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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.

Accelerating grid connections for more clean power is a key step in the transition towards net zero

Find out how we're working with industry to help bring forward grid connection dates and boost the capacity of the network.

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Major milestone in drive to deliver net zero emissions

National Grid Electricity Transmission, SSEN Transmission and SP Transmission welcome National Grid ESO’s ‘Pathway to 2030’ plan to deliver 2030 offshore wind targets and net zero emissions.

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Engineers complete vital maintenance work ahead of winter

Our engineers work hard all year round to ensure a safe and reliable network, read more about some of the essential works that have been undertaken this year, in preparation for winter.

Queue management: the next step in accelerating grid connections

In the race to connect enough renewable power to the grid to help Britain reach net zero, we’re committed to reducing the time customers will wait for a connection.

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What does a TEC amnesty and queue management mean for grid connections?

National Grid ESO has just launched a TEC amnesty on grid connections in partnership with National Grid Electricity Transmission and other transmission owners. What does this mean for connections customers in England and Wales?

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Positive actions for a sustainable future

Hear from our Sustainability Expert, Chris Plester, who shares his thoughts on some of our key achievements from our recently published Annual Environmental Report.

Our innovation annual summary: fresh thinking for a net zero future

Our Head of Strategy and Innovation, Nicola Todd, reflects on some of the fresh thinking and collaborations that are helping take Britain a step closer to net zero following publication of our annual innovation summary.

Nest of peregrine falcons cause unexpected detour for National Grid engineers

A surprise discovery is made whilst works are performed on National Grid overhead lines in Lincolnshire.

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ITT Hub 2022 - Powering the decarbonisation of transport

National Grid supported the UK's flagship Innovation and Technology in Transport event for a second year, and hosted the Energy Theatre Hub as a thought leader in decarbonisation.

Grid for Good provides young people with opportunities to thrive

Tanya Bukhari talks about her route into engineering through the Grid for Good programme on International Women in Engineering Day 2022. #INWED22

Alice Delahunty features on Energy Unplugged podcast

Alice joined Aurora to talk about the crucial role NGET is playing in delivering the critical infrastructure needed to build the net zero electricity system of the future.

Dorset’s spidermen show skilful engineering as project nears completion

Going Underground project uses specialist machinery more at home on the Swiss Alps.

Accelerating the decarbonisation of all road transport

National Grid-led analysis maps out a future on-route charging network for HGVs.

Local students place time capsule inside Hinkley Connection Project’s East Hunt…

The contents were created by pupils to mark the historic milestone of the world’s first T-pylons being built in Somerset.

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Consultation on East Anglia Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) proposals

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

New electricity transformer for Worcestershire substation

Transformers represent vital investment in the UK energy network

Subsea electricity superhighways move a step closer

Cables form part of a planned 16 project £10 billion investment from National Grid to deliver on the government’s target of 40GW of offshore wind generation by 2030.

Partnering with UK universities on innovation projects to help deliver net zero

Partnerships with six universities across the UK that will help decarbonise the electricity system in Great Britain

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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