Preparing the electricity network for the transition to net zero and maintaining an efficient and secure power supply in England and Wales.

Discover some of the work our teams deliver and find out more about how we work in the articles below.

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Bio-diversity Net Gain requirements

Discover how Government Bio-diversity Net Gain requirements might influence new connections projects, and the ways in which NGET work to protect the environment when building new assets.

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Distribution and transmission connections

The differences between high voltage electricity transmission and distribution connections can be varied and complex. Generally, some limits of capacity and voltage classifications can be applied. But this isn’t always the case.

So, what are the differences?

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Seven things to know about electricity grid connections

Everything that puts power into our electricity transmission network, or draws energy from it, needs to have a physical connection to it. Find out more about what this means, and why grid connections are central to achieving net zero.

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The outage connection process

Before a customer is ready to connect, certain processes must be followed to ensure the safe operation of the network and surrounding equipment. Read to learn more about how connection outages are scheduled.

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The process of substation expansion and creation

A variety of assets across generation, such as solar and wind, or large scale demand users, such as data factories connect directly into our substations. But what happens when a substation reaches capacity and cannot be expanded due to physical, geographical or system limitations?

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What is a User Self Build?

Some customers choose to undertake a User Self Build and construct their own high voltage network connection assets. But there are tight rules and regulations that need to be followed, to ensure the network remains safe and secure.

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Code modifications - Transforming the energy networks of the future

How is the power industry regulated in the UK? Can regulations be changed where necessary? Our ET Commercial Strategy team explains industry codes, the activities they regulate and how they’re modified, ahead of potential reform to these processes over the next few years.

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