Jun 13, 2018 - Multi-million pound investment for Stowmarket
A £7.2million project to boost electricity supplies for homes and businesses across Stowmarket has been completed.

Jun 8, 2018 - Electrical safety message for farmers at Duxford event as harvest approaches
UK Power Networks teams will be on hand at Cereals 2018 in Duxford starting next week to urge farmers to take care around electrical equipment.

Jun 6, 2018 - Playground makeover delights Burham school
A playground makeover welcomed children returning from half term holidays at Burham CofE Primary School this week.

Jun 6, 2018 - Community support in focus at Ipswich event
Electricity workers at UK Power Networks’ office in Ipswich have held two Partnership Days to forge closer connections with the communities they keep the lights on for.

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.

Jun 1, 2018 - London tunnel project scoops best infrastructure award
UK Power Networks, who keep the lights on in London, the South East and East Anglia, scooped Best Infrastructure Award for industry-leading work on a new cable tunnel, at last week’s London Institute of Civil Engineers Awards.

May 30, 2018 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message in Maidstone
Hundreds of youngsters from across the Maidstone area will get a ghostly lesson about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.

May 30, 2018 - Electrical safety message for Ipswich youngsters
UK Power Networks teams will be on hand at an education event in Ipswich starting next week to show youngsters how to stay safe around the electricity network.

May 25, 2018 - Electrical safety message for Welwyn Hatfield youngsters
More than a thousand youngsters from the Welwyn Hatfield area will be taught about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment during an education event next month.

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 18, 2018 - Electricity workers have the power to keep learning
Britain’s biggest electricity distributor invested over £700,000 last year in work-related qualifications to help staff to climb the career ladder and improve customer service.

May 15, 2018 - Budding farmers receive powerful advice
Agricultural students at Hadlow College, Tonbridge, will receive a powerful lesson in avoiding injury or death from farm equipment accidentally striking power lines.

May 14, 2018 - Pensions team step up fight against dementia
Pensions staff at UK Power Networks in Crawley laced up their walking boots and trekked across the South Downs to raise over £2,300 for Dementia Support.

May 4, 2018 - Expert employee goes the extra mile – and wins again!
Making sure roadworks run smoothly and finish on time, has helped a Londoner to scoop an award for Best Utility Representative in London for the second year running.

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.

Apr 27, 2018 - UK Power Networks ramps up technology to help wheelchair users
Roadworks can mean roadblocks for many disabled people and other pedestrians with limited mobility - because traditional kerb ramps present an insurmountable barrier.

Apr 16, 2018 - Dad’s marathon bid for youth awards
A dad from Guildford is making final preparations for his first London Marathon.

Apr 13, 2018 - Camden’s homeless inspire marathon runner
A Camden man is running his first London Marathon to help tackle homelessness in the capital.

Apr 13, 2018 - Nerves run rife ahead of marathon
Nervous energy is building for a Medway runner ahead of the London Marathon.

Apr 12, 2018 - Website relaunched with industry’s first live power cut tracker
UK Power Networks’ new website includes the electricity industry’s first power cut tracker - enabling customers to track engineers’ progress to restore electricity supplies, in the same way as a parcel delivery.

Apr 12, 2018 - Marathon puts a spring in engineer’s step
An engineer from Andover who felt out of breath running to the end of his road was inspired to run his first London Marathon for families with disabled children.

Apr 11, 2018 - New look scene at Cley as project to remove power lines completed
A North Norfolk coast beauty spot has a dramatic new look after a major project to remove overhead power lines was completed on time.

Apr 6, 2018 - Electrical safety message for Suffolk youngsters at Ipswich fair
UK Power Networks teams will be on hand at the School Farm and Country Fair in Ipswich to show youngsters how to stay safe around the electricity network.

Mar 29, 2018 - Power firm volunteers add helping hand to Ipswich charity garden project
Volunteers from the country’s biggest electricity company made a new set of planters for an Ipswich charity’s garden space then created a path to make them accessible for all.

Mar 28, 2018 - Power network reveals next steps toward a smart future
UK Power Networks’, the UK’s largest electricity distribution network, has revealed the next steps in its plans to transform its network into a smart, flexible grid.

Mar 23, 2018 - Top Kent football team win cash for new kit
Artois United Football Club in Tonbridge will be sporting a new team strip after a helping hand from local electricity network UK Power Networks.

Mar 22, 2018 - Football team net a sports award
A football team in Charing Heath has won a sports award for new goal nets.

Mar 21, 2018 - Pylon illuminations project to shed light on Dame Caroline’s legacy
An electricity pylon in Three Bridges is being illuminated today in memory of a local suffragette who left a lasting legacy on electrical engineering.

Mar 15, 2018 - Utility Networks combine to put all information in one place for householders
A group of utility partners has launched a new handbook designed to keep householders safe and save them money.

Mar 14, 2018 - Retiring director figures a future of finance and smart grids
The retiring director of Britain’s biggest electricity distribution firm has spoken of the rapid changes ahead in the business which keeps the lights on for 18 million people.

Mar 14, 2018 - Folkestone athletics club picks up fourth award
A Folkestone athletics club providing training for promising young athletes has scooped a £250 sports award from local electricity firm, UK Power Networks.

Mar 8, 2018 - Electrical safety message for St Albans youngsters
More than a thousand youngsters from across St Albans will be taught about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment during a fortnight-long education event.

Feb 23, 2018 - Power company named most improved in top 25 places to work
The UK’s largest electricity distribution network, UK Power Networks, has been named as the most improved company in the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For list.

Feb 22, 2018 - Hadleigh runners see the lights after power company donation boosts safety
Runners from Hadleigh Hares athletics club will enjoy a brighter future when out running on country lanes after a donation from UK Power Networks.

Feb 16, 2018 - UK Power Networks Services on board to transform power infrastructure for Manchester Airport
Today UK Power Networks Services signed a contract to provide vital power infrastructure services for Manchester Airport, the UK’s third busiest airport, a key project to help deliver its £1 billion transformation programme.

Feb 16, 2018 - Power lines to be removed to improve the picture at scenic Cley
Work is underway on a major project to remove overhead power lines to improve the landscape and views at a North Norfolk coast beauty spot.

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 8, 2018 - Never stop learning says power firm’s retiring HR director
After more than 35 years in the HR profession, Chris Degg has this month retired from what he calls the ‘best job I’ve ever had’.

Feb 7, 2018 - Bright future for Rougham Table Tennis Club
Rougham Table Tennis club members can step out of the shadows following a donation from UK Power Networks for new lighting.

