Hull-Midlands Green Energy Power Line Planned
Wind farms in the North Sea will send electricity to the Midlands through a new high-voltage power line.
Under National Grid’s plans, there would be wires running overhead for 56 miles (90 km) from East Yorkshire through North Lincolnshire to Nottinghamshire.
The power line would link new substations at Creyke Beck, near Cottingham, and High Marnham, in Bassetlaw.
The National Grid is asking people what they think about the ideas.
It said that the current network between the North and the Midlands did not have enough space to handle more power coming from new green energy sources.
Rachel Tullis, who is in charge of the project, said that the new 400kV line would connect this green energy to the grid. This would “boost the security of our home-grown energy and move us closer to net zero,” she said.
She also said that it could carry enough power for six million houses.
The planned new line would be close to an existing overhead power line for most of its route, according to the National Grid, which said it would “carefully listen” to community feedback as it worked on the plans.
The plans have been looked at in terms of cost, engineering, and the environment. They will be looked at by an independent group of planning inspectors, and the government must approve them before work can start.
In June and July, there will be consultation events in Dunham, South Wheatley, Crowle, Haxey, South Cave, Gringley on the Hill, Gilberdyke, and Cottingham.