Jun 5, 2018 - Final stage of Lewes power upgrade
The final stage of a £2million investment in electricity supplies in Lewes gets underway this week.
May 24, 2018 - Breaking the taboos around dementia
May 24, 2018 - Thousands of electricity workers take action on dementia
Thousands of electricity workers have discovered new ways to help customers living with dementia through Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme.
May 2, 2018 - Mock substation spreads play safe message
A simulated electricity substation is coming to Detling this week to teach children about the potential dangers of messing around with electricity.
Feb 9, 2018 - Celebrating diversity at graduate jobs fair
UK Power Networks recruiters are at National Student Pride’s graduate careers fair this weekend promoting jobs in the industry that makes everything tick.
Feb 5, 2018 - Social isolation is top of the agenda for power network
Local authorities, charities and business from across the East are discussing the growing issue of social isolation with the UK’s biggest electricity distribution network operator, at a stakeholder engagement roadshow today (Monday).
Jan 23, 2018 - UK Power Networks to trial Electric Vehicle to Grid projects
UK Power Networks is part of a consortium that has won £11m government funding for four electric vehicle demonstration projects as part of a series of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) innovation bids.
Jan 11, 2018 - Councillors glimpse a vision of cleaner, greener, local energy of the future
Local councillors from across London, the South East and East of England are today (11 January) taking the opportunity to discuss the energy systems of tomorrow at UK Power Networks’ inaugural Local Government Forum.
Jan 10, 2018 - £2.1million power boost in Sutton
Residents in Sutton are to benefit from a £2.1 million investment to improve the local electricity network.
Nov 30, 2017 - UK Power Networks gets green light for trial to connect more electric vehicles
UK Power Networks is to trial a revolutionary way of managing spare electricity network capacity that could save customers £271million by 2030 and cut more than 448,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by 2030.
Nov 23, 2017 - Careers that light up the city
Young people in London will get a taste for a career in electricity at Skills London, the biggest jobs and careers event for 15-24 year olds, this week.
Nov 15, 2017 - UK Power Networks announces value for money and excellent reliability for customers
The UK’s biggest electricity distributor today released its Annual Review 2016/17 charting its best performance across many fronts, delivering excellent network reliability and greater value for money for 8.2 million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England.
Nov 7, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message for children in Broxbourne
Safety advisors are in Broxbourne teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.
Nov 3, 2017 - Power company warns people to take care on Bonfire Night
UK Power Networks is urging people to switch on to potential electrical hazards when letting off fireworks or setting up bonfires.
Oct 12, 2017 - Hurricane-force power troupers remember 1987
Thirty years ago the South East was devastated by its worst storm in living memory.
Oct 9, 2017 - Power firm re-routes underground cables at largest man-made nature reserve in Europe
An electricity firm is investing more than £1million re-routing underground cables on land which is to be flooded to create a bird sanctuary.
Oct 6, 2017 - Great Storm’s anniversary brings back powerful memories of East’s blast from the past
Memories remain vivid for power workers who battled the hurricane of October 1987 - which still resonates today as the ultimate blast from the past.
Sep 27, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message for West London children
Safety advisors will be in West London next week teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.
Sep 25, 2017 - Give As You Earn’ scheme picks up charity award
Caring staff donate £50,000 in a year to help UK Power Networks’ scheme achieve bronze award
Aug 17, 2017 - UK Power Networks gives major boost to flexible renewable energy
UK Power Networks is calling on energy resources to offer their services to support the distribution network during periods of high electricity demand. Until now, such contracts were used to support the national power system, and rarely on the local network.
Aug 16, 2017 - Take care when you pitch up this summer
With the school holidays now in full swing and the August bank holiday on the horizon, many will be looking to pitch their tent in the countryside or set out on the open road in their caravan.
Aug 10, 2017 - Pioneering community project helps cut energy use
A study of hundreds of households living in one of London’s most deprived boroughs has shown they can cut household energy consumption using new smart metering and energy efficiency solutions.
Jul 27, 2017 - UK Power Networks rewarded for excellent engagement
UK Power Networks has been recognised for the second consecutive year for its work with stakeholders and vulnerable customers, by industry regulator Ofgem.
Jul 26, 2017 - Fly high – but fly safe this summer
Kite flyers are being urged to enjoy their pastime safely this summer and be aware of overhead power lines.
Jul 25, 2017 - UK Power Networks backs small-scale electricity storage
UK Power Networks has launched a new fast-track application process for connecting small-scale electricity storage.
