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Who are UK Power Networks and what do we do?

Posted on 18 September 2013 12:24 PM by rudli1m

Welcome to our second blog. I thought a good place to start would be to explain who UK Power Networks are and what we do. I've worked here for 25 years now in a variety of operational and managerial roles so I'd like to think I know the business inside out now.

Put simply, we own and look after the electricity cables in London, the South East and East of England.

It's our job to ensure the electricity cables, substations and power lines bring power safely and reliably to homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and other public services.

You don't pay your electricity bills to us
Your electricity supplier is the company that you pay your electricity bills to -so companies like British Gas or Scottish Power (there are around 20 of these electricity suppliers in the UK). To deliver a service to you, these companies pay companies like UK Power Networks, to use our electricity cables and power lines.

What we can you help with:
We're the people to speak to if:

  • If you have a power cut
  • If you need to move or connect new electricity cables.
  • If you have a general enquiry about your electricity supply
  • For a full list of our services click here

The history of UK Power Networks
We have a diverse history. However what we do hasn't changed, we still take our responsibility of maintaining the electricity cables very seriously. I can personally say I've worked here for many years and so have many of my other colleagues.
EDF Energy Networks was acquired by the Cheung Kong Group in 2010 and renamed UK Power Networks. Before that we were previously known as:

  • London Electricity
  • London Electricity Board
  • Eastern Electricity
  • Eastern Electricity Board
  • South Eastern Electricity Board
  • 24 Seven Utility Services
  • EDF Energy Networks

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