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National Grid Company Plc

1100 Century Way
Thorpe Park
Leeds
LS15 8TU
United Kingdom

Telephone : 0113 290 8000
Web : www.nationalgrid.co.uk


Article archive for National Grid Company Plc;

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Partnership of six energy majors aims to cut UK carbon emissions in half 27 October 2020

BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total, and the UK’s National Grid have formed a new partnership, the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), to develop the offshore infrastructure to transport and store millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions safely in the UK North Sea....

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New undersea power cable between UK and France powered up for first time 20 October 2020

On October 15, utility company National Grid launched Britain’s latest interconnector, the IFA2, a 149-mile-long power cable that runs along the seabed between Portsmouth in the UK to Caen in France sharing surplus clean energy between the two countries....

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UK set to reach landmark of two months without using coal-generated electricity 08 June 2020

June 10 will mark two months since the UK last generated electricity at a coal fired power station – the first time since the country’s first industrial revolution. The National Grid has said that midnight on June 10 would mark 61 days (or 1,464 hours) since the last coal generator came off the system....

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UK energy regulator asks National Grid for urgent report into country-wide blackout 13 August 2019

Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem has asked National Grid for an urgent report into the power cut which caused chaos across the country on the evening of August 9. National Grid, said the power cuts happened after a rare and unusual issue which had led to the almost simultaneous loss of output from two generators....

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UK wind sector recorded highest ever output in mid-March 21 March 2018

Power generation from Britain’s wind farms hit a record 14.2 gigawatts (GW) on March 17, National Grid said. This represented 34.2% of domestic electricity generation at 1430 GMT that day, the country’s power grid operator said....

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More than half of UK’s electricity from green sources this summer, according to National Grid 26 September 2017

Between 21 June to 22 September, 52% of electricity generation was met by low carbon sources, compared with about 35% four years ago. Growth in solar, offshore and onshore wind has contributed significantly to the increased share of generation from renewable sources. June 7 also became the first day when over half of the UK’s energy came from renewables....

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National Grid says UK could import 93% of its gas by 2040 12 July 2016

The UK could rely on other countries for 93% of its gas supplies by 2040 if there is weak economic growth and not enough money available to support domestic gas production, National Grid said on July 5. This import forecast is a part of the British grid operator's "Slow Progression" scenario, one of four potential scenarios in its "UK Future Energy Scenarios"....

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UK manhole explosion not caused by gas leak – National Grid 23 January 2015

An underground explosion on January 22 in Tyseley, Birmingham, blew a manhole cover several feet into the air, narrowly missing a mother and her daughter as they passed nearby. The mother of the two-year-old girl said it is "a miracle" she escaped injury because of the proximity of the blast to the pair as they passed on the pavement....

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UK grid to offer energy users payments to cut winter power consumption 10 June 2014

UK power network operator National Grid will launch a tender this month inviting big energy users to reduce their electricity demand at times of peak consumption next winter, the company said on June 10. The country faces a capacity crunch because old power plants have closed but have not as yet been replaced by new generating capacity. ...

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UK energy regulator rules old power plants can reopen if power shortages threaten 02 January 2014

Mothballed gas-fired power plants could be used as a last resort in the event of a power shortage, under new plans unveiled by UK energy regulator Ofgem. The National Grid will also be able to ask industry to cut back on energy use during peak times in winter....