Access to land for maintenance and refurbishment
From time to time, we require access to land to inspect, maintain, and refurbish assets. We have a duty to maintain the transmission system and energy supplies, so we need quick and easy access to our equipment.
Our rights of access to do maintenance and refurbishment work are contained within the wayleave agreement or permanent easement with the landowner.
New technology is helping us to reduce the disruption caused by these things, but during major refurbishment safety scaffolding may need to be put up over properties, roads, and other development.
Minor refurbishments (such as repainting) are usually needed every seven years. Major works tend to happen much less frequently.
Find out more in the following documents: