Our power lines can be run smarter to save cash

Power lines and electricity substations could be run smarter to save energy, carbon and cash, according to the results of a massive project to map energy use patterns. Western Power Distribution which runs the local networks for 7.8 million people in the Midlands, South West and Wales, said it has undertaken Europe’s largest monitoring project […]

National Grid picks location for new electricity substation

National Grid has picked a site south of Sudbury as the preferred location for a new electricity substation. The decision follows a public consultation earlier this year to site the substation on a field with an existing 400,000 volt overhead line running through it. The substation is needed as part of a wider overhead line […]

Twinkle, twinkle, safely under the stars at Christmas

It’s a classic sign the winter holidays are on their way – but homeowners are being advised to make sure their outdoor Christmas lights are safe this winter by the electricity network operator across London, the South East and the East of England. Some of the top tips include avoiding putting up illuminations near power […]