Feb 7, 2018 - Powerful safety message delivered to future farmers
Farmers of the future are learning about the potential dangers of getting too close to power lines as part of their agricultural courses.

Feb 5, 2018 - Dad’s loving care rouses firm’s support
A Wokingham dad inspired colleagues at UK Power Networks to fundraise for blood cancer research charity Bloodwise.

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 29, 2018 - Larkfield ladies soccer team win cash for kit
Teenagers at Larkfield Ladies Football Club are celebrating after winning a sports award.

Jan 29, 2018 - Touch football team scoops cash award
A Touch Football club called Hot Custard based in Wandsworth, is set to get new playing shirts thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Jan 26, 2018 - Skills boost for new power recruits
The UK’s biggest electricity distributor has taken on a set of new engineering recruits to help keep the lights on for millions of people.

Jan 25, 2018 - Power of teamwork helps charity’s football boots appeal
Colchester staff from the country’s biggest electricity company are showing the power of teamwork to support a local charity collecting football boots for African youngsters.

Jan 23, 2018 - Sports grant to help boost netball umpire numbers
A netball team in Ipswich is to use a sports grant to train team members as umpires because there aren’t enough available to officiate at games.

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 17, 2018 - Emotive new film urges farm workers to take care near overhead power lines
Agricultural workers across East Anglia and the South East are being urged to stay safe around overhead electricity lines in a new hard-hitting film released today.

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 11, 2018 - Team bowled over by support
A cricket club in Brighton has won a £250 sports award from UK Power Networks.

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.

Dec 29, 2017 - Energising communities across the East
The country’s biggest electricity distributor UK Power Networks has completed a hugely successful year of connections across the East of England.

Dec 28, 2017 - Grant buys life-saving equipment
A sports club in Watersfield has a new defibrillator thanks to local fundraising and a sports grant from UK Power Networks.

Dec 28, 2017 - Vital funds delivered by power workers
Staff from the country’s biggest electricity distributor UK Power Networks have completed a year of fundraising for a range of causes.

Dec 22, 2017 - Renewable energy powers a low-carbon Christmas
The growth of renewable energy has seen more than 4.5 gigawatts of wind and solar power connected to the local electricity networks in the South East and East of England – enough to power a low-carbon Christmas.

Dec 20, 2017 - Engineer fixes classic 1980s electric vehicle
A Sinclair C5 housed at Amberley Museum is working again for the first time in years, thanks to an engineer from the local electricity firm.

Dec 19, 2017 - Award for world-class procurement services
UK Power Networks has joined an elite group of a dozen companies worldwide recognised for the way it obtains and buys goods and services.

Dec 18, 2017 - Volunteers help maintain ancient woodland
Volunteers from an electricity firm have been helping to maintain an area of ancient woodland in Ipswich.

Dec 15, 2017 - Help for a habitat rarer than the rainforest
A heathland habitat, which is rarer than the rainforest, received a helping hand from electricity workers in the UK’s newest National Park.

Dec 14, 2017 - Swim club splashing out on new equipment
A Norfolk swimming club has received a donation from the UK’s biggest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks.

Dec 11, 2017 - Hastings charity founder named 24/7 legend
The founder of a charity in Hastings that helps to stop food waste and feed struggling families was honoured at a prestigious London awards ceremony.

Dec 11, 2017 - £2million power boost in Lewes
A £2million electricity investment is underway in Lewes, boosting power supplies to thousands of homes and businesses.

Dec 11, 2017 - Singer hangs up his mic for a career of note
A star of the reality television show, Stage School, is starting a career with Britain’s biggest power distribution company.

Dec 8, 2017 - Rugby team bag cash award
Bexley RFC have been able to improve their training drills thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Dec 7, 2017 - Volunteers’ efforts bring Xmas cheer to nursing home
Volunteers from the country’s biggest electricity company helped residents get into the Christmas spirit when they visited Stowlangtoft Hall nursing home.

Dec 6, 2017 - ‘Self-healing’ technology helps electricity network get ‘winter ready’
Homes and businesses across the East, South East and London are benefitting from new technology which is helping reduce the length of power cuts to record lows ahead of the winter storm season.

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 29, 2017 - £2.5million ‘eye in the sky’ to help keep power supplies reliable
Helicopter patrols are helping to keep electricity supplies in East Anglia safe and resilient for millions of homes and businesses.

Nov 24, 2017 - High-tech kit to help keep the lights on this winter
Technology inspired by Google Street View is being used to undertake inspections of remote overhead power lines, to help keep power supplies resilient.

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 22, 2017 - UK Power Networks branches out into more tree cutting to be ready for winter
Homes and businesses are benefitting from UK Power Networks’ tree cutting programme which reduces the chance of power cuts happening this winter.

Nov 22, 2017 - Sports cash helps young rugby players tackle training
Saracens Amateurs RFC Under 13s are set to get new training equipment thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Nov 17, 2017 - Power company steers staff towards safe driving
The UK’s biggest electricity distributor is marking Road Safety Week by driving home its message about safe driving among its employees.

Nov 17, 2017 - New graduates keeping the lights on
Eighteen graduates have started essential jobs in their communities, keeping the lights on.

Nov 17, 2017 - Power workers turn painters for homeless charity
Volunteers from the country’s biggest electricity company showed the power of teamwork to transform the ease of access to a garden space for a local charity.

Nov 17, 2017 - Netball club scores new training coach
Kings College London Alumni Netball club, based in Brixton, have been able to fund a new training coach thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

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 14, 2017 - UK Power Networks Services celebrates 10 years powering High Speed 1
UK Power Networks Services is celebrating ten years as High Speed 1’s electrical infrastructure partner today (14th November 2017) on the 10th anniversary of High Speed 1 and the important contribution it has made to this vital national asset.

Nov 10, 2017 - Youngsters bowled over by power company’s help
Youngsters at a Fakenham indoor bowling club are on a roll after receiving a donation from UK Power Networks.

Nov 9, 2017 - Electricity staff celebrate customer service award
Acting on instant customer feedback has earned UK Power Networks’ call centre in Ipswich a prestigious customer service award.

Nov 8, 2017 - Trowse views transformed
A section of the Norwich skyline is boasting a dramatic new look for the winter season after completing a major transformation.

Nov 8, 2017 - Power worker honoured for raising £100,00 for charity
Caring Stuart Varney had no idea when he organized a sponsored walk ten years ago that he would end up raising £100,000 for local charities over the next decade.

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 7, 2017 - Chatham girls net cash for new kit
A girls’ football team in Chatham has scored a £250 sports award from UK Power Networks Services.

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.

