2012

31 December 2012
Essential gas mains replacement in King Street, Great Yarmouth
From 2 January National Grid will finish replacing 3.6km of gas mains around the King Street area of Great Yarmouth. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that ...
31 December 2012
Don’t be a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning in 2013
Fans of Coronation Street will see tonight the affects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to Fiz asking the car mechanic, Tyrone to fix a faulty boiler. Ian Aldridge, engineering policy manager at ...
19 December 2012
Rare moss discovered on substation site in Rainhill
A moss that used to be extremely rare has been identified on a National Grid's Rainhill substation site near St Helens. The moss is a special type called a metallophyte which flourishes in areas where ...
19 December 2012
National Grid plays its part in reducing congestion over Christmas
National Grid has temporarily stopped work on its revamp of Taplow’s gas mains to ensure the vital work doesn’t cause disruption over the festive season. This autumn engineers began replacing ageing ...
18 December 2012
Hayes road closure in January 2013 as National Grid’s vital gas mains revamp continues
Road users are being advised of an upcoming road closure in Hayes as National Grid does essential work to help ensure local people continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies. Lansbury Drive ...
14 December 2012
National Grid keeps you cooking on gas this Christmas!
National Grid engineers will be working round the clock throughout the festive season to make sure families across the North West have a safe, warm and comfortable Christmas. And, in the time it ...
10 December 2012
Corwen class gets hair-raising electricity lesson from National Grid
Children at a school in Corwen had an illuminating morning at school on Thursday 6 December, when a team of ‘madcap scientists’ arranged by National Grid gave a lesson on the wonders of ...
10 December 2012
Ledley King helps launch Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and National Grid scheme to keep Haringey active
Tottenham Hotspur Club Ambassador Ledley King joined MP David Lammy and the Mayor of Haringey, Councillor David Browne, to launch the Energise project in Tottenham. Energise will see the Tottenham ...
05 December 2012
Motorists advised to seek alternative routes during Harrow road closures
Road users have been advised to seek alternative routes as traffic delays are anticipated while the final phase of a vital project to keep Harrow’s gas supplies flowing is completed. Engineers are ...
05 December 2012
National Grid raises £4,822 for Myton Hospices with recycled furniture
By making donations for office furniture that was no longer needed, workers at National Grid’s Warwick offices have raised £2,411, which National Grid has doubled to £4,822, for The Myton Hospices, a ...
04 December 2012
Only a few days left to give National Grid your views!
There are only a few days left to have your say on National Grid's Hinkley Point C electricity connection proposals. The company would like to hear your views by Tuesday 18 December on its recently ...
26 November 2012
Diversion ahead in Gunnersbury, Hounslow as vital work to electricity cable keeps power flowing
Traffic restrictions will be implemented while National Grid engineers carry out some essential maintenance work to an underground power cable. The work is taking place at the junction of Princes ...
21 November 2012
National Grid announce plans to replace pipeline under the Humber
National Grid has announced plans to replace an existing natural gas pipeline under the River Humber. From Thursday 6 November they will be launching a programme of events for local people to find ...
14 November 2012
Road closures in Feltham as vital gas mains revamp helps secure future supplies
Upcoming vital gas mains replacement work will help ensure homes, business and community facilities in Feltham continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for heating and cooking. The project is ...
08 November 2012
National Grid opens first South West information centres
National Grid is encouraging local residents to visit one of its newly opened information centres in towns and villages around Somerset and South Gloucestershire to find out more about the recently ...
08 November 2012
Diversion ahead in Wembley as National Grid delivers vital work
National Grid engineers will be carrying out an essential gas mains revamp at a junction in Wembley. The project will help ensure that people in Wembley continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas ...
06 November 2012
National Grid announces draft route for Hinkley Connection
Removal of existing power line would mean around 95 fewer pylons in the area overall Connection to go underground through the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Views of local ...
05 November 2012
National Grid braves all weathers to ensure people of Harrow can keep safe and warm in future winters
Stalwart National Grid engineers will be working through the winter to help safeguard future energy supplies in Harrow. Work on a major scheme to replace 900 metres of ageing metal gas mains with ...
31 October 2012
National Grid announces next phase of vital work to safeguard future gas supplies in Southend
A new wave of essential work to replace ageing metal gas mains with tough new plastic pipes is about to begin in Southend. The work, which will help ensure local homes, businesses and community ...
31 October 2012
At the double: National Grid volunteers help out with two community projects in Kent
National Grid volunteers took time out from their vital day jobs to help spruce up two well used community hubs in Kent. Volunteers from National Grid’s Grain Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal have ...
30 October 2012
Official opening of National Grid’s UK High Voltage Learning Centre at Eakring
National Grid’s new apprentices from across the UK are heading for an exciting future thanks to industry leading training at the company’s state of the art Learning Centre. On Thursday 1 November ...
25 October 2012
National Grid outlines next steps for Bramford to Twinstead electricity connection as preferred route is confirmed
National Grid has outlined the next steps in its project to provide a high voltage power connection between Bramford, near Ipswich, and Twinstead Tee, south of Sudbury, for new low carbon and ...
