The Great Grid Upgrade is the largest overhaul of the electricity grid in generations. Our infrastructure projects across England and Wales are helping to connect more renewable energy to your homes and businesses.
The Great Grid Upgrade will play a big part in the UK government’s plan to boost homegrown power. It will help the UK switch to clean energy and make sure our electricity network is fit for the future; carrying more clean, secure energy from where it’s generated to where you need it.
Whether you want a nice cuppa or a hot soak, to dance the night away or get cosy at home, we all want to be able to do what we love.
And because energy threads through everything we love to do, we're on a mission to make it cleaner, fairer and more secure for everyone.
The way we are all powering the things we love is changing. In the years ahead, more of our energy will come from renewables as part of the transition to a cleaner, greener future. This means we need to build new infrastructure, as well as upgrading the existing grid, to bring this clean, green energy from where it’s generated to where it’s needed by homes and businesses. The Great Grid Upgrade is the largest overhaul of the grid in generations.
If any of these projects are taking place in your local area, we’ll be advertising consultation events so that you can have your say on how this should happen. We’d love you to come along, find out more and tell us what you think.
We want to work closely with communities to make sure that we’re balancing the needs of those hosting this infrastructure, with the need to deliver lower bills, more secure energy and more clean energy for everyone. We aim to do this in a number of ways – from developing skills and employment opportunities to supporting local community projects through our Community Grant Programme.
From new jobs in clean energy to the exciting technology that’s getting us closer to net zero, you’ll find regular updates from #TheGreatGridUpgrade and more on our social media channels.