National Grid to consult on plans to reinforce electricity network in Yorkshire

National Grid to consult on plans to reinforce electricity network in Yorkshire

01 Nov 2021

National Grid is consulting on its detailed plans for the Yorkshire Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) Project. The public consultation opened on Thursday 28 October and will run for six weeks, until Thursday 9 December 2021.

With more energy coming from offshore wind, a new connection from Scotland, and an interconnector from Europe into the north east, the Yorkshire GREEN Project is needed to deliver this new clean energy to homes and businesses.

National Grid plans to create a new link and reinforce the existing electricity network. The proposals include new and upgraded overhead lines, two new substations, one to the north west of York, and another near the existing Monk Fryston substation, some pylon and wire replacement, four cable sealing end compounds with short sections of underground cables and some new equipment at existing substations.

This is a statutory consultation. It will give local communities the opportunity to see how their comments from the previous round of consultation have been taken into account and to provide further comments on the plans before National Grid submits a planning application to the Planning Inspectorate in winter 2022/23.

When complete, the Yorkshire GREEN Project will help support the government’s aim for every home in the country to be powered by offshore wind by the end of the decade by providing a new connection which responds to clean energy growth.

More details of the project can be found on the project website.

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