National Grid men make New Year Honours List

Singers and sporting heroes aren’t the only ones to earn the royal seal of approval: this year’s New Year Honours List recognises the work of prominent energy and water industry figures too. While more Brits are likely to know of classical singer Katherine Jenkins (pictured, right) or the DJ Pete Tong, who both bagged OBEs, […]

Contract signed for first UK-Denmark electricity link

Plans to build the first electricity interconnector between the UK and Denmark moved forward as a new contract was signed in London today. National Grid signed a co-operation agreement with Energinet.dk – the owner of the main electricity and natural gas grids in Denmark – for an electricity link between the two countries. The two […]

Improving offshore infrastructure could save UK £3.5bn

Changing the way the UK approaches large scale offshore grid networks could save the UK billions of pounds in the long term, according to a new report from the Government. DECC has offered its support to regulator Ofgem to implement efficient offshore infrastructure, which could help the Government reduce the cost of offshore wind. A […]

DECC updates Electricity Market Reform plans

The National Grid is to take on a pivotal role in delivering the Government’s new energy policies, says DECC. The National Grid will become the system operator for theFeed-in Tariff with Contracts for Difference and the capacity mechanism under the Government’s electricity market reform. At Parliament today, energy secretary Chris Huhne announced the news in […]

Six pylon design finalists revealed

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne unveiled designs for the UK’s future electricity pylons at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The “Pylon for the Future” display forms part of the London Design Festival and is open to the public until 05 October 2011. National Grid’s Executive Director UK, Nick Winser said: “Connecting Britain’s new power stations to […]