Shurton substation on track to connect low carbon energy to the electricity network

National Grid’s contractor, Linxon, started work at Shurton substation in June 2019.

The new substation will connect Hinkley Point C into the electricity network, delivering low carbon energy to the south west and connect six million UK homes and businesses.

Following the successful delivery in March 2022 of three series reactors, used as current limiting reactors to improve the transmission capacity of powerlines, the substation that sits within the boundary of the Hinkley Point C site, is expected to be operational in May 2022.

All National Grid staff and contractors working on the substation work under Hinkley Point C’s traffic and delivery management plans. Our activities are closely coordinated with theirs to minimise local impact.