Technical Staff Now up to Date with Current Wiring Regulations

Technical Staff Now up to Date with Current Wiring Regulations

The 18th Edition brings up to date regulations to the electrical industry. These are essential to ensure continued safe practice with in the industry, and aids in reassuring clients that correct procedures are followed.

Utilising our excellent in-house training facility, Powersystems have employed an external training body to deliver the latest 18th Edition wiring regulations course. All the technical installation staff are now compliant with the current BS7671 wiring regulations. Keeping up with the latest standards ensures that we deliver excellent engineering services to all our clients.

Powersystems UK, Now Powered By Partners

Powersystems UK, Now Powered By Partners

Powersystems UK Ltd are pleased to announce that as from 2nd January 2019 we are now an employee owned business. This marks a new chapter in the history for Powersystems UK and ensures a continuing legacy for the company based upon its original founders engineering ethos and family values. This positive step will further empower all employees in ensuring the business continues to flourish delivering high quality and engineering excellence within the High Voltage sector.

The employee owned business (EOB) follows a similar model to that of the John Lewis Partnership with all employees of Powersystems becoming “Powersystems partners”. This model will ensure the long-term stability of the company ownership and be a driver for greater performance and productivity throughout the business.

Chris Jenkins will take over the Managing Director role from Stuart Wilsmore who will remain on the company board along with founding partner Derek Earby as a non-executive Directors.

Chris comments:

“I am honoured and privileged after 25 years with the company to take on this role and lead us all forward as an employee owned business. This change in ownership will only strengthen our culture and ensure we achieve our vision of being recognised by industry and clients as the high voltage specialist contractor of choice across the UK”.

Powersystems UK’s participation in the renewable energy sectors continues with growth in grid connections, industrial power sectors, STOR & battery projects. With the emergence of new technologies and markets such as electrical vehicle charging (EV) , Powersystems is looking forward to an exciting future for our business.

Seasons Greetings from Powersystems

Seasons Greetings from Powersystems

Seasons Greetings from Powersystems

Christmas is here again and at Powersystems UK we look back on another successful year with customers both existing and new.

2018 brought about continued success on major UK renewable schemes, contributing to a greener national grid with the energisation of large projects such as Blackcraig and Dorenell windfarms in Scotland. Alongside works within renewables, Powersystems has worked on significant projects within the UK private industry sector, supporting prestigious and well-established UK companies. We look forward to continued successful collaboration going into 2019, with some exciting changes ahead!

To ensure continued service during the Christmas period, our head office will be open, however we will be closing at midday on Friday 21 December for festivities with our staff to celebrate another successful year re-opening on 27 December. We would like to thank our customers and suppliers for your support this year.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and busy 2019!

New Look Website is Here!

New Look Website is Here!

Powersystems are pleased to launch our brand-new website. With a new sleek and optimised design, we are looking forward to a brighter future for both employees and clients. The fresh full screen look utilises the whole page, to accommodate any platform, ensuring the website leaves a professional impression on all who visit.

Cleaner and easier to navigate both on desktop and on mobile, the home page has been divided into squares to allow easy navigation and showcases the core of Powersystems’ work, along with other useful links and information in regards to relevant shows where you can meet members of our engineering team, and get quick updates from our news ticker.

Our sectors, projects, and services pages have all been updated to make navigation between subsections easier, allowing the user to see the full scope of what we do here at Powersystems without any confusion. We are especially pleased with our new projects map, giving the viewer a break-down of our project types carried out throughout the whole of the UK since 2000, when our digital records began.

One of the highlights of our new website design is our News page. With a brilliant new layout, Powersystems are poised to create professional articles on all aspects of the high voltage engineering sector to better inform you the reader on how this industry works, current affairs, and of course updates on Powersystems. Each in depth article will be written by one of our very own electrical engineers, ensuring reliable and accurate information and well-informed opinion pieces. We look forward to sharing our wealth of knowledge on this fantastic platform.

If you wish to learn more about Powersystems as a company, our About page now includes a fantastic timeline of the history of Powersystems, highlighting key moments in the last 40 years and projects we are especially proud of alongside a fantastic gallery of photos of high voltage engineering work we have carried out through the decades.

New Apprentices at Powersystems UK

New Apprentices at Powersystems UK

New Apprentices at Powersystems UK

Powersystems have just completed its 2018 apprenticeship recruitment programme and welcomes three new recruits.  They will undergo on-site training coupled with block release at college to achieve a recognised qualification as an Electrician.

Powersystems is committed to training local talent and providing good career opportunities.  Powersystems offer a three year apprenticeship followed by a two year Powersystems training scheme to become an Approved Electrician.

Important Changes to Getting Connected to the Grid

Important Changes to Getting Connected to the Grid

Important Changes to Getting Connected to the Grid

Connection Offer Expenses – New Regulations……..

BEIS are introducing new regulations which come into force from 6 April 2018, in the form of the Electricity (Connection Offer Expenses) Regulations 2018. This will allow all Distribution Network Operators (DNO’s) to charge customers a fee for assessing their connection offer, regardless of whether they are accepted.

Assessment and Design…….

Expenses are incurred by the DNO’s in reviewing applications, assessing the network, designing the connection and preparing the connection offer, known as the Assessment and Design (A&D) Fee.

Applicable Fees……..

Very shortly each DNO will be providing detailed information about the new A&D fees. These will currently apply to HV and EHV distributed generation applications and rates for which will be published within their Connection Charging Methodology and Statement document. This information should then be available on their website.

How it Works…….

It’s not clear at this stage whether all DNO’s will follow suit, however SSE have advised that a separate Connection Offer Expense invoice will be issued at the same time as the connection offer. At which point the customer may accept and pay the full connection offer expenses (to secure the connection), or not accept the offer but pay the Connection Offer Expenses Charge invoice. Non payment of the connection offer expense invoice will result in the debt being pursued through a DNO’s normal debt recovery process.

The link to the new regulations can be found on this link – http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/254/made.