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Posted: 22 August 2013
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EAGLES has landed

The Electricity and Gas Location Enquiry System – known as EAGLES – provides a central point of reference for locating all National Grid assets. The service is easy to access – all it takes is a quick on-line registration process to find out if the work being planned needs to involve National Grid. Companies will

Posted: 18 July 2013
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Future Energy Scenarios

UK Future Energy Scenarios published

We have published our 2013 Future Energy Scenarios today.The UK Future Energy Scenarios document describes the scenarios used in our annual planning processes. It covers material previously included in the Gas Ten Year Statement but concentrates on the development of the scenarios and the assumptions behind them rather than the implications for the gas and

Posted: 16 July 2013
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MIT researching how to run a network on renewables

An interesting research programme at MIT is simulating how utilities can simulate the impact of new renewable technologies without causing problems to functioning grids. “Because wind and solar energy supply power intermittently, they create challenges for grid operators. Other new energy technologies are coming online, too, including electric vehicles, energy storage, efficient buildings that cut

Posted: 8 July 2013
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Supporting the T-pylon

We’ve posted a new article on the T-pylon blog. This one looks at how we are approaching the foundation for the T-pylon structure. The T-pylon foundation is one of the most critical structural components of the pylon. The design of the T-pylon means an end to the traditional pad/pyramid and chimney foundations used for lattice

Posted: 2 July 2013
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Winter Outlook Report

National Grid provides information to participants in the gas and electricity markets by publishing an outlook of supply and demand.  We do this for both the winter and summer ahead.  Recognising that our sources of data are incomplete, for the Winter Outlook Report we conduct a consultation exercise designed both to help inform the industry

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