Helping to enable a greener future.
UK Power Networks is the UK’s biggest electricity distributor delivering power to 8.3 million homes and businesses across London, the east and south east of England. We keep the lights on across 29,250 square kilometres, serving 19 million people from Cromer in the east to Brighton on the south coast. The nature of our business means we are responsible for keeping the lights on, safely and sustainably, and caring for our customers in the most vulnerable circumstances across our communities.
“Net Zero is not optional, it needs to be delivered. As a company, our first role is to transform our operations to be net zero, and our second role is about how we facilitate the decarbonisation of the UK economy. We will be employing innovative new techniques to ensure we walk the talk.”
UK Power Networks
237 Southwark Bridge Rd
London SE1 6NP
Tel: 0800 029 4285
UK Power Networks Green action plan
UK Power Networks launched its Green Action Plan in 2019, addressing areas where it impacts on the environment. The Green Action Plan has defined clear objectives with deadlines to help play its part in handing on a sustainable planet to future generations. The new Green Action Plan gives a framework to its ambitions to reduce waste, water usage, carbon emissions, and air and noise pollution while increasing the biodiversity at many substation sites. It will be an evolving document that will be further developed over time with new more challenging targets developed as UK Power Networks meets earlier targets.
UK Power Networks thought leadership
New frontiers in self-healing power systems to boost network reliability
Podcast: Decarbonising heat is difficult… but a Sussex village could hold the key
How can the UK fall back in love with electric heating?
‘Customers need to be offered the right solutions at the right time in order to decarbonise heat’
UK Power Networks Services is helping UPS to electrify its fleet – but how?
UK Power Networks ‘is a key facilitator of delivering net zero on a local level across the UK’
When it comes to EVs, it’s the economics that stack up
Bermondsey boosted by £10m electricity upgrade
Energy experts win major connection contract with Telford Homes in Beckton
Software trial unlocks potential for thousands of EV chargers
Kingston boosted by £4.2 million electricity supply upgrade
Wales & West Utilities and UK Power Networks team up to trial hybrid heating
UK Power Networks recognised for having ‘world class’ levels of employee engagement
More ‘eyes’ on the network to stop power cuts before they happen
Motorway chargers speed up move to net zero
Sussex village to become zero carbon role model
Heat pumps and EVs ‘could become central to everyday life within a decade’
St John’s Wood benefits from £33m electricity upgrade
UK Power Networks named world leader in Smart Grids
Stoke Newington gets £3.5m power boost
Islington gets £10m boost to support community regeneration
Sustainable Development Goals
We want to be the most socially and environmentally responsible Distribution Network Operator (DNO) and we are committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. We have aligned our activities to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals which address the global challenges facing the world. We have prioritised eleven of the UN’s goals that are particularly relevant to our business such as affordable and clean energy and industry, innovation and infrastructure.
To be consistently the best-performing Distribution Network Operator:- an employer of choice, a respected corporate citizen and sustainably cost efficient.