National Grid

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National Grid stands down coal power plants readied to help France
Drax and one EDF unit had been warmed up in response to request over strike concerns and not cold snap

Jasper Jolly and Alex Lawson

26, Jan, 2023 @5:17 PM

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National Grid set to pay £3m to households and businesses as part of energy-saving scheme
‘Demand flexibility scheme’, which launched on Monday, to operate between 4.30pm and 6.30pm

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Tell us: are you participating in the National Grid’s scheme?
We would like to speak to people in Great Britain who are being paid to take part in the Demand Flexibility Service

Guardian community team

24, Jan, 2023 @12:48 PM

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National Grid to pay households and businesses to cut electricity use again
Great Britain’s network operator looking to save up to 341MW between 4.30pm-6pm on Tuesday

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:16 PM

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National Grid to pay UK homes and businesses to cut electricity use again on Tuesday – as it happened
Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets as period of cold weather continues to weigh on energy system

Jasper Jolly

23, Jan, 2023 @4:22 PM

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Coal power stations fired up and customers paid to cut energy use in UK cold snap
National Grid asks Drax and EDF to start warming three plants and says it will activate its live demand flexibility service on Monday evening

Miles Brignall

22, Jan, 2023 @10:47 PM

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Put all of National Grid under state control, net zero campaigners urge
Investors paid almost £9bn in dividends and share buyback schemes over last five years, report has revealed

Phillip Inman

15, Jan, 2023 @5:15 PM

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Great Britain’s windfarm electricity at record in 2022 but gas up too
Wind-powered electricity rose to 26.8% of 2022 usage while gas-fired power, at 38.5%, continued growth as largest single source

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @2:20 PM

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UK sets new record for wind power generation
New record of 87.2% also set for share of electricity on grid coming from renewables and nuclear

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

03, Jan, 2023 @6:36 PM

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Bitcoin has rallied. What are crypto’s true believers still smoking?
FTX’s filing for bankruptcy was an existential event – and may signal the moment when grown-up thinking re-entered the room

Nils Pratley

14, Dec, 2022 @6:43 PM

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The lights are on so far, but letting gas supplies dwindle was a risky bet | Nils Pratley
Successive governments’ energy plans hinged on a delusion the market would always provide gas at reasonable prices

Nils Pratley

12, Dec, 2022 @7:23 PM

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National Grid stands down coal plants on standby in icy weather
Great Britain’s electricity system operator says it has no concerns over blackouts despite snow and ice

Jasper Jolly and Alex Lawson

12, Dec, 2022 @11:44 AM

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