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  • 20 September 2011
    Grid Connection

      The onshore substation and the export cable are now energised and connected to the national grid. The Stanah 132kV onshore substation near Blackpool was energised on 22 August, and the export cable and the offshore transformer were energised on 29 August.  Upon completion, Walney 1 + 2 will be the world’s largest offshore wind […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    National Grid UK has started raising the height of a power line across the River Tyne Engineers to allow ships carrying offshore wind turbine parts to pass safely underneath.

  • 26 October 2011
    Grid Connection

    Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, potentially the world’s largest wind energy project, has signed an agreement with National Grid for two 1GW grid connections potentially located in Teesside. Subject to the results of technical studies, yet to be completed, indications are that both grid connections could be at an […]

  • 26 April 2011

    Vattenfall, currently installing a thirty-turbine wind farm off Barrow-in-Furness, finished three months of cable engineering works yesterday by completing the connection from the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm to the National Grid. The 42km export cable, which will take power from the wind farm to the mainland National Grid was simultaneously laid and buried in one […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Grid Connection

    The export cable pull for the Walney 2 substation was completed at 04.00 on Sunday 3 July, when the export cable was pulled up to the cable deck of the offshore substation. Here the cable ends are being terminated and the fibre optic cables are currently being jointed.  Export cable joint completed The two parts […]

  • 23 November 2011

    Britain’s total energy supply from renewable sources is set to double to more than 30 percent between 2020 and 2030… By Henning Gloystein and Oleg Vukmanovic (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters, November 23, 2011

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    National Grid UK and France’s Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) have awarded contracts with a combined value of around EUR 620 million for the supply of cables and converter stations for the 1,000MW IFA2 interconnector.

  • 4 January 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    The 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, comprising 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines installed off the coast of Norfolk in England, achieved a production of 1TWh during offshore installation and commissioning in 2017.

  • 13 December 2017
    Grid Connection

    The IFA2 (Interconnexion France-Angleterre) interconnector attained all of the required UK statutory consents, and Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has now issued a comprehensive decision for the project under the TEN-E Regulations.

  • 14 September 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    Nemo Link, the joint venture between Belgium’s Elia and National Grid UK that will operate the first electricity interconnection between Belgium and the UK, has started laying the first 59km of double subsea cable between the UK onshore landing point and the French offshore section.

  • 5 December 2018
    Grid Connection

    The NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium is entering the commissioning phase.

  • 23 April 2014
    Grid Connection

    Nick Winser, president of ENTSO-E and Executive Director of National Grid will join panel of executive experts at DNV GL’s (formerly DNV KEMA) Utility of the Future Leadership Forum, to identify how utilities, regulators, and customers should prepare for the grid challenges ahead. The forum will be held on June 2-4, 2014, at The Grand […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The RenewableUK Board has appointed Equinor’s Stephen Bull as the new Chairman and National Grid’s Roisin Quinn as the Vice Chairman, following the election of new board members in May.

  • 23 April 2012

    In the latest of a series of onsite tests at EMEC Stromness based Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited has successfully generated and exported power into the UK national grid for the first time. On the 18th of April the SR250 full-scale prototype was towed to EMEC Fall of Warness tidal test site and connected to it’s […]

  • 23 May 2011

    The UK’s National Grid launched an unusual competition last week – to design the electricity pylons of the future that will carry green electricity from onshore and offshore wind farms, and other power sources, to the consumer. The UK has around 88,000 pylons built in a steel lattice tower using a design that has barely […]

  • 19 March 2018

    On Saturday, 17 March, wind farms across the UK reached a record output of around 14GW, supplying approximately 37% of the country’s electricity at one point during the day, according to data from Drax Electric Insights.

  • 29 April 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Eleven leading companies in Europe have joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power into gas. P2G will play an increasingly important role in our future energy system, as it reduces temporal surpluses of renewable power by converting […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Grid Connection

    National Grid is investing £30 million on upgrading a power line across Cumbria and Lancashire over the next ten months. New wires will be installed and steelwork repaired and renewed on the 345 pylons which make up the 116km long electricity transmission line which runs south from a substation at Harker, near Carlisle to a […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Grid Connection

    National Grid has outlined plans to connect new sources of electricity generation in Cumbria to the national power network by creating a ‘North West Coast Power Ring’. The company has been asked to provide a connection into the electricity transmission system for the proposed new 3.2 GW nuclear power station, Moorside, near Sellafield in West […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Grid Connection

    National Grid has begun its first stage of consultation on proposals to connect new sources of low-carbon electricity generation in North Wales. A new nuclear power station at Wylfa and an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea are being proposed by Horizon Nuclear Power and Celtic Array respectively. These need connecting to the electricity […]

  • 16 July 2015

    RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries has welcomed the latest update of National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios and their review of the performance of the energy sector last winter. In their annual Future Energy Scenarios, National Grid said the “Gone Green” pathway is “the only scenario to achieve all […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The UK National Grid has secured a green loan worth USD 743 million to finance the Viking Link interconnector project. This the first ever multi-credit export agency (ECA) covered green loan and follows the launch of the National Grid’s first green bond earlier this year, which raised EUR 500 million to finance UK electricity transmission projects with […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    National Grid IFA2 Ltd held a second series of consultation events this month, showcasing revised plans for an electricity interconnector between Hampshire in England and Normandy in France.  People were able to see updated plans for the proposed high voltage electricity link and give feedback. Made up of subsea cables running between the two countries, the interconnector […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Grid Connection

    A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to complete a pre-feasibility study for the development, financing, construction and operation of a 5,000MW electricity transmission system which will export large-scale renewable energy generated from wind, from Ireland to the UK starting from 2017. The companies involved are National Grid, which owns and manages energy networks in […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy’s 90-megawatt Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay has successfully completed tests demonstrating its ability to provide frequency response to support the national grid network. As system operator, National Grid has a licence obligation to maintain a stable frequency on the electricity system to within plus or minus one per cent of […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Grid Connection

    Global renewable energy company Mainstream Renewable Power has finalised negotiations with UK’s National Grid for 5,000MW of “firm” access to be delivered to the UK National Grid from 2017 to 2020. The company’s Board today approved the second payment at a meeting of its Risk and Investment Committee. Since first announcing its “Energy Bridge” export […]