Joe Jackson tells us about his career journey with Fundamentals, from Engineering Apprentice to Lead Panel Wireman, and his aspirations for the future.


The smart money may be on machine learning when it comes to National Grid, but Virtual Power Plants may be another critical piece in the network management puzzle according to industry commentators.

With the New Year heralding RIIO-2 T2, and ED2 just two more years away, Ofgem has laid out its final determinations and methodology decisions to focus on the drive for Net Zero.

Deploying advanced communications to technologies that can deliver real customer value will be essential for network operators to ensure that more than £25 billion of spending under RIIO-2 is invested wisely, says our Managing Director, Dr Jon Hiscock.

Fundamentals has transferred its HV Services division to Freedom (an NG Bailey company), to focus resources on its core power systems technologies, including market-leading Automatic Voltage Control (AVC), Low Voltage Regulator (LVR), and cable fault detection and monitoring products.


Electricity North West Limited has chosen Fundamentals as the voltage control expert for its QUEST project, aimed at developing a new ‘overarching system for voltage control’, which will cut costs for operators and customers, while reducing carbon emissions.

The energy provider has identified key areas for emissions reductions that meet scientific approval including helping to curb indirect emissions by consumers over the next 10 years.

The exponential rise of domestic rooftop solar panels is forcing technologists and regulators to find grid management solutions rapidly, particularly for export and system security.

As a COVID ‘second wave’ appears to be growing globally, the UK’s energy sector is confident about coping with the perfect storm of pandemic and winter demand, while looking for longer-term benefits.

Regulator updates rules on connected asset reporting with immediate effect.