National Grid fast tracks £90m upgrade for clean energy connections

National Grid has expedited a £90 million upgrade of an 82km overhead power line in South West England and Wales

UK must build power lines faster, urges government’s first energy networks commissioner

A report led by the Electricity Networks Commissioner Nick Winser has emphasised the urgent need to build power lines faster to avoid wasting the benefits of renewable energy projects

UK Energy Secretary to unveil plans to halve power line construction time

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps will reveal proposals to expedite the construction of power lines, substations and pylons for clean energy, aiming to halve the time it takes for completion

Electricity grid workers put down their picket signs after accepting offer

Around 1,300 electricity grid workers in London and the South East and East of England have cancelled their planned pay strikes

National Grid unveils plan to remove 4.6km of overhead power lines

The project will replace 13 pylons with underground cables in North Wessex Downs

Storm Otto prompts energy networks take precautions

Damaging 80mph winds are expected to hit Scotland on Friday

New tech to make National Grid’s power lines greener

National Grid plans to deploy sensor technology that is predicted to unlock 600MW of additional capacity on existing power lines

Chernobyl nuclear plant power line ‘damaged again by Russian forces’

A power line that supplies power to the nuclear power plant has allegedly been damaged after being repaired

Suffolk village ditches overhead power lines to enjoy uninterrupted views

Nearly 5,000 metres of overhead lines were replaced by new underground cabling in a £600k project

SSEN deploys drones to inspect electricity infrastructure

Its partnership with Cyberhawk sees the use of drones to visualise power infrastructure from the rural Cotswolds to the urban areas of West London, without intrusion or inconvenience to customers