What we do
Gas System Operation is responsible for the real time safe & efficient operation and control of the National Gas Transmission System (NTS) in Great Britain 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and for facilitating efficient operation of the GB Gas Market.
In achieving these aims we operate in line with statutory obligations on safe operating limits of the network as well as on the quality of the gas we transport across it. This is becoming all the more challenging as we adapt to the changing sources of gas; moving away from traditional North Sea supplies to ones from the continent and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from around the world. We actively support customers by providing the capacity and flexibility on the network when they need it and when it's safe and efficient to do so. We also provide them with critical information and data to allow them to make effective and efficient decisions as they carry out their role.
To perform against this range of obligations we put in place effective operational strategies, policies and procedures. To create these we work closely with other parts of National Grid and customers in planning and delivering access to the NTS for maintenance and construction. We develop and manage high performing and resilient IS systems that meet evolving requirements, and develop and train our people to carry out the demanding roles that are required.
Why it matters
Homes and businesses up and down the country rely on one thing. A safe, secure energy supply. And to make sure they get it, we need keep evolving and changing our network.
Safety matters to everyone and when you're transporting gas it's the number one priority. That's why we carry out regular inspections and continuously maintain the network.
Today, as supply and demand becomes increasingly volatile, National Grid, is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing society – delivering a reliable and sustainable supply of energy to support Britain's requirements long into the future.
Why Gas System Operation
At the heart of Great Britain's gas transmission infrastructure is the Gas National Control Centre also known as the GNCC. The GNCC operates the National Transmission System and ensures the correct gas pressures, flow rates, temperatures and gas quality are continually maintained.
Gas System Operation will continue to operate and support the development of safe and reliable networks, and help to develop sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions
Join us and you'll be part of shaping the future of energy. Adapting to the network as it develops, you'll help us transition to a low carbon economy. And you'll make sure our innovation is matched by one thing – an outstanding focus on safety.