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Energy innovations recognised at green industry awards

Pioneering innovations in electricity by UK Power Networks have been recognised at Europe's most prestigious and high profile green business awards.

From Press releases - 30 June 2017 12:00 AM

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The 10th Business Green Leaders Awards were held on Wednesday and celebrated the progress that the UK's green business community has made as sustainable business models and clean technologies have become mainstream.

UK Power Networks’ innovation team were awarded with Sustainability Team of the Year at the awards whilst the groundbreaking Flexible Urban Networks - Low Voltage Project won Green IT Project of the Year. Innovation Engineer Alex Jakeman was also Highly Commended in Young Sustainability Executive of the Year.

The innovation team serves as a research and development unit for Britain’s largest electricity network operator and works to ensure that the electricity distribution network is an enabler of, and not a barrier to, a low carbon transition.

UK Power Networks were also finalists in five other categories including:
• Innovation of the Year Kent Active System Management (KASM)
• Green Infrastructure Project of the Year - Domestic Energy Storage and Control (DESC)
• Energy Efficiency Project of the Year – Energywise
• Young Sustainability Executive of the Year - Ismini Dimitriadou
• Young Sustainability Executive of the Year - Alex Jakeman

Ian Cameron, head of innovation at UK Power Networks, said: “We are proud to be recognised for the progress and success of our innovation in energy technology and sustainability at the Business Green awards. Our innovations are helping to bring to life brilliant ideas to facilitate our transition towards a low carbon economy whilst also helping deliver real value to our customers.”
 
After UK Power Networks won the Utility of the Year award in 2016 its investment in people has also been acknowledged with other awards, including being named for three years running in the Sunday Times’ Top 30 Best Companies to Work For, in addition to receiving a second Gold Award from Investors in People.