Tag Archives: national grid

EBRD-financed 1.5 MW solar power plant in Cyprus sent its first electricity into the national grid

1.5 MW plant in Nisou, unveiled today, is one of five plants which will add 12 per cent to country’s solar capacity LONDON, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of a cluster of five brand new solar plants, financed by the EBRD, … Read the full press release

National Grid raised money to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue

WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Over £4000 has been raised from a variety show performance organised by National Grid’s choir to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue. The show included acts from National Grid’s choir, Gridtones, who … Read the full press release

National Grid: School children to learn about engineering, wildlife and safety as part of the Western Link project

Ysgol Golftyn school children take to the water to learn about the River Dee Quay Watermen’s Association teach valuable lessons in engineering, wildlife and safety Western Link project funds the day and provides life jackets for the river trip WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 … Read the full press release

National Grid’s proposals to build new electricity substation in Braybrooke parish now under consultation

National Grid shares proposals for new electricity substation at community consultation event in Braybrooke Work supports Network Rail’s upgrade of the Midland Main Line and its electrification programme Representatives from National Grid and Network Rail on hand at the event … Read the full press release

National Grid Invites Bedworth Residents To Know More About £15m Power Line Project

National Grid holds event to share detail of £15m overhead line refurbishment project Total of 60 pylons will get new wires and a fresh coat of paint during the nine-month long project National Grid webpage available for people to find … Read the full press release

National Grid Raises Money for Charity With Wacky Hat Day

Wacky hat day raises money for brain tumour charity Fun loving team brimming with ideas Day capped off with tea served by team leaders WARWICK, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s hats off to a team of fun loving employees from … Read the full press release

E.ON wins contract to support National Grid’s stability with an innovative battery solution

10 megawatt battery will contribute to keeping UK power supplies stable Düsseldorf, Germany, 14-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — E.ON has been awarded a contract with the British transmission system operator National Grid to support the power grid’s stability with an innovative battery … Read the full press release

National Grid to begin second phase of gas mains replacement work in King’s Road, London

First phase of work completed successfully Next phase of essential work to maintain safe and reliable gas supplies due to start on Thursday 28 April Road and bus route diversions needed but local businesses and shops will remain open as … Read the full press release

National Grid to replace gas mains in Northampton town centre

LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A four-week project to keep gas flowing to businesses in Northampton town centre for the rest of the century is due to start on 3 May. National Grid will be renewing 200 metres of gas mains … Read the full press release

National Grid engineers laid more than 80% of the onshore cable part of the £1bn Western Link project

More than eighty per cent of the underground cable is laid Work on the A540 is expected to finish shortly Work is starting to commission the Flintshire Bridge converter station LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — More than eighty per cent … Read the full press release

National Grid: Work is starting to commission the Flintshire Bridge converter station built on Deeside Industrial Park

• Work is starting to commission the Flintshire Bridge converter station • More than eighty per cent of the underground cable is laid • The cable has been installed under the River Dee LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Work starts very … Read the full press release

National Grid to replace ageing gas main in Desborough Road

Sixteen week project to replace gas mains in Desborough Road Work will be delivered in phases to minimise disruption Project will help ensure local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies. LONDON, 24-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Work is about … Read the full press release

National Grid to revamp vital gas mains in St Margarets, Twickenham

Eight week scheme starting in St Margarets Road, Twickenham later this month Traffic management will help ensure work can be delivered safely and efficiently Work will help ensure local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies LONDON, 5-1-2016 … Read the full press release

National Grid to install 2,248 metres of new pipes in Sywell and Overstone

Work will keep gas flowing until the end of the century Temporary traffic lights on Sywell Road and Overstone Road LONDON, 5-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The New Year heralds a gas mains upgrade in Sywell and Overstone, Northamptonshire, that will keep … Read the full press release

National Grid Winter Outlook 2015/16 report: maximum potential delivery of gas supplies significantly higher than the peak demand forecast

Electricity margins are manageable with a range of tools available to keep the system in balance. LONDON, 16-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — National Grid has today published the Winter Outlook 2015/16 report, looking ahead at the picture of supply and demand … Read the full press release

National Grid to dismantle the gas holder and associated buildings at Cremorne Lane in Norwich

National Grid is inviting people to share their memories of the gas works Gas holder dismantling project separate to the Generation Park Norwich project and associated planning applications LONDON, 16-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A disused gas holder site in Norwich … Read the full press release

