Company Name: UK Power Networks
Headcount: 6,000 people
Profile: UK Power Networks is the country's biggest electricity distributor, making sure the lights stay on for more than eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.
As a network operator, UK Power Networks is at the heart of enabling the electric transport revolution. By finding new, innovative and smart solutions, UK Power Networks is working to ensure the electricity network is able to play a leading role in the low carbon transport revolution.
This includes enabling electric vehicles to connect to the electricity network intelligently and cost-effectively.
UK Power Networks is working with London mayor Sadiq Khan, the City of London and the 32 London boroughs as well as taxi, bus and fleet operators to support the electrification of transport and improve London's air quality.
Working in collaboration with chargepoint operators, energy suppliers, vehicle manufacturers, academics and trade bodies, UK Power Networks is developing innovation projects to provide a solution to the challenges facing our transport system.
The company plans to invest more than £600m a year in its network, and spend over £6.6bn over eight years to 2023 to maintain a safe and reliable electricity supply.
UK Power Networks is the first electricity distributor to be named in the Sunday Times' Top 25 Best Companies to Work For, and made industry history by becoming first company to win Utility of the Year two years running (2015 and 2016, also 2012).
Research conducted by mobile operators Nokia and Telefonica, compared 5G to legacy networks including 4G, finding the former to be far more efficient
A level playing field between heating technologies and an increase of the installer base are needed to drive a major rollout of heat pumps, argues the HPA's Graham Wright
The goal is a marked acceleration of targets previously announced by the firm, reflecting technological innovations and market development in the use of recycled plastics
Despite lockdown generating a steep decline in fossil fuel production, COVID-19 recovery plans risk accelerating it beyond pre-COVID levels, a UN-backed study warns