Welcome to National Grid Group

National Grid is an energy company operating in the UK and US. We deliver electricity and gas safely, reliably and efficiently to the customers and communities we serve – all while working towards a clean energy future.

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International Women in Engineering Day (INWED)

We’re making strong progress in our goal towards gender equality at National Grid, and recognise that we can play a part in helping to ensure that women are equally represented in the energy industry.

Meet some of the women who are working to shape the future of the energy system, from inspiring innovations in renewable energy to breaking down stereotypes in engineering.

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National Grid's vision for a Fossil Free Future

Our vision for a fossil-free future

Our vision is to eliminate fossil fuels from our US gas and electric systems, enabling the people and communities we serve to meet their heating needs without using fossil fuels by 2050 or sooner.

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What is a smart city?

Smart cities use information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the ways they operate – from street lighting to public transport and more. Find out how digital technology promises to better connect us with our cities, help tackle climate change and create the urban environments of the future.

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Gas Transmission

Sale of majority interest in National Grid Gas Transmission & Metering

National Grid has agreed to sell a 60% equity interest in its UK gas transmission and metering business to a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors.

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What if...

What if there was enough green energy for everyone? What if we became clean energy pioneers? What if you could play a part in the UK’s green recovery?

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Our stories

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How much of the UK’s energy is renewable?

With the UK aiming to reach net zero by 2050, much of the future electricity is expected to come from renewable energy. Although already part of our electricity mix, how much renewable energy are we using currently and how much more is needed?

Carbon neutral vs net zero – understanding the difference

With buzzwords like net zero and carbon neutral making their way into our vocabulary, we’re becoming more informed about climate change and the steps needed to protect the environment.

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What is liquefied natural gas (LNG)?

LNG is natural gas that's been reduced to a liquid state through cooling. It’s been part of the UK’s energy mix for many years, but could it be the fossil fuel that has yet to reach its true potential as we move towards low-carbon energy systems?

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What is SF6? Sulphur hexafluoride explained

Sulphur hexafluoride – also known as SF6 – is a ‘greenhouse gas’ that has long played a part in global warming, similar to that of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Why invest in National Grid?

National Grid is one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities focused on transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. We play a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use safely, reliably and efficiently.

We aim to be a low-risk business that generates shareholder value through dividends and asset/equity growth.

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Careers at National Grid

We’re looking for people with enthusiasm to help us build and run a cleaner energy system for the future. Wherever you are on your career journey there are lots of exciting opportunities to explore, including apprenticeships. Discover more about working at National Grid and search for roles in the UK and the US

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UK Gender Pay Gap 2021

We’re committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce that‘s fully representative of the communities we serve. Our gender pay gap report for 2021 is now available to view.

Find out more about our 2021 UK Gender Pay Gap

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What is carbon intensity?

You’ve probably heard the term ‘carbon intensity’ in relation to climate change and net zero. But what exactly does it refer to?

What are the different types of renewable energy?

With the UK and US aiming to reach net zero by 2050, using electricity that comes from renewable sources is essential to help reduce our carbon emissions. Find about the different types of renewable energy sources we currently use for electricity.

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6 months on from COP26: our progress towards a net zero future

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world needs to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Since COP26, we’ve been working harder than ever to deliver a clean, fair and affordable energy future, with no one left behind.

Onshore vs offshore wind energy: what’s the difference?

The technology that onshore and offshore wind turbines use to generate electricity is essentially the same. Where the two differ is in their position, size, scale and how the electricity they generate is transferred.