Our response to coronavirus

Find out how we're working to keep the electricity and gas flowing reliably throughout the outbreak.


We’re continually looking at new projects, through our competitions and engaging with stakeholders – visit our stakeholder engagement page for opportunities to meet with us.

To find out more about our research projects, take a look at our projects list below.




Our commitment to innovation allows us to run, build, and maintain our network more efficiently and effectively, delivering benefits to consumers and shareholders.

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Stakeholder engagement

Find out how to book dates for face-to-face meetings with our innovation team where you can share your ideas and opinions with us.

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Find out about our funding competitions including the Network Innovation Competition (NIC) and our Masters of Innovation Challenge.

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Testing services

Discover the range of testing services we will be offering customers through our Deeside Centre for Innovation (DCI) facility.

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Testing services – the Deeside Centre for Innovation

Using funding from Ofgem’s annual Electricity Network Innovation Competition (NIC), National Grid is converting an existing 400kV substation into a high voltage innovation centre to help create the future.

The Deeside Centre for Innovation is the first facility in Europe where assets associated with electricity networks can be investigated, tried and tested, prior to being rolled out on live transmission and distribution systems.

To find out more about our range of innovation testing services for customers, please click on the link below.

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