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Here are stories and insights from Electricity Transmission, showcasing the engineering, investment and people that are pivotal in running the electricity network that is turning the UK’s net zero ambitions into reality.

Wires in place on world’s first T-pylons

Wires to carry low carbon energy to 6 million homes have now been installed on 36 new T-pylons on the Hinkley Connection Project..

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Enough power for 1.5 million homes enabled by new electricity substation

Littlebrook 400 kV substation in Kent energised to help secure electricity supplies and deliver net zero

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Ofgem funding granted for three projects to accelerate network innovation towar…

We've been granted Strategic Innovation Funding by Ofgem, the energy regulator, for three innovation projects that will accelerate Great Britain's progress towards delivering a net zero energy network.

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Investing in a net zero electricity network

Lydia Ogilvie, Head of Network Strategy and Operations shares our plan to invest and upgrade the electricity transmission in England and Wales to help deliver net zero.

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Beginning the removal of SF₆ greenhouse gas from our operations

Interim President Chris Bennett shares how our world first SF₆ project will help us meet our target to remove all SF₆ by 2050

Our innovation project exploring alternatives to overhead lines 

Innovation Manager Alexander Yanushkevich explains our Sustainable Electrical Gas Insulated Lines (SEGIL) project in more detail

Construction of world’s first T-pylon completed

We're building the world's first T pylon in Somerset, part of our work innovating for a net zero transmission system.

Major pylon removal project gets underway in Snowdonia

Part of wider initiative to reduce the visual impact of existing high-voltage lines in AONBs and National Parks

New BBC series ‘Digging for Britain’ features National Grid’s Hinkley Connectio…

Roman remains were discovered along the route of National Grid’s Hinkley Connection Project and its underground cabling work in the Mendip Hills.

New substation helping to electrify the Midland Main Line railway line

Transformer deliveries mark major milestone for Braybrooke Substation project and the Midland Main Line Upgrade

About National Grid

What is National Grid?

Watch to find out how we help to keep the gas and electricity flowing to homes and businesses around the UK.

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National Grid in numbers

Watch to discover how we are building tunnels deep beneath London to help power the Capital.

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Energy explained

Ever wondered what net zero means? Want to know how windfarms make energy? Or how electricity and gas gets to you? Here we answer all your energy questions.
 

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