The UK has set a clear ambition for our country to be a global leader in clean energy. The Government has set a commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and an ambition to connect 40 GW of offshore wind by 2030 – enough energy to power every home in the country. 

To achieve this, offshore wind is being developed at scale and around 60% of the current offshore wind projects will come ashore along the East Coast. 

Couple this with new nuclear generation proposed at Sizewell C and greater interconnection with countries across the North Sea, we expect to see a significant increase in the level of renewable and low carbon electricity generation connecting in East Anglia. 

While our existing high voltage electricity network in East Anglia has been sufficient until today, it doesn’t have the capability needed to reliably and securely transport all the energy that will be connected by 2030 while working to the required standards. 

In the first half of this decade, we are investing significantly in upgrading the existing network, but that still won’t deliver the capability that is needed. We need to reinforce the region’s network and to increase the network capability to carry the clean green energy that is proposed. 

The East Anglia Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) project is a proposal to build a new high voltage network reinforcement between Norwich, Bramford and Tilbury.  

It will play a vital role in delivering electricity efficiently, reliably, and safely and will support the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. 

Public consultation

Consultation events

Join us at one of our in person or online consultation events.

Interactive map

View an interactive map of our proposals.

We want to ensure that all stakeholders are engaged in the development of our proposals and have the opportunity to comment on the proposals at key decision making points.

From 21 April 2022 until 16 June 2022, we are holding our first stage of public consultation to introduce the project, explain why additional capability is needed on this part of the network, outline the process that we have been through so far to present our preferred route corridor, and gather public feedback.

We are holding a range of both online and in person consultation events and this is your opportunity to comment on our proposals at an early stage of the project development.

This will be the first stage of consultation on our proposals, and we will carry out further consultation on our project as it develops. We will report all feedback and our responses to your comments in a Consultation Report which will be submitted with our application for development consent.

Landowners

If you feel your land may be affected by these proposals, please contact the East Anglia GREEN Land Team at Fisher German by calling 03450 131 864 or by emailing [email protected].

Alternatively, you can write to East Anglia GREEN Lands Team at Fisher German, The Estate Office, Norman Court, Ivanhoe Business Park, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2UZ

Description of consultation documents

We have published the below materials to provide information on our proposals.

MaterialExplanation
Project Background DocumentProviding an overview of the project and detailing our proposals and how we are consulting.
Corridor Preliminary Routeing and Substation Siting reportProviding more technical information on the project and the need for the project, the options considered, the routing and siting options assessed and our preferred options.
Overview map and individual route section mapsShowing the location of the preferred route and the graduated swathe.
NewsletterSummarising details of the project and public consultation.
Feedback formTo gather comments and feedback.
WebsiteHosting all project information, including downloadable versions of all the above documents, FAQs, an online feedback form and interactive map.

In addition to providing a detailed static map of each section - which can be viewed on this website and at our in person consultation events -we have also produced an interactive map to make it as easy as possible for you to identify issues that are most relevant to you. 

View an interactive map of our proposals

Paper copies of the newsletter and feedback form are available at information points along the route for collection, as well as on this website. The locations of these are shown on our project website or you can contact us for this information.

We are committed to making project information accessible to all users. If you need any information or documents in an alternative format such as large print, Braille or audio tape or if you would like a paper copy of any of our consultation or technical documents, please get in touch.

More information

About East Anglia GREEN

What we know so far and why the project is needed.

The need for network reinforcement.

Find out why the network needs to be reinforced in East.

How we develop projects

Learn more about how National Grid develops projects.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to the frequently asked questions.

Consultation and next steps

Learn more about our ongoing public consultation.

Consultation events

Join us at one of our in person or online consultation events.

Interactive map

View an interactive map of our proposals.

Have your say

Have your say on our proposals for East Anglia GREEN.