National Grid Apprentices

On Friday I had a chance to visit the Nottinghamshire training facility for the apprentice engineers who work for the National Grid.

We take our electricity supply so much for granted, but it is a highly skilled industry and I had the chance to look around some of their very extensive training provision (pictured below in the non-live mock-up sub-station area). It was particularly interesting to hear how electricity demand is due to double as we shift our transport energy sources away from petrol and diesel and onto the mains power grid, which will involve significant changes in the way we consume and plug into the national grid.

The visit taught me how there are some significant practical infrastructure consequences to the much-needed environmental shift away from carbon emissions.

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