In pictures: Innovation
- Innovation Thyristor valves convert electrical currents for BritNed, a high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) link that runs beneath the North Sea between the Isle of Grain in Kent and Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam. It has been operational since 2011 through National Grid’s joint venture with TenneT. (Image courtesy of BritNed).
- Innovation Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are helping the environment, like the Plug-in Ford Escape which has been undergoing extensive trials with National Grid’s US field crews. Advances in charging infrastructure and battery performance are bringing down the barriers to the widespread use of electric vehicles.
- Innovation The Haverhill Solar Power Station in Massachusetts makes the most of its residential setting to provide local customers with a flexible and sustainable source of electricity.
- Innovation An integrated smart energy network is being trialled in Worcester, Massachusetts. The network increases the reliability of supply by distributing and managing energy more efficiently for 15,000 customers.