Overview – Summer 2023
The world’s first T-pylons between Bridgwater and Loxton are now energised and transporting electricity.
To make way for the new 400,000 volt pylons, National Grid is removing 249 existing 132,000 volt lattice pylons, and overhead wires stretching 67 kilometres from the Somerset landscape. 99 percent of the lattice pylons have now been removed, with the very last of the 249 pylons expected to be taken down by autumn 2023.
Reinstatement of the land is underway across the connection route and will continue through to 2025.
Thank you from everyone working on the project for your patience and understanding as we progress with this vital work to connect six million homes and businesses to new sources of homegrown, low carbon energy, and help the UK meet its net zero ambitions.
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