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Get to know us better, and find out how we're working to find better ways to deliver a clean, fair and affordable energy future.

Transmission lines traversing green countryside - used for National Grid Hinkley Connection archaeological finds story

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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US :
Green field with wind turbines and electricity transmission tower for National Grid US green bond story

US green bond helps fund clean energy projects

Our first green bond for sustainability projects across our US business has seen a successful launch, with over 100 institutional investors signing up. Read more about plans for the funds raised and how they’ll help us achieve a cleaner energy future.

Ventures :
Ship docked at night at Grain LNG in Kent - used for the National Grid story 'Helping to fuel the nation'

Helping to fuel the UK

Ed Carter manages the operations team at National Grid’s Grain LNG Terminal in Kent, which imports and stores natural gas used to heat homes, businesses, hospitals and schools. Here Ed explains more and talks about how the good old cuppa is keeping his team going through the coronavirus crisis.

Gas :
Woman working on a laptop in front of a window - used for the National Grid story 'Looking after our people in uncertain times'

Looking after our people in uncertain times

Nicola Maloney joined National Grid expecting to stay for a six-month stint; 17 years on, she’s now Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Gas Transmission. She helps the business make the right decisions when it comes to our people. Find out how she’s working to look after the team’s needs amidst the ‘new normal’ of the coronavirus crisis.

ESO :
Colleagues in electricity control room

ESO: Pandemic planning keeps the lights on

National Grid ESO keeps the lights on for Great Britain day in, day out, with a reliability rate of over 99.999%. One of the reasons that Britain’s electricity system is so dependable is because of people like Cathy Fraser, whose day job is to make sure the ESO is prepared for a range of extraordinary scenarios.

Gas :
Man wearing PPE turning valve at Bacton Compressor Station - used for the National Grid story 'Keeping the heart of Britain’s gas system beating'

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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Archive image of women painting the top of a gas holder - used in the National Grid story 'Time travelling through the history of energy at the National Grid archive'

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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Aerial pic of London for National Grid London Power Tunnels

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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