The need for network reinforcement
East Anglia’s 400,000 volt (400 kV) electricity transmission network was built in the 1960s. It was built to supply regional demand, centred around Norwich and Ipswich. With the growth in new energy generation from offshore wind, nuclear power and interconnection, there will be much more electricity being generated in East Anglia than the network can currently accommodate.
The network needs upgrading and capability adding to be able to transport cleaner, greener energy from where it is generated to where it is consumed.
This section explains why we need to reinforce the network between Bramford and Twinstead.