The Manchester team keeping our lights on – and helping UK’s push to Net Zero

When we think about Britain’s push to net zero, we tend to think about wind farms and electric cars rather than the cables that connect them. Thankfully, a Manchester team is setting off million-volt lightning bolts to make sure our electrical grid is ready for the future.
The High Voltage Lab at the University of Manchester, with its towers and silver donuts, tests the electrical infrastructure that keeps our lights on and brings power to our homes.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visited the centre this month to set off a million-volt lightning bolt, and to learn more about the work of the biggest university high voltage lab of its kind in the UK.
One of the lab’s major partners is National Grid Electr …