Jun 30, 2017 - UK Power Networks and National Grid launch major project to boost network capacity
UK Power Networks and National Grid are launching an innovative new service to enable more electricity generation across the South East of England.
Jun 29, 2017 - Powering down the Thames
UK Power Networks employees are taking to the water to raise over £15,000 for vulnerable children by rowing the River Thames for the Ahoy Centre charity.
Jun 28, 2017 - Safety lessons come to Kent County Show
Families can test their safety knowledge when they are tempted to retrieve a football from an electricity substation model at Kent County Show in Detling.
Jun 26, 2017 - Hove bright sparks spot electrical hazards
Hundreds of children from Brighton and Hove will be spotting electrical hazards in a model street scene next week as part of a Safety in Action event.
Jun 26, 2017 - Powerful safety lessons planned for Hitchin children
Safety advisors will be in Hitchin next week teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity at a powerful but fun safety event.
Jun 26, 2017 - Stars shine at industry awards
Outstanding employees at UK Power Networks who help deliver electricity across London, the East and South East, have been recognised at prestigious awards ceremonies.
Jun 26, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message in Gravesend
Hundreds of youngsters from across the Gravesend area will get a ghostly lesson from UK Power Networks’ staff about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.
Jun 22, 2017 - New electric vehicle connection guide for pioneering local authorities
The UK’s biggest electricity distributor has launched a new guide to help local authorities meet the growing demand for on-street charge points for electric vehicles.
Jun 22, 2017 - Fun safety events at county shows
Safety advisers are going to be out and about at county shows in Norfolk and Peterborough next week with powerful but fun safety events about the potential dangers of electricity.
Jun 20, 2017 - Wealden bright sparks spot electrical hazards
Hundreds of school children from the Wealden area will be spotting electrical hazards in a model street scene next week as part of a Safety in Action event.
Jun 19, 2017 - Power firm recognised for customer service to vulnerable families
Vulnerable people across London, the South East and East of England benefit from great customer service during power cuts or other electricity issues, according to national assessors.
Jun 15, 2017 - Power firm receives national recognition for its procurement services
Britain’s largest electricity distributor has been recognised for the way it obtains and buys goods and services.
Jun 13, 2017 - Ghosts come alive to deliver vital safety messages
Hundreds of school children from the Huntingdon area are to learn about the potential dangers of electricity next week
Jun 6, 2017 - Don’t let that cast be your last
With the coarse fishing season starting next week, anglers are being warned to take extra care near power lines.
May 23, 2017 - New gateway to careers in essential services
Do you fancy working in a fast moving and exciting sector which provides essential public services that make everything tick?
May 15, 2017 - Newhaven bright sparks spot electrical hazards
Hundreds of school children in Newhaven will be spotting electrical hazards in a model street scene next week as part of a Safety in Action event.
May 15, 2017 - Shining a light on dementia awareness
Britain’s biggest electricity distributor is rolling out a dementia awareness programme to thousands of staff as part of its commitment to becoming a dementia-friendly business.
Apr 24, 2017 - Electricity staff take play safe message to Kent schools’ show
Hundreds of young people will be learning about the potential dangers of electricity in Kent next week to teach them how to stay safe.
Apr 20, 2017 - Hove bright sparks spot electrical hazards
School children in Hove will be spotting electrical hazards in a model street scene next week as part of a Safety in Action event with volunteers from the electricity company.
Apr 14, 2017 - Electricity firm plays safe at schools’ farm and country show
UK Power Networks teams will be at the Suffolk Schools Farm and Country Show in Ipswich next week to show children how to stay safe.
Apr 10, 2017 - Power firm unlocks housing key
The UK’s biggest electricity network operator has announced a new scheme to help its employees looking to rent a new home.
Mar 21, 2017 - Proud pupils to get new running kit
The Henry Cavendish Primary School, Balham and Streatham has been awarded a £250 grant from UK Power Networks as part of the company’s Team Sport Awards Scheme.
Mar 20, 2017 - Bexhill bright sparks spot electrical hazards
School children in Bexhill will be spotting electrical hazards in a model street scene next week as part of a Safety in Action event.
Mar 17, 2017 - Graduates needed for essential infrastructure roles
Graduate have just days left to apply for jobs upgrading, expanding and innovating on Britain’s biggest electricity distribution network.
Mar 13, 2017 - School children in St Albans urged to stay safe
Hundreds of school children will be learning crucial safety messages at a powerful but fun event in St Albans.
