Northern Powergrid launches fresh call for flexible service providers

The distribution network operator is seeking expressions of interests from generators of electricity, businesses that consume a lot of energy as well as aggregators, among others

Northern Powergrid adopts eco-paint to boost air quality and slash power cuts

The new paint formula is forecast to save more than 5.5 million tonnes of volatile organic compounds from being emitted into the air

Batteries ‘allow a quarter more renewables to be used during peak periods’

Northern Powergrid and Moixa have trialled a virtual powerplant on the roofs of homes in Oxspring, Barnsley – they found smart home batteries can increase electricity network capacity

Northern Powergrid unveils EV-adoption tool

A new online tool makes real-world network information accessible and transparent to help organisations decide where to install charging equipment

Northern Powergrid trials transformers it says could cut energy losses by 2GWh

The distribution network operator claims it will be the first company to test out the super low loss ground-mounted Amorphous transformers

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Pilot project swaps backup diesel generators for van-based batteries

Northern Powergrid, Hyperdrive Innovation and Offgrid Energy have partnered to create a clean and quiet way to provide backup electricity to households during power outages

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Could video gaming take grid balancing to the next level?

Northern Powergrid stresses balancing supply and demand is to become increasingly important

Northern Powergrid partners up for flexibility procurement platform

It will work with smart solutions provider Piclo to boost flexibility across its areas of operation

Northern Powergrid starts next stage of smart grid upgrades

A £15 million investment will make the network ready to adopt more low carbon technologies such as electric vehicles

Northern Powergrid rolls towards clean transport future with EV investment

The organisation is buying five new Nissan Leafs and a range of charging equipment