23 October 2012
National Grid outlines plans for ‘North West Coast Power Ring’
National Grid has outlined plans to connect new sources of electricity generation in Cumbria to the national power network by creating a ‘North West Coast Power Ring’. The company has been asked to ...
22 October 2012
Carbon capture project moves forward
National Grid has announced the results of the latest consultation on its proposed carbon capture, transportation and storage (CCS) pipeline project in the Yorkshire and Humber region. National Grid ...
22 October 2012
National Grid emergency work to repair cable damage
Engineers are to carry out work to repair a damaged high voltage electricity cable in Prenton. The National Grid cable was damaged by a contractor working for another utility and now emergency repair ...
18 October 2012
National Grid's Tirley Pressure Reduction Station is up and running
Construction of National Grid's new Pressure Reduction Installation at Tirley in Gloucestershire is now complete following 18 months of building and commissioning. The Gloucestershire PRI is the last ...
18 October 2012
Essential gas mains replacement in Silver Street Cambridge
From 22 October National Grid will be replacing 25 metres of gas mains in Silver Street, Cambridge. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that will last until ...
17 October 2012
Landowners invited to view power connection plans
Landowners along the route of the Hinkley Point electricity connection are being invited to presentations where they can find out how it is likely to affect them. National Grid will be holding a ...
16 October 2012
National Grid’s new Energy Education Centre scoops top award as it supports quest to find the engineers of tomorrow
National Grid’s innovative new London based Energy Education Centre (EEC) has proved to be a resounding success garnering both enthusiastic feedback and a top award. The centre which opened in the ...
15 October 2012
National Grid powers ahead with £50m project secure energy supplies
National Grid is powering ahead with work on a £50 million project to refurbish and replace sections of overhead line across the Middlesborough area over the next two years. These are part of the ...
15 October 2012
Gas mains replacement Beeston
National Grid today, (15/10/12) started a £950,000 investment project to replace 4.2 kilometres of new gas main in the area of Bye-pass Road, Beeston. The existing iron mains are being replaced with ...
10 October 2012
From careful workers to care workers
Engineers working at National Grid’s 400kV electricity substation in Heysham have donated a cash prize for safe working to children’s hospice Derian House based in Chorley. The team were awarded £400 ...
10 October 2012
Pupils help preserve memories of Burnley for future generations
Local school children and the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley have visited a former gas works site off Parker Lane to bury a time capsule celebrating the town's proud industrial legacy. The time ...
04 October 2012
Killer new app is a real-life who dunnit
Lovers of Raymond Chandler crime novels and the stylings of Sin City and Max Payne are advised to check out iCOP, a free new app with a hard-hitting and true life twist, available for download from ...
03 October 2012
National Grid launches community consultation on proposals to connect new low-carbon energy sources in North Wales
National Grid has begun its first stage of consultation on proposals to connect new sources of low-carbon electricity generation in North Wales. A new nuclear power station at Wylfa and an offshore ...
03 October 2012
Community invited to have say on plans to remove gasholders as part of Nine Elms on South Bank regeneration in Battersea
National Grid is holding public consultation events on its crucial element of the Nine Elms on South Bank regeneration which is delivering thousands of new homes and jobs to the area. The events will ...
02 October 2012
National Grid completes £28m project to secure energy supplies
National Grid has finished work on a £28 million project to refurbish two sections of overhead line which run between Daines near Manchester, Macclesfield and Cellarhead near Stoke on Trent. The ...
02 October 2012
National Grid completes first phase of £15m project to secure energy supplies
National Grid has completed the first phase of its £15 million project to refurbish and replace sections of the overhead line between Murton and Hartlepool in County Durham. These wires in this part ...
01 October 2012
National Grid prepares jam busting strategy for vital work along the A4 Bath Road in Taplow
Eagle eyed sentinels and minimum dig technology will be used as National Grid works seven day weeks to deliver an essential gas mains revamp to Taplow. From early November National Grid will begin to ...
28 September 2012
National Grid engineers visit resting place of famous forebears while lending a helping hand in Kensal Green
A group of volunteers from National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels project took time out from their busy schedule to help tidy up Kensal Green Cemetery. Fifteen volunteers who work at the ...
26 September 2012
National Grid to invest £6m on the Wirral to secure energy supplies
National Grid is investing nearly £6 million on refurbishing the overhead power line that runs across the Wirral from Birkenhead to Capenhurst. This overhead line is part of the network of overhead ...
25 September 2012
National Grid upgrades seats for charity workers
Workers at the Leamington Spa headquarters of the Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs (WAYC) are now sitting a lot more comfortably, thanks to the generosity of National Grid, which has donated 12 ...
21 September 2012
Paint and prune: National Grid staff help revamp Wokingham community centre
National Grid volunteers took time out from their busy work lives to help restore a community facility. Thirty one volunteers from National Grid’s offices in the town recently painted sheds, benches ...
21 September 2012
Gas mains replacement UPDATE Oak Street, Fakenham
Due to unforeseen circumstances our work on Oak Street has become unexpectedly technically complex. In order to get access to the mains we will need to temporarily close Oak street southbound between ...
