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

 

Energy is changing. Meet the people driving this transformation, discover the tech and engineering solutions helping us to deliver a cleaner energy system and explore what the future might look like.

 

National Grid's Pride flag outside our office in Waltham, US

Celebrating an inclusive Pride month

Every year Pride celebrates the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made over the half century that’s passed since the original Stonewall Riots. This year our Pride employee group has inspired the redesign of our own Pride logo, to reflect the progress that still needs to be made to end inequality for everyone.

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Child playing with toy cars

Joining the Race to Zero

On World Environment Day we joined the global Race to Zero campaign, which is encouraging a clean global plan to help us ‘recover better’ from COVID-19.

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US Lineworker Donald Lopes in front of National Grid bucket truck

Life as a lineworker – our high wire heroes

No matter if temperatures are dipping below freezing or its broiling hot outside, Donald Lopes and his fellow lineworkers arrive at their base at 7am sharp; ready to service the poles to ensure electricity keeps flowing to local homes and businesses.

Senamiso

Chasing a dream led to top engineering award

Growing up in Zimbabwe and witnessing how vital electricity was to daily life inspired Senamiso Mathobela, Delivery Manager, to choose a career in the energy sector.

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Young woman holding laptop used for National Grid US virtual internships story

Going virtual gives the go ahead to US internships

Many US students due to start internships in the coming months have had them cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. But we’re not letting COVID-19 get in the way of our programmes this summer – instead we’re creating ‘virtual internships’.

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Graeme Cooper sitting in new National Grid ENV-200 electric van

Driving toward a cleaner energy future

With nearly 3,000 cars and vans, switching to low emissions vehicles is part of our commitment to reaching net zero by 2050. Here Fleet Manager Lorna McAtear explains how we’re stepping this journey up a gear and aiming for a fully clean-fuel fleet for 20

National Grid female engineer Cindy Rom

High school motto inspired award-winning female engineer

Our US Female Engineer of the Year is 29-year-old Cindy Rom, a Senior Engineer in Melville, NY. Here she talks about what the accolade means to her and keeping engineering in the family while finding her own path.

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Man holding prototype of coloured cubes used for National Grid article about UK's economic recovery

Putting net zero at the heart of the UK’s economic recovery

Our CEO John Pettigrew explains why net zero should be front and central to the UK’s COVID recovery plans, and the three key areas of focus that can make for both a healthier economy and a cleaner energy future.

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Cable laying in Norway for the National Grid and Statnett North Sea Link (NSL) interconnector

First-of-its-kind engineering feat amidst the fjords

Building the world’s longest undersea cable, to allow the UK to share zero carbon energy with Norway, has brought some challenges. Read more about how we engineered smart solutions to deal with tough terrain and fishing lakes.

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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