Sustainable energy for the South West
Hinkley Connection Project providing energy solutions
We are in the midst of an energy revolution and National Grid has a central role to play in this fast-changing energy landscape. We’re working to meet ambitious low carbon energy targets, connect new sources of energy to the people who use them, and find innovative ways to enable the decarbonisation of heat and transport.
Last year, for the first time the amount of energy power from low carbon sources exceeded that from fossil fuels for a full twelve months.
We are now at the mid-point between 1990 and 2050 – the year in which the UK has committed to achieve at least a 100% reduction in emissions based on 1990 levels.
The Hinkley Connection Project will play a vital role in delivering electricity efficiently, reliably, and safely, and will support the UK in reaching this target of net zero carbon emissions.
We’re connecting new sources of low-carbon energy to homes and businesses, including Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy’s new nuclear power station in Somerset.
The new connection will be 57 km long – consisting of 48.5 km of overhead line and 8.5 km of underground cable through the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
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