We’re listening to our stakeholders more than ever, so we can understand their needs and involve them in our plans – whether that’s communities affected by our infrastructure projects, or people and organisations who have an interest in our business plans.
Understanding our stakeholders’ needs and priorities
We care about the communities in which we work, the environment, and the views of people and organisations who have an interest in what we do. We also know that as the energy industry continues to change rapidly, so do the needs and priorities of our stakeholders.
That’s why we’re doing more than ever before to listen to our stakeholders, and to involve them in our plans.
When we’re planning major infrastructure projects, we work with our customers, stakeholders and communities to gather their views. The feedback we receive informs our plans and shapes our decision making.
Initiatives like the Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project are all about taking account of stakeholder views and working collaboratively to conserve and enhance our most protected landscapes.
Our business plans
We’re also involving our stakeholders in our business plans, so that our work now and into the future reflects what’s important to them. The ‘Your Energy Future’ website is one way in which we’re doing this – providing a platform for our stakeholders to get involved in our submissions to Ofgem for the RIIO-T2 price control.
Peak District Visual Impact Provision (VIP)
The Peak District was the first National Park in England and Wales, being designated in 1951. One of National Grid’s overhead lines runs through the northern part of the Park. The independent landscape assessment concluded that three sections of the transmission line have landscape and visual impacts of very high importance.