New series shows electrical sector in vanguard of energy revolution

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  Posted by: electime      22nd September 2022

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the voice of the UK electrical industry, with partners Content with Purpose, have launched Leading the Charge, a new digital series exploring the sector’s pivotal role in realising the UK’s energy security and net zero ambitions.

The series of films, podcasts and articles highlights some of the most important stories from across the sector, exploring the challenges of delivering secure, low-carbon energy infrastructure within the toughest economic climate in recent memory.

The series features leaders and experts from National Grid, Western Power, Innovate UK, the Universities of Leeds and Bath, the Green Jobs Delivery Group, Electrical Safety First, and many more (full list of contributors below).

Watch the launch trailer for Leading the Charge here:  

Steve Bratt, ECA Group Chief Executive, said:

“The effects of the climate crisis and energy insecurity are being felt across all parts of society. The electrical industry is arguably the best-placed to install the EV chargers, connect the renewable energy sources, upgrade the grid and deliver the technology that will make a low-carbon, fossil-fuel-free society not only possible, but a far more viable alternative to today’s status quo.

“We hope this new series, gathering our industry’s brightest minds and most influential players, will help viewers to realise the magnitude of the impact the electrical sector can have on the future of the planet if we level-up and seize the opportunities ahead.”

Max Smith, Managing Director, CWP, said:

“Electrotechnical professionals are creating a cleaner world, decarbonising the UK energy network, electrifying heat and transport, developing smart buildings and improving energy efficiency. The work of installers will be crucial in ensuring this transition happens; with EV infrastructure, smart grids, and renewable energy, among other new technologies, representing a huge opportunity for the sector.

“We have the right expertise, ambition and technologies across the industry to deliver on net zero, but we’re going to need more people with the right skills, more collaboration and more urgency if we’re going to deliver on time.

“Communication will be key, and we hope Leading the Charge will make a positive and impactful contribution to this shared challenge we all face.”

Featuring interviews, podcasts, films, articles and a feature-length documentary, ‘Leading the Charge’ will shine a light on the electrotechnical community and tell the stories of the organisations and professionals powering the transition to net zero.

The digital series will explore progress in areas such as renewables, energy storage, retrofitting, automation, electrical safety, policy and training. It provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practice, while raising awareness and inspiring the next generation.

From 22nd September 2022, ‘Leading the Charge’ films and other material can be found at, with new content published on social media each week, until Christmas