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Biggest battery in Europe

Biggest battery in Europe

Posted on 12 March 2015 10:55 AM by lang01j

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I was lucky enough to attend the launch of one of our most exciting projects-the ‘Big Battery’, Smarter Network Storage, to give it its proper name. The project is at the beginning of a two year trial to see how technology can help us store electricity and have the ability to use it when we need it most. It is also the biggest of its type in Europe and has sparked a lot of interest in the media.

Protecting electricity supplies

Protecting electricity supplies

Posted on 1 May 2014 02:55 PM by BARBE1J

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One of the most critical situations for a company like us to contend with is protecting our power stations in flood hit situations. So this week I witnessed first-hand the excellent work our emergency planning teams are involved in when preparing for such incidents.

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Planning for a flood

Posted on 12 March 2015 10:55 AM by dalbe2b

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It’s my job to make sure UK Power Networks is prepared as well as it can be, for all sorts of natural - and manmade - problems which can hit our company, customers or equipment.

Let’s face it, it’s not every day you come to work and discover an Iron Age round house. I’m the project manager for a £30 million scheme to which will see underground cables laid between Ipswich and Felixstowe and then under the rivers Orwell and Stour to Shotley and Harwich.

Ronnie Barbour, currently presenting the morning show on BBC Essex, visited UK Power Networks training centre in Risby, Suffolk, to learn a bit more about the training our engineers go through and how we fix faults on the network.

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Sharing resources after stormy weather

Posted on 12 March 2015 10:55 AM by white3s

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Thirty-four of our staff recently returned from Scotland where they helped repair damaged electricity networks after hurricane-force winds.

Employee Volunteering Week

Employee Volunteering Week

Posted on 26 September 2016 04:22 PM by Spiby1P

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Our employees gave more time to volunteering last year than ever before. We spent over 5,000 hours working with 39 different organisations on a variety of tasks across London, the South East and East Anglia.

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Since Friday, we’ve seen exceptionally high winds and rain across all of the areas we cover (East of England, South East and London). This caused damaged to our overhead lines as they were brought down by trees, branches and other wind-borne debris

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When will we get power back to all customers?

Posted on 24 December 2013 04:47 PM by rudli1m

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When the storm struck last night, power was initially cut to about 300,000 customers but engineers restored it to most within two or three minutes. Our engineers then worked really hard in terrible weather conditions.

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I would like to reiterate that I am very sorry to everyone who was without power over the Christmas period following the storm that hit Britain, and thank you for your patience and understanding.



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