023
UK Power Networks launches £14m power upgrade in East Ham

Investment is underway on a pioneering £14 million project to upgrade power supplies for thousands of residents in East Ham.

Eco Innovation
5th December 2022
UK Power Networks to save bill payers £400 million

UK Power Networks has launched its biggest Flexibility Tender yet, to free up energy capacity across the network to connect more renewables and low-carbon technologies such as electric cars, and save bill payers £400 million by 2028.

11th July 2022
£102m investment to future-proof network

UK Power Networks is this year making an investment of more than £100m in its electricity networks, serving communities across London, the East and South East of England.

Alternative Energy
19th April 2022
Movie makers help boost net zero

London locations favoured by the TV and movie industry will be among the first sites in the capital to get permanent electricity connections as part of the UK’s biggest Green Recovery programme.

Alternative Energy
1st July 2021
Solar farm boom in east of England

Renewable energy is booming in the east of England after an ‘extraordinary’ five months when connection approvals for new solar farms more than doubled in energy capacity compared to same period last year.

Alternative Energy
22nd June 2021
Trial paves the way for new renewable energy market

Innovative trials on the South East’s electricity network have set the foundations for a world-first short-term market for renewable energy sources. Power Potential - a joint project between National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and electricity network operator UK Power Networks – is demonstrating how wind and solar farms can dynamically feed in power to provide voltage control services to balance the system and help the gri...

21st April 2021
Software unlocks potential for thousands of EV chargers

Smart technology could pave the way for tens of thousands of EV chargers to be easily installed across the UK. An innovation trial by network operator UK Power Networks has shown for the first time that more than 500 electric vehicles chargers could be connected around a single electricity substation, using new technology rather than building new cables and substations.

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