Engineering Innovation

Engineering innovation

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

This is Engineering

Engineers are the people driving change and finding solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Meet the young engineers making a difference at National Grid.

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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.

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National Grid in numbers

Learn more about some of our most significant projects via our fact-filled videos.

Grid in numbers

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Interconnector cables being pulled across a beach - used for the National Grid article 'Connecting electricity systems for a greener Britain'

Connecting electricity systems for a greener Britain

National Grid’s Nick Sides explains how the company’s interconnectors – undersea cables that allow us to exchange energy with neighbouring countries – are contributing to creating a greener Britain.

Sunset on Solar

ESO: How we’re helping smaller generators to change their settings

Graham Stein, Network Operability Manager at National Grid ESO, explains why we’re helping smaller generators to change their settings as part of the Loss of Mains Change programme.

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Electricity pylons against sunset for National Grid Partners investing in SparkCognition

Exploring AI in cybersecurity: National Grid Partners invests in SparkCognition

The industrial and business world is increasingly realising the benefits Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring. AI has the power to analyse complex data, deliver actionable insights, increase the production value of assets and protect against cyber threats.

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Boring machine 'Mary' on a truck

Tunnel boring machine 'Mary' helps break record under the Humber

National Grid’s replacement River Humber Pipeline is almost 5km in length, construction of the pipeline – which will sit within a tunnel under the riverbed – will be a significant feat of engineering. Central to the task has been a giant tunnel boring machine affectionately known as ‘Mary’.

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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