£9m power line refurbishment gets underway
National Grid has started work on a £9.32m project to refurbish the high voltage power line running from Penwortham to Kirkby.
Reshaping the energy landsdcape
Mark Brackley, National Grid's project RIIO2 director, reflects on the challenges for the RIIO2 regulatory period and how the industry can help shape National Grid's business plans.
Second phase of Power Tunnels project to start next year
The second phase of National Grid's London Power Tunnels project will get underway in summer 2019.
Power Potential: unlocking hidden potential
Dr Biljana Stojkovska, National Grid Power Potential Project Lead, discusses the work the electricity system operator is doing in partnership with UK Power Networks.
Cyber safety warning over UK’s energy infrastructure
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned that the UK must make sure it's adequately and properly defended against cyber-attacks amidst warnings about the safety of the country's key energy infrastructure and supply.
New record for wind generation
Energy analysts at National Grid have confirmed a new record for wind generation in Great Britain.
Cutting the cost of the networks
In an exclusive article from Ofgem, Akshay Kaul - partner, networks - talks about how the regulator is cutting the cost of the networks for customers by tendering major grid upgrades.
National Grid launches ‘Future of Gas’ report
National Grid has launched a report which highlights the role gas plays in the UK.
National Grid issues ‘gas deficit warning’
National Grid has issued a 'gas deficit warning' as supplies slipped 48 million cubic metres short of demand amidst extreme weather conditions.
Moixa joins V2G consortium
Moixa has joined a consortium that will study how to reward drivers who use their electric car batteries to support the UK's power grid, it has announced.
Decentralisation – unlocking the key to the future network
Powerstar discuss the reasons why decentralisation is key to unlocking the future network.
£1bn ‘energy superhighway’ gets royal opening
A £1 billion 'energy superhighway' which carries high voltage power cables beneath the streets of central London has been officially opened by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Murphy acquires Carillion’s UK power business
J Murphy & Sons will deliver three framework contracts on behalf of National Grid after completing the acquisition of Carillion's UK power framework business.
£9.8m V2G trial receives industry backing
A £9.8 million trial project which could see 1,000 Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers installed in the UK is being headed up by a consortium that includes Nissan and energy network firms National Grid, UK Power Networks and Northern Powergrid.
National Grid completes £50m power line upgrade
National Grid has completed a £50 million overhead power line refurbishment in Devon.
Overhead power lines could be removed in Dorset AONB
Plans to remove an 8km section of high voltage overhead transmission line in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and bury the electric power lines underground will be considered by West Dorset District Council.
Gasholders to be removed from Welwyn site
Work to dismantle the two gasholders on the National Grid site in Welwyn will get underway later this month (January).
National Grid targeting fuel poverty
More than 9,000 homes are set to benefit from the first payments from National Grid's £150 million Warm Homes Fund.
National Grid to trial aerial LiDAR inspections for gas network
National Grid will trial the use of LiDAR technology when carrying out inspections of the gas network.
Landmark for English Channel electricity link project
A project which will see a 1,000mw high voltage direct current (HVDC) link run from France to England has moved a step forward.
Smart power alliance chair outlines importance of collaboration
The chair of a new group that wants to accelerate the move to smart power systems says a collaborative approach will be key when it comes to engaging with government.
Northern Powergrid deploys battery storage for frequency response
Northern Powergrid has begun using battery storage to provide frequency response for National Grid - the first time it has ever sold balancing services to the system operator.
National Grid accurately measures system inertia in ‘world first’
National Grid and Reactive Technologies have achieved a "world first" by accurately measuring system inertia in real time.
A mobile substation can help during system maintenance and unplanned outages, or even help renewables developers connect their schemes to the network more quickly.
Policy & Regulation
National Grid warns competition could hinder Hinkley connection
Introducing a competitive tender for the connection of Hinkley Point C could pose a risk to the timely delivery of the project, National Grid has warned.
Ofgem challenges National Grid on Hinkley connection cost
Ofgem has challenged National Grid on the proposed cost of upgrading the transmission network to connect the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C.
University launches free solar forecasting tool
The University of Sheffield has launched a free forecasting tool to give network operators, generators and traders greater visibility over the impact of solar on the power grid.
National Grid names new system operator chief
National Grid has appointed Fintan Slye, currently chief executive of EirGrid, to run its system operator (SO) business.
Ofgem confirms National Grid spending cut
Ofgem has confirmed a £277.5 million cut to National Grid's gas transmission price control allowance.
Policy & Regulation
Ofgem confirms system operator separation
Ofgem has told National Grid to proceed with plans to a create a legally separate company within the group to carry out the system operator role.
Industry anticipates EV surge as conventional cars phased out
The energy industry is expecting a surge in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on UK roads after government revealed that its plans to improve air quality will include a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans after 2040.