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Everything you ever wanted to know about electricity pylons

Electricity pylons (or towers) have been part of the British landscape for almost 100 years, but how much do you really know about them? Here we bring you 12 facts you never knew about these iconic steel structures.

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National Grid story about our Olympic Park tunnels ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Revisiting our Olympic Park tunnels ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicking off this week, we’re celebrating our own Herculean projects that took place a little closer to home; the construction of two colossal tunnels to provide power to the London 2012 Olympic games.

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'4 things about National Grid’s role in our renewable energy future' story

4 things about National Grid’s role in our renewable energy future

In the run-up to the eagerly anticipated global climate change summit COP26, UK Executive Director Nicola Shaw and US President Badar Khan explain what we’re doing to tackle climate change now and in the future.

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National Grid Partners' Lisa Lambert for International Women's Day 2021 story

Supporting women and challenging gender stereotypes

Lisa Lambert reveals the drive that turbo-charged her own career to become Founder and President of National Grid Partners, and her practical advice for women to support each other and advance in the male-centric world of tech.

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National Grid's Kirsty McDermott for International Women's Day 2021 story

You can be whatever you want – look at me!

Senior Engineer – Welding may not be a job title traditionally associated with women, but Kirsty McDermott has been a trailblazer for women in engineering since she started her career at the age of 16.

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I wanted to chase gas leaks and dig up the street – just like the men!

Rea Plummer is a Supervisor in Gas Field Operations in New York. Ten years ago, she was one of the first women to work in field operations. Rea co-founded National Grid’s employee support group Women in Non-Traditional Roles.

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National Grid US VP Trisha Brabbs for International Women's Day 2021 story

Women should always take that seat at the table

Trisha Brabbs has seen increasing numbers of women rise to leadership roles over the past 18 years. Here she reflects on the challenges we still need to overcome, including women suffering from ‘imposter syndrome’ and the tendency to self-criticize.

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Spot the robot dog carries out safety inspections

We’re always looking to the future, exploring new innovations and efficient ways of working, while ensuring our employees stay safe. Spot the robot dog is part of this, conducting essential safety inspections at one of our US electricity substations.

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National Grid's IT Operations Manager Amrit Teja

Science can supercharge your career

Great teachers set Amrit Teja, IT Operations Manager, on the path to a career that would see her explore genetics and biomedical science, before embarking on her latest role helping to shape National Grid’s digital future.

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Acting responsibly to make a positive impact

Watch this video and see how we’re making bold commitments to protect our planet and build a clean, fair and affordable energy future for everyone.

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What is National Grid?

Find out what's happening behind the scenes and how we're working towards a green energy future.

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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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