19 September 2012
National Grid helps ensure 21st century comfort while retaining nature’s wonders in Hampstead Heath
The end is in sight for a vital gas mains revamp in the Hampstead Heath area. National Grid recently began work on the last phase of the project, which is taking place in the Parliament Hill Fields ...
17 September 2012
National Grid says A666 traffic management measures will soon not be needed
Measures to help keep traffic delays to a minimum on and around the A666 in Darwen while National Grid carries out essential gas pipe replacement work might not be needed beyond the end of this ...
13 September 2012
Gas mains replacement in Church Green, Harpenden
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility company will be replacing 70 metres of gas mains in Church Green Harpenden. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that ...
13 September 2012
Essential gas mains replacement in Earls Barton
Next week National Grid will start replacing 350 metres of gas mains in Station Road, Earls Barton. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that should last ...
07 September 2012
Gas mains replacement in Oak Street, Fakenham
From 10 September National Grid will be replacing 50 metres of gas mains in Oak Street, Fakenham. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that will last to the ...
07 September 2012
Gas mains replacement in North Street, Wisbech
From 10 September National Grid will be replacing 50 metres of gas mains in North Street, Wisbech. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that will last to the ...
06 September 2012
Massive machine breaks through as National Grid continues epic dig to help keep the lights on in London
Engineers from National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels project are celebrating after tunnelling operations reached another major landmark. Since it began its journey from Willesden Substation ...
03 September 2012
Essential gas mains replacement on Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby
Next week National Grid will be replacing an important part of the gas mains in Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby. The four week project is part of a larger £5m programme where 3km of existing iron mains will ...
24 August 2012
Traffic jam spotters and digital signs deployed as Blackburn gets vital gas mains revamp
Traffic spotters, digital signs and hand operated signals are among the ‘jam busting’ tools National Grid is using to minimise disruption for road users during a vital gas mains upgrade. National ...
22 August 2012
National Grid teams up with youngsters to brighten up the neighbourhood in Westminster
A mural created by school children from North London has found a new home in a local community garden in St Johns Wood. The artwork was originally commissioned by National Grid to decorate its St ...
21 August 2012
Plans announced to ease traffic flows as National Grid deliver vital gas mains revamp for Harrow
National Grid will be carrying out vital work this autumn to make sure the people of Harrow continue to have safe and reliable gas supplies. The project will start on Monday 17 September and is part ...
15 August 2012
Road users advised of closure as National Grid continues vital work to keep the gas flowing in Potters Bar
National Grid’s work to safeguard future gas supplies in Potters Bar is to enter a new phase. Vital gas mains replacement work is currently taking place in the town and on Thursday 16 August The ...
15 August 2012
National Grid unveils jam busting strategy as vital gas mains revamp resumes on A666 Darwen
Sentinels and computerised road signs are among the tools National Grid is deploying to ensure a vital gas mains upgrade causes minimal hassle. On Friday 17 August National Grid begins five weeks of ...
08 August 2012
Multi-million pound improvement to the electricity network in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire
National Grid is about to start work revamping the electricity lines and pylons between Mannington in Dorset and Nursling in Hampshire. It’s National Grid’s job to make sure people are connected to ...
08 August 2012
Gas mains replacement A629 Rotherham
From 10 August National Grid will start to install 500m of brand new gas mains on the Wortley Road (A629) in to Rotherham. The £50,000 project will see existing iron mains replaced with new ...
06 August 2012
National Grid warns public to beware of bogus callers after incident in Watford
National Grid is warning people not to hand over cash to bogus callers after an incident in which a man tried to con money out of a resident. Currently National Grid is carrying out essential gas ...
31 July 2012
National Grid selects route corridor and substation site for new power connection in Powys and Shropshire
National Grid has announced the route corridor and substation site needed to connect new windfarms in Mid Wales to the high voltage electricity network in Shropshire. Cefn Coch in Powys has been ...
30 July 2012
National Grid and Special Olympics spurred on at White Hart Lane’s Beyond Sports Summit
Tottenham Hotspur has teamed up with National Grid and Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) to promote an inclusive football programme as part of the recent Beyond Sport summit. As part of the ...
26 July 2012
School’s out, Grid’s in: Road users advised of National Grid latest round of vital gas mains revamp work in Watford
National Grid will be working through the summer on a vital project which will help ensure the people of Watford continue to have safe and reliable gas supplies at their fingertips. Work on the ...
25 July 2012
Gas mains replacement Waltham, Lincolnshire
This week National Grid started replacing an important part of the gas mains at the junction in the centre Waltham. The existing iron mains are being replaced with 2800 metres of brand new, ...
25 July 2012
Gas mains replacement on Mansfield Road A60, Nottingham
From 29 July National Grid will be replacing an important part of the gas mains on Mansfield Road Nottingham. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that have a ...
18 July 2012
National Grid to replace gas mains on London Road, Macclesfield
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is to spend £250,000 replacing a 750 metre section of the gas main in London Road, Macclesfield as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North ...
18 July 2012
New electricity converter station plans announced by National Grid
National Grid is submitting a detailed planning application to Flintshire County Council to construct a new electricity converter station on the former power station site at Connah’s Quay. The ...
