National Grid sits at the heart of Great Britain’s energy system, connecting millions of people and businesses to the energy they use every day. We bring energy to life – in the heat, light and power we bring to our customer’s homes and businesses; in the way that we support our communities and help them to grow; and in the way we show up in the world. It is our vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future. Our individual companies run the systems and infrastructure that deliver electricity across the country.
National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) own, build, and maintain the electricity grid in England and Wales to which many different energy sources are connected. National Grid ESO (Electricity System Operator) control the flow of electricity around the country ensuring supply meets demand. National Grid Ventures (NGV) is the competitive division of National Grid, investing in energy projects, technologies, and partnerships to accelerate the development of our clean energy future.
We are working to build a cleaner, fairer and more affordable energy system that serves everyone – powering the future of our homes, transport and industry. We believe by acting now, the UK can become the world’s first major clean economy, creating growth and jobs for communities across Britain.
National Grid is committed to supporting the delivery of a decarbonized energy system, working with the Government and regulators to help meet the net zero target by 2050 and working to achieve the supply of 40GW of offshore wind in the UK by 2030, as outlined in ‘The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’ (the Ten Point Plan).
The UK is currently home to the largest operating offshore wind capacity in the world and there is substantial growth in offshore wind and interconnection capacity forecast for Scotland and the north east of England. To ensure the UK network can accommodate this increased generation, National Grid needs to expand the capacity of its transmission system.
National Grid is committed to developing infrastructure in a way which minimises the impact on local communities whilst delivering the best value for consumers. To do this, we work closely with customers, partners and communities to develop solutions, supporting the transition to decarbonised, decentralised, smart energy systems.