UK Power Networks (UKPN), the UK’s largest electricity distributor, wanted to demonstrate how the company plans to develop its network to support the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy. As a regulated monopoly, it needs to show that any investment delivers value for money for consumers and supports developments in technologies such as smart metering, electric vehicles and renewable energy.
UKPN asked PA to help them develop a strategy that would not only address these challenges, but would position UKPN to become a leading distributor in the UK’s low-carbon transition.
We worked closely with the company’s CEO and his senior team and sought input from key stakeholders to develop a clear roadmap for UKPN’s future. To understand what will be required of the distribution infrastructure over the next ten years, we deployed enhanced forecasting approaches and drew on our expertise in marketing, low-carbon regulation, technology and innovation.
PA continues to work with UKPN, including providing technical advice on how energy from renewable sources can be connected to the distribution network.
Early indications are that the company has positioned itself at the forefront of developing low-carbon strategies in the UK.