Can-ada-do: Octopus’ service platform takes toehold in New Brunswick

Kraken, the fast-growing utility service provider at the heart of Britain’s Octopus Energy, has signed its first licencing deal in Canada. Headed by Devrim Celal,...

Now UKPN trumpets its speed-up of new renewables connections

UK Power Networks, England’s biggest distribution network operator, is the latest to put numbers to accelerated connection of new low carbon assets across its...

‘Technical Limits’ slashes 80 months off renewable projects’ hook-up delays, NG claims

Electricity networks in England and Wales have enabled grid connection dates offered to over 200 clean energy projects to be brought forward, the National...

Estuary ingress: Cool new Dartford subber pumps 2GW into 1.5 million homes

A new state-of-the-art 400kV substation at Littlebrook near Dartford is now fully energised, National Grid have confirmed. The facility enables transmission of up to 2GW...

Hinkley C connectors cross Ts, eye transmission

National Grid has installed overhead conductors on all 116 of its new T-pylons, marking a major milestone for its Hinkley Connection Project to bring...

Ofgem sets out 5 year masterplan to green & decarb UK power

Power markets regulator Ofgem today publishes its latest five-year strategy for Britain’s  electricity system.  ‘Protect, Build, Change, Deliver’ are its watchwords for speeding delivery...

UK Power Networks & specialists dig tunnel to power HS2 construction into Euston

UK Power Networks has partnered with tunnelling specialists Barhale to dig a micro-tunnel under the Grand Union Canal in West London, delivering power for...

Ofgem greenlights first faster Grid upgrade with up to £2 billion

The first project to proceed under a new fast track approval process designed to expand Britain's grid at speed, has received up to £2...

ESO’s £58 Billion price tag to add 86GW to Grid

Britain’s backbone network operator has published its expansion blueprint, designed to extend by 86GW the nation's transmission capacity in the run up to 2035. The...

MPs to hear solar developers’ complaints over NG’s and DNOs’ ‘farcical’ hook-up waits

Leaders of Britain's solar developers will meet two influential Parliamentary committees this afternoon, battling to shorten 'farcical' delays in connecting new batteries and PV...

Gridcos rush to reconnect 100,000 Isha-hit homes

Power distributors were rushing this morning to re-establish connections to an estimated one hundred thousand homes and businesses cut off by 90 mph winds...

ScottishPower seeks biggest ever supply round worth £5.4bn

ScottishPower has unveiled £5.4bn worth of contract opportunities as it launches its next phase of electricity network investment.   A boost early in 2024 by...

UKPN & EPEX SPOT partner to “supercharge flex market”

UK Power Networks has announced a partnership with the power market operator EPEX SPOT to host its flexibility market. The new cooperation is set...

NG fires up Viking cable to Denmark, world’s longest at 475 miles

National Grid has turned on its £1.7 billion Viking subsea power link to Denmark, claiming the 475 miles of the 1.4GW project makes it...

Heat pumps: NG launches second round of Equinox DSR trials

National Grid has kicked off the second stage of its award-winning Equinox DSR pilots after recruiting over 1,000 homes equipped with heat pumps. During the...

NG speeds 175 clean power connections with £90m upgrade on single link

A £90 million upgrade of one West Country power line will now bring forward connections for 175 clean energy ventures by as much as...

Operators pledge 139 GW more next year to speed up grid decarbonisation

Britain's energy network operators have detailed their commitments to speed up generation and storage connections, pledging to deliver all of them during 2024. Grid companies...

UK energy may need £900 Bn to reach Net Zero; NatWest & Boston Group

More than £900 billion in new spending may be required to get Britain’s power supply networks to Net Zero by mid-century, a leading renewables...

Ofgem convenes English mayors in quest of better local grid planning

Seven Metro Mayors and leaders of major English cities were among civic chiefs convened by Ofgem’s CEO Jonathan Brearley in a bid to spur...

NG’s Midlands DNO launches ClearViewConnect, makes connections pipeline transparent

National Grid Electricity Distribution, the DNO for the English Midlands, South West and South Wales, has launched ClearViewConnect, a new reporting tool intended to...