National Grid volunteers went back to school to give disused facilities a new lease of life

• National Grid volunteers restore disused area at High Halstow Primary School • Activities included painting, planting and removing and repairing fences • Event was latest in a long line of National Grid Community Action Days in the Medway area … Read the full press release

National Grid’s robotics competition: Colchester’s St Helena School won against three Suffolk schools

LONDON, 31-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘Chipping in’ together saw Colchester’s St Helena School scoop an award for teamwork at National Grid’s robotics competition. The youngsters collected the honour after a tough battle of skills which saw them pit their hand-built … Read the full press release

National Grid donated trees, provided new oak leaflet holders and resurfaced a number of footpaths at Bowers Marsh nature reserve

• National Grid helps boosts facilities at RSPB Bowers Marsh nature reserve Popular reserve is home to rare species including great crested newts and water voles National Grid recently completed vital work in the reserve to keep the region’s lights … Read the full press release

National Grid donates to the Peak District National Park Authority to help in its battle against moorland fires

Fire truck is ‘ thank you’ for support during work on Woodhead Tunnel LONDON, 1-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — National Grid has made a donation to the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) to help in its battle against moorland fires. … Read the full press release

National Grid study launched major initiative to reduce the visual impact of electricity infrastructure in nationally protected landscapes across England and Wales

Part of a £500 million project to reduce visual impact of electricity infrastructure in protected landscapes Launch of £24 million initiative for smaller landscape enhancement projects Stakeholder Advisory Group commissions feasibility study in the Tamar Valley AONB LONDON, 11-11-2014 — … Read the full press release

National Grid announces 62.5 Gigawatts of derated electricity generation capacity successfully qualified to bid in this December’s Capacity Mechanism auctions

62GW of generating capacity qualified to take part in December Capacity Market auctions 52.4GW of derated generation capacity qualified for December auctions with a further 10.1GW conditionally qualifying subject to submitting further documentation. Generation will bid for capacity agreements for … Read the full press release

National Grid opens tender for the Supplemental Balancing Reserve service to meet requirements for Winter 2014/15

National Grid has decided to exercise its option to tender for Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) for winter 2014/15. This is supported by Ofgem and DECC “A sensible precaution” to take due to uncertainty about generation plant on outage Positive industry … Read the full press release

National Grid starts 12 week consultation exercise on plans to connect new sources of electricity generation into ‘the grid’ in Cumbria and Lancashire

12 week period of consultation starts on Thursday 4th September National Grid starts consultation on the North West Coast Connections project  People across Cumbria and Lancashire invited to give feedback on plans to connect new sources of electricity into ‘the … Read the full press release

National Grid begins £40 million gas mains replacement scheme in London on Monday 18 August

Vital work is part of National Grid’s £40 million London gas mains replacement scheme National Grid has brought the work forward to fit in with local regeneration work Road and lane closures and diversions will be kept to a minimum … Read the full press release

National Grid to begin the latest phase of its work to replace gas mains in Nine Elms Lane, Wandsworth

Victorian gas mains being replaced with ultra-tough new pipes Work is part of a £40million scheme to replace gas mains in London Minimal dig technology being used to minimise disruption LONDON, 11-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — National Grid is poised to begin … Read the full press release

National Grid named Business in the Community’s (BITCs) Responsible Business of the Year

LONDON, 10-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The energy company was recognised for its “commitment to creating sustainable energy solutions for the future whilst supporting the need for economic prosperity now” National Grid, the company that connects people to the energy they need … Read the full press release

London: Ninety primary school children from Wandsworth attend annual science festival event organised by National Grid and educational charity City Year

Attractions include ‘whizz bang’ workshops and ‘chemistry conundrums’ Organisers hope event will inspire love of science among children and inspire the engineers of tomorrow London, UK, 18-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Youngsters got a fun taste of the appliance of science, at an … Read the full press release

Record breaking vessel able to dock on the Tees after National Grid completes £50m project early

London, UK, 13-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The largest vessel of its type in the world will sail up the Tees in the next few weeks – a trip made possible by the fact that National Grid dismantled two pylons and … Read the full press release

Midal Cables Limited named winner of National Grid’s first Supplier Design Awards for its innovative overhead line recycling project

15-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Midal Cables has been announced as the winner of National Grid’s first Supplier Design Awards for its innovative overhead line recycling project, to reduce the need for aluminium and save precious resources. The awards were presented at … Read the full press release