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The UK government has today set out its vision for a UK rapid chargepoint network in England for electric vehicles. This exciting ambition sets a course for UK mobility and underpinning by the energy sector. Next, this visionwill spur a wave of investment, innovation and new societal benefits for UK in the path to Net Zero. Click here to read it. We're exiting to be helping empower a range of existing and new innovators in this field. Read our latest article Press Accelerate published earlier this year & prior articles on smarter energy in anticipation of this next step in the UK energy roadmap.
Steve is our Sales Director and a member of our executive team. After an extensive career in business customer software sales, Steve joined us in 2015 initially to lead our smart metering sales campaign. He now heads up the sales, account and service management team engaging with over a hundred diverse customers from pre-sale through to the operational service delivery management. Steve is often part of our customer networking and welcomes engaging on how to empower your competitiveness. He enjoys fitness, family time, walking his dog and is an active Lacrosse player. Read more about our executive team and contact Steve directly via email.
Our friends at digital agency Equator are running a webinar on Tuesday 12th May at 11:00 exploring how energy retail brands resppond to the current situation in 2020. Join the session at https://www.eqtr.com/news/events/ or obtain the materials afterwards by contacting them here. Read our recent joint paper and see the summary video on competitive energy leadership in the digital era at the dedicated page within our Energy Insights area.
Elexon is the authority who manage and deliver the electricity Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC). They have authored and co-published a guide in the 'For Dummies' series that will be helpful to understanding of the UK electricity trading and settlement arrangements. This is a great initiative. Click here to read more and download the guide.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Alok Sharma MP has written a letter of tribute for the vital contribution made by the energy sector and its workers at this time. We pass this on and add our tribute to those in the sector, also those at our customers, affiliates and of course our own employees. With real time critical transactions flowing at scale through our software for energy Suppliers that support customer use of energy, their vital contribution matters more than ever. Thank you everyone as we all carry on supporting customers collaboratively. Read the letter at the government website link here
We recently opened a new head-quarters office that we designed, supported by the skills of Think!Creative. The meeting rooms use board games and interesting imagery that we will show here over time. Utilligroup cannot wait until we can invite you there, share a drink and empower your growth in person together. Until then it is 'business as unusual' online where we continue to empower competitive leaders & help make energy smarter and sustainable for everyone. Contact us & we will be back in touch promptly to unleash your innovative customer benefit.
The UK has beaten its previous record for the longest period of coal free electricity generation on Tuesday 28th April 2020, beating the 18 days set in 2018. Low energy demand & changing home usage patterns remove the need for coal plants to operate during the final stage of their contribution to the energy mix. National Grid ESO sent a tweet confirming the change. Read more here and at this article then about the progressive closure of UK coal plants at New Civil Engineer. The image shows Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station running towards it own closure near junction 24 of M1 in Nottinghamshire (image source PA). UK energy is becoming smarter and more sustainable for everyone. Contact us to discuss your participation & growth as energy supply, mobility & sustainability converge towards net-zero.
During work from home, we appreciate our surroundings as nature flourishes and birds fly with far less noise. Today is Earth Day #50, providing pause for thought and a spur to action. Learn more at Earth Day & twitter. Let's also buy plants from closed garden centres & support the NHS at Telegraph, SmartPlantapp & Plantsavers. We now only give packs of wildflower seeds at events as an example of our own shift to be more sustainable. Local rewilding is rewarding using BeeBomb to support bees & insects (nice gifts too). Read about our earlier action in Buzz posts. We are especially proud to help empower many green energy Suppliers. Together, let's make energy smarter (& more sustainable) for everyone.
Karen is Professional Services Director and a member of our executive team. Karen has a thirty year career in energy at Suppliers, National Grid, St Clements Services & DCC prior to joining us five years ago. Her role is focused on leading programme delivery, sector change engagement and our expert Professional Services team in their support to clients. Karen provides representation on Smart Energy Code and Switching Programme for ‘Small’ Suppliers and enjoys down time with family, friends and walking her dogs. Read more about our executive team and connect with Karen at Linkedin.
Working from home is now the new unnormal for everyone, with our teams quick to adjust & innovate. Utiligroup started its transition early, over a month ago to be ready to support our customers during their own changeover. Our wonderful team is constantly finding ways to be creative, supportour customers and each other. Online meetings have extended into virtual pubs, gym sessions, dress up birthday parties, team cycling and quizes. As people add new backgrounds to their calls, they appear to have dialled in such as world leaders, celebrities and even Mexican wrestlers. It's a different time in society but our business carries on supporting energy leaders, making energy smarter and underpinning customer support by Suppliers. We look forward to a better shared future, but for now Utiligroup is live, engaging deeply with the energy sector and finding new ways to innovate. Business as unusual, we're on it! Click here to contact us today
In this unprecedented year, the pattern of energy use is changing due to work from home and low industrial demand. Demand is up at homes, with a smoothed morning peak while industrial demand is much reduced leading to complications in managing the national grid. During Summer 2020 it is possible demand will fall below the baseload generation with incentives needed to reduce production or increase demand flexibly. We may see more negative prices for our smarter energy demand at times. National Grid and Distribution System Operators quietly carry on delivering the energy and managing the networks to meet the different needs of energy for us all in 2020. We raise our mugs to them! Read more at The Guardian, The BBC & Current energy news.