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SP Energy Networks crowned best UK network in industry awards


SP Energy Networks has won two major awards at the 2019 Network Awards for ‘Network of the Year’ and ‘The Smart Cities Award’ at the prestigious industry awards.

The company impressed a judging panel of leading figures and regulators for the UK energy industry with its dedication to customers and leading the way in creating a sustainable energy system for the future through innovative practices and its smart use of technology.

The judges heard how SP Energy Networks is pioneering in creating networks fit for the smart cities of the future by introducing new low carbon technologies into the energy sector including a collaboration with Glasgow City Council to transform Glasgow into one of the most sustainable and smart cities of Europe.

SP Energy Networks was also recognised for its green credentials following the launch of its £20m Green Economy Fund last year to support the ambitious green targets of the Scottish Government to boost local economic growth, improve air quality in our cities.

Frank Mitchell, CEO of SP Energy Networks, said: “I am delighted that the hard work by all staff at SP Energy Networks has been recognised by our industry peers.  

“Just last week we announced that when benchmarked against the UKCSI (UK Customer Service Index) Top 50 Companies we ranked equivalent first place, this means beating companies like First Direct and John Lewis.  Another testament to the dedication and commitment of our business”   

SP Energy Networks owns and manages overhead and underground powerlines in Central and Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire.

For further information, please contact Alex Crate or Megan Cunningham by calling 0131 561 8628 or emailing

Notes to Editors

SP Energy Networks:

  • SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is the licensed Electricity Distributor (DNO) for North Wales, Central & Southern Scotland and for Merseyside, Cheshire, and North Shropshire. It has 30,000 substations (one substation for every 100 customers), 40,000km overhead lines (once around the globe), and 70,000km underground cables.
  • SPEN also operates the Transmission Network in Central and Southern Scotland. It takes electricity generated from power stations, windfarms and various other utilities and transport it through its vast transmission network, consisting of over 4,000km of overhead and 320km of underground lines. It has 129 transmission substations in its network that helps to manage extra high voltage electricity supplies.

From 2015 to 2023 SP Energy Networks plans to invest approximately £5 billion into the electricity network.

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