17 July 2012
Gas mains replacement in Market Place, Southwell
From 21 July National Grid will be replacing 75 metres of gas mains in Market Place, Southwell. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that have a lifespan of ...
17 July 2012
Gas mains replacement Chellaston Road A514, Derby
From 23 July National Grid will be installing 3.2 kilometres of brand new gas mains on Challaston Road, Derby. This is part of a £2.2 million pound package of improvements to Derby’s gas supply ...
17 July 2012
National Grid works on A51 in Chester extended
National Grid is currently delivering a £3.6 million programme of works to renew gas mains in Chester as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The ...
17 July 2012
Gas mains replacement for Bromham Road Bedford A428
From 30 July National Grid will be replacing an important part of the gas mains in Bedford. The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that have a lifespan of 80 ...
16 July 2012
National Grid to replace gas mains on Cable Street
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is to replace a 150 metre section of gas mains in Cable Street, Lancaster as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply ...
16 July 2012
National Grid to replace gas mains in Water Street, Radcliffe
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is to replace a 400 metre section of gas main in Water Street, Radcliffe as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply ...
16 July 2012
New Transformer for Rochdale Substation
A new electricity transformer will be delivered to Rochdale substation next week. The transformer has been built in South Korea and will arrive by ship in Ellesmere Port to start the final leg of its ...
13 July 2012
A few days left to give National Grid your route corridor views
National Grid is reminding people living in or around the preferred route corridor of its Hinkley C electricity connection project that they have until 23 July to give their views and help shape the ...
13 July 2012
A few days left to give National Grid your views on the Local Electricity Network proposals at Sandford
National Grid is reminding people living in or around North Somerset they have until 23 July to give their views and help shape the proposals for a new high voltage substation and 132,000volt ...
13 July 2012
Part of Macclesfield’s Riverside Park to close during essential National Grid works
Vital engineering work to maintain the country’s electricity supply means a small section of a popular walking and recreational spot will be closed off for parts of the summer. National Grid is ...
13 July 2012
Final stage for gas mains replacement on Hinckley Road, Leicester
Next week National Grid will start work on the final phase of the gas mains replacement work on Hinckley Road, Leicester. The existing iron mains will be replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes ...
13 July 2012
Gas mains replacement in Oundle Road, Peterborough
From next week National Grid will start a new phase in the gas replacement programme for Peterborough. The work will be carried out by inserting the new, flexible plastic pipes into the existing iron ...
11 July 2012
National Grid tackles legacy of Luftwaffe’s east end blitz in project to regenerate old gasworks site in Bromley-by-Bow
National Grid has deployed twenty-first century technology to tackle the challenge of clearing up a former gasworks which was targeted by the Luftwaffe over 70 years ago. An 18-month clean-up of the ...
11 July 2012
£70m improvement to the electricity network between Trawsfynydd and Treuddyn
Local residents may spot an unusual sight this summer when electricity transmission company National Grid starts work on a £70 million project to refurbish the high voltage electricity line that runs ...
11 July 2012
Green fingered volunteers from National Grid’s London Power Tunnels team spruce up Finsbury Park
A team of National Grid volunteers took time out from working on the flagship London Power Tunnels project to help clear up Finsbury Park. Over twenty engineers swapped hard hats for wellington boots ...
11 July 2012
National Grid and City Year team up to inspire engineers of tomorrow with summer science festival
Hundreds of primary school children from across London have taken part in a National Grid backed science festival which it is hoped will spark a passion for science, technology and ...
09 July 2012
Road users in Luton advised of temporary closures during vital work to upgrade gas mains network
National Grid is helping to safeguard future safe and reliable local gas supplies in Luton with a vital project. Essential work to replace ageing metallic gas mains with tough new plastic pipes will ...
06 July 2012
Southend road users advised of closures as National Grid’s vital gas mains upgrade enters new phase
National Grid’s work to safeguard future gas supplies in Southend is to enter a new phase. On Monday 9 July work will begin to replace the gas mains in Fairfax Drive. This work will require the ...
04 July 2012
National Grid reopens Alderley Edge bypass ahead of schedule
National Grid will reopened Alderley Edge bypass at 5pm today, four days earlier than expected after engineers completed their work on the overhead line spanning the road. The company is investing ...
22 June 2012
National Grid Consultation Events Announced for Hintlesham
National Grid is holding two public exhibitions in Hintlesham and Burstall where residents can comment on the proposals for the new electricity connection in the area. The power connection is needed ...
20 June 2012
High Marnham substation replacement
National Grid will be holding a public information event next week to let residents know about plans to replace High Marnham substation. The exhibition will take place on Wednesday 27th June 2012 ...
18 June 2012
National Grid to invest £15m locally to secure energy supplies
National Grid is investing £15 million on refurbishing and replacing sections of the overhead line between Murton and Hartlepool in County Durham over the next year. These are part of the network of ...
18 June 2012
Local residents to have their say on CCS project
Local residents across the region will have their chance to find out more about plans for the Yorkshire and Humber carbon capture, transportation and storage (CCS) project at a second series of public ...
15 June 2012
Gas mains replacement in Nottingham City Centre
National Grid’s Gas Information Bus will be visiting Nottingham on Monday 18 June to inform city centre users about the gas mains replacement work that will be taking place in July. The bus will be ...
