Our current proposals comprise mostly of overhead line and pylons, along with some underground cables from Flowton to Bramford substation, from the Capel St Mary area through the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and continuing to the proposed new substation near Lawford, and in the Great Horkesley and Fairstead areas.
Cable Sealing End (CSE) compounds would be required to connect sections of underground cable with the overhead lines. Each CSE compound would be fenced and would contain electrical equipment, support structures, a small control building and a permanent access track.
We are proposing the new substation site to be located in Tendring District, known as the East Anglia Connection Node (EACN). It would connect clean energy from offshore wind generation so it can be transported to homes and businesses. It would be fenced and would include a permanent access road and parking areas. It would contain high-voltage electrical equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers and shunt reactors, support structures and control buildings.
Work would be required at the existing 400kV substations at Norwich, Bramford and Tilbury.