Welcome to National Grid ESO’s media centre. Here you can discover our press releases, images, videos and get in touch with our press office for all queries related to the operation of Great Britain’s electricity system.

Press releases

Here you can find our latest press releases in date order.

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Fintan Slye, Executive Director of ESO, responds to the Energy Bill announced today in the State Opening of Parliament.

Thursday 14 April 2022

ESO forecasts safe and secure electricity supply this summer

Wednesday 06 April 2022

Scotland’s wind success story bolstered by £323m stability investment

Thursday 31 March 2022

National Grid ESO awards contracts to maximise renewable generation output and deliver consumer savings worth millions of pounds

Wednesday 09 March 2022

National Grid ESO receives Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) grant to advance development for digitising Great Britain’s energy system

Monday 07 March 2022

‘Green inertia’ projects and world-first tech tell British energy success story

Wednesday 02 March 2022

National Grid ESO seeks next generation of bright sparks

Monday 14 February 2022

Landmark moment as renewables get ‘green light’ to support the grid

Tuesday 08 February 2022

National Grid ESO and Octopus Energy launch trial to unleash demand flexibility this winter

Monday 07 February 2022

ESO’s Voltage Pathfinder results in multi million pound consumer savings and delivers engineering solutions needed for tomorrow’s greener grid

Monday 31 January 2021

ESO publishes first of two 2022 Network Options Assessments

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Balancing Market Review reporting timeframes published

Monday 24 January 2022

ESO reaction to Scotwind Leasing Round

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Domestic flexibility could reduce peak electricity demand by up to 23%, new study shows

Tuesday 2 November 2021

National Grid ESO launches world-first programme to digitise Great Britain’s energy system and advance the transition to net zero

Monday 1 November 2021

National Grid ESO’s real-time data dashboard shows Britain’s progress decarbonising electricity

Thursday 14 October 2021

National Grid ESO welcomes opportunity to engage with the new Off Shore Electricity Grid Task Force

Thursday 7 October 2021

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) publishes outlook for this winter

Thursday 19 August 2021

Former DeepMind expert’s AI tool could help boost National Grid ESO’s solar forecasts

Tuesday 10 August 2021

National Grid ESO and Smith Institute begin industry-pioneering Dynamic Reserve Setting (DRS) project

Monday 12 July 2021

National Grid ESO analysis maps how Britain can power its way to net zero by 2050

Tuesday 29 June 2021

National Grid ESO expects 900MW electricity demand spike during ENG v GER match

Monday 28 June 2021

Energy consortium launches UK's largest domestic flexibility study

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Deeside Power Station begins world first power system stability contact with National Grid ESO

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Great Britain on track for periods of zero carbon electricity in 2025

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Media contacts

For media enquiries about National Grid ESO, please contact John Cook (07815 025350) or Alan Harris (07815 464323).

For out-of-hours media queries please call us on 07866 897151.

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If you can’t find the right image or video, please contact us. You can find our copyright agreement here.

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