Progress at Sandford substation
We started work to build the new substation near Sandford with our contractor, Siemens, in April 2020.
Located in the centre of our project, the new substation is set to connect high voltage energy from Hinkley Point C, as well as reinforcing the security of energy supply in the South West region after the removal of existing pylons owned by Western Power Distribution (WPD).
The construction of the substation buildings is progressing well. Liaising with Highways England, North Somerset Council and Avon and Somerset police, we have delivered three large items of electrical equipment to site, on 28 April, 9 May and 11 August. The final delivery is in September.
The substation will be completed towards the end of 2023.
As well as protecting wildlife and habitats during our works, we aim to enhance the area. We’ve established a wildlife pond which will provide habitat for a variety of invertebrates and carried out some advance landscaping and planting around the site to help screen the new substation.
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