Engineering innovation

From AI to exceptional engineering, discover the latest developments shaping the future of energy. 

For National Grid article '32.5 km tunnelling project under London begins'

32.5 km tunnelling project under London begins

National Grid is due to start tunnelling for its £1 billion flagship project to rewire South London – vital works for London’s electricity supply that will allow us to keep the lights on well into the future.

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Why interconnectors play an essential role in our net zero future

Interconnectors are high-voltage under-sea cables. They’re the international clean energy super-highways; stretching for hundreds of miles to enable energy produced from renewables to flow back and forth between Great Britain and neighbouring countries.

Interconnectors and our net zero future

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National Grid Partners innovation story

Innovation is embedded in everything we do

How National Grid Partners is bringing an entrepreneurial mindset on board.

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Net Zero know-how: Testing the future of energy

From a dramatically reduced carbon footprint concrete to renewable heat pump networks, our Innovation team is focusing its academic skills, engineering experience and problem-solving curiosity on building a clean energy future for us all.

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National Grid's This is Engineering article 'Why there's never been a more exciting time to be an engineer'

Why there’s never been a more exciting time to be an engineer

Here David Wright, Director of Electricity Transmission and Chief Electricity Engineer, explains how choosing a career as an engineer can make an immense difference to the world now – and in the future.

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Cart in the distance inside new Humber pipeline tunnel

Pipe dreams achieved at record-breaking tunnel task

Building a new gas pipeline under the River Humber has been no small task, involving 5km of pipes and 16 Olympic swimming pools’ worth of water. Now close to completion, the team has just finished another vital stage, breaking a world record on the way.

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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