Mar 13, 2017 - Crucial safety lessons for young people in Sudbury
Hundreds of school children will be learning crucial safety lessons at a powerful but fun event in Sudbury next week
Mar 8, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message in Epsom
Youngsters in Epsom will get a ghostly lesson this week from UK Power Networks’ apprentices about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.
Mar 7, 2017 - Bright sparks spot electrical hazards in Hastings
School children in Hastings will be spotting electrical hazards in a model street scene next week as part of a Safety in Action event.
Feb 20, 2017 - Energy staff name their charity of the year
UK Power Networks staff have named Age UK as their charity of the year.
Feb 16, 2017 - Contracts support £920m investment in electricity infrastructure
Britain’s largest electricity distributor has launched partnerships to help deliver £920million investment in the infrastructure that keeps the lights on in East Anglia and the South East.
Feb 15, 2017 - New service helps thousands to stay warm this winter
Thousands of struggling households have saved money on their fuel payments, thanks to a new partnership between UK Power Networks and Citizens Advice.
Feb 14, 2017 - Commendation for helping to reduce reoffending
Employees at UK Power Networks have received a new commendation from Suffolk’s Highpoint Prison for their voluntary work in helping to reduce risk of offending upon release.
Feb 14, 2017 - £15m boost for Greenwich’s electricity network
Electricity network operator, UK Power Networks, is developing a major new substation on Greenwich Peninsula as part of a £15 million investment in the area.
Feb 9, 2017 - UK Power Networks unites with energy and utilities industry to promote skills
UK Power Networks has united with 26 energy and utility companies to promote skills that support essential national infrastructure.
Feb 2, 2017 - UK Power Networks and National Grid reach key milestone to boost green energy
UK Power Networks has reached a major milestone in a research project that aims to integrate more renewable energy onto the electricity distribution network.
Jan 27, 2017 - Tech reliance has adverse effect on memory skills
A reliance on technology is taking its toll on people’s memories, with almost a third (30%) of Brits admitting theirs isn’t as good as it was five years ago – according to new research from the Energy Networks Association (ENA).
Jan 25, 2017 - Launch of new emergency pack for vulnerable customers
MPs and guests at the House of Commons have had a sneak preview of a new emergency pack that vulnerable customers can use in a power cut. The pack from the UK’s largest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, will help vulnerable customers to be prepared if there is a power cut.
Jan 20, 2017 - UK Power Networks welcomes opportunity to share learnings and contribute to a smart energy system
As electric vehicles, domestic energy storage and smart appliances are increasingly embraced by consumers, the country’s biggest electricity distributor is developing a smart, flexible energy system to help keep costs down for users.
Jan 11, 2017 - Shadow Transport Minister visits the UK’s largest electric bus garage
Shadow Transport Minister, Daniel Zeichner MP, visited the UK’s largest all electric bus garage in London’s Waterloo this week to find out more about innovative work to electrify London’s bus fleet.
Jan 9, 2017 - Focus on farm safety
Safety experts from electricity firm UK Power Networks will be urging farmers at the two-day Lamma agricultural show to take extra care when working close to power lines and other electrical equipment.
Jan 5, 2017 - Healthcare professionals invited to share offer of free patient help
Healthcare organisations are being asked to spread the word about free help available for vulnerable residents during power cuts.
Jan 5, 2017 - Working together to help communities
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) is working in partnership with UK Power Networks, which owns and maintains the electricity network in a large part of West Sussex, to identify households that we may be able to help and support.
Dec 29, 2016 - Suffolk sports receive funding boost
Three Suffolk sports clubs are celebrating after each receiving a £250 grant from UK Power Networks, as part of its Team Sport Award Scheme.
Dec 19, 2016 - Christmas cracker for charities
Christmas is a time of giving and I’m delighted to announce our employees raised over £34,000 this year for causes close to their hearts.
Dec 19, 2016 - UK Power Networks give Rudolph the night off
Our ‘big battery’ at Leighton Buzzard is big enough to charge an average smartphone over 1.2 million times, or give a talk time of approximately 1,800 years - but did you know it can store enough energy to give Rudolf and his reindeer pals the night off on Christmas Eve?
Dec 13, 2016 - UK Power Networks’ hat trick makes industry history
Dec 6, 2016 - Leading the way to alleviate fuel poverty
I was honoured to pick up a top award on behalf of UK Power Networks for our energywise project – an industry-leading scheme helping to brighten the lives of households that are struggling to pay their energy bills.
Dec 5, 2016 - Revolutionary green energy project could help transform London’s energy supply
UK Power Networks has been awarded funding for a cutting edge project that could pave the way for hundreds of megawatts of low-carbon energy to enter London’s power supply.
