We completed this upgrade work in July 2022, except for some reinstatement works along parts of the line and at our Didcot site. The reinstatement work, in consultation with landowners, is to return land or access points back to how we found them and will not impact local people.
This essential scheme was carried out to keep the transmission network in first-class working order and help to meet future electricity demand. Our work represents a substantial investment in the region’s power network.
Our contractor, Balfour Beatty, has installed new conductors, earthwire, insulators and other fittings between the pylons, and the line’s power supply is operational again. We also refurbished a section of overhead line at Culham Jet Science Park.
We completed this work on time and the affected public rights of way (including footpaths, bridleways and a Sustrans cycle path) are open again.