Welcome to National Grid ESO

We make sure that Great Britain has the essential energy it needs by ensuring supply meets demand every second of every day. Find out more about what we do and how we keep the lights on for Great Britain.

About us

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Future of Energy podcast: episode 5

Our latest Future of Energy podcast looks at the future of hydrogen.
Hydrogen is becoming a vital source of energy, but how does it actually help us produce energy and how will it be used to replace some of our current energy sources? In this episode Samantha Simmonds talks with Becky Hart, UK Energy Strategy Manager, and Robert Gibson, Whole System and Gas Supply Manager, to find out how hydrogen is becoming the fuel of the future and how it will help Great Britain achieve its net-zero target.

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Electricity Explained - September snapshot

Ever wonder how much electricity is generated and used in Great Britain?

Each month, we look at how much of Great Britain's electricity generation came from sources such as wind, solar and biomass.

Find out what happened in September

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Blessing Shumba - a sustainable whole energy future

Blessing Shumba works as an assistant National Scheduling Engineer (aNSE) in our Control Room. He manages scheduling of our energy to make sure our electricity is reliable and also economical.


Putting Consumers First

Find out how James Kerr and his team are working to ensure that we put consumers first as we move towards net zero.


Decarbonisation - the next industrial revolution

As we move closer to the COP26 summit in November, we spoke to Matt Magill about how he is helping us towards net zero

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Innovating for Britain’s electricity system of the future

We've published our innovation annual summary, sharing insight into some of our key collaborative projects with industry.

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Future Energy Scenarios (FES)

Future Energy Scenarios (FES) represent a range of different, credible ways to decarbonise our energy system as we strive towards the 2050 target.

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Winter Outlook 2021/22

Each year we publish the Winter Outlook to set out the operational challenges we expect to manage over the winter period.

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Road to Zero Carbon: our COP26 report

From coal to clean – National Grid ESO are on a journey to zero carbon.

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Electricity and me

Does boiling the kettle really sap electricity, and are energy saving light bulbs that much better than their conventional cousins?