NPG calls for collaboration on energy storage
Northern Powergrid has called on electricity distribution network operators (DNOs), regulators and industry partners to work together to define the future of network-scale energy storage.
Northern Powergrid to utilise smart meter data
Northern Powergrid has unveiled a programme that aims to use smart meter data to transform the way electricity losses can be identified and tackled.
Network operators responding well to severe weather
Electricity distribution network operators are responding well to the severe weather - with both SSEN and Northern Powergrid working to keep the power on.
Accessing energy markets
Northern Powergrid is aiming to create a new energy market where its customers can make money from solar panels, electric vehicles and home batteries. Jim Cardwell, head of trading and innovation, speaks to Network editor Alec Peachey.
£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.
Northern Powergrid carrying out £83m smart grid upgrade
Northern Powergrid is set to carry out a major network upgrade programme worth £83 million.
£4.7m investment in Seaham and Ryhope’s power network
Northern Powergrid is upgrading underground power cables as part of a £4.7 million infrastructure improvement project throughout Seaham and Ryhope.
Technology that reduces network disruption being developed by Northern Powergrid
Technology that enables engineers to pinpoint where faults on the low voltage (LV) network are likely and intervene before customers are affected is being developed by Northern Powergrid.
New energy market would put customers at heart of smart grid
Northern Powergrid is aiming to create a new energy market where its customers can make money from solar panels, electric vehicles and home batteries.
Network distributors welcome taskforce findings
Gas and electricity network distributors have welcomed the findings of the Northern Energy Taskforce strategy.
Northern Powergrid to support new battery research
Northern Powergrid and Siemens are to work with academics at Newcastle University as part of the government's new £65 million battery research institute.
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.
Northern Powergrid sees massive priority services growth
Northern Powergrid has seen a surge in signups for its priority services register, adding around 235,000 customers to the list in the year to the end of March.
Asset management: moving from reactive to proactive
For almost as long as the decades old infrastructure on which the UK's power networks operate have been running, the approach to managing its operation and maintenance has been reactive.
Northern Powergrid invests in unique off-road vehicle
Northern Powergrid has invested £268,000 in a purpose built off-road vehicle that promises to enable the company's hot glove linesmen to access and work in even the most difficult and inaccessible locations.