About National Grid

National Grid Electricity Transmission owns, builds and maintains the network in England and Wales. It is National Grid Electricity Transmission that is developing plans for the Bramford to Twinstead reinforcement.

National Grid sits at the heart of Britain’s energy system, connecting millions of people and businesses to the energy they use every day. We bring energy to life – in the heat, light and power we bring to our customer’s homes and businesses; in the way that we support our communities and help them to grow; and in the way we show up in the world. It is our vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future.

Within the National Grid Group there are distinctly separate legal entities, each with their individual responsibilities and roles. These are shown in the following diagram.

Each of the different entities within the National Grid Group are working to build a cleaner, fairer and more affordable energy system that serves everyone – powering the future of our homes, transport and industry.

When developing transmission network proposals, National Grid ESO and National Grid Electricity Transmission, must, under the Electricity Act 1989, do that in an efficient, coordinated, and economical way, and in a way which considers people and places. Options to deliver additional network capability and the options we take forward are evaluated against these statutory duties.

How we will go about doing that, meeting our amenity responsibilities and involving stakeholders and communities is outlined in our commitments when undertaking works in the UK, which you can read about in our Project Background Document.