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

‘Self-healing’ cables could save Northern Powergrid £20m

The new cables can minimise environmental impact and increase efficiencies by automatically stopping harmful leaks

Could smart meter data help reduce network power losses?

A UK distribution network operator aims to analyse smart meter data to identify and reduce electricity losses and cut carbon emissions. Northern Powergrid, which serves around 3.9 million homes and businesses, has launched a new programme to boost the understanding of technical losses and improve loss reduction across its network. Smart meters will provide half-hourly […]

Northern Powergrid unveils £83m smart grid plan

Northern Powergrid has announced details of an £83 million programme to develop smart grid technologies. The Smart Grid Enablers programme will prepare the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire economies for the rapid growth of electric vehicles, domestic heat pumps and renewable power. It will involve installing high-bandwidth digital communications links to more than 8,000 substations, […]

Northern Powergrid awards £50k for community energy schemes

Northern Powergrid has awarded £50,000 for new community energy schemes. A total of 10 local groups will use a share of the funding which will support projects in the inception stages. They include providing energy advice to help reduce fuel poverty as well as projects that will raise awareness of sustainable living and encourage design […]

Nissan-Northern Powergrid aim to drive innovation

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Nissan and Northern Powergrid have joined forces to explore a range of innovative projects over the next six years. The two organisations, through a new Memorandum of Understanding, will look at how EVs, batteries and other technologies can support energy networks. The projects will include exploring how new technologies can enhance […]

UK trio trials home battery to boost network capacity

A new £250,00 trial to demonstrate how home batteries can increase capacity on the electricity network and enable more homes to install solar panels has been launched. Distributor Northern Powergrid has chosen Moixa Smart Batteries to be installed in 40 homes and linked in a virtual power plant in Yorkshire. The batteries will be split […]

Northern Powergrid gets £250m Euro cash boost

The European Investment Bank is giving Northern Powergrid £250m over the next two years to help upgrade the power network in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The cash will help the grid become smarter and better able to cope with new demands and will affect around four million homes and businesses. Jonathan Taylor, […]