Our role in the industry

In this section, you will find out more about National Grid's place in the wider UK energy industry, including more about the gas and electricity industries, and our plans for the future of our role as the electricity system operator (SO).

About electricity

We own and operate the electricity transmission network (NETS) in England and Wales, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand.

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About gas

We own and operate the gas National Transmission System (NTS) in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand.

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Future of the electricity system operator

Our role as electricity system operator (ESO) needs to change to support the transition to a more decentralised electricity system. Find out how we're making changes.

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