Dec 2, 2016 - Trailblazing storage project leads the way to low-carbon future
A trial of the largest grid-scale battery in Britain has proved it can potentially transform the energy grid and play a major role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy.
Nov 30, 2016 - Ofgem awards National Grid and UK Power Networks NIC funding in a step towards a Distribution System Operator
National Grid and UK Power Networks have received £9.5m in funding from Ofgem for trialling a market solution that will better manage distributed generation in a step towards a Distribution System Operator.
Nov 28, 2016 - Young footballers score team cash award
Thundersley Rovers U7s will soon be sporting new kit thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.
Nov 24, 2016 - Developing electronic ‘brains’ to deliver electricity quicker, greener and cheaper
Intelligent electricity networks which can keep the lights on more efficiently, will be in the spotlight for energy leaders this month.
Nov 18, 2016 - Intelligent energy project wins innovation award
A project to research technology that could avoid the need for costly upgrades to the electricity network, has been recognised at the Institute of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards.
Nov 9, 2016 - Deadline extended for apprenticeship opportunities
The deadline is fast approaching to apply for a place on UK Power Networks’ apprenticeship programme, supporting the national smart meter roll-out.
Oct 31, 2016 - Café puts savings and support on the menu
Families across Hastings are urged to visit the town’s Energy Café tomorrow to access practical free services and money saving advice.
Oct 26, 2016 - Poppy seller’s 40 years’ service
A dedicated poppy seller in Burgess Hill is marking his 40th anniversary as a volunteer for the annual Poppy Appeal, raising £25,000 for war veterans.
Oct 17, 2016 - Millions of people eligible for free help
As the clocks go back on October 30, and dark nights draw in, new research has revealed that only 12% of over 80s know that extra help is available during a power cut.
Oct 12, 2016 - Experts head to national summit on smart grids
Experts shaping the future face of Britain’s electricity networks have headed to Manchester this week to share their latest research with the industry.
Oct 5, 2016 - Cash boost to aid footballers’ health
Woodbridge Town FC is to get a new portable ultrasound machine thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.
Sep 26, 2016 - Huge transformers arrive at Crossrail’s Limmo Peninsula site
Two large pieces of heavy-duty machinery, with a combined height equal to a double decker bus, have been painstakingly moved into their new home on London’s Crossrail project.
Sep 13, 2016 - Our innovation is helping shape the future
As an innovation engineer, the Low Carbon Networks and Innovation (LCNI) conference in Manchester was the place to be last week. This annual three-day event is a great place to get a picture of how our sector will look in the future and the challenges ahead.
Sep 7, 2016 - Innovative technology releases extra capacity in electricity substations Sep 13, 2016 - Employee Volunteering Week
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.
A ‘power sharing’ trial has successfully piloted new ways to maximise output from existing electricity substations to continue delivering supplies for the lowest cost.
Sep 6, 2016 - New national phone line launched for power cuts
Power companies have worked together to launch a new national power cut phone line – 105 – to help people contact their local electricity network company.
Aug 23, 2016 - Wheels for meals to tackle food poverty
Families struggling to buy basic groceries in Hastings will have a new van coming to their aid.
Jul 20, 2016 - Anglers urged to cast eyes to the sky
Experienced and novice anglers alike are being warned to ‘Look Out, Look Up’ for overhead power lines, as National Fishing Month gets underway from July 22 to August 29.
Jul 7, 2016 - Elite safety accreditation for UK Power Networks Services “sets example in sector”
UK Power Networks Services staff are celebrating today after being awarded an elite safety accreditation.
Jul 4, 2016 - £500,000 upgrade for electrics supplying Tottenham Hale
Vital work to upgrade the ‘transformer room’ which powers Tottenham Hale Tube station on the Victoria line starts this month.
Jun 17, 2016 - Weed bashers tackle Himalayan balsam
Volunteers have waged war on an invasive weed plaguing woods and rivers in Warnham.
May 18, 2016 - Joining the fight against dementia
Hundreds of electricity workers have joined the battle against dementia today.
May 13, 2016 - Quiz our electricity experts at Utility Week Live
Britain’s largest electricity distributor will be tackling the industry’s ‘hot topics’ at Utility Week Live.
May 13, 2016 - Working with partners to fight fuel poverty
The South East’s electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, is joining talks with Amber Rudd MP in Hastings aimed at tackling fuel poverty.
May 10, 2016 - Powerful safety lessons planned for children in the East
School children are to learn about the potential dangers of electricity at powerful but fun safety events over the next few weeks.