14 June 2012
Alderley Edge bypass to close during essential National Grid works
The Alderley Edge bypass will be closed to traffic during the day for a period of 18 days, starting next Wednesday. The closure is part of the work being carried out by National Grid to refurbish two ...
14 June 2012
Wirral cable route announced
The route of a new 33km high voltage electricity cable across the Wirral peninsula has been announced today (14 June) by National Grid and SP Transmission. The cable is part of the Western Link, a ...
14 June 2012
New Energy Education Centre launched at London Power Tunnel site
National Grid Chief Executive Steve Holliday and Ealing Central & Acton MP Angie Bray are today launching a new Energy Education Centre based at the home of the company’s London Power Tunnels ...
12 June 2012
Owl’s about that then?
One of the British countryside’s most treasured and most beautiful symbols- the Barn Owl - has received a major boost in the North West, thanks to National Grid. The company is currently refurbishing ...
12 June 2012
Essential gas mains replacement in Lancaster
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is to replace a section of gas main on Lancaster’s ring road as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The work ...
11 June 2012
National Grid Consultation Events Announced for the Churchill and Sandford Area
National Grid is announcing a series of public exhibitions in North Somerset for residents to find out about the company's plan to build a new high voltage substation in the area. Last September, ...
07 June 2012
Gas mains upgrade for Hertford Road, Welwyn.
National Grid will be undertaking essential work to renew the gas mains on the A1000 Hertford Road, Welwyn starting on 11 June. This will involve replacing 370m of metal pipes on the medium pressure ...
06 June 2012
National Grid Hinkley C Connection Project – Chance to have your say
National Grid is launching the next phase of its plans for connecting the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point and wants to hear from people living in and around the preferred route ...
31 May 2012
National Grid invests £1.2m on latest phase of mains replacement in Middlewich
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending a further £1.2 million on renewing gas mains in Middlewich as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply ...
30 May 2012
Dynamic duo scoop top prize double whammy in National Grid’s Energy Competition for London schools
Knowledge bought its own rewards for two teens from Highbury Grove School who won the top places in a National Grid sponsored contest. Abdul Karadal, 13, and Burak Cihan, 13, won first and second ...
29 May 2012
National Grid announces proposed underground sections for new Bramford to Twinstead electricity connection
National Grid has published its proposals to bury around eight kilometres of the new 400,000 Volt power connection between Bramford near Ipswich, and Twinstead Tee, south of Sudbury.Following two and ...
25 May 2012
National Grid advises roadusers and pedestrians of vital gas mains upgrade in Shepherds Bush Green
National Grid is helping to safeguard future local gas supplies with a vital project in the Shepherds Bush Green area. Work will be taking place in both the road and pavement of Uxbridge Road and ...
17 May 2012
National Grid helps to develop young adults
National Grid and The Prince’s Trust have joined forces to plant 600 trees on a section of the Millennium Path in Llanelli as part of the recently completed refurbishment of an overhead electricity ...
17 May 2012
National Grid invites Waltham Abbey and North London residents to journey into cyberspace for online discussion on vital power project
Waltham Abbey and North London residents are being invited to join a live online discussion about essential power plans for the area. National Grid is holding the online session on Wednesday May 23 ...
17 May 2012
Reading East MP Rob Wilson swaps parliament for pitch as the beautiful game highlights benefits of National Grid backed Young Offender Programme
The National Grid sponsored All Party Parliamentary Football Club took to the pitch at Reading Young Offenders Institution for their latest fixture against a team of young offenders. The game ...
15 May 2012
Improvements in the pipeline for Stoke on Trent
National Grid is due to begin a programme to renew two gas mains in Blurton, Stoke on Trent. The work will help to ensure residents and businesses in the area receive a safe and reliable gas supply ...
14 May 2012
Massive machine Evelyn makes big breakthrough as National Grid’s flagship project continues epic underground journey to keep the lights on in London
Engineers from National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels project are celebrating after tunnelling operations reached a major landmark. Gigantic tunnel boring machine (TBM) Evelyn has now dug its ...
10 May 2012
Ceremony marks end of National Grid’s vital Croydon Cable Tunnel project which will help keep the region plugged in
A tree planting ceremony has marked the formal end of National Grid’s Croydon Cable Tunnel Project. The ceremony, which took place at one of the project’s former tunneling sites at Kent Gate Way, ...
04 May 2012
National Grid delivers essential gas mains revamp to Hampstead
National Grid is ensuring people are connected to the energy they use in Hampstead with an upgrade to the local gas mains network. The project involves replacing 940 m of ageing metallic gas mains in ...
03 May 2012
National Grid warns public to beware of bogus callers after incident in Barnet
National Grid is warning people not to handover cash to bogus callers after an incident in which two men tried to get a householder to part with £1,500. The two men, who wore high visibility jackets ...
02 May 2012
National Grid to invest £50m locally to secure energy supplies
National Grid is investing £50 million on refurbishing and replacing sections of overhead line across the Middlesborough area over the next two years. These are part of the network of overhead lines, ...
