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National Grid: Wind operators will be paid to switch off this summer

Added: 3 weeks ago by National Grid

Wind farm operators will be paid to stop producing power to prevent too much energy entering the ageing electricity network this summer, says the National Grid. The UK has seen a huge growth in wind farm installations, with the cumulative offshore and onshore wind installed capacity in the UK in 2016 recorded at 12.1GW, according to Wind Europe’s Wind in Power: 2016 statistics report. However, because of a lack of energy storage, the UK electricity grid is unable to handle the large...

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Construction to start on ‘world’s first’ commercial bio-substitute natural gas plant

Added: 7th December 2016 by National Grid

National Grid investment means Swindon plasma recycling plant will go ahead by early 2017. National Grid’s Gas Distribution company has signed a £6.3 million deal to help fund the “world’s first” commercially operating bio-substitute natural gas plant in Swindon, which will make gas from household waste. The deal completes financing for the project, which is being run by Go Green Gas and enables construction of the £25 million plant to start. In the plant,...

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National Grid completes a ‘world first’ demonstration of smart grid technology

Added: 14th October 2016 by National Grid

Reactive Technologies has successfully tested its grid data and measurement system with National Grid and SSE Reactive Technologies, a UK-based smart grid and demand-side response (DSR) company, has demonstrated what it said is a ‘world first’ in smart energy communications technology, following a successful nationwide project with National Grid and SSE. Reactive’s Grid Data and Measurement System (GDMS) technology offers a more cost-effective way of communicating with...

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Prestigious BiTC award for National Grid

Added: 21st October 2014 by National Grid

National Grid has been named UK Responsible Business of the Year 2014 - Business in the community’s top award, in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. This award recognises the efforts we’ve been making to embed sustainable business practices and support and work with our communities and the positive difference we make to society and the environment. The judging panel commended National Grid for developing a...

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Miners dig deep to keep London's lights on for the next 120 years

Added: 18th February 2014 by National Grid

These are the miners tunnelling nearly 200 feet in the mud beneath London to help keep the capital’s lights on for the next 120 years. National Grid hopes the £1 billion London Power Tunnels project will supply electricity to the capital “for generations to come”. It will also power Crossrail through a “super-strength” generator in north-west London. Teams of three miners are working 12-hour shifts piloting tunnel-boring machines to cut through the...

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My Placement with National Grid - Erinn Sapsford

Added: 9th January 2014 by National Grid

National Grid still employer of choice for women

Added: 29th August 2012 by National Grid

I can't think of a better job

Added: 8th February 2011 by National Grid

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