National Grid is a group of companies, and one of those companies, National Grid Electricity Transmission, owns, builds and maintains the network in England and Wales. It is this company that is developing plans for the Sea Link reinforcement.
Within the National Grid Group there are other distinctly separate legal entities, each with their individual responsibilities and roles. More information about National Grid can be found on the about us section of National Grid’s website.
What is National Grid Electricity Transmission?
National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), owns, builds and maintains the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales. This network operates primarily at 400,000 volts (400 kV) and 275,000 volts (275 kV).
It is NGET that is developing plans for the Sea Link reinforcement and is the electricity transmission arm within National Grid.
What is National Grid ESO?
The Electricity System Operator (ESO) is legally separate from the rest of National Grid and ensures that Great Britain has the essential energy it needs by making sure supply meets demand every second of every day.
What is National Grid Ventures?
National Grid Ventures (NGV) operates a mix of energy assets and businesses to help accelerate the development of our clean energy future (such as undersea interconnectors that allow the UK to share energy with other European countries).