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National Grid has unveiled proposals for a £500m 1,000MW electricity interconnector project called IFA2 at Daedalus in Hampshire.
18-Nov-2015


National Grid has won government approval to build a new £100m gas pipeline under the River Humber near Hull, which could create 150 jobs.
01-Jun-2015


National Grid has sold its OnStream metering business to Macquarie of Australia for £274m.
25-Oct-2011


National Grid is to sell its Granite State Electric and EnergyNorth operations in the US to Algonquin Power & Utilities for £178m.
09-Dec-2010


National Grid is to raise £3.2bn in a rights issue to fund improvements to its electricity and gas transmission networks, allowing the connection of 20GW of renewable projects.
25-May-2010


National Grid is in discussions with Statnett about proposals to build a £1bn electricity interconnector cable between Norway and an unspecified location on the English coast.
07-Oct-2009


National Grid is planning to build a £2bn carbon transport and storage network around the Humber estuary, in order to pipe carbon dioxide emissions from power stations for storage under the North Sea.
11-Feb-2009


National Grid is planning to invest more than £3bn a year upgrading its gas and electricity networks in the UK and the US over the next four years.
06-Oct-2008


National Grid is considering plans to install £5bn subsea cables from northern Scotland to the Thames and Severn estuaries, in order to transmit electricity from wind farms and other renewable energy schemes.
19-May-2008


National Grid is planning to invest about £10bn in UK gas networks, pipelines and electricity networks over the next five years, and a further £6bn will be spent in the US.
19-Nov-2007


National Grid is to proceed with plans to build a £410m 1,000MW undersea power cable between the Isle of Grain and the Netherlands by 2010, and has also announced plans to generate electricity from waste heat produced by its gas network.
23-May-2007


National Grid is to sell its UK Wireless business, which provides network infrastructure to mobile operators, to Macquarie UK Broadcast Ventures for £2.5bn.
04-Apr-2007


National Grid is seeking permission to invest £60m at the St Fergus gas terminal in Aberdeenshire, in order to install two electric-powered compressors.
22-Aug-2006


National Grid has agreed to acquire KeySpan, the US gas distribution company, for £4.2bn.
27-Feb-2006


National Grid is to acquire the Rhode Island gas distribution business from US-based Southern Union Company for £285m.
17-Feb-2006


National Grid has announced proposals for a multi-million pound 115-mile gas pipeline from Felindre, near Swansea, to Tirley in Gloucestershire, with construction work starting in 2007.
28-Oct-2005


National Grid Transco is to close its Transco gas office in Peterborough this summer, and the 45 administrators and engineers are being offered the chance to relocate to Nottingham, Northampton and Lincolnshire.
24-May-2005


National Grid Transco is to invest £355m in the expansion of the Isle of Grain terminal in Kent by 2008, in order to increase imports of liquefied natural gas.
04-Apr-2005


National Grid Transco has sold its four regional gas pipeline businesses for £5.8bn, with Scottish & Southern acquiring networks in Scotland and the south of England, Cheung Kong acquiring the north and Macquarie acquiring the west and Wales.
01-Sep-2004


National Grid Transco is to acquire Crown Castle UK, the owner of 3,500 mobile phone masts and 750 broadcasting towers, for £1.1bn.
29-Jun-2004


National Grid Transco has sold its lossmaking 186k telecoms business to Hutchison Whampoa for a nominal sum.
18-Dec-2002


National Grid has announced plans to relocate its headquarters and about 600 staff from Coventry to the Warwick Technology Park next summer.
12-Nov-2002


National Grid and Lattice are planning a £15bn merger to create a combined gas and electricity group called National Grid Transco.
23-Apr-2002


National Grid International is seeking permission to build a multi-million pound converter station on 200 acres of land at Hawthorn Colliery in east Durham, which would export any surplus power to Norway through undersea cables.
04-Jan-2002


National Grid has agreed to install radio antenna for Hutchison 3G's mobile phone network on up to 1,000 of its electricity pylons.
08-Oct-2001


National Grid is planning to invest up to £1.6bn in the US having won a contract to manage the new Alliance Regional Transmission Organisation, which covers power lines in 11 eastern states.
29-Aug-2001


National Grid is forming a joint venture with Statnett to build a 450-mile sub-sea electricity interconnector between the UK and Norway by 2005, at a cost of up to £500m.
21-May-2001


National Grid is to open up the 2,000MW electricity interconnector between England and France to competition from next April, which will involve the auction of 50MW blocks.
11-Dec-2000


National Grid is to acquire Niagara Mohawk, the New York state electricity company, for £2bn, which will double the size of its US business.
05-Sep-2000


National Grid is investing £40m in a new joint venture project to build a fibre-optic link across the Andes, which could lead to the development of a new telecoms network across South America.
24-May-2000


National Grid is linking up with Nordpool to develop an online electricity and gas trading market called the UK Energy Exchange, with the creation of an unspecified number of new jobs at the Nottingham office of its ESIS division.
20-Mar-2000


National Grid has won US regulatory approval to acquire New England Electric System for £2bn.
17-Mar-2000


National Grid has won a £200m contract to build and operate the Basslink electricity interconnector project across the Bass Strait in Australia.
01-Mar-2000


National Grid is seeking permission to connect its network to Wainstone Power's proposed new gas-fired generating station at Langage near Plymouth.
21-Jan-2000


National Grid is to acquire Eastern Utilities Associates, the US electricity company, for $634m, which will be its second acquisition in New England.
02-Feb-1999


National Grid is to acquire New England Electric System, the US electricity group, for $3.2bn, as part of a strategy to generate more than 20% of its sales from outside the domestic power transmission sector.
14-Dec-1998