Our response to coronavirus

Find out how we're working to keep the lights on in Great Britain throughout COVID-19.

Engineering innovation

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

Unlocking a green recovery through innovation

As we work to tackle climate change while facing the personal and economic challenges of a post-COVID recovery, Iliana Portugues explains why thinking differently has never been more important – and how downhill mountain bike racing helps her keep her mind open.

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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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For National Grid 'Net zero know-how' story

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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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.

Gas :
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.

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Photo of National Grid's Power System Engineer Alex Cooke

I’m having a positive impact on society

Engineers make a difference every day. Meet Alex Cooke, whose childhood inspired him to take up engineering and who is now helping to create a cleaner, greener energy system for the future.

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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