MP branded Northern Powergrid’s response to Storm Arwen ‘absolute disgrace’

Bishop Aukland MP Dehenna Davison criticised the company over delays in communicating the emergency of the situation

‘Worst storm for power supplies in 15 years’ plunges thousands into darkness

Nearly 193,000 homes remained without power as of Sunday afternoon

How could a small Yorkshire village help the UK slash 2m tonnes of CO2?

Yorkshire village Boston Spa has been selected to trial a new smart-meter-led system that could cut up to £500m from energy bills

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

Lithium-ion battery units
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

Gamification
Could video gaming take grid balancing to the next level?

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