Apr 28, 2016 - £20,000 power upgrade in Pulborough
UK Power Networks is replacing power lines in Pulborough to increase the reliability of electricity supplies for local homes and businesses.
Apr 27, 2016 - Gardeners and DIY-ers: Beware electricity cables
Warmer, longer days are usually the catalyst for keen gardeners and DIY-ers to get outside and carry our improvements to their gardens – but beware electricity cables!
Apr 12, 2016 - Staff choose four charities to receive cash boost
Employees at UK Power Networks have chosen four charities to be the company’s charities of the year.
Apr 12, 2016 - Wildlife garden takes root in Henfield
A new wildlife garden is being developed at Woods Mill nature reserve, Henfield, inspiring visitors to create gardens for wildlife.
Apr 12, 2016 - £4.6million cable renewal in Croydon
Eighty thousand customers are due to benefit from a £4.6million investment getting underway next week in south Croydon.
Apr 7, 2016 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message
Youngsters in Tunbridge Wells will get a ghostly lesson next week about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.
Apr 7, 2016 - Cash makes a splash in Sandwich
Water way to celebrate the new season at Sandwich Bay Sailing and Waterski Club.
Mar 28, 2016 - Powering down the Thames Mar 28, 2016 - Storm Katie round up
Over 123,000 of our customers were affected over the bank holiday weekend by Storm Katie which caused multiple cases of damage to overhead power lines across the South East and East
I felt joy when the news came that I would row the River Thames for the AHOY Meridian Pull Row Challenge on June 10.
Mar 15, 2016 - Free home energy advice sessions
Social housing tenants are being invited to join a new series of free home energy advice sessions.
Mar 11, 2016 - Young people in Bexhill urged to stay safe
School children will be learning from safety advisers in Bexhill about the dangers of fooling around with electricity, as part of a Safety in Action Scheme.
Mar 11, 2016 - Countdown to find our next apprentices
UK Power Networks has launched a search to find 15 bright young apprentices.
Mar 11, 2016 - Power workers swap keyboards for spades
Electricity staff will be helping the National Trust for a day at Knole in Sevenoaks.
Mar 9, 2016 - Twitter Q&A tackles your questions
Got a burning question for UK Power Networks’ customer services director, Matt Rudling?
Feb 24, 2016 - £40,000 power upgrade in Broadstairs
UK Power Networks is investing in a £40,000 project to increase the resilience and reliability of electricity supplies for residents and businesses in Broadstairs.
Feb 22, 2016 - New crash mat for judo club
Members of a judo club in Bedfordshire will be in for a softer landing when they get their new crash mat thanks to a grant from UK Power Networks.
Jan 25, 2016 - Powerful safety lessons planned for children in Hertford
Schoolchildren in Hertford are to learn about the potential dangers of electricity at a powerful but fun safety event next week.
Jan 12, 2016 - Pioneering energy storage project shaping energy networks of the future
The trial of the largest battery of its type in Britain is proving large-scale storage can be economically viable and make electricity networks more efficient, one year after its official launch.
Dec 8, 2015 - Working together to help communities
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) is working in partnership with UK Power Networks, which owns and maintains the electricity network in a large part of West Sussex, to identify households that we may be able to help and support.
Nov 30, 2015 - Power company launches groundbreaking Alliance
Nov 11, 2015 - Littlehampton cable upgrade begins
A £550,000 power upgrade is under way in Littlehampton to further strengthen the electricity network and meet future power demand.
Oct 21, 2015 - Shaping the message through partnership
It is not unusual for companies to work with charities. In fact it is becoming increasingly popular as a way for companies to reach out to their customers. UK Power Networks is no exception to this, and we have positive working relationships with a number of charities working across our geographic footprint.
Oct 21, 2015 - Round up from our first ever tweetathon Oct 21, 2015 - Caring for customer roadshows
I took part in the first of a series of ‘Caring for Customers’ roadshows where we’re touring to promote our Priority Services Register. This was the first time we have tried anything like this so it was a bit of an experiment really.
Last week we ran our first ever tweetathon and what a success it was!We followed our engineers around the streets of London, South East and East of England tweeting live updates to our followers.
Oct 15, 2015 - Pledge to support our armed forces heroes
Former services personnel are being supported into life in ‘civvy street’ by Britain’s biggest electricity distribution company.
Oct 12, 2015 - £400,000 flood defence work completed
Work has been completed to help protect a large electricity substation at Peldon from potential flooding, and so maintain reliable electricity supplies to residents.
Oct 12, 2015 - £1.6million investment boost for Sandy – and its bats!
