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2013

10 October 2013
National Grid unveils £6 million training facility
National Grid today (10 October) opened a pioneering £6 million gas training facility – the first of its type in Europe – at its National Grid Academy learning centre in Eakring, ...
08 October 2013
£200,000 gas mains upgrade for Mexborough
Work is due to start tomorrow (Wednesday 9 October) on a £200,000 National Grid project to keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in Mexborough. National Grid is laying 750 metres of new gas ...
07 October 2013
Two weeks left for people to have their say on Hinkley electricity connection project
Public consultation on National Grid’s proposed Hinkley Point C Connection project continues until 29 October Opportunity to influence important decisions National Grid ‘shops’ offer 3D “fly ...
02 October 2013
If you’ve got lemons, make electricity: National Grid inspires budding bright sparks at Churchfields Primary School, Beckenham
Pupils get electrifying lesson on how to transform lemons into batteries Visit part of National Grid’s School Power initiative National Grid team currently cleaning up former power station ...
01 October 2013
Epic journey ends for new National Grid kit
An amazing 6,000 mile journey ends on Sunday 6 October when an electricity transformer, the size of a house, is delivered to a National Grid substation at Connah's Quay, Deeside. The 261 tonnes, 66 ...
30 September 2013
Temporary traffic lights for gas supply work
Motorists are being advised of temporary traffic lights in Polhill Avenue, Bedford, over two weekends during October as National Grid lays a new gas supply to the University of Bedfordshire. Work to ...
26 September 2013
Gas supply work planned for Sunday to minimise disruption
Motorists in St Ives are being advised that Crown Street will be closed on Sunday 6 October to enable National Grid to lay a new gas supply to a property in the road. Crown Street will be closed ...
24 September 2013
Students urged to think 'gas safety'
Students returning to halls and digs need to think 'gas safety' Around 50 people in the UK die of CO poisoning every year CO alarms and landlord safety checks can save lives Every year around 50 ...
23 September 2013
Congestion-Busters: National Grid’s revamped ‘keyhole for roads’ fleet prepares to hit the highway
Revolutionary ‘keyhole’ repair technique is dramatically reducing repair times on jobs where it can be used Jobs which once took a week can now be done in a day Four new bespoke ‘keyhole’ vehicles ...
20 September 2013
Design honour for Sheffield substation
An iconic National Grid Substation in the centre of Sheffield has today (Friday 20 September) been honoured for its architectural merit. Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey announced that Moore Street ...
20 September 2013
Turn on the heating - but stay safe
People turning on their heating as the weather cools need to think 'gas safety' Around 50 people in the UK die of CO poisoning every year CO alarms and landlord safety checks can save lives Turn ...
18 September 2013
National Grid announces draft route and substation site
Route carefully developed to reduce effects on the local area One quarter of the connection underground Substation site is secluded and away from villages New lower height T-pylon to be ...
17 September 2013
Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Barrow-on-Soar
Work is due to start next Monday (23 September) on a National Grid project to keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in Barrow-on-Soar for decades to come. National Grid will be upgrading 80 ...
17 September 2013
National Grid volunteers lend a helping hand at historic Brompton Cemetery
National Grid volunteers help spruce up cemetery Friends of Brompton Cemetery provide a guided tour Volunteers day job is building London’s new electricity superhighway A group of volunteers from ...
16 September 2013
In, out and cleaning about: National Grid help spruce up Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed
Volunteers take time out to help hospice Tasks undertaken indoors and outdoors Team’s day job involves helping keep people connected to their power supplies A band of helping hands from National ...

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