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National Grid reveals partners for grid upgrade

National Grid has launched the Great Grid Partnership,  naming the seven partners who will support the delivery of an initial nine Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) projects. The ASTI projects form a key part of The Great Grid Upgrade, which is building the significant new electricity network infrastructure required to reduce the UK’s reliance on […]

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How we generated electricity in Great Britain in 2023

National Grid ESO has shared insights on Great Britain’s 2023 energy mix.

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National Grid announces renewable energy infrastructure

National Grid has an announced an overhaul of the grid, which will enable millions of UK homes and businesses to use renewable energy. The overhaul has been called The Great Grid Upgrade and it will include new infrastructure being built across England and Wales. By connecting more renewable energy from where it’s generated out at sea […]

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Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system

Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system (by MWh) located in East Yorkshire has been successfully energised. Developed by Harmony Energy Limited and employing a Tesla 2-hour Megapack system, the Pillswood project, near Hull, has the capacity to store up to 196 MWh (megawatt hours) of electricity in a single cycle. This is enough electricity to […]

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National Grid announces £50 million energy support fund

National Grid has launched a £50 million energy support fund, which will make “significant donations” to organisations working on the front line of the energy crisis. The fund will be targeted at charities who provide immediate, emergency financial relief to households using pre-payment energy meters; charities who fund energy efficiency measures to lower bills over […]

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Researchers developing new ways to use smart meter data

Researchers from Loughborough University are developing innovative ways to use smart meter data to help equip the electricity network with low-carbon technologies. Launched in partnership with National Grid, the SMITN project (Smart Meter Innovations & Test Network) will use data from smart meters to give electricity network planners added information, helping them to manage load […]

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National Grid’s app shows consumers how to make smarter energy choices

National Grid’s WhenToPlugIn app, which shows consumers when they can make smarter energy choices, is available on both Android and iOS phones The app is powered by carbonintensity.org.uk, the same carbon intensity forecasting tool built by National Grid ESO, The Environmental Defense Fund Europe, The University of Oxford and WWF. The WhenToPlugIn app shows users […]

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SSE Energy Solutions and National Grid unveil project that could decarbonise heat networks

SSE Energy Solutions and National Grid have unveiled an innovative new project that could decarbonise heat networks, capturing waste heat from electricity transformers to generate hot water and space heating for homes and businesses. It is estimated that the heat recovery project will initially reduce heat network carbon emissions by more than 40% versus traditional […]

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Energy consortium launches UK’s largest domestic flexibility study

Octopus Energy and Ohme have joined up with National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) for the UK’s largest ever home energy flexibility study. The study will be called CrowdFlex and will involve over 25,000 households, with customer energy use patterns analysed, to demonstrate how they might change their […]

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National Grid’s net zero ambitions

National Grid is buying the UK’s largest electricity distribution business for £7.8bn and plans to sell its gas transmission arm in a switch it says will enhance its role in delivering net zero. The group agreed to acquire Western Power Distribution (WPD) from America’s PPL corporation in the latest transformation of the utility business responsible […]

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