UK Power Networks launches its own mobile command unit

Energy company UK Power Networks has launched its own mobile command unit to help it manage major incidents and emergencies.

The vehicle will be equipped with satellite navigation systems, remote network access, high-definition monitors and Airwave handsets, as well as its own generator and floodlights.

The unit, which similar to those used by the emergency services, will be sent to the scene of serious incidents to help with the restoration of power supplies and provide a base for the incident commander and his or her team.

It will be kept at UK Power Networks’ Nelson Street site in East Ham, London. From this central location it can be easily deployed anywhere in the company’s region — which covers London, the south east and the east of England.