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Northern Powergrid is responsible for the electricity distribution network that powers everyday life for 8 million customers across 3.9 million homes and business in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

The distribution network operator (DNO) invests around £1m a day on managing, maintaining and improving its network of more than 63,000 substations and 60,000 miles of overhead power lines and underground cables spanning 9,650 square miles.

Northern Powergrid is committed to making flexibility a key part of powering the UK towards net zero by 2050 and signalled this in its Distribution System Operator v1.1 development plan.  The plan outlines how implementing the Energy Networks Association’s six steps for delivering flexibility services will enable Northern Powergrid to work towards a more efficient, greener electricity system.  Flexible Power is a positive example of putting these principles into practice: working collaboratively with other industry partners to facilitate a more efficient electricity network for customers.

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For more information visit the flexibility pages on our main business website, here.