Nov 1, 2017 - Sports cash provides shelter for young rugby players
Hadleigh Rugby Club’s U14s will no longer have to brave the elements in between matches anymore thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Oct 26, 2017 - Power firm prepares customers for winter
As the clocks go back on 29 October, and dark nights draw in, UK Power Networks has been holding roadshows in London, Colchester and Canterbury to help provide the best possible service to its customers.

Oct 26, 2017 - Power firm’s tenancy loan scheme helps concerned worker locate new home
James Fallon faced being left without a roof over his head after his private landlord closed the door on him remaining in his rented home.

Oct 25, 2017 - Bug hotel now open for bookings at Kesgrave school
Volunteers from the country’s biggest electricity company went back to school to help spruce up areas inside and out for the youngest pupils there to enjoy.

Oct 25, 2017 - Sensory room gets a makeover in Crawley
A sensory room was given a fresh lick of paint by volunteers from UK Power Networks.

Oct 23, 2017 - Diversity champion awarded for powerful work
A power firm worker from Sevenoaks has won a diversity accolade in recognition of her excellent work as a diversity and inclusivity champion over the past year.

Oct 17, 2017 - Apprentices celebrate success at the House of Lords
Fifteen UK Power Networks’ apprentices attended a celebratory event at the House of Lords to mark the 100th Trailblazer apprentice to pass the new employer-led assessment standards.

Oct 13, 2017 - Poppy seller’s award for services to charity
A dedicated Burgess Hill poppy seller was honoured for 40 years’ service at More Radio’s Mid Sussex Awards.

Oct 12, 2017 - Shirine puts people first to claim customer service accolade
A power firm worker from Ipswich has won a customer service accolade in recognition for how she helps people who call in with enquiries.

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 - Young footballers kick off season with new kit
Beccles Town FC’s U8s team have kicked off the new season with new kit and equipment thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

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 29, 2017 - Volunteers’ efforts bear fruit for wildlife charity
Employees from UK Power Networks’ offices at Bury St Edmunds and Potters Bar spent a day picking apples at Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve

Sep 28, 2017 - Power firm travels down its own Electric Avenue
UK Power Networks marks National Customer Service Week with Electric Avenue – a set of fun soap-opera style animations to aid staff training

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 - Powerful safety lessons planned for Hemel Hempstead children
Safety advisors will be in Hemel Hempstead 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

Sep 25, 2017 - Power capacity boost through innovation
A UK-first trial has been launched that will save connections customers millions of pounds, and free up about 95MW of additional capacity for renewable energy to feed into local electricity networks.

Sep 25, 2017 - Volunteers take a walk on the wild side
Volunteers from UK Power Networks’ offices in Maidstone and Crawlthe have been helping to spruce up a wildlife park in Kent.

Sep 21, 2017 - Power workers gain dementia insight
Today is World Alzheimer’s Day and UK Power Networks is marking this by continuing its rapid progress towards becoming a dementia-friendly business.

Sep 15, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message for Norwich youngsters
More than a thousand youngsters from across South Norfolk will be taught about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.

Sep 15, 2017 - Power firm to help protect birds at RSPB nature reserve
UK Power Networks is working with Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to remove a stretch of overhead lines at a Cambridgeshire nature reserve.

Sep 1, 2017 - Fifteen apprentices climb ladder of opportunity
Fifteen apprentices are starting careers with Britain’s biggest power distribution company.

Sep 1, 2017 - Live twitter Q&A on UK Power Networks’ transition to a Distribution System Operator
UK Power Networks’ asset management director will take part in a live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday 5th September from 1-3pm to discuss and answer questions on UK Power Networks’ transition from a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to a Distribution System Operator (DSO) and what this will mean for our customers.

Aug 30, 2017 - Safety in numbers as record numbers engage with power company’s messaging
More people than ever before in the areas covered by UK Power Networks have learned the importance of staying safe around electricity during the past year.

Aug 24, 2017 - Anti-woodpecker filler solves headache for utility company
The British population of Great Spotted Woodpeckers has more than doubled in 20 years, presenting an unusual problem for utility companies.

Aug 24, 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 18, 2017 - Interns scale new heights in their career ambitions with UK Power Networks project
UK Power Networks has welcomed two college students to undertake a summer safety challenge for the electricity distribution company.

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 15, 2017 - New season, new gear for young footballers
Trimley Red Devils Junior Football Club are to receive new training equipment thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Aug 15, 2017 - Cat rescued by engineers after climbing electricity pole
Mittens the cat has definitely used up one of his nine lives after getting stuck up an electricity pole in Manea, Cambridgeshire.

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.

Aug 10, 2017 - Power company helps football team hit its funding goal for new equipment
Youngsters at Bedfordshire football club AFC Shillington will enjoy the net rewards of a donation from UK Power Networks on the eve of the new Premier League season.

Aug 2, 2017 - Duo show staying power with 80 years’ service
Expert power workers in Hertfordshire who have clocked up 80 years in the industry between them have had their long service recognised by employer UK Power Networks.

Aug 1, 2017 - Woodland transformed for wildlife by volunteers
Volunteers have transformed an overgrown woodland in Ringmer into a welcoming wildlife habitat.

Jul 31, 2017 - Staff raise more than £5,000 for Prostate Cancer UK
A men’s cancer charity is set to benefit after an annual golf day and dinner raised more than £5,000.

Jul 28, 2017 - Eco-friendly garden opened in Henfield
A new eco-friendly garden has been created at Woods Mill nature reserve in Henfield to inspire visitors to adopt eco-friendly lifestyles.

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.

Jul 21, 2017 - UK Power Networks drives forward school reading bus after pupil’s personal appeal
A handwritten letter by a school pupil to UK Power Networks has prompted a substantial donation to help steer a school library bus back on course.

Jul 19, 2017 - 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 18, 2017 - Engineers drill under the River Orwell in a £30 million scheme to boost power supplies
Expert engineers have begun drilling under the River Orwell in the latest phase of a multi-million scheme to boost power supplies to south Suffolk and north Essex.

Jul 13, 2017 - New electric vehicle guide helps pioneering fleet operators get into gear
A new guide to help businesses electrify their commercial fleets, has been launched by the UK’s biggest electricity distributor at the LoCITY roadshow.

Jul 12, 2017 - Farmers urged to take care around electrical equipment
Farmers will be looking to make the most of the fine weather as the harvest season approaches – but working in agriculture comes with dangers too.

Jul 11, 2017 - Museum’s new home for rare electricity collection
A rare historical collection at Amberley Museum tracing the development of electricity in Britain has received a boost from Britain’s biggest electricity distributor.

