The UK’s National Grid Plc is preparing for a possible power crunch in January as several planned nuclear outages coincide with peak winter demand.
Prysmian Group has announced it successfully installed the HV testing activities on the world’s longest onshore and offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector.
Planning consent has been granted for a new subsea electricity superhighway that will boost grid connection between Scotland and England.
Aberdeen-based engineering firm, Wood (LON:WG), is working with National Gas to “transform” the entire grid network in the UK with “modern, cyber-secure technology.”
Electricity transmission line construction can be cut to 7 years from 14 years, says Nick Winser in his report delivered Friday.
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has won work on Eastern Green Link 2 (EGL2); a major project to boost grid connection between Scotland and England.
The National Grid has seven years to deliver upgrades equivalent to five-times what it has achieved in the last four decades, a major industry conference has heard.
The UK’s grid operator asked three reserve coal units to be ready to supply power and consumers to curb demand on Tuesday, as it tries for a second consecutive day to plug the gap left by a dearth of wind generation.
Three UK coal plants have been ordered to begin warming up in case they are needed for the country's energy supply as the cold snap bites.
Annual emissions of the super-destructive greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) equate to the annual carbon dioxide CO2 emissions of a staggering 100million cars.
National Grid says its North Sea Link interconnector to Norway has boosted UK energy security and paid for its own carbon costs after just six months in operation.
National Grid has warned that there could be blackouts this winter if gas power plants are not able to keep running due to the energy crisis.
The first planned blackouts in decades might hit parts of the country this winter if power plants cannot get enough gas to keep running, the body that oversees Britain's electricity grid has warned.
Vattenfall has contracted Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions to deliver grid connection infrastructure for the Norfolk Boreas wind project off the coast of East Anglia.
UK ministers were warned that energy-intensive industries were at risk of work slowdowns and site closures due to soaring energy prices even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exacerbated the crisis.
Britain’s relative immunity to natural-gas supply cuts from Russia may be about to run out.
National Grid is asking UK companies how much electricity demand they will be able to cut next winter to help keep the lights on.
UK wind power production hit a record on Wednesday thanks to blustery weather spinning turbines across the country and out at sea.
The deployment programme being implemented in South Wales is unlike those being proposed by the other UK industrial clusters.
The war in Ukraine has jolted European politicians into finally understanding that overdependence on imported energy can carry extreme risks. What they haven’t understand yet though is that you can’t just turn off one set of taps and turn on another.
While energy production is at the forefront of many energy transition discussions, moving that energy around is equally important.
Aberdeen South’s SNP MP Stephen Flynn has slammed the UK Government over what he is calling the “great Scottish renewables robbery”.
Issues with a major subsea cable project have ignited fresh fears about plans for a major project to hook Shetland up to the UK’s electricity grid.
National Grid and Scottish Power Transmission have agreed to pay a record redress package of £158 million for delays to the Western Link subsea cable project, following an investigation by Ofgem.
Engineering and consulting group Wood has been awarded a five-year contract by National Grid to provide controls and metering upgrades for its UK gas transmission assets, and to review hydrogen blending in the gas network.