Discover, explore and experience stories from the heart of the energy industry.

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.

Engineer works in a substation

What we plugged in during 2023: a year of clean energy connections

We connected over 3GW of clean electricity projects to our transmission network during 2023, from the world’s biggest wind farm to a clever piece of grid-stabilising tech.

Find out more

We took Tom Scott up a pylon for his final video

YouTube star Tom Scott has been to some unusual places. But he’d never been to the top of one of our 22,000 electricity transmission towers – until now.

Find out more

We’re at a critical and exciting juncture in the road to net zero – reflections on 2023 and a look ahead to next year

National Grid Electricity Transmission President Alice Delahunty reflects on the progress made in decarbonising our network in 2023 and looks ahead at priorities for next year.

Find out more
Larks green solar farm

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.

Find out more

More stories

Another year of strong progress towards a sustainable future

Read some of the highlights from our second Annual Environmental Report, which sets out the actions we’re taking to deliver on our ambitious environmental and sustainability commitments

We’re engaging on our early plans to transform our network for net zero

Collaboration will be the key to success on the journey to net zero, and we're urging stakeholders to share their views with us as we develop our future business plans

The race to connect: how we’re working with industry to plug in projects faster

Find out how we're working with industry to speed up connections and deliver ambitious change to the connections process.

National Grid Electricity Transmission 'The Pathway to Net Zero' Webinar

Find out what the electricity transmission network of 2050 needs to look like, and how we think we can get there. Watch the recording of the live webinar.

National Grid’s Joseph Harvey joins prestigious new UK Young Academy

National Grid is delighted to announce that Joseph Harvey, one of our talented substation engineers covering the Anglo-Scottish borders, is among one of the first members of the new UK Young Academy.

Embracing biodiversity in Wales

We’ve recently published a report showing how we are working to maintain and enhance biodiversity across Wales. Our Sustainability Specialist, Jonathan Miller, shares his thoughts and highlights some key case studies from the report.

et :

Guy Martin takes to the skies with National Grid for new Channel 4 series

TV star joined our helicopter surveillance crew and expert lines team on the job

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.

et :

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?

et :

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.

Accelerating grid connections for more clean power is a key step in the transit…

Our director of customer connections, Roisin Quinn, shares insight into how we're working with industry to help bring forward grid connection dates and boost the capacity of the network.

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.

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.

About National Grid

What is National Grid?

We’re the largest electricity transmission and distribution business in the UK, delivering electricity safely, reliably and efficiently to the customers and communities we serve, while working towards a cleaner, greener energy future.

Watch our video to find out more about what we do

National Grid in numbers

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

Discover more

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.

Discover more