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Discover, explore and experience stories from National Grid Electricity Transmission.

Our cables and substations are at the centre of the energy system. Every time a phone is plugged in or switch is turned on, we’ve played a part, connecting homes and business to the electricity they need. 

Here we bring you stories and insights from Electricity Transmission, showcasing the engineering, innovation, people and smart ideas that are pivotal in turning the UK’s net zero ambitions into reality.

New online tool will help UK ports transition to net zero

National Grid has partnered with Siemens to create a free online tool to help UK ports meet their net zero targets. The tool will aid decarbonisation by helping ports forecast the future infrastructure needed to meet potential increased demand for electricity from zero emission operations.

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Construction of world’s first T-pylon completed

We're building the world's first T pylon in Somerset, part of our work innovating for a net zero transmission system.

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New technology unlocking extra capacity on our network

Our SmartWires project is using new 'power flow control' technology at substations in the North of England to unlock extra capacity, allowing greater volumes of renewable power to be efficiently transferred to customers.

Can we achieve carbon-neutral construction by 2026?

The path to net zero isn’t just about the tools we use, but also the infrastructure we create to get us there. Our Net Zero Construction project is helping us to deliver our vision of a clean energy future.

Man working on london power tunnels

New tunnel boring machine launched at London Power Tunnels Hurst event

Skills and diversity champion, Christine Townley, launches 'Christine' - a new boring machine for £1billion project to rewire the capital city.

Alice Delahunty elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

NGET president has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of her exceptional and continuing contribution to the profession.

Community and schools engagement recognised at national awards

Hinkley Connection Project's 'Engineering Positive Futures' programme named Gold award winner the National Building and Construction Awards.

Prize-winning skills students visit National Grid’s London Power Tunnels with D…

Eight prize-winning students were invited to our £1bn project to rewire South London, after they took part in a skills programme and virtual work experience week alongside more than 200 students.

70 years from now, T-pylon time capsules will reveal what our lives were like

As the world’s first operational T-pylons are constructed along National Grid’s Hinkley Connection route, pupils from 20 local schools are preparing time capsules with 2021-related memorabilia to be hidden inside the structures.

Inspiring young people to consider energy sector careers

Since its launch in October 2020, our partnership with MyKindaFuture – the UK’s leading underrepresented talent specialist – has helped inspire 18,000 students from diverse backgrounds to consider careers in STEM and shows no signs of slowing down.

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National Grid in numbers

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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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