UK Power Networks works with Carbon Trust to set science-based targets

UK Power Networks has become the first UK distribution network operator to have its carbon reduction plan and targets endorsed by the Science-Based Target Initiative. The company is on course to achieve Net Zero for all its directly-controllable carbon emissions by 2028. Working with The Carbon Trust, UK Power Networks mapped the carbon footprint of all its emissions, including its supply chain, and modelled the actions it will take to reduce emissions and set challenging targets across all its activities.  Verified science-based targets are aligned with the Paris Agreement, an…

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Motability and UK Power Networks are forming a partnership to help disabled drivers make the switch to electric vehicles

As the UK transitions to Net Zero and more people shift to zero emission electric vehicles, it is estimated that around 1.35 million drivers with disabilities across the UK will be reliant on public charging infrastructure.  Research from national charity Motability, which aims to ensure no disabled person should be disadvantaged because of access to transport, shows the needs of drivers with disabilities will differ from other EV drivers and accessibility concerns must be addressed.  UK Power Networks is working with Motability to identify the specific needs of disabled EV…

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UK Power Networks has announced a major programme to kick start the ‘Green Recovery,’ by cutting the cost of green energy projects

UK Power Networks has announced a major programme to kick start the ‘Green Recovery,’ by cutting the cost of green energy projects. The energy network, which keeps the lights on for more than 18 million people across London, the East and South East of England, is investing up to £80m to supercharge projects that contribute towards the UK’s commitment to reach Net Zero by 2050. The programme follows the Government’s announcement in November 2020 of a Ten Point Plan to kickstart the ‘Green Recovery’ and enable the country to reach…

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UK Power Networks to trial the revolutionary Faraday Grid

Faraday Grid has announced an agreement with the UK’s leading distribution network operator, UK Power Networks, for it to trial the world’s first Faraday Grid, a ground-breaking technology that could redefine how the electricity grid works. The project aims to demonstrate how a Faraday Grid will create a smart, flexible electricity system that increases the capacity to deliver more renewable energy, such as wind and solar power at a lower cost to consumers. The Faraday Grid is an autonomous, self-balancing network installed within an existing electricity grid. Comprising a network…

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Government’s Announcement On Nissan Led Vehicle-To-Grid IUK Winning Project

Nissan and its partners welcome the announcement by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy minister Richard Harrington to award £9.8m for a Vehicle-to-Grid demonstrator project. The project foundation is for a large-scale demonstrator targeting 1000 Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) installations that will evaluate a commercial offer to electric vehicle fleet customers. The chargers will be controlled by an aggregator and data will be collected to understand the technical characteristics of vehicle to grid charging for both the vehicles and the electricity networks. A consortium, led by Nissan, will bring expertise from…

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