As an owner of critical national infrastructure, we at National Grid know that millions of people are relying on us, now more than ever, to keep the lights on and the gas flowing.
Our overhead line between Penwortham and Daines is a key part of this critical national infrastructure and our work on the line needs to be progressed to ensure our network remains resilient for next winter.
At a time when everyone is being asked to stay at home wherever possible, we understand it can be unnerving to see others going about their daily work.
Our people who need to continue working on site and in the community are doing so under stringent health and safety measures to protect not just themselves but also the communities in which they operate, and these measures will be regularly reviewed.
We continue to liaise closely with government to ensure we’re following the most updated guidance and that the decisions we’re making are in the best interests of our people and communities throughout this period.
If you have any queries about our works please do not approach our workers but contact our community relations team.
We are carrying out refurbishment work on our electricity transmission line that runs between our substations in Penwortham near Preston and Daines to the West of Manchester. This line is 60km long and has 191 pylons.
This essential maintenance will involve replacing steelwork on the pylons and also painting them. This will ensure we continue to provide a reliable supply of energy to homes and businesses for years to come.
You may notice our team on and around the pylons along the route. You may also see some activity ahead of the main work as our contractors create access routes to the pylons by clearing vegetation and laying temporary trackways.
The work will be completed in a number of phases up to spring 2021.
This is to allow us to maintain the national network while we turn off the power to the sections of line that we are working on.
Our work will not result in any power cuts.
Once all works are complete in 2021 we will work with land owners to re-instate any damage we have caused to the land.