01 May 2012
Camden kids ‘dig’ the chance to get the lowdown on tunnelling as National Grid celebrates the latest landmark of flagship power project
Youngsters got the chance to try out tunnelling at a fun packed day to celebrate the completion of the latest phase of the London Power Tunnels project. Year five and six pupils from Our Lady’s Roman ...
27 April 2012
Gas mains upgrade for Leicester Road, Kibworth
National Grid is investing £75,000 in essential work to renew the gas mains in Kibworth in early May. National Grid will be replacing 630 metres of gas mains on Leicester Road, Kibworth from 8 May. ...
27 April 2012
Alderley Edge bypass to close during essential National Grid works
National Grid is investing £28 million on refurbishing two sections of overhead line which run between Daines near Manchester, Macclesfield and Cellarhead near Stoke on Trent. As part of this ...
27 April 2012
Darley Abbey Information Day
Tuesday 8 May 2012, from: 12:00 to: 16:00 hrs Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Derby DE22 1DS National Grid will be holding a one day drop in event for residents of Darley Abbey, to share with ...
24 April 2012
Improvements in the pipeline
National Grid and South Staffs Water are due to begin a coordinated scheme of work in Tamworth that will see gas pipes and water mains replaced in order to improve services to customers. On Tuesday, 8 ...
24 April 2012
National Grid’s London Power Tunnels Team go back to nature for community garden revamp in Hackney
A team of dedicated National Grid volunteers took time out from working on the flagship London Power Tunnels project site to assist the London Wildlife Trust’s environmental and educational work in ...
20 April 2012
National Grid makes final call for local views on vital power plans for Waltham Abbey and North London
National Grid is inviting local residents to give their views on its plans to give local power lines and substations a vital upgrade. Two exhibitions are being held by National Grid as part of the ...
18 April 2012
Public consultation draws to a close for King’s Lynn B Power Station overhead line connection project
National Grid will be holding two public consultation events this week on the proposed overhead line to connect the new King’s Lynn B power station to the UK power network. The drop-in sessions, ...
17 April 2012
Award winning streetworks
The West Midlands Gas Alliance has won a coveted award in a national competition that judges the safety and quality of streetworks sites. The Wolverhampton based gas pipeline company which carries ...
12 April 2012
Best of both worlds as National Grid delivers vital gas mains revamp to Hampstead Heath
National Grid is helping safeguard future local gas supplies with a major project in the Hampstead Heath area. The project involves replacing and upgrading key parts of the local gas mains network ...
12 April 2012
£2.2 million pound improvement to secure gas network in Devon and Cornwall
Starting in May, National Grid will begin replacing a section of gas pipeline that runs under the River Otter in Fluxton, south of Ottery St Mary. To give local residents more information about the ...
12 April 2012
Improvements in the pipeline for Shrewsbury
National Grid is due to start essential gas mains replacement work at Castle Gates in Shrewsbury. The work will help to ensure residents and businesses in the area receive a safe and reliable gas ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Liverpool
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £8.3 million on renewing gas mains in and around Liverpool as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Knutsford
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £3.1million on renewing gas mains in Knutsford as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Chester
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £3.6 million on as part of its ongoing work to renew gas mains in Chester as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Bury
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £2.7 million on renewing gas mains in Bury as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The work ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Burnley
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £4.1million on renewing gas mains in Burnley as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The ...
10 April 2012
Dynamic dozen from Stokenchurch hope their pain will become charities gain with epic cycling trek
Intrepid fundraisers from National Grid’s South East Electricity Substation Alliance (SEESA) are preparing for a gruelling 240 mile charity cycle ride. A team of 12 cyclists and two support people ...
10 April 2012
Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Bedford
Today (10 April) heralds the start of a £350,000 National Grid project to upgrade gas mains in Bedford that will help secure supplies until the end of the century. National Grid, in partnership with ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Blackburn
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £3.4 million on renewing gas mains in Blackburn as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Baguley and Timperley
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £3.6 million on renewing gas mains in Baguley and Timperley as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply ...
10 April 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Accrington
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £2.2 million on renewing gas mains in Accrington as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The ...
05 April 2012
National Grid goes back to school to spark an interest in energy issues in New Cross
It was back to the classroom for National Grid volunteers who recently helped teach youngsters some valuable energy, science and safety lessons. The volunteers from National Grid’s New Cross ...
03 April 2012
Road closure as National Grid continues vital work to keep the gas on in Westminster and Brent
An immediate temporary road closure is being implemented as the latest phase of a vital gas mains revamp gets underway. Fernhead Road has been closed at the junction of Carlton Vale from this week to ...
02 April 2012
Improvements in the pipeline for Worcester
National Grid is starting work this week on a project to renew a gas main in The Tything, Worcester. The work will help to ensure residents and businesses in the area receive a safe and reliable gas ...
29 March 2012
£391,000 gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Doncaster
Work is due to start next week on an essential £391,000 National Grid project to upgrade gas mains in Trafford Way and Cleveland Street, Doncaster. National Grid, in partnership with Amec, will be ...
29 March 2012
National Grid to deliver £1.9 million gas mains revamp for Harrow
National Grid is helping to safeguard future energy supplies in Harrow with a new gas mains replacement scheme. The project involves replacing 2.9km of ageing medium pressure metallic gas mains with ...
