Northern Powergrid Background

Northern Powergrid

Delivering Safe and Reliable Electricity

Northern Powergrid delivers safe and reliable electricity to 4 million homes and businesses across urban and rural English communities in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.


Spanning approximately 9,650 square miles, the company’s network powers communities and supports economic growth. As an industry-leading U.K. distribution network operator, Northern Powergrid continually works to deliver excellent customer service and make a positive difference to the environment and communities it serves.


Northern Powergrid’s apprenticeship and training provision is rated Outstanding by the education regulator, Ofsted, being just one of a handful of U.K. employer training providers to achieve the highest available rating.


Northern Powergrid’s latest business plan for 2023-2028 includes £3 billion of investment to help support decarbonization, the U.K.’s net zero emissions targets and the creation of a greener energy future.


For additional business information, view our fact sheet.



Putting Safety First


Whatever the job, Northern Powergrid is committed to doing things the right way, keeping customers and colleagues safe.

As a leading safety performer, Northern Powergrid is a regular recipient of gold awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Northern Powergrid has been honored by RoSPA with an Order of Distinction Award and a Presidential Award in recognition of outstanding health and safety performance over a sustained period.
Northern Powergrid has a professional and practiced major incident management plan which ensures that it is ready to deal with issues or severe weather affecting its network and restore power as quickly as possible for customers affected.