I wanted to draw your attention to a PhD post we are advertising at UEA on the environmental history of the National Grid in the UK:

http://www.uea.ac.uk/history/research-degrees/funding/ahrc-project-phd-studentship-the-national-grid

Please point any possible candidates in our direction! Note however that this is being funded as part of a large AHRC grant on energy and water infrastructure. The AHRC will not fund non-EU candidates, and in the case of EU candidates from outside of the UK, only pay fees, and not a maintenance allowance.