28 March 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Northwich
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending over £735,000 on renewing gas mains in Northwich as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The work ...
28 March 2012
National Grid invests in gas network in Sale
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility, is spending nearly £380,000 on renewing gas mains in Sale as part of a £84 million package of improvements to the North West’s gas supply network. The work ...
28 March 2012
Public consultation launched for potential new power line planned to connect proposed King’s Lynn B Power Station
National Grid is today (28 March) launching a final round of public consultation on its proposed location for a potential new overhead power line south of King’s Lynn. Following consultation over the ...
27 March 2012
Gas mains plan to reduce impact on Great Yarmouth
Essential gas mains replacement work in Great Yarmouth’s seafront and retail areas will take place outside the busy summer season, National Grid has pledged to local businesses. Starting on 2 April, ...
23 March 2012
National Grid delivers vital gas mains revamp to Ealing
National Grid is helping to safeguard future energy supplies in Ealing with an upcoming gas mains replacement project. The project involves replacing 5.8km of ageing metallic gas mains with tough new ...
21 March 2012
£250,000 gas mains upgrade for Fenny Drayton
Work starts today (Wednesday 21 March) on a £250,000 National Grid project to upgrade gas mains in Fenny Drayton, near Atherstone. National Grid, in partnership with Amec, will be renewing 1.6 km of ...
21 March 2012
Improvements in the pipeline
National Grid and South Staffs Water are to due to start a major programme of coordinated work in Hurst Green, Halesowen. On Monday, 2 April, engineers will start work to replace the old gas mains ...
20 March 2012
Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Dronfield
Residents and businesses in Dronfield are being invited to a public meeting next Monday (26 March) to find out more about a major gas mains upgrade due to start in the town in April. National Grid, ...
16 March 2012
March heralds upgrade for Peterborough gas network
Monday (19 March) will signal the start of a major National Grid gas mains upgrade in Peterborough that will help secure supplies for businesses and residents for decades to come. National Grid will ...
16 March 2012
Barnsley people invited to find out about major gas mains upgrade
Businesses and residents in Barnsley are being invited to a public information event next Wednesday (21 March) to find out more about an essential project, totalling almost £750,000, to upgrade gas ...
14 March 2012
National Grid pumps nearly £1 million into Earl Shilton gas mains upgrade
Residents and businesses in Earl Shilton are being invited to hop aboard the National Grid information bus next Tuesday (20 March) and find out more about an essential project, totalling almost £1 ...
14 March 2012
Wingerworth residents invited to find out more about gas mains upgrade
National Grid is opening the doors of its information bus next Monday (19 March) and inviting residents of Wingerworth, near Chestefield to find out about essential gas mains renewal work due to start ...
14 March 2012
National Grid warning to public after bogus gas engineers strike in Islington and Romford
National Grid is reminding people not to let gas engineers into their property without checking their official identity card. The warning comes after bogus engineers tricked their way into a number ...
14 March 2012
Demolition of old power station cooling towers clears the way for new electricity interconnector with Europe
The last remaining cooling towers and chimney from the former Richborough Power station in Kent have been demolished to make way for a new energy park. National Grid plans to use part of the site for ...
13 March 2012
National Grid to review scope of North West Coast Connections project
National Grid is looking afresh at plans for connecting new generators along the North West coast after two companies confirmed that they are not currently progressing plans to link into the grid ...
09 March 2012
Gas mains renewal in the pipeline for Ipswich
National Grid is due to start work next month (April) on a £150,000 gas mains upgrade in Ipswich that will help secure gas supplies to homes and businesses for decades to come. The eight month ...
09 March 2012
National Grid invests £216,000 in vital gas mains revamp for Prestwood
National Grid is helping to safeguard future energy supplies in Prestwood with an upcoming gas mains replacement scheme. The project involves replacing 1.8 km of ageing metallic gas mains with tough ...
08 March 2012
Mid Wales electricity connection update
Over the past 12 months National Grid has been consulting the public in Powys and Shropshire about proposals to connect the new windfarms planned for Mid Wales. During the consultation we asked ...
06 March 2012
National Grid invites locals to get the lowdown on vital gas mains revamp in Hammersmith and Fulham
Hammersmith and Fulham residents are being offered the opportunity to discuss a vital gas mains replacement project with National Grid. The essential project involves replacing 272 m of ageing ...
06 March 2012
£1.8 million gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Barton-upon-Humber
Residents and businesses in Barton-upon-Humber are being invited to hop aboard the National Grid information bus this week and find out more about an essential £1.8 million project to upgrade gas ...
05 March 2012
National Grid to invest £28m locally to secure energy supplies
National Grid is investing £28 million on refurbishing two sections of overhead line which run between Daines near Manchester, Macclesfield and Cellarhead near Stoke on Trent. These are part of the ...
05 March 2012
Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Waltham, Grimsby
National Grid is opening the doors of its information bus this Thursday (8 March) and inviting Waltham residents and businesses to find out more about a year-long project to renew gas mains in the ...