Jul 11, 2017 - Power firm staff train to be Dementia Friends
Every member of the HR team at UK Power Networks has been specially trained as a Dementia Friend, following a huge increase in people with the condition joining the company’s Priority Services Register.

Jul 7, 2017 - Olympic legacy continues for energetic employees
To celebrate the London anniversary games, UK Power Networks employees, who keep the lights on in London, the South and the South East, are learning from Olympians how to boost their energy levels and general wellbeing.

Jul 6, 2017 - UK Power Networks gets into gear with UPS® to deliver more electric vehicles.
UK Power Networks and logistics company UPS are set to increase the number of electric vehicles operating from one of central London’s biggest depots by almost 50% - after being awarded funding of £3 million to help improve London’s air quality.

Jul 4, 2017 - UK Power Networks team happy to muck in for young farmers club
A team of workers at UK Power Networks were more than happy to muck in and help as volunteers at a local young farmers club.

Jul 3, 2017 - Hockey club scoops cash award
Youngsters at Upminster Hockey Club are set to get new training equipment thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Jul 3, 2017 - Project map is first of its kind in the UK
The country’s largest electricity distributor, is the first in the industry to launch an online map showing where over 100 miles of overhead cables have been undergrounded.

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 30, 2017 - 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.

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 29, 2017 - Dolphins closer to splashing out on new sound system after donation
Youngsters at Thetford Dolphins Swimming Club have sound reasons for welcoming a donation from UK Power Networks.

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 28, 2017 - Bury St Edmunds schoolchildren urged to be bright sparks and learn electricity lessons
Schoolchildren in Bury St Edmunds will be spotting electrical hazards in a model street scene as part of a safety event with volunteers from an electricity company.

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 - Helping all creatures great and small
Electricity workers spent a day helping to save hedgehogs and clean elephant paddocks at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury.

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 23, 2017 - Team put best foot forward a million times for charity
A team of colleagues at UK Power Networks have each clocked up a remarkable million steps inside three months to raise funds for charity.

Jun 23, 2017 - South London bright sparks have engineering brought to life
Virtual reality headsets and real life career stories will inspire students at a South London school to consider careers in engineering, on Women in Engineering Day.

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 21, 2017 - UK Power Networks mark Armed Forces Day by outlining career opportunities for ex-military
A former Royal Engineer from Dover has outlined how he has reconnected with civilian life through building a career in the electricity industry.

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 16, 2017 - Ipswich bakers rise against dementia
Electricity workers turned up the heat on dementia by raising £285 from a bake sale.

Jun 16, 2017 - Crawley bakers rise against dementia
Electricity workers turned up the heat on dementia by raising £170 from a bake sale.

Jun 16, 2017 - Volunteers bring animal magic to sanctuary
Volunteers have worked some ‘animal magic’ on an animal sanctuary in Findon today.

Jun 16, 2017 - UK Power Networks named Utility of the Year
UK Power Networks has won a second Utility of the Year award.

Jun 16, 2017 - Power worker faces her biggest challenge
A power worker from Crawley will be powering through the biggest challenge of her life this weekend in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Jun 15, 2017 - UK Power Networks launches new partnership with Suffolk Family Carers
UK Power Networks has marked Carers’ Week by launching a major new partnership with Suffolk Family Carers.

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 13, 2017 - Helping people to breathe easy during power cuts
Electricity firm, UK Power Networks, is urging people with breathing difficulties to sign up to a confidential register to receive free support during power cuts.

Jun 9, 2017 - Second gold for Britain’s largest power network
Britain’s largest electricity distributor has received a second gold award from Investors in People.

Jun 9, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message in Stowmarket
Hundreds of youngsters from across Suffolk will be taught about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.

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.

Jun 1, 2017 - Volunteer shows off her super powers in national Volunteers Week
A power worker from Sittingbourne is drawing on all her superpowers during national Volunteers Week to organise a superhero-themed campsite for 100 beaver scouts.

Jun 1, 2017 - UK Power Networks achieves certification to international standard
UK Power Networks has received international recognition for the way it manages, maintains and upgrades its infrastructure across London, the East and South East.

May 26, 2017 - Pylons and overhead lines to be removed from Norwich skyline
Work is set to get underway to remove 15 pylons and 4.5km of overhead lines from the Norwich skyline.

May 26, 2017 - Ipswich schoolchildren urged to stay safe
More than a thousand youngsters from across Ipswich will enter a fake substation to demonstrate in a safe way the very real dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.

May 26, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message in Welwyn Hatfield
Hundreds of youngsters from across southern Hertfordshire will be taught about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment.

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 18, 2017 - Study boost for aspirational employees
During Learning at Work Week (May 15-21) employees at the UK’s largest electricity distributor are signing up for courses.

May 17, 2017 - Engineers complete three peaks challenge for lung charity
Eight engineers from Essex have tackled the three highest mountains in the UK to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.

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.

May 11, 2017 - Girls net sports grant to go on tour
Two teams from a Colchester football club bagged the top awards at a youth football tournament, with a little help from UK Power Networks.

May 8, 2017 - Ghosts bring alive vital safety message in Tunbridge Wells
Hundreds of youngsters from across the West Kent area will get a ghostly lesson from UK Power Networks’ staff about the dangers of getting too close to electrical equipment

Apr 27, 2017 - Innovative road surface is streets ahead
An innovative way to reduce timescales for roadworks is being trialled in Kent by UK Power Networks.

Apr 26, 2017 - Powering a renaissance at Battersea’s iconic Power Station
A major milestone has been reached in a £42 million project to bring new electricity supplies into the heart of the Battersea Power Station development.

Apr 25, 2017 - Second phase of £30million scheme to boost power supplies and improve views
Engineers are set to start the next phase of a multi-million pound scheme - including drilling under the rivers Orwell and Stour – to boost power supplies in south Suffolk and north Essex.

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 28, 2017 - No jumpers for goalposts for Kesgrave Kestrels
Kesgrave Kestrels U9s have new goalposts at their training ground thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Mar 22, 2017 - Tolworth Scouts scoop funds for curling set
A scout group in Tolworth has won a £250 grant for a curling set for their Beavers.

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 15, 2017 - Electricity firm in top 30 best places to work
UK Power Networks has been named one of the top large companies to work for in the country for the third successive year.

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 - Former tank driver to climb ladder of opportunity
In the run up to the tenth National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10), a Woodford man is embarking on a career with the UK’s biggest power distribution company.

Mar 7, 2017 - Former electrician to the stars to climb ladder of opportunity
In the run up to the tenth National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10), a Flitwick man is embarking on a career with the UK’s biggest power distribution company.

