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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

Posted: 27 June 2013
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Responding to Ofgem’s capacity adequacy report

Today we published our response to Ofgem’s capacity adequacy report. You can read more about our response and find out more about our role in the industry and the proposed measures at nationalgrid.com. National Grid – Our role in the electricity industry (PDF)

Posted: 27 June 2013
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Women in engineering: the girl gap

Interesting article in the Guardian about whether design can persuade more women to enter the male-dominated field of engineering… Women make up less than 9% of engineers in the UK – compared with about 20% in China, Spain and Italy. It’s an issue that can, in part, be traced back to the classroom. A recent report

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