Starting work to build pylons near Stogursey

We’re starting works to connect EDF’s Hinkley power station to the existing network, bringing low carbon energy to 6 million UK homes and businesses.

In February 2021, we began building 4.5km of new pylons north of Wick and removing 2.3km of existing pylons that run to the Hinkley B power station.

Our first activities involve building temporary traffic access points and haul roads which allow construction vehicles to reach the new pylon locations. In March, we’ll put up traffic lights on Wick Moor Drove to keep drivers and our staff safe while we are working on the public highway.

Our principal contractor for this work is Babcock, who will put up advance warning signs before the traffic lights are in place. We’ll work closely with them to complete the work as quickly as possible.

Programme of works

Construction work near Stogursey started in February 2021. Once the temporary haul road is in place, we will modify the existing overhead lines until 2025.

We’ll provide more detailed information on the construction programme as the works progress and if there will be any disruptions to residents and businesses.

To register for project updates and more information, please visit our contact us page and get in touch with our community relations team.