It’s all change at National Grid this month with a significant cash injection and some organisational change. In the UK, we use the term ‘national grid’ for the electricity transmission network. It’s the infrastructure that gets the energy from the power station into the plug sockets in our homes. However, behind the national grid, there’s National Grid, a multi-billion pound, multinational company. National Grid, headquartered in London but with additional operations in the US, is
While efforts to use less power in the UK are paying off, many opportunities remain to become more energy efficient. As a nation, we’re using less energy than ever. The last time the UK consumed less power over the course of a year, Harold Wilson was Prime Minister and Roger Moore was James Bond. However, while this is good news for the industry and consumers, we could still go so much further. There are many
Energy resilience is currently a huge focus for the UK’s energy industry. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and volatility in the Middle East have shown that the country needs to become more self-reliant when it comes to energy. After two years of predicted shortages, high wholesale prices and obstacles to net zero, it’s time to start building that resilience again. Two new proposed energy transmission projects are positive examples of how the UK is moving in
Sizewell C, Hinkley Point C and Drax are all in the news right now, but for different reasons.  The UK power generation sector is going through a period of upheaval. Three UK power stations – Sizewell C, Hinkley Point C and Drax – illustrate the ups and downs that come with delivering energy to the nation right now. In this article, we’ll pay a visit to all three and explain the challenges they’re facing and
In 2023, the UK’s electricity supply was greener than ever – and there are no signs of it stopping. Let’s find out more. Things are going well for green energy in the UK. Three pieces of news from the last month give massive cause for optimism. In this article, we’ll tell you all about them. Record year for green electricity 2023 was Britain’s greenest electricity year. Fossil fuels only accounted for 35% of the country’s

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