Mar 7, 2017 - Shoeburyness man to climb ladder of opportunity
In the run up to the tenth National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10), a Shoeburyness worker is embarking on a career with the UK’s biggest power distribution company.

Mar 7, 2017 - Rainham man to climb ladder of opportunity
In the run up to the tenth National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10), a Rainham man is embarking on a career with the UK’s biggest power distribution company.

Mar 7, 2017 - How times have changed for apprentices
Joe Freezer has seen many changes during his long career helping to keep the lights on for customers in London, South East and East of England - for the last 51 years.

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.

Mar 2, 2017 - Keeping the lights on gains pair prestigious awards
Sterling efforts to keep the lights on for millions of homes and businesses, have won two UK Power Networks employees national accolades.

Feb 27, 2017 - Power lines removed from beauty spot
One of the most famous landscapes immortalised by artist John Constable has been improved thanks to a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

Feb 21, 2017 - Magnificent seven climb ladder of opportunity
In the run up to the tenth National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10), seven ambitious trainees are embarking on careers with the UK’s biggest power distribution company.

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 16, 2017 - Benfleet apprentice qualifies with distinction
An electricity apprentice from Benfleet is the first trainee in the country to qualify with a distinction in the new employer-designed Trailblazer Apprenticeship ‘Power Networks Craftsperson’.

Feb 16, 2017 - Heart-felt reunion with four-legged friend
An injured dog was reunited with its relieved owners after it was spotted straying onto a main road in Limehouse.

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 10, 2017 - Agencies work together to keep vulnerable residents safe and warm
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, local utility providers and Warm Homes Health People have joined forces to help keep residents in a Suffolk village safe and warm.

Feb 10, 2017 - MP sees behind-the-scenes at award-winning battery project
South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous has visited Britain’s largest grid-scale battery project – the double award-winning* Smarter Network Storage facility in Leighton Buzzard.

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 9, 2017 - Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and UK Power Networks lead the charge on electric cars
Streetlights connected to UK Power Networks electricity network in Kensington and Chelsea have been converted into charge points for electric vehicles – a first for central London.

Feb 7, 2017 - Liz’s marathon challenge in Dad’s memory
Liz Nicolaou is taking on the biggest challenge of her life – running a marathon in memory of her Dad.

Feb 7, 2017 - Faster and cheaper flexible connections offered to East Anglian electricity generators
A flexible connections service from UK Power Networks that connects renewable energy to the electricity network faster and cheaper has been extended across East Anglia.

Feb 3, 2017 - Fire services highlight power cut help
A pioneering community partnership between UK Power Networks and local fire services is increasing public awareness of a service for vulnerable customers during power cuts.

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 31, 2017 - Live twitter Q&A launches call to action on vulnerable customers
UK Power Networks’ customer service director will launch his fifth live Twitter Q&A tonight with a passionate public call to action on the Priority Services Register.

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 16, 2017 - Partnership helps keep communities safe, warm and well
Teams from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and UK Power Networks called on homes in Franklands Village, Haywards Heath, to offer home safety advice and to identify residents who may need extra help and support during a power cut.

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 29, 2016 - Don’t be left out in the cold, sign up today
With January regularly producing frost, ice and snow and being the chilliest month of the year in Britain, a power firm is urging people to be prepared.

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.

Dec 1, 2016 - Linesman braves the shave for cancer charity
A Bexley man waved goodbye to his hair and beard by shaving it all off to raise £750 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dec 1, 2016 - Young athletes jump for joy thanks to grant
High jump training will be dramatically improved for the Junior Athletics Team at Folkestone Running Club, thanks to a £250 grant from UK Power Networks towards a new mat.

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 28, 2016 - Twinkle safely this Christmas
Ten top tips to ensure your Christmas lights twinkle safely this festive season have been issued by the country’s biggest electricity distributor 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 14, 2016 - Football club scores a grant
Nutley Football Club has been awarded a £250 grant from UK Power Networks to help provide new equipment for the under 11’s team.

Nov 9, 2016 - Cricket team is bowled over by grant
The Alternatives Cricket Club has been awarded a £250 grant from UK Power Networks as part of its Team Sport Award Scheme.

Nov 9, 2016 - Sea Scouts paddle to success
A new canoe is on the cards after the 4th Gillingham Sea Scouts was awarded a £250 grant from UK Power Networks.

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.

Nov 9, 2016 - Power lines removed from wildlife haven
Overhead electricity lines have been removed from Castle Marshes in Suffolk to not only improve the view but to help wildlife thrive.

Nov 7, 2016 - Alarming fire inspection sparks volunteers’ mission
When a routine inspection uncovered problems with the fire alarm system at 3rd Shoreham Sea Scouts the group faced an uncertain future.

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 28, 2016 - Electricity apprentices go for gold
Electricity apprentices will be going for gold through UK Power Networks new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).

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 19, 2016 - New graduates helping power millions of homes
Thirteen graduates have clinched top jobs in the electricity industry with UK Power Networks.

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 12, 2016 - Volunteers help the juice to flow on Apple Day
A team of volunteers was behind the apple juice which was flowing at Apple Day in Tewin Orchard, last weekend.

Oct 10, 2016 - Works starts on £30million scheme to boost power supplies to Suffolk and Essex
The foundations of an Iron Age round house have been discovered during work to lay two underground electricity cables and remove overhead lines to boost power supplies to Felixstowe, Shotley and Harwich.

Oct 6, 2016 - New equipment for aspiring Olympic gymnasts
Huntingdon Gymnastics Club is buying new pommel horse training equipment – with a little helping hand from UK Power Networks.

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.

Oct 4, 2016 - Fifteen power apprentices start learning and earning
Fifteen young power apprentices are going to be keeping the lights on in their new careers with the electricity distributor 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 23, 2016 - New director aims to win in era of change
Changes in the energy sector are creating exciting opportunities for a new director at one of Britain’s leading electricity infrastructure companies.

Sep 23, 2016 - Football club wins grant for green shoots
No more jumpers for goalposts for youngsters at a Luton football club - which has scored a “fantastic” cash boost.

Sep 21, 2016 - UK Power Networks appoints new Head of Customer Engagement
UK Power Networks has appointed Julie Minns as its new Head of Customer Engagement.

Sep 14, 2016 - New kit for Milton Ladies FC super subs
Milton Ladies FC’s super subs will be sporting new kit thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

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 13, 2016 - Archaeological discovery as £30 million project gets under way
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.

Sep 13, 2016 - Access All Areas: BBC Essex’s Ronnie Barbour visits our training centre
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.

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.

Sep 13, 2016 - Electric buses are breath of fresh air for London
A fleet of environmentally friendly buses is taking to the streets of London - with help from the company which delivers the capital’s electricity.

