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A new catalyst for cutting emissions - Our compressor station in Aylesbury is an important site for our business, providing critical back-up for regions in the south of England.   A remarkable feat of engineering is helping National Grid meet strict emissions standards on its compressors. Project Manager Kye Ettridge explains. National Grid’s Gas Construction team has just completed one of its biggest structural engineering projects of recent years. It saw us apply innovative technology to ...

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QEPrize recognises ‘tiny’ innovation - A team of four people recently received the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) from Princess Anne – the third time the prize has been awarded since 2013. Between them, the team has embarked on a remarkable voyage of discovery, innovation and engineering. This journey has led to almost every one of us having a high quality camera in our pocket, in the form of a mobile phone. Did you know the first digital image was taken way back in 1973? T...

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The Future of Gas: A TO perspective - What is the future for gas? A simple enough question but one with many potential answers. It’s a debate that goes to the heart of how National Grid will run the transmission network in years to come, according to Pauline Walsh, Director, Gas Transmission Owner (GTO). Pauline Walsh, Director, Gas Transmission Owner (GTO). “The debate around the role of gas in our future energy mix is still in its early days,” she said. “However, I’m reminded of the famou...

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Why we support the Skills Exchange Alliance - National Grid supports a national network of organisations called the Skills Exchange Alliance which promotes skills based volunteering.   Volunteering takes many forms. One of them is using the skills developed in the corporate world to help a charity. Graham Frankland, National Grid’s Corporate Responsibility and Citizenship Manager, explains how skills exchange can benefit everyone involved. One of the guiding principles at National Grid is s...

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NOA publication - Every year, National Grid re-evaluates the current options for meeting the GB’s future electricity transmission network needs.   The second annual Network Options Assessment (NOA) recommends £83m to be invested this year on major projects in the GB electricity transmission system. The 2016-17 NOA has now been published. National Grid issues the NOA as part of its System Operator (SO) role. The NOA describes the major projects considered to meet the future needs in GB’s ele...

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40th anniversary check for St Fergus - Up to half of the gas we use in Great Britain flows initially through the St Fergus gas terminal, which was built in 1976 on the north-east coast of Scotland. Situated 60km north of Aberdeen, the terminal takes gas from a number of northern North Sea gas fields, compresses it and feeds it into the National Transmission System (NTS). Gas is then conveyed to gas-fired power stations, large industrial plants and local distribution systems for generating h...

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Connecting renewables - National Grid has been awarded £8 million by Ofgem for a project to examine whether sources of generation connected to the distribution network can provide services to the transmission network such as dynamic voltage control. The funding comes from Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC), which supports energy projects that demonstrate environmental benefits, cost reductions and improved security of supply. Under the TDI 2.0 project, National Grid and UK Power N...
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