Overview – Summer 2022
National Grid is continuing works to upgrade the connection to Hinkley Point C following the successful energisation of Shurton substation in June 2022.
The substation is now transferring energy from Taunton substation to Shurton. Later this year it will also back feed electricity to support the construction of the new power station.
The next phase of the project will begin in autumn 2022, and is to connect T-pylons near Bridgwater to Hinkley Point C, upgrading the existing 275,000 volt pylons near Stogursey and Shurton to 400,000 volt, so they’re ready to transport low carbon energy to the whole Hinkley Connection route.
Thank you from everyone working on the project for your patience as we continue our work to deliver electricity safely, efficiently, and reliably, and support the UK’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2050.
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