Profile: National Grid PLC (NGG)
29 Jul 2016
National Grid plc, incorporated on July 11, 2000, is an electricity and gas utility company focused on transmission and distribution activities in electricity and gas in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company's segments include UK Electricity Transmission, which is engaged in high voltage electricity transmission networks in Great Britain; UK Gas Transmission, which is the gas transmission network in Great Britain and UK liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage activities; UK Gas Distribution, which includes approximately four of the eight regional networks of Great Britain's gas distribution system, and US Regulated, which includes gas distribution networks, electricity distribution networks and high voltage electricity transmission networks in New York, and New England and electricity generation facilities in New York. Its other activities relate to non-regulated businesses and other commercial operations not included within the above segments, including the United Kingdom gas metering activities; the Great Britain-France Interconnector; the United Kingdom property management; a United Kingdom LNG import terminal (National Grid Grain LNG Limited); the United States LNG operations; the United States unregulated transmission pipelines; together with corporate activities.
UK Electricity Transmission
The Company owns and operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. The Company operates but do not own the Scottish networks. Its networks comprise approximately 7,200 kilometers (over 4,470 miles) of overhead line, approximately 1,500 kilometers (over 930 miles) of underground cable and approximately 340 substations.
UK Gas Transmission
The Company owns and operates the gas national transmission system in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Its network comprises approximately 7,660 kilometers (over 4,760 miles) of high pressure pipe and approximately 20 compressor stations. The gas throughput across the system is over 80 billion cubic meters.
UK Gas Distribution
The Company owns and operates approximately four gas distribution networks comprising over 131,000 kilometers (over 81,400 miles) of pipeline. The Company transports gas from the national transmission system to approximately 10.9 million consumers on behalf of approximately 40 shippers.
The Company jointly owns and operates transmission facilities across upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It owns and operates electricity distribution networks in upstate New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The assets it operates include over 170 kilometers (approximately 110 miles) of underground cable, over 490 transmission substations and approximately 690 distribution substations. It owns and operates gas distribution networks across the northeastern United States, located in upstate New York, New York City, Long Island, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Company forecasts, plans for and procures over 20 billion standard cubic meters of gas each year.
National Grid PLC
LONDON WC2N 5EH
Company Web Links
- UK utility shares hit record highs as hunt for yield deepens
- UPDATE 1-Britain could import as much as 93 pct of its gas by 2040 - National Grid
- Britain could import 93 pct of its gas by 2040 - National Grid
- British lawmakers call for power transmission network shake-up
- CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-UK's Ofgem weighing up National Grid's cost recovery plea