A £1.6million project to help boost electricity supplies for residents Sandy has had an additional benefit for some of its other inhabitants – a family of bats.
Oct 8, 2015 - Electricity upgrade project begins
UK Power Networks is investing £3.7million in a major upgrade to the electricity network benefiting thousands of customers in the Byfleet and Guildford areas.
Oct 6, 2015 - Powerful safety message for Eastbourne schoolchildren
Safety advisers are in Eastbourne this week with powerful but fun safety lessons for primary school children about the potential dangers of electricity.
Sep 30, 2015 - Boost for London’s young jobseekers
Six major businesses in the capital have joined forces to tackle youth unemployment in London.
Sep 14, 2015 - Powerful safety lessons planned for Norfolk
Safety advisers are at the Norfolk Showground with powerful but fun safety lessons for primary school children about the potential dangers of electricity.
Sep 10, 2015 - Powerful safety lesson for Crawley schoolchildren
Hundreds of school children in Crawley will be learning from safety advisers about the dangers of fooling around with electricity.
Sep 9, 2015 - Ofgem award for successful delivery of innovation projects
Ofgem has rewarded UK Power Networks for successfully delivering two flagship electricity network innovation projects on time and under budget.
Sep 7, 2015 - Powerful safety lessons planned for Stevenage
Safety advisers are visiting Stevenage this month with powerful but fun safety events for 10 and 11-year-olds about the potential dangers of electricity.
Sep 1, 2015 - Time to quiz the director
The man in charge of customer service for power supplies across London, the East of England and the South East wants to hear from you!
Aug 13, 2015 - Power workers help club kick start their season
A team of volunteers from UK Power Networks, the company that keeps London’s lights on, recently spent the day at Clapton FC as part of the clean-up operation to get their home ground, the Spotted Dog Stadium, ready for the new season.
Aug 10, 2015 - Powerful but fun safety lessons planned for CAMJAM 2015
Safety advisers and volunteers from UK Power Networks will be on hand to provide powerful but fun safety messages to the thousands of scouts and guides at this year’s CAMJAM.
Jul 20, 2015 - School’s out for summer – so play safe!
Thousands of school children start their summer holidays this week and safety advisers are urging them to enjoy it safely.
Jul 8, 2015 - Sensory garden transformed by volunteers
A sensory garden serving people with dementia near Maidstone was transformed this week.
Jul 7, 2015 - Dad’s online appeal to feed hungry families Jul 8, 2015 - New videos show how power is restored
Helpful short films which can be viewed on mobile devices during a power cut, are being broadcast by UK Power Networks - the company which delivers electricity to homes and businesses across London, the East of England and South East.
A dad’s online appeal to prevent families going hungry in Hastings has gained hundreds of supporters.
Jul 6, 2015 - Investment will boost electricity to Downham Market
A £2million project to help boost electricity supplies in Downham Market has now been completed.
Jun 29, 2015 - Netball club scores £250 sporting grant
Grundisburgh Netball Club will be catching the eye of their opponents when they step out in new matching kit thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.
Jun 29, 2015 - Powerful safety lesson for Cobham schoolchildren
Hundreds of schoolchildren in Cobham will be learning from safety advisers about the dangers of fooling around with electricity.
Jun 26, 2015 - Staff raise more than £6,000 for Help for Heroes
An annual golf and fishing event organised by UK Power Networks staff has raised more than £6,000 for a Colchester-based charity.
Jun 23, 2015 - Climate change hackathon studies London’s electricity consumption
Bright young minds have been turning Low Carbon London research data into climate change solutions as part of a global environmental ‘hackathon’.
Jun 17, 2015 - Why haven't I got electricity when my neighbour has?
Our electricity network is designed in such a way that different properties are often supplied by different electricity cables.
Jun 17, 2015 - How do I get reconnected after a fire or a flood
Having to deal with the consequences of a fire or flood can be extremely stressful.
Jun 12, 2015 - Kent engineer picks up prestigious industry award
An engineer from Strood who works for UK Power Networks, the company that keeps the lights on across the South East, was today presented with the prestigious Long Service Award, at the annual Utility Week Stars Awards.
Jun 1, 2015 - Walthamstow youngsters get a different kind of lesson
Hundreds of schoolchildren in Walthamstow will be learning from safety advisers about the dangers of not taking care around electricity.
May 26, 2015 - Suffolk school children urged to stay safe
Next week is national Child Safety Week* and safety advisors will be out and about teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.
May 21, 2015 - Need to pay electricity bills or replace lost meter keys?
