Our response to coronavirus

Find out how we're working to keep Great Britain’s lights on reliably throughout the outbreak.
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    National Grid ESO

    Keeping the lights on for Great Britain

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    Transforming the system

    Driving towards a sustainable energy future

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    Electricity Explained

    Never heard of net zero? Curious about carbon intensity? Join us to explore some common energy ideas.

Power cut in your area?

Find out who to contact when there's a power cut.

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Download our datasets

Find the latest Firm frequency Response data, BSUOS forecasts, and other daily demand and supply reports.

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Connect to the grid

Find out about the connections process, download the Grid Code and CUSC as well as latest modifications to these codes.

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Our Forward Plan

The 2020-21 Forward Plan sets out the activities we have committed to deliver for the upcoming year.

This is a plan we have developed in collaboration with our stakeholders.

This plan forms part of our long-term strategy for achieving our ESO mission and progressing to net-zero.

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System Operability Framework

The way electricity is generated is changing and this means that we need to think carefully about how we manage system inertia both today and in the future.

This new report explains how we are currently managing system inertia and our future plans for continuing to deliver reliable and affordable electricity.

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