New Owners?

energypeople is now employee owned. A long standing ambition of the founding partners was achieved in October 2018 when a restructuring enabled employees to become shareholders in the company. Employee ownership has long been associated with improved company performance and increasing staff commitment, and both the main political parties are enthusiastic even though they offer little practical support. We firmly believe that this set up provides the right foundation for our future.

Our first general meeting of shareholders will be held in December 2018.

Continuous Professional Development during April

As part of our commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) and building the knowledge and expertise of our design team, we arranged a workshop which focussed in depth on power system and electromagnetic transient stability – causes of instability, impact, risk and mitigation. The potential of PSCAD software was also explored during the three day workshop. We were supported by Suman Karki and are grateful for his contribution.

Additional CAD and technical support

Resourcing a new project in Oman means that we will be joined for a few months by Tatjana Teplakova. She will be providing the essential CAD and technical support to designers working on projects for DNOs and developers. A profile of Tatjana can be found in the team area.

Oman coastal networks

We are delighted to have been awarded the contract by Mazoon Electricity Distribution Company to prepare the master plan, specification and all technical and financial documentation associated with the major coastal area network rehabilitation at Jalan Bani Bu Ali in South Shaqiyah.

BIM Certification

BIM, or Building Information Modelling, brings together all of the information about every component of a building, in one place. It provides a model for managing a project across the whole project life cycle. The design and construction sector is undergoing its own digital revolution – and energypeople are part of it.

Following efforts by Pedro and Marco to refine and develop our processes, we are on the way to BIM certification (to PAS 1192-2:2013, BS 1192:2007 and BS 1192-4:2014). If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

Ged Barrett joins energypeople as Business Development Manager

We are very pleased to welcome Ged to energypeople. As Business Development Manager, Ged will help us achieve our growth and diversification ambitions. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience and is known already to some of us at energypeople – we are fortunate to be able to recruit a trusted former colleague to join us. A profile of Ged can be found in ‘Our Team’.

Continuous Professional Development during February

As part of our commitment to Continuous Professional Development, engineers and designers from the Design team have spent two days extending their knowledge of power quality studies. Themes included harmonics and their mitigation; Engineering Recommendation P28 and the mitigation techniques against inrush current caused by motor starting, transformer energisation, etc.

IPSA software was utilised during the training. We were supported during the two days by Muhammad Ali and are grateful for his contribution.

IET Dinner 2018

energypeople were once again privileged to invite our guests to attend the 2018 IET dinner, at the Grosvenor House in London, to enjoy a night of celebrating engineering talent with guest speaker; Mr David Coulthard (MBE).

Clients and colleagues gathered to recognise the hard work that is put in throughout the year to deliver the many projects and services that energypeople have to offer.

We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and look forward to attending again in 2019.

Transmission Price review – Oman

Having been awarded the job of undertaking a technical audit of the Oman Engineering Transmission Company in preparation for the forthcoming price review, the core team – Glen Chapman, Bill Slegg and Gary Stokes – left for Muscat this weekend. We very much look forward to working in support of the team from the Authority for Electricity Regulation.

A stake in the business

As a company we are committed to employees having a stake in the company and sharing in our success.

Many companies say that ‘employees are their most important asset’ but we want to take this a step further by encouraging all those who work for us to take an active interest in what we do, what we are seeking to achieve, and how we are going about achieving it. We have therefore taken the first steps towards extending share ownership to all those who have been employees of the company for more than a year.