How we're performing
Here you can find out about how we’re performing under our current business plans, including reliability, the environment, customer satisfaction, customer connections and, most importantly, safety.
How we’re performing under our current business plans
Our performance outputs under our current business plans were set by a stakeholder consultation process at the start of the RIIO-T1 price control period.
2.4 billion pounds saving
So far, we’ve achieved our targets, while saving £2.4 billion in the process. We’ve done this by working more efficiently, more productively and using our asset management expertise when working on projects. We share these savings with consumers, which means that almost £1.3bn million will not be passed on to household consumers’ bills.
We welcome your feedback, so we can make sure we’re improving in the areas that are important to you. You can email us at [email protected]
During the first half of RIIO-T1, we had allowances of £8.2 billion to achieve the performance outputs we’d agreed. These outputs are categorised as: providing a safe energy network, ensuring long-term reliability and availability; managing our environmental impact; achieving high levels of stakeholder and customer satisfaction; and connecting customers quickly and efficiently.
Our yearly results against these categories are shown below.
We publish a summary of our performance so that we can explain how we have performed to our customers, stakeholders and end consumers. We hope that you find it useful and we welcome your feedback on how we can improve our report in the future.
Performance summary documents
You can read or download our performance summary documents by clicking on the relevant link below.
|NGET stakeholder performance report 2018/19|
For the full report: NGET_Our_Performance_report.pdf
To watch a short video about our performance in Electricity Transmission click on electricity_animation.pdf
For a 1-page summary: NGET_InfoGraphic.pdf
For forecasts of expenditure, allowances, and incentive information: NGET_Data_Tables.pdf
This continues to be our number one priority. We are proud to report that our injury frequency rate (IFR) has improved significantly to 0.07 (compared to 0.12 in 2017/18) which is world class performance. This step change has been delivered through working closely with our contractors to deliver strong improvements in their safety performance, whilst keeping up a focus on staff safety programmes and process improvements.
Volume of unsupplied energy (MWh)
Availability of network (%)
The average annual electricity consumption for a UK household is approximately 3.7MWh
We’ve maintained high levels of reliability from our network throughout the duration of RIIO-T1.
With only a few exceptions, electricity is available whenever people need it. We are on track to meet our targets, which measure the extent to which we’re maintaining reliability. We do this by managing risks associated with our network.
‘000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent
Our overall business carbon footprint has fallen since the beginning of the RIIO-T1 period. This is mainly as a result of reducing emissions that result from energy losses from our transmission lines. The carbon intensity of our network has fallen due to increased renewable generation.
Actual leakage (kg)
Within our overall carbon footprint, we are measured against the amount of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) that leaks from our assets. This is a gas with excellent insulating properties, but which is much more damaging to the environment than CO2. Our leakage levels have been less than our target for each year under our current business plans.
Our environmental performance annual statement
The Environmental Discretionary Reward incentivises our Electricity Transmission business to provide evidence on how we are achieving high standards in environmental management, as well as facilitating the industry towards a low carbon energy system. To support this incentive, we produce an annual statement, which you can download.
We hope you find the statement an informative read. We want to know what you found most useful and where you’d like more in-depth information. We also welcome your feedback on how we’re doing, so either email us or take part in our online survey.
Email: [email protected]
You can read or download our annual statements by clicking on the relevant link below.
|NG Electricity Transmission - Delivering Our Environmental Future: Annual Statement (2016)|
|NG Electricity Transmission - Delivering Our Environmental Future: Annual Statement (2018)|
Customer survey (target)
Customer survey (score)
Stakeholder survey (target)
Stakeholder survey (score)
We’re measured on customer and stakeholder satisfaction through annual surveys. The incentive limits we can earn are (+ / -) 1 per cent of our annual allowed revenue. Our satisfaction scores have exceeded Ofgem’s targets each year during our current business plans.
Ofgem’s stakeholder engagement incentive is designed to encourage us to engage effectively with a wide range of our stakeholders and use the outputs from this process to inform how we plan and run our businesses. The incentive limit is +0.5 per cent of our annual allowed revenue and is determined by an independent assessment panel, which Ofgem also attends.
Stakeholder engagement incentive documents
You can read or download our stakeholder engagement incentive submission by clicking on the relevant link below.
We’ve worked hard with our customers to improve our connections process. We’ve reduced the time it takes to offer a connection agreement from the 90 days required by our licence, to 60 days on average during the past 12 months. In some straightforward cases, we’ve cut the time to just one week.
We’re expecting to connect around 11 gigawatts of new generation during the period covered by our current business plans.
National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) publishes its annual Transmission Losses report for the previous years. This report sets out:
(a) the level of transmission losses from our Transmission System, measured as the difference between the units of electricity metered on entry to our Transmission System and the units of electricity metered on leaving it;
(b) a progress report on the implementation of our strategy including our estimate of the contribution to minimise Transmission Losses on our Transmission System that has occurred as a result;
(c) any changes or revisions we has made to the strategy; and
(d) a description of any calculations we have used to estimate Transmission Losses on our Transmissions System.
Annual Transmission Loss Reports
|2014/15 Transmission Losses Report|
|2015/16 Transmission Losses Report|
|2016/17 Transmission Losses Report|
|2017/18 Transmission Losses Report|
|2018/19 Transmission Losses Report|
Your feedback is important
We want to make sure we’re improving in the areas that are important to you, so we welcome your feedback on our performance.
Please email us at the address below.