National Grid bid to power up plans

Robert Powell, Project Manager with North West Coast Connections newsletter.
Robert Powell, Project Manager with North West Coast Connections newsletter.

National Grid is continuing to spread the word about its plans to connect new sources of electricity into ‘the grid’ in Lancashire and Cumbria.

Behind the scenes, work is being done to analyse feedback from the recent public consultation exercise.

The company has briefed the West Lakes University of the Third Age (U3A) on plans to connect the proposed new nuclear power station, Moorside, near Sellafield in West Cumbria into the existing electricity transmission system and to export power generated by other energy projects in the North West.

Robert Powell, Project Manager said: “We’re continuing to talk to local groups and organisations about our proposals, even though the first phase of our public consultation on the project is complete.

“We are keen to help local groups to understand the importance of the North West Coast Connections project and to work with us in continuing to develop our proposals so they can help us shape our plans.”

National Grid is working to analyse all the comments received during the 12-week consultation exercise held in autumn last year.

In the coming months, the company plans to publish a report on the consultation findings.