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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.

From Press releases - 1 June 2017 12:00 AM

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The awarding of ISO 55001 certification, to the company which owns and maintains the overhead lines, underground cables and substations which distribute electricity to eight million customers, recognises efficiency and effectiveness across all departments.

As one of the first electricity distribution companies to obtain this new asset management standard, UK Power Networks’ asset management systems and processes were scrutinised by external auditors.

The auditing process took place from the start of this year across the company’s three networks culminating in the presentation of the certificate for demonstrating best practice to a world-class standard.

Planning, designing, operating or building assets on the electricity network, along with the variety of supporting governance, information and reporting processes, all help to ensure the networks provide power supplies to local residents that are safe, and 99.99% reliable.

Barry Hatton, director of asset management for UK Power Networks, said: “This is a significant achievement for the company and important formal recognition for our approach to the management of assets across the business.

“To be successfully certified against the new international standard is recognition of the excellent work we do in managing the regulated network to the best value for our customers and stakeholders.”