• Safety and emergencies

      Power cuts

      If you have an electricity power cut or local cable emergency, you need to contact your local network operator

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      For electricity emergencies call
      0800 40 40 90 

      Gas emergency

       If you smell gas then call free on

      0800 111 999  

      For general gas enquiries call
      0845 835 1111  
      *This call will cost 7 per minute plus your phone company’s access charge 

      Dial before you dig

      Dial before you dig

      If you are planning or intending to work near our pipelines, overhead lines and cables then please get in touch by calling
      0800 688 588 or through our online service.

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    • Connecting
      News, debate and analysis on the energy industry
      Through in-depth features, blogs and other articles, 'Connecting' encourages conversation and debate. Some of our stories are listed below... many more can be found on www.nationalgridconnecting.com.
    • Ensuring future electricity network’s operability
      By combining knowledge and experience with detailed system analysis, it is possible to predict the future, across multiple scenarios.
    • Pipeline to the future
      Storage Development Manager Richard Holdgate explains how National Grid’s pioneering work on Carbon Capture and Storage technology could potentially unlock a £10 billion industry for the UK.
    • The business case
      At National Grid, we invest around £10m each year in UK communities through our charitable giving programmes. So it’s essential we manage our funding with the same rigour and accuracy as any other spending.