Sep 7, 2016 - Work pals team up to help Hospice
Two women who work together and have each experienced cancer in their families are teaming up to help a Hospice by walking miles at night in their pyjamas.

Sep 7, 2016 - Innovative technology releases extra capacity in electricity substations
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 24, 2016 - Keys to a better future
Prisoners intent on getting their lives back on track, have been given a boost by a local employer.

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.

Aug 16, 2016 - Cash boost to help Dagenham Air Cadets keep fit
A vital cash boost to help a squadron of young Air Cadets in Dagenham has been supplied by UK Power Networks.

Aug 15, 2016 - Cash prize bowls over village cricket club
A cricket club in Sevenoaks is celebrating a surprise cash boost to pay for new and improved training equipment for youngsters.

Aug 9, 2016 - Cash boost for Eastbourne martial arts
An Eastbourne martial arts club has won a £250 grant to buy new kit for youth members, who learn to walk away from street fights.

Aug 3, 2016 - Staff with staying power
Over 150 power workers who have clocked up over four or five decades in the industry have had their dedicated service recognised by UK Power Networks.

Aug 1, 2016 - Staff raise more than £7,000 for cancer charities
Two cancer charities are to benefit after an annual golf and fishing event organised raised more than £7,000.

Jul 29, 2016 - Tearful reunion with four-legged friend
A missing dog was reunited with its tearful owners by an electricity engineer in Croydon after it darted out in front of his van.

Jul 22, 2016 - Don’t always go where the Pokémon go this summer!
Pokémon Go fans should keep in mind that chasing the cute monsters around real world locations may lead to dangerous places involving electricity.

Jul 22, 2016 - Volunteering at work pays safety dividend for kids
I have just spent a day volunteering at Leyton College in east London and it was such a rewarding experience. I want to encourage colleagues to use these two days a year, we get to do community work.

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 19, 2016 - New funds for Gillingham hockey club
A hockey club in Gillingham has won a £250 grant towards its new artificial pitch.

Jul 14, 2016 - Cash for Crawley cricketers – how’s that?
A youth cricket team in Crawley has been bowled over by a £250 sports award.

Jul 14, 2016 - Engineers install love nests for ospreys
Electricity engineers have installed love nests for ospreys along the Lee Valley Regional Park in Essex.

Jul 13, 2016 - Don’t come unstuck – hauliers urged
Accidental contact with overhead power lines can result in serious injury or even death, and today drivers of high vehicles are being urged to ‘Work Safe – Think Electricity’.

Jul 11, 2016 - First apprenticeship Standard graduation takes place in the House of Commons – Power Network Craftsperson Standard
The very first apprentices following a new employer designed apprenticeship standard graduated today at an event in the House of Commons

Jul 11, 2016 - No jumpers for goalposts at Potters Bar United
Potters Bar United has new goalposts at their training ground thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

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 30, 2016 - Cash for grassroots football boosts kids’ club
Young footballers are getting a “massive” boost after UK Power Networks awarded hundreds of pounds to pay for vital training equipment.

Jun 30, 2016 - £27 million electricity tunnel completed
New subterranean superhighway to power London

Jun 17, 2016 - Weed bashers tackle Himalayan balsam
Volunteers have waged war on an invasive weed plaguing woods and rivers in Warnham.

Jun 13, 2016 - Power firm prepares for customers of the future
Today’s uncertain political and economic landscape will give rise to a new breed of customer who is risk averse, according to new research launched this week.

May 25, 2016 - Landscape blossoms as power lines vanish
Power lines have been removed from a nature reserve in Cuxton famed for rare wild flowers.

May 25, 2016 - £3.7million scheme brings improvements for Billericay
Work has been completed on the final stages of a £3.7 million scheme which will not only make the electricity supplies of Billericay residents more robust but also improve their views.

May 20, 2016 - Electricity engineer wins top safety award
Electricity engineer Simon Deeley was last night named Power Safety Person of the Year.

May 18, 2016 - Volunteers build new playground equipment
Electricity workers have built new play equipment for nursery children at Chatsworth Infant School in Sidcup.

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.

May 9, 2016 - Catherine inspires young women engineers
Suffolk engineer Catherine Beresford has gained national acclaim, featuring in a nationwide hunt for top women engineers.

May 5, 2016 - NICE® way to reduce roadworks in Greenwich
An innovative trial to reduce the impact of roadworks has been completed in Greenwich.

May 3, 2016 - Director named in top 100 BAME business leaders
UK Power Networks director Patrick Clarke has been named in a list of the top 100 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) business leaders.

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 25, 2016 - Haven of help for vulnerable people
UK Power Networks is trialling the use of a community support team to provide on-the-ground assistance for the rare occasions when an area is without power for an extended period of time.

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.

Apr 5, 2016 - Firms empowered to drive forward with electric vehicles
Major fleet operators have received expert advice to help them make the switch to electric vehicles.

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

Mar 28, 2016 - Powering down the Thames
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 28, 2016 - Hastings Community Solutions to Fuel Poverty Workshop
I was very pleased to be invited by Richard Watson and Energise Sussex Coast to attend and speak at Hastings Community Solutions to Fuel Poverty Workshop.

Mar 24, 2016 - Top accolade for woman engineer
UK Power Networks’ Lynne McDonald has been named Engineer of the Year - Mechanical / Electrical in the prestigious Women in Construction Awards 2016.

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?

Mar 8, 2016 - Archery club on target with sports grant
Members of a Bedfordshire archery club are all a-quiver after receiving a £250 sports grant from UK Power Networks.

Mar 8, 2016 - New kit for Transplant Games team
New members of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital transplant games team will be fully kitted out when they take part in the annual event later this year thanks to UK Power Networks.

Mar 4, 2016 - UK Power Networks welcomes energy infrastructure report
The owner of Britain’s biggest operating energy storage system has welcomed today’s infrastructure report highlighting the role that battery storage can play in efficiently meeting future electricity demand.

Mar 2, 2016 - Powerful preparations for spectacled bear’s picnic
Electricity workers have spent three days at Port Lympne Reserve helping to ready an enclosure for the arrival of spectacled bears later this year.

Mar 1, 2016 - Beacon award for team behind power upgrade for London Underground
UK Power Networks Services has won a prestigious Beacon Award for its work upgrading power supplies for London Underground.

Feb 26, 2016 - Top 25 place to work for second year running
A local company has been named a top 25 place to work for the second consecutive year.

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.

Feb 11, 2016 - Bexley’s youth football team sport new raincoats
When it comes to saving money for a rainy day, Bexley Football Club has it covered!

