About us

We work with you to solve your energy challenges through innovative solutions, delivering resilience, cost efficiency and sustainability

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Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum
Power crew’s flying visit lifts museum

14 June 2022: Fifty staff from UK Power Networks Services donated their time to a speedy makeover of the memorial garden, outdoor seating areas, visitor pathway and service courtyard of the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire.

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Sustainability

Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step  towards Net Zero
Enabling Port of Felixstowe to take major step towards Net Zero

6 June 2022: UK Power Networks Services has won a contract to take the UK’s largest container port, and one of the largest in Europe, a step closer to Net Zero.

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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
High Speed 1
High Speed 1

We were commissioned to design, construct, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure of HS1, the UK’s first major railway constructed in over a century and its first high-speed railway. The project was delivered on time and on budget, within a contract that extends for 50 years after the start of railway operation.

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Designing and preparing for future mobility

Train Tunnel Lights

The future of mobility is here and in the next decade we expect to see a significant amount of change in the way we design, fuel and use our transport. We are already seeing companies like Virgin, carry out the first human passenger test of their Hyperloop capsules, capture the public’s imagination by giving them an insight into what the future of travel and mobility might look like.

While Hyperloop travel may still seem like science fiction and has many years of testing and hurdles to overcome before becoming a reality, the truth is we are already making significant strides towards sustainable, future-ready mobility.  

Many train networks around the world are now running solely off electricity, while in the UK we are already testing battery and hydrogen powered trains. Electric planes for regional interconnection are no longer a distant dream and a significant amount of work has already been completed to develop electric ferries. 

While the energy infrastructure behind these innovative and sustainable modes of transport does not grab headlines, it is an essential foundation for their future success. We believe while designing and preparing for future mobility, we must address the 5Cs: 

Capacity

The rate and duration for which the energy has to be delivered drives the energy infrastructure requirements. 

Cost

The price tag of the infrastructure has to be kept within economic boundaries in order for the commercial business case to work. 

Carbon

In order to meet net zero carbon targets, it is vital we ensure that we are energising the new system from zero-carbon resources. 

Consistency

The solution has to be highly reliable and safe to use, consistently providing the desired results. 

Compatibility

The solution should be useful for a number of vehicles types, from different manufacturers and of varying size.  

The transport sector plays an important role in our lives. It boosts economic growth, brings employment and business opportunities and binds us together as one nation. Benefiting from the advancements in digitisation and data sharing, renewable energy resources, alternative fuel options including battery storage and hydrogenautomation and connectivity like 5G, we can develop mobility services that are safe, secure and carbon free by design. 

With changing employment opportunities, healthcare needs, tourism and social interactions, the demand for transport is also expected to change. Through our track record of carrying out projects with railways, ports and airports, not only we have recognised the 5Cs but we have also developed innovative designs and solutions to address different challenges. By adopting a people-centric approach, making the best use of available technologies and addressing the 5Cs, we can truly meet the overall needs and expectations of the future of mobility. 

Find out how we can help you develop an energy infrastructure strategy, or get in touch with one of our team for more information.

 

Rahul N. Desai, Senior Consultant

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