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How digital is helping to decarbonise the energy system

Combatting climate change is the biggest challenge facing us today. Taking on this epic task requires innovative thinking and diverse skills. Here Dave Adkins, ConnectNow Product Manager, talks about how digital technology is helping us bring more clean energy sources onto the UK network.

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Going underground: archaeological finds in Somerset

Work laying cables and pipelines for our infrastructure projects means we often dig underground and, when doing so, it’s not unheard of for us to uncover archaeological treasures. Our current project at Hinkley in Somerset is no exception.

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Keeping the heart of Britain’s gas system beating

Making sure the gas keeps flowing to homes and businesses during the coronavirus crisis is critical work. Here Michael Daniel, manager of our Bacton Gas Terminal in Norfolk, explains how the team there has prepared so that nothing can stop them doing their jobs.

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Time travelling through the history of energy at the National Grid archive

With documents dating back to the 17th Century, the National Grid archive offers a fascinating window into the history of Britain.

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Contract awarded to help build London’s £1bn power superhighway

National Grid’s quest to rewire London has reached a significant milestone, with the award of a six-year, £400m contract for phase two of its London Power Tunnels project. HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) will deliver the tunnelling and shaft work for a new electricity cable tunnel south of the Thames.  

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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