Overview – Winter 2022
National Grid’s contractor, Siemens, is continuing with the construction of Sandford substation.
Located in the centre of our project and set to connect low-carbon energy from Hinkley Point C and other sources to the local distribution network, the new substation will be the heart of the Hinkley Connection when it’s completed and energised in late 2023.
We’re working with Western Power Distribution (WPD) to make changes to their existing network and to connect the new WPD substation at Sandford. In July 2021, we started work to build nine new lattice pylons north-west of substation towards Puxton, and to divert and then remove existing overhead lines in this area.
During 2023, we’ll remove existing WPD lattice pylons to the north and south of the substation, bringing us a step closer to removing 67 kilometres of WPD’s overhead line by the time the Hinkley Connection Project is completed in 2025.
We recognise that our construction activity impacts local communities and work with our contractors to limit that as much as possible.
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