Feb 10, 2016 - £6million scheme to remove overhead lines and pylons in Norwich
Work is set to get underway next week to remove 11 pylons and lay 18 kilometres of underground electricity cables in Norwich.

Feb 1, 2016 - Gillingham gymnasts win cash for a winter warm-up
A sports grant from UK Power Networks has helped make Gillingham Gymnastics Club’s new home warm and welcoming for young people this winter.

Feb 1, 2016 - Sports grant stops rabbits with a taste for nets
Furry cricket fans in Salfords with an expensive taste for practice nets have been sent packing, thanks to a sports grant from UK Power Networks.

Jan 28, 2016 - Electricity apprentice auditions on The Voice
Electricity apprentice, Sammy-Jo Evans, is performing to an audience of millions this weekend on BBC One’s The Voice.

Jan 28, 2016 - Cash boost brings new kit for rugby club
A Gillingham rugby club is sporting new kit thanks to an award from UK Power Networks.

Jan 25, 2016 - Sandgate Boules club hits the jackpot
A petanque team near Folkestone is celebrating after scooping a £250 grant from UK Power Networks to improve their competition area.

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 22, 2016 - Maidstone Cubs win a grant to ‘be prepared’ for sports
Cub Scouts in Maidstone have won a grant from UK Power Networks for sports equipment.

Jan 21, 2016 - Faversham footballers net cash award
A football manager in Faversham has won a grant from UK Power Networks for his club.

Jan 21, 2016 - Runner gains pounds for his club
….and vows to run 12 marathons in 12 months

Jan 13, 2016 - Rugby team bag cash award
A girls rugby team in Norfolk will be getting extra help with their tackling and mauling skills this season thanks to a £250 grant from UK Power Networks.

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.

Jan 12, 2016 - Energy secretary meets electricity apprentices
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, met electricity trainees in Sundridge to highlight the crucial jobs that exist in the industry.

Dec 15, 2015 - UK Power Networks wins second Utility of the Year award in quadruple win
UK Power Networks has won the prestigious Utility of the Year Award for the second time in four years.

Dec 14, 2015 - Liz runs 13 miles to work in aid of charity
Super slimmer Liz Nicolaou is putting her exercise regime to good use by running a half marathon to raise money for children’s charities.

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.

Dec 3, 2015 - Engineers rise to the challenge for Crowfield church
Restoration of a 600-year-old Suffolk church has been completed thanks to electricity engineers lending a helping hand.

Nov 30, 2015 - Power company launches groundbreaking Alliance


Nov 23, 2015 - No jumpers for goalposts at Holbrook Hornets
Holbrook Hornets FC has new goalposts at their training ground thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

Nov 23, 2015 - U11s rugby team bags sports grant
Biggleswade RFC U11s are set to get new kit bags thanks to a little help from UK Power Networks.

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.

Nov 4, 2015 - Power worker takes the ultimate charity challenge
A former soldier turned power worker is going back to his roots and will be taking part in the ultimate endurance race for charity.

Oct 27, 2015 - New tour kit for town’s Under 14s rugby players
When Hertford RFC Under 14s rugby players go on a season-ending tour to France next year they will be sporting new tops, thanks to UK Power Networks.

Oct 27, 2015 - Wildlife-friendly workout at Betchworth Quarry
Electricity workers spent a day at a Surrey quarry preserving a special habitat for flowers and insects.

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 - 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.

Oct 21, 2015 - Round up from our first ever tweetathon
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 14, 2015 - Boost for Bromley befriending service
A befriending service for older people in Bromley has received a £300 boost from UK Power Networks Services.

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 7, 2015 - First-of-a-kind aerial survey of overhead lines completed to help reduce power cuts
In what is believed to be the first survey of its type and the largest in the UK, all UK Power Networks’ overhead power lines across the East and South East have been surveyed by high-tech radar planes.

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.

Aug 10, 2015 - Cable reels find new home at community farm
Two cable reels are set to have a new lease of life at a community farm in Essex which is run for everyone especially those with health problems seeking to improve their quality of life and manage challenges they are facing.

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 20, 2015 - Kitchen kit donated to Scouts
Scouts will be cooking up a storm with their new kitchen utensils donated by a local power firm.

Jul 16, 2015 - Stroke survivor Lisa to run 5K for charity
Lisa Ashton never thought she would run a 5K race – but then she never thought she would suffer a stroke at the age of 39.

Jul 15, 2015 - Cash has athletes jumping for joy
Youngsters at a popular sports club have an extra spring in their step thanks to UK Power Networks.

Jul 8, 2015 - Sensory garden transformed by volunteers
A sensory garden serving people with dementia near Maidstone was transformed this week.

Jul 8, 2015 - Second accolade for supply chain excellence
UK Power Networks’ collaboration across its supply chain has won a second industry award.

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.

Jul 7, 2015 - Dad’s online appeal to feed hungry families
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 23, 2015 - Safety campaigner wins national award
A UK Power Networks’ engineering assessor whose workplace accident turned him into a tireless safety campaigner has won a national safety award.

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 9, 2015 - Power lines permanently ‘airbrushed’ from film set scenery
A Surrey landscape picked as a filming location for Nanny McPhee and War Horse has just undergone further improvements.

Jun 8, 2015 - Spring clean at historic Charleston
Electricity workers tackled a big spring clean at Charleston Farmhouse near Firle during Volunteers’ Week.

Jun 5, 2015 - Darren teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues
King’s Lynn man, Darren Cheadle has been working with West Norfolk Mind to teach people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be developing a mental health issue.

Jun 5, 2015 - Carpenter takes on heart-warming challenge in front of TV cameras
A big-hearted carpenter from Horsham gave up some of his spare time to help a disabled boy as part of a national TV show.

Jun 2, 2015 - Fishing club nets £250 sporting grant
Hadleigh and District Angling Society has landed a £250 grant to help in the upkeep of the fisheries it owns and leases in Suffolk.

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 29, 2015 - Why do we fix high voltage faults first rather than low voltage faults?
We always repair high voltage electrical equipment first, as this feeds a greater number of customers and our computer systems show us roughly where the damage is.

May 29, 2015 - How do you get power back on during a major incident?
We can restore some power supplies on our high voltage network by remote control from our control centre.

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 21, 2015 - Power company appoints new director
UK Power Networks has named Suleman Alli as its new director of strategy and regulation.

May 21, 2015 - What are the benefits of having a smart meter?
The company who you pay your bills to will be contacting you to install smart meters in your home.

