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COVID-19: National Grid builds safe ‘village’ for vital staff

National Grid in the UK has built a ‘village’ of sleeping pods which can house their most critical workers during the coronavirus lockdown.

UK blackout: Ofgem investigates possible breach

Ofgem has launched its investigation into the power cuts of Friday 9 August, following an initial report provided by National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO). 

Prysmian wins Viking Link Project worth $780m

Italy's Prysmian Group will develop the Viking Link, a submarine transmission cable connection between the UK and Denmark planned by a unit of National Grid and Danish grid operator Energinet.

National Grid moving ahead on EV super highway

National Grid is planning a fleet of superfast charging points for electric vehicles along Britain’s motorways that would feed directly off the electricity transmission network, according to its chief executive.

Moixa and National Grid in landmark electric vehicle study

Moixa is joining leading energy and transport companies to study how to reward drivers who use their electric car batteries to support the UK’s power grid, it announced today.

Brexit: What’s next for European utilities?

“The defensive nature of utilities may help them outperform other sectors due to investor flight to safety amid uncertainty” in the wake of last week’s ‘Brexit’ vote.

UK regulator mulls National Grid request to cover costs

Britain's energy market regulator says that it is consulting on National Grid Plc's request to recover the rising costs of two contracts for grid services that it agreed with SSE Plc) and Drax Group.

La Nina likely to impact UK power price

The La Nina weather pattern could provide a boost for power prices in Europe this winter with cooler wind temperatures and lower wind speeds very possible according to models produced by the UK’s meteorological service.

UK’s National Grid puts gas distribution business up for sale

National Grid Plc is to sell a majority stake in its gas distribution business in a deal that could be worth around £10m ($15m).

UK government re-asserts position on complete coal phase-out

The British government has not confirmed that it will be phasing out coal-fired power by 2023 but has acknowledged the decline of the fossil fuel and reiterated that it will be focusing on stimulating investment in lower carbon alternatives in order to bridge any prospective energy gap.

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