UK Power Networks is not an electricity supplier. That means we cannot deal with any issues concerning your electricity bill, meter readings or lost meter keys.
May 21, 2015 - Who is my electricity supplier?
If you’ve recently moved house or you’re about to move into a new property you may be wondering who supplies the electricity and who the electricity bills are paid too.
May 12, 2015 - London’s power company picks up top City award
UK Power Networks, the company that keeps the capital’s lights on, has received the prestigious Gold award at the City of London’s annual Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme Awards 2015 (CCSS).
May 12, 2015 - It’s a knockout as boxing club bags sporting grant
Harlow Amateur Boxing Club has bagged some new weight training equipment thanks to a sporting grant from UK Power Networks.
May 11, 2015 - Barking and Dagenham children urged to stay safe
Safety advisors are out and about in Barking and Dagenham over the next few weeks teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.
May 1, 2015 - Bake sales for Nepal earthquake appeal
Electricity staff showed their support for Nepal’s earthquake victims today.
Apr 28, 2015 - Power firm partners with charity to make vital information accessible to deaf people
UK Power Networks, the company that keeps the lights on across London, The South East and East of England, has launched a partnership with the Royal Association for Deaf people, (RAD), with a host of new services.
Apr 27, 2015 - Dance club raves over £250 sporting grant
A world class dance group in Suffolk is celebrating a £250 windfall to buy mirrors for their dance studio.
Apr 22, 2015 - Caring company earns wellbeing award
Initiatives to support a healthier and happier workforce have seen an electricity company recognised in a national award for a third time.
Apr 16, 2015 - Power workers break fund raising record
Power workers are celebrating a record year of fund raising for their favourite charities.
Apr 16, 2015 - Powerful safety lesson for Tunbridge Wells youngsters
Hundreds of schoolchildren in Tunbridge Wells will be learning from safety advisers about the dangers of fooling around with electricity.
Apr 14, 2015 - Powerful safety message for children in Suffolk
Safety advisors are out and about in Suffolk next week teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.
Apr 9, 2015 - £524,000 project to upgrade Newick’s electricity network
More than half a million pounds is being spent to increase the reliability of electricity supplies in Newick.
Apr 1, 2015 - Public safety team are out and about
Delivering our safety messages to our customers is what we are all about and there is no better way of doing that than by having a chat and giving them an opportunity to talk to us in person. As a team we attend and support numerous public safety events all over our patch. It’s National Women in Engineering Day 2015 and at UK Power Networks it’s a campaign that runs all year long to make sure we attract and retain the country’s top engineering talent.
Apr 1, 2015 - Love thy neighbour - Community is at the heart of future energy
How will you use your energy in the future? Today, most of us are passive consumers. However, things are changing. The way we consume, generate and use our electricity is being shaped by the rise in new technology such as smart meters along with the rapid rise in renewable energy generation and domestic energy storage, putting you firmly in charge of how and when you use energy.
Apr 1, 2015 - Teaching our safety messages at CamJam
Scouts and Guides numbering in their thousands had camped overnight at Huntingdon racecourse, and come 10am when the sun came out, they started roaming the site in pairs and small groups hungry to be entertained!
Apr 1, 2015 - A Spotlight on our own West End cast
A year ago, UK Power Networks opened our brand new Central London hub based in the heart of the West End. This was a key element of our London Business Plan, and I was very fortunate to have been appointed as the manager of this new team.
Mar 23, 2015 - Power firm launches new ‘Ask the Expert’ surgeries Apr 1, 2015 - National Women in Engineering Day 2015
Today we are celebrating everything we do to support women in engineering. It’s National Women in Engineering Day 2015 and at UK Power Networks it’s a campaign that runs all year long to make sure we attract and retain the country’s top engineering talent.
Specialists at energy firm UK Power Networks are developing the ‘Ask the Expert’ service by introducing one-to-one surgeries for customers who need technical advice on their electrical connections.
Mar 13, 2015 - Power workers pile up the pounds for Comic Relief
Head and beard shaves, cake bakes, face painting, dress down days, pyjama days – and even men dressing as women - were all ways in which power workers raised money for Comic Relief today.
Mar 11, 2015 - Youngsters urged to stay safe
Safety advisers are to meet hundreds of school children in St Albans to teach them about the potential dangers of electricity.
Mar 9, 2015 - Final call for apprenticeship scheme
Time is running out to apply for a place on UK Power Networks’ apprenticeship programme.
