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We're driving forward Glasgow's first electric community tra...

Today, Community Transport Glasgow unveils Glasgow's first ever all-electric minibuses, fully funded by SP Energy Networks to support vulnerable, disadvantaged and elderly people across the city to access vital appointments and community activities.


GAME ON! Schools prepare to do battle in the 2020 SP Energy ...

A record 1,215 school children from across west, central and southern Scotland are warming up for the clash of the year as SP Energy Networks and Glasgow Warriors announce the launch of the 2020 SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship.


Glasgow goes back to the future with unveiling of new electr...

Today, First Glasgow will roll out two all-electric buses as it becomes the city's first commercial bus operator to introduce state-of-the-art fully-electric vehicles onto a commercial bus route since the 1960s, following full funding from electricity distributor SP Energy Networks.


James Yu awarded MBE in 2020 New Year's Honours

We are thrilled to share that our very own Professor James Yu has been awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year's Honours List for his services to the electricity industry and innovation.


We're on route to Net Zero with new waste plastic roads

We’re underlining our commitment to a greener environment with a pioneering initiative to use recycled plastic waste to construct new roads at one of our substations.


We're extending our contract with HYPE Innovation to drive b...

Following a successful trial with HYPE Innovation’s software over the last few months, we have extended our contract with them to continue to drive innovation that’s accessible across our business regardless of our people’s roles or locations.


Our investment in cutting-edge forecasting software

We are delighted to share that we are investing significantly in pioneering software from Sia Partners UK that applies data science and machine learning algorithms to predict both electricity network demand and generation output. This new approach will allow us to maximise capacity and reliability across the electricity network, benefiting customers and generators alike.


Transmission Business Plan submitted

After two years of extensive consultation, we have submitted our business plan outlining the critical role that the transmission system in central and southern Scotland will play in achieving Government's net zero carbon targets and supporting our future networks vision.


How can we actively manage our network?

We talk a lot right now about the constant increasing demand on the electricity network, and I explained a little in my last blog about our focus on flexibility which will be one of the ways we’ll cope with this. However, even with flexibility as an alternative option to traditional network reinforcement, we still need to be able to manage this sort of activity alongside everything else we look after on the network.


Partnering with ERMCO to help meet UK net zero ambitions

Today we've announced a new partnership on our innovative LV Engine project, supporting the accelerated uptake of low carbon technologies and ultimately driving delivery against UK Government net zero targets.


Alternative model for regulating the electricity networks pr...

A new paper, Energy Networks for the Future, highlights the need for a new partnership between the public and private sector to deliver the energy infrastructure needed to achieve net zero decarbonisation.


SPEN hosts debate on net zero carbon emissions

SP Energy Networks brings together the country's top energy experts, policymakers and influencers for Scotland's debate on the race to net-zero carbon emissions and the infrastructure


SPEN hosts EV roadshow with Liverpool City Region Combined A...

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority welcomed businesses and members of the public to an electric vehicle roadshow that revealed innovative plans to accelerate the wide-scale adoption of electric vehicles across Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, North Shropshire and North Wales.


Liverpool's net zero pathway revealed in local detail for th...

ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks today launched Zero Carbon Communities – the first detailed roadmap to show how local communities can play their part in reaching NetZero targets, as the country transitions to an electric future.


The UK's net zero pathway revealed in local detail for the f...

ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks today launched Zero Carbon Communities – the first detailed roadmap to show how local communities can play their part in reaching the UK's NetZero targets, as the country transitions to an electric future.


SP Energy Networks opens its largest tender for flexibility ...

We have launched our largest ever call for flexibility services in ten areas right across our licences in Scotland, England and North Wales.


Our support of the Accelerated Loss of Mains Programme

We are committed to ensuring our network is as safe, secure and reliable as possible for our customers now and in the future which is why we are supporting a new National Grid ESO-led change programme to make sure our connected generation assets meet new national guidelines.


Harvest Safety

Power safety advice reminder for agricultural workers completing the harvest. With the harvest underway across the UK, SP Energy Networks is urging farm workers and agricultural communities to stay safe around the electricity network.


SP Energy Networks backs call for public to Look Out Look Up...

We're supporting a new campaign that aims to reduce the number of fatalities amongst lorry drivers working in the construction and road haulage industries by encouraging them to "Look Out Look Up!"


New strategic EV Partnership marks important step towards cl...

A £7.5 million project between the public and private sectors has been established to deliver more electric vehicle charging points and ensure the infrastructure needed to support these is put in place.

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