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 a second period of lockdown restrictions is implemented across England 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
Designing and preparing for future mobility

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.

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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 reduce my energy costs?

Energy bills are set to continue to rise, with additional pressure coming from renewable energy levies and the scarcity of fossil fuels.

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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
The power of diversity and inclusion

Embracing diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative is critical for any organisation that strives for high performance.

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Utilising your energy toolbox to navigate the energy transition

Company budgets post COVID-19 will be under severe pressure and the need to reduce energy costs, ensure resilience and lock-in any carbon savings achieved through restricted working will be greater than ever.

The good news is that substantial savings are available to companies who make the right decisions today. Costs can be saved through improved asset stewardship, value engineering in capital projects, extending the life of assets and by considering a site holistically as a local energy system.

The even better news is that many of these savings can be achieved quickly, improving in-year budget performance and can be sustained across multiple years with a payback of less than one year. In themselves these savings can be significant but in aggregation they can make the difference between targets being achieved or missed. It is therefore important to ensure your company captures opportunities that arise in the economic rebound.

Additional benefits can be achieved by considering a site holistically as a microgrid, doing so can vastly improve the business case for new energy technologies (for example solar, storage, flexibility and control). Optimising a site holistically can provide additional benefits by reducing energy use and generating revenues through network support. Each site is different, however, so a collective assessment of the wider toolbox of behind-the-meter technologies will help identify which of those technologies will be beneficial to each particular site.

To achieve these benefits, organisations must:

Step 1:

  • Review your energy infrastructure strategy, review their principles of asset stewardship and adopt a whole system infrastructure costing approach.

Step 2:

  • Review capital project portfolios to assess opportunities for greater integration of infrastructure, review opportunities to secure innovation funding to support new projects and reassess the business case for key projects.

Step 3:

  • Assess the toolbox of technologies within your local energy system to optimise the use of your existing assets.

 

COVID-19 has had a huge and immediate impact on the physical and economic health of employees and businesses alike. This cannot be understated. How organisations and individuals re-engage with the infrastructure which underpins their businesses will in part determine how long COVID-19 continues to impact their business.

 

Rahul N. Desai, Senior Consultant

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