Mar 5, 2015 - Cash boost will mean a brighter future for Essex sight charity
An Essex charity which supports blind and partially-sighted people has been boosted by a £10,000 grant.
Mar 4, 2015 - Latest generation of self-healing power system is a world first
New technology will help UK Power Networks restore electricity supplies quicker after power cuts.
Mar 4, 2015 - Powerful safety message for children in Breckland
Hundreds of school children from the Breckland district will be learning about the potential dangers of electricity next week.
Mar 4, 2015 - Inspiring tomorrow’s engineers at science fair
Students will have a chance to meet electrical engineers from the company which keeps the lights on across a quarter of Britain at next week’s Big Bang fair.
Mar 3, 2015 - Power company gives green charity a helping hand
A Sutton charity which helps communities reduce carbon emissions is celebrating thanks to a cash grant of nearly £10,000.
Mar 2, 2015 - Young people in Mildenhall urged to stay safe
Safety advisers are in Mildenhall this week teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.
Feb 23, 2015 - Grant will help vulnerable people tackle fuel poverty
A project which offers energy advice and home visit services to vulnerable people in Hertfordshire has been expanded thanks to a cash grant from UK Power Networks.
Feb 20, 2015 - Bakers rise to a marathon challenge
Energy workers made raising money for UK Power Networks’ marathon team a piece of cake today.
Feb 19, 2015 - Fund is a powerful boost for school’s solar panels bid
A Suffolk school is on the way to saving energy and slashing its carbon footprint thanks to a £9,000 cash boost from a power firm.
Feb 18, 2015 - Charity cash boost will focus on rural aid
A Sussex charity which supports socially-isolated older people in rural areas is celebrating a cash boost.
Feb 18, 2015 - New home visiting role in Enfield
A new home visit service to help those most at risk of fuel poverty is being offered by Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau thanks to a cash grant from UK Power Networks.
Feb 11, 2015 - 2015: A look back
As we approach the end of the year I always like to take a step back and reflect on events of the past 12 months, and it’s certainly great to be able to say that the reliability of power supplies is going from strength to strength.
Feb 11, 2015 - Amber Rudd MP visits our training centre
We were really pleased that Energy Secretary, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, was able to visit our training centre in Sundridge last month. She was there was there for a guided tour of the centre which trains apprentices to maintain and repair underground cables (jointers), overhead power lines (linesmen) and electricity substations (fitters).
Feb 11, 2015 - Claiming compensation due to a power cut
Even though power cuts are rare they can, and do, happen for a variety of reasons. For example severe weather conditions or another contractor damaging our underground cables could cause a loss of power.
Feb 11, 2015 - Power supplies upgraded in Maida Vale Feb 11, 2015 - Planning for a flood
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.
Work to upgrade the electricity network in Maida Vale and Paddington started this week.
Jan 23, 2015 - Trials pave the way to save money and help cut the capital’s carbon footprint Jan 29, 2015 - Biggest battery in Europe
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.
Futuristic blueprints to help cut London’s carbon emissions were published today by UK Power Networks, the company which keeps the city’s lights on.
Jan 9, 2015 - Helping school leavers climb the career ladder
A power firm has been helping Eltham students prepare for the world of work.
Dec 29, 2014 - Swimming club splashes out on a gala thanks to sports award cash
Competitive swimmers from Norfolk have enjoyed taking part in a swimming gala with a little help from UK Power Networks.
Dec 15, 2014 - Minister welcomes trial of pioneering energy storage project
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd MP has today welcomed the start of trials at the largest electricity storage facility of its type in Europe.
Dec 5, 2014 - Innovative electricity project awarded £3.3million
UK Power Networks has been awarded £3.3million towards an IT project to manage demand on the electricity network in East Kent.
Nov 20, 2014 - A wise way for women to step into the world of engineering
Inspirational women from the world of engineering are taking part in a special workshop this weekend to encourage girls to consider it as a career.
Nov 20, 2014 - Pioneering energy storage project to share key findings from smart commercial arrangements
UK Power Networks has signed two pioneering commercial agreements as part of the research and development of its Smarter Network Storage facility.
Nov 13, 2014 - Get ready for winter with services to help customers
UK Power Networks, which runs the electricity network across the South East, London and East Anglia, has today launched a new helpline number for customers to call when they need to, as part of its services to help customers this winter.
Nov 10, 2014 - Powerful safety message for young people Nov 11, 2014 - Prepared for a powerful future
Eight bright young sparks have gained their Higher National Certificate in power distribution after more than two years of combining study and hands-on training with UK Power Networks.
Safety advisers are going to be out and about in Lowestoft teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.
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