Northern Powergrid is an electricity distribution business, delivering electricity on behalf of suppliers from the national transmission system to 3.9 million domestic and business customers.
Covering an area of 25,000 square kilometres, Northern Powergrid’s network extends from north Northumberland, south to the Humber and northern Lincolnshire, and from the east coast to the Pennines. The network consists of more than 61,000 substations and around 93,000 kilometres of overhead line and underground cables.
Northern Powergrid is dedicated to delivering a safe and reliable electricity supply to all its customers, 24 hours a day, every day.
Northern Powergrid takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. In addition to measuring and taking tangible steps to minimise its own carbon footprint, Northern Powergrid is leading the development of a low-carbon smart-grid through the £54 million ‘Customer-Led Network Revolution’ initiative.
Also central to Northern Powergrid’s service offering is a full commitment to providing customer service excellence and engaging with stakeholders to facilitate continual business improvement.
Northern Powergrid is a wholly owned subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company and comprises:
- the electricity distribution business, operating through its subsidiary companies Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Ltd and Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) plc.
- the subsidiary Integrated Utility Services (IUS), which operates independently of the distribution business and provides engineering resources, including strategic and technical design of electrical distribution systems, through to construction, installation and commissioning of assets for all system voltages up to 132kV.