May 21, 2015 - How do I get a smart meter?
Smart meters allow you to monitor electricity usage which makes it easier to understand how much electricity you’re using, allowing you to make smart choices.

May 13, 2015 - Power lines coming down at Chartham Downs
Electricity lines are being diverted underground at the foot of Chartham Downs near Canterbury to improve a nationally-important landscape.

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 29, 2015 - Power walker’s island challenge
It’s not the way everyone would choose to spend a relaxing bank holiday weekend.

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 23, 2015 - Crawley’s Anniversary Garden spruced up by volunteers
A new sensory garden has been created in Crawley’s Anniversary Garden with help from volunteers at an electricity company.

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 - Leading soccer team score new kit
Artois United Football Club in Tonbridge is ending the season on a high after scooping a £250 sports grant from electricity provider UK Power Networks.

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 9, 2015 - Power firm volunteers lend guides a hand
A team of volunteers from electricity firm UK Power Networks have helped revamp a Guide hut in Sheringham, Norfolk.

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 - Join me for a Live Q&A on the 5th September 2017
I will be answering questions about our transition from a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to a Distribution System Operator (DSO).

Apr 1, 2015 - Staff make a donation to Gambian school.
An education is sometimes taken for granted, so it’s humbling to visit an African school where kids see it as their way out of poverty.

Apr 1, 2015 - Building clouded leopard enclosures… out of electricity poles
Tucked away in the Kent countryside is a wildlife success story of international importance – so when we were asked to help out with an unusual request we leapt at the chance.

Apr 1, 2015 - My year in Worthing as a Business Connector
I’ve just completed a secondment in Worthing as a Business in the Community (BITC) Business Connector.

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 - Far from the usual drill as river team dig deep to engineer change
UK Power Networks is drilling under the River Orwell as part of multi-million pound boost to power supply in Suffolk and Essex

Apr 1, 2015 - Spreading the word about our Smarter Network Storage
I was in Rome last week sharing the knowledge about our Smarter Network Storage project based at a site in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

Apr 1, 2015 - A smart look at our smarter future – consultation extended to 29 September
Delivering the energy system that our future demands, and deserves, is creating significant change for all of us in the industry. At a time of change it important that we collaborate, listen and share.

Apr 1, 2015 - Notching up half a century in the electricity industry
I've just notched up half a century in the electricity industry. Here I look back over the last 50 years and how things have changed.

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.

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.

Apr 1, 2015 - Kingsway incident summary - April
Kingsway incident summary - April

Apr 1, 2015 - A day in the life a Jointer
I joined UK Power Networks when I was 20, following in the footsteps of my Dad and Grandad. I really do enjoy my job, no two days are the same.

Mar 31, 2015 - Energy workers help African schoolchildren
When energy worker Steve Winterton went on holiday with his headteacher wife, little did he know it would lead to a fund-raising drive at his Maidstone office.

Mar 30, 2015 - Cycling Connie raises hundreds for heart charity
Cycling fundraiser Connie Dickie battled the elements to complete the London to Reading bike ride and raise hundreds of pounds for a heart charity.

Mar 26, 2015 - Leopards programme in pole position
A breeding programme for endangered clouded leopards has become so successful that new enclosures are now needed – and a power firm has come to the rescue.

Mar 23, 2015 - Power firm launches new ‘Ask the Expert’ surgeries
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 - Ten tips for securing an apprenticeship
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Emma Barbour, Talent Acquisition Partner at UK Power Networks offers her top ten tips for securing an apprenticeship.

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 27, 2015 - First electricity distributor joins best big companies list
Employees have ranked UK Power Networks among the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for 2015 in the Sunday Times annual list.

Feb 24, 2015 - Cricket club bowled over by support
Bexley Cricket Club has netted a £250 sporting grant from UK Power Networks and is celebrating treble success in the award scheme.

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 - Sky views to get a powerful boost
Visitors to the North Norfolk coast will get even better views of the wide open skies the county is famed for, thanks to the removal of some overhead power lines.

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 19, 2015 - Toys are a thank-you to life savers
Power workers from Potters Bar have teamed up with a Hoddesdon family to raise money for the hospital which saved the life of their teenage son.

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 13, 2015 - Romantic rose can help build a better life for Cambodian children
Buying a rose was not just a romantic gesture for electricity workers in Suffolk today – it was also helping children in Cambodia.

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 - Celebrating our Top 25 workplace
UK Power Networks has been named a top 25 workplace for the second consecutive year.

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 - Life as an apprentice at UK Power Networks
This week is National Apprenticeship Week so I wanted to give you an insight into my working life as an apprentice at UK Power Networks.

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.

Feb 11, 2015 - Power supplies upgraded in Maida Vale
Work to upgrade the electricity network in Maida Vale and Paddington started this week.

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.

Jan 28, 2015 - Cash grant means training boost for footballers
Young footballers in Potters Bar are in for a training boost thanks to a cash grant from UK Power Networks.

Jan 28, 2015 - Splash of cash is an energy boost for village pool
Young swimmers in a Cambridgeshire village can continue to make a splash thanks to a cash award from a power company.

Jan 23, 2015 - Trials pave the way to save money and help cut the capital’s carbon footprint
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 20, 2015 - Tech boost for Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Electricity firm UK Power Networks has helped update the IT systems of Suffolk Wildlife Trust with a donation of ten computer screens.

Jan 19, 2015 - Sharing resources after stormy weather
Thirty-four of our staff recently returned from Scotland where they helped repair damaged electricity networks after hurricane-force winds.

Jan 9, 2015 - Helping school leavers climb the career ladder
A power firm has been helping Eltham students prepare for the world of work.

Jan 6, 2015 - Badminton club nets £250 sporting grant
St Ives Badminton Club have been kitted out in matching team tops with a little help from UK Power Networks.

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.

Dec 5, 2014 - Riverside views get a powerful makeover
A popular riverside beauty spot in the Broads is set to be transformed next week as three large steel pylons, which carry overhead electricity cables across the water, are taken down.

Dec 1, 2014 - Power firm staff help pick poppies at the Tower
As the iconic poppy display at the Tower of London gradually gets taken down, UK Power Networks volunteers have been taking part in a little bit of history.

Nov 24, 2014 - Role models inspire the next generation of female engineers and scientists
Budding engineers and scientists have had a taste of their potential future careers thanks to a special workshop aimed at encouraging girls into those professions.

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 17, 2014 - Power company’s green cost-cutter is a winner
A new electricity connections service which is already saving customers £21million has scooped a second industry award.

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 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.

Nov 10, 2014 - Powerful safety message for young people
Safety advisers are going to be out and about in Lowestoft teaching young people about the potential dangers of electricity.

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