National Grid Electricity Transmission plc

National Grid Electricity Transmission plc

The organisation

National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and north-eastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner. We are committed to safeguarding our global environment for future generations and providing all our customers with the highest standards of service through investment in our networks and through our talented, diverse workforce.

Relevant skills/experience/technologies

National Grid owns the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales and operates the system across Great Britain. It also owns and operates the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain and its distribution business delivers gas to 11 million homes and businesses. In the US, National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). National Grid owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers. We are the largest distributor of natural gas in the north-eastern US, serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also has a number of related businesses such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) importation and storage, land remediation and metering.

Role in the project

National Grid will lead Workpackage 2 and key personnel will interact heavily with the R&D workpackages.

Interest in project results

National Grid are an important player in the European Critical Infrastructure community. The project coincides with their goals on identification and mitigation of future and emerging security threats and the optimal mechanisms for dealing with them at the pan European level.

Related Projects

National Grid participates in the Trust Economics project funded by the UK government.

Key Personnel

Chief Information Security Officer - responsible for all elements of information security and IS risk & Head of Digital Risk & Security function

Head of Security Strategy & Policy - responsible for strategy creation/maintenance, and delivery program for implementing the strategy and maintenance of policy

Security Strategist - member of the security strategy and policy team

Security Architect - member of the security architecture team

Security Policy Manager - responsible for internal information security policies within NG and for education and awareness