Local leaders discontent with ‘pounds for pylons’ scheme

Suffolk councillors argue that the proposed energy bill relief funding for residents near planned pylons falls short of compensating for the potential industrialisation of the landscape

Global grid upgrades could save $3tn by 2040

Investing $1.7 trillion in additional transmission infrastructure by 2040 could cut global electricity decarbonisation costs by $3 trillion, according to a new report

Autumn Statement: Will there be energy bill support?

The government’s reported offer of £1,000 for allowing pylons in residential areas sparks controversy, with critics highlighting concerns about geographical disparities in assistance

National Grid invests £130m in overhead line refurbishment

National Grid is undertaking a project to refurbish and reinforce the overhead line network, spanning 170 kilometres between Lincoln and Stevenage

ESO cracks down on 144 ‘zombie’ projects, threatening termination

The Electricity System Operator will have the authority to terminate these projects if they fail to demonstrate progress against their milestones

Engineers clear tree from 33,000-volt power line amid Storm Debi

Electricity North West engineers successfully restored power to 17,000 properties in South Lakes and North Lancashire areas following Storm Debi

Cable manufacturing factory secures £9m

With plans to become the UK’s first HVDC factory, XLCC aims to meet the rising global demand for subsea cables

National Grid speeds up 20GW clean energy connection

National Grid is expediting the connection of clean energy projects in England and Wales, allowing 10GW of battery energy storage projects to connect four years earlier than planned

SP Energy Networks uses AI for winter power cuts

SP Energy Networks is conducting a trial using artificial intelligence to predict potential faults in the electricity network caused by severe weather

Storm Ciaran leaves power outages in its wake

Power outages have been reported across the UK in the aftermath of Storm Ciaran, affecting numerous regions and prompting extensive efforts to restore electricity