About us

We provide energy solutions which optimise existing assets. We integrate new technologies to deliver improved performance and commercial benefits.

About us overview
UK Power Networks Services’ response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues and restrictions remain across the UK in response to the rise in COVID-19 case numbers, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the public and our clients remains our top priority.

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Industries

Our clients include some of the highest profile public and private sector organisations with critical infrastructure in complex environments.

Our industries
How far will electricity take us?

Seismic changes are taking place in the energy supply industry. Some are obvious, like the EV charging points that are popping up around cities and some perhaps that are less so. More and more, UK Power Networks Services has been working with transportation clients to help them take advantage of new technologies and the energy transition, in particular, the decentralisation of energy networks. Head of Markets, Philip Heathcote examines the fundamental changes in the energy supply industry and the impact they are having upon transport.

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Solutions

We deliver safe, reliable and innovative bespoke energy solutions enabling our clients to concentrate on their core business.

Our solutions
How can I connect to the electricity network?

As an Independent Connection Provider (ICP), we understand that your new electricity connection needs to be delivered in a safe, reliable and cost effective way.

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Careers

Employing world-class engineers and professionals, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our people to deliver for our clients

Careers
National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Meet power apprentice Josh Pavey

9 February 2021: To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, power apprentice Josh Pavey, 20, from Basingstoke, describes his role with UK Power Networks Services, learning the skills that keep power supplies flowing to essential electricity infrastructure.

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Aviation

We provide power distribution and energy infrastructure solutions for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City, Luton and Bristol airports. We understand the challenges UK airports are facing.

Aviation

We provide power distribution and energy infrastructure solutions for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City, Luton and Bristol airports. We understand the challenges UK airports are facing.

UK airports are under enormous pressure to ensure they have the capacity to keep up with demand, which in turn affects the performance of the energy infrastructure that keeps them running around the clock. As they expand to meet these pressures, airports around the country are greeted with an opportunity to reap the benefits of an energy transition where the energy market is decentralising and there is a sharper focus on sustainability.

Our airports provide connectivity between the UK and the rest of the world – any impact to the seamless passenger journey has wide-reaching consequences. Ensuring a safe continuity of electricity supply is key to keeping passengers moving. Maintaining resilience, managing energy costs and reducing the carbon footprint is a delicate and complex balance that all airports are currently facing.

Case study

Manchester Airport

We relocated a substation from the middle of the aircraft taxiway to enable the airport’s expansion programme. The substation powers associated airfield ground lighting and airport communications.

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Supporting expansion

In 2017, UK airports handled more than 285 million passenger journeys. That’s an increase of 15 million from 2016 and demand for air travel is set to increase 50 per cent by 2035.

The impact of required expansion will have significant implications for the energy infrastructure strategy and operation of UK airports. As a provider of power distribution and energy infrastructure solutions for Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, London City, Luton and Bristol airports, we understand the challenges UK airports are facing.

Managing resilience and cost

A one-second power interruption can affect an airport’s operations for hours, if not days. Having an experienced strategic energy infrastructure partner enables airports to outsource the design, build, management, operation and maintenance of their electrical assets. This enables the airport to remove the risk associated with managing these assets themselves and to focus on their day-to-day core business and their customers.

Airports are looking to reduce their energy consumption year-on-year whilst amaintaing security of supply. This can be achieved through on-site renewable generation and battery storage, replacing lighting with LEDs and keeping energy consumption low as the expectations of customers, retailers and airlines are increasing.

Case study

Heathrow - West Intake Substation

We designed, procured and installed 33/11kV transformers and 33kV feeder cables to replace the existing assets which had reached the end of their operational life.

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Reducing carbon emissions

Sustainability is particularly important for airports, with many having ambitious targets for carbon reduction. Many have introduced electric vehicles into their airside fleets and are offering electric vehicle charging services to their customers across their car parks and to public transport operators.

New technologies, such as electric vehicle charging and energy storage, and on-site generation will enable airports to achieve carbon emission and environmental targets.

Our solutions

How can I ensure network resilience?

When power is lost or the quality of supply is reduced, even for a short time, unexpected downtime can cost your business dearly, affecting business continuity and damaging your reputation.

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How can I achieve my sustainability ambitions?

The UK has committed to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It has set an ambitious legal target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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