02 March 2012
Joint working sees road reopened early
Upper Northgate Street in Chester reopened to traffic three weeks ahead of schedule after National Grid and Cheshire West and Chester Council co-ordinated their works to replace gas mains and ...
01 March 2012
Ipswich people invited to learn more about town gas mains upgrade
National Grid is inviting residents and businesses in Ipswich to a public drop-in event next week to find out more about a £150,000 gas mains upgrade in the town that will help secure supplies for ...
29 February 2012
Road closure in Titchfield announced as National Grid continues vital work to help keep the region’s lights on
A temporary road closure will be implemented in Titchfield as National Grid engineers continue a vital revamp of overhead power lines in the area. National Grid is refurbishing the electricity line ...
24 February 2012
Spring heralds start of overhead line refurbishment
April signals the start of a £20 million project to refurbish an existing 400,000 Volt National Grid overhead line between Bramford, near Ipswich, and Twinstead Tee (a junction where several ...
23 February 2012
National Grid invites locals to get on the bus for the lowdown on Brentwood’s vital gas mains revamp
National Grid is offering Brentwood residents the chance to discuss plans for a major gas mains revamp in the area. The essential project involves replacing 5km of ageing metallic gas mains with ...
22 February 2012
National Grid, Advanced Plasma Power and Progressive Energy announce new project to transform waste into Bio Substitute Natural Gas
The first pilot project that demonstrates the use of waste to produce bio-substitute natural gas (Bio-SNG) has today been announced by National Grid, Advanced Plasma Power and Progressive Energy. ...
20 February 2012
Utilities join forces to replace mains in Hoole Lane area
National Grid, the UK’s largest utility and Dee Valley Water, the local water supplier for Chester and Wrexham, will have teams of engineers working alongside each other to replace gas and water mains ...
10 February 2012
Spring heralds upgrade for Ipswich gas network
April will signal the start of a £150,000 National Grid gas mains upgrade in Ipswich that will help secure supplies for businesses and residents for decades to come. National Grid will be replacing ...
08 February 2012
National Grid invites Yiewsley residents to get the lowdown on vital project to safeguard local gas supplies
National Grid is inviting locals to discuss an upcoming scheme which will help keep the gas on in Yiewsley. The project involves replacing over 2.4km of Yiewsley’s ageing metallic gas mains with ...
27 January 2012
National Grid invests £3.1m in essential Watford gas mains revamp
National Grid is delivering a vital gas mains replacement project to help ensure the people of Watford continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies. Work recently began on the scheme which ...
27 January 2012
National Grid invests over £700,000 in Ingatestone as vital gas mains revamp continues
National Grid is helping safeguarding future gas supplies for the people of Ingatestone with a programme of essential mains replacement work to be rolled out over the coming months. The first tranche ...
26 January 2012
Historic Waltham Abbey district gets thoroughly modern gas mains makeover courtesy of National Grid
National Grid is investing over £318,000 in a vital gas mains revamp which will help ensure Waltham Abbey residents continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies. The £318,000 scheme involves ...
26 January 2012
National Grid puts big load on the road to help keep the lights on
National Grid is advising motorists and residents that it will be moving an essential big piece of kit into place this weekend. A 108 tonne supergrid transformer (SGT) is being delivered to Iver ...
25 January 2012
Gas network improvements in Worcester
The second phase of a £150,000 project to improve the gas supply in Worcester City Centre is due to start next month. On 13 February engineers will start replacing the old gas mains in Cornmarket ...
25 January 2012
Improvements in the pipeline for Warwick
A major scheme to improve the gas supply in Warwick town centre is due to re start next month. The work, which was suspended over the Christmas holiday, is the final phase of the scheme to renew the ...
24 January 2012
Improvements in the pipeline in Chasetown
A major programme of co-ordinated road works in Chasetown is due to start at the end of the month. On Monday, 30 January engineers from National Grid and Severn Trent will start improvement work on ...
24 January 2012
National Grid keeps the lights on with minimal fuss in East Thurrock
National Grid will be keeping people “plugged in” to vital power supplies using an existing substation rather than building a new one. A number of potential sites had originally been identified for a ...
20 January 2012
Cleaned up former gasworks site is ready for school
A special ceremony has marked the handover of a historic former gasworks site to Enfield Council. Local dignitaries and members of the community gathered at the Alma Primary School in Ponders End on ...
17 January 2012
Public invited to have their say
National Grid is inviting the public to identify areas and locations which are particularly valued by local communities as it considers the more detailed routeing for a proposed 400,000 Volt power ...
13 January 2012
School children and National Grid turn Westminster substation hoardings into work of art with energy message
National Grid has teamed up with local school children to create murals with a message on hoardings outside St John’s Wood Substation in Westminster. Assisted by a team of artists, the youngsters ...
11 January 2012
Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Cleethorpes
National Grid, the company at the heart of Britain’s energy system, is inviting Cleethorpes residents and businesses to find out more about a £450,000 project to upgrade gas mains in the town. Local ...
03 January 2012
National Grid asks locals for fresh feedback on vital power plans for North London and Waltham Cross
National Grid is inviting local residents to give their views on plans for an essential upgrade of local power lines and substations.Three exhibitions are being held by National Grid as part of phase ...
 

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