New clean energy substation proposed near Chesterfield

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National Grid is making changes to its network of electricity infrastructure that transports power around the country, in order to connect new sources of power generated from offshore wind and other low carbon sources to homes and businesses.

The Great Grid Upgrade is said to be the largest overhaul of the grid in generations, playing a large part in the government’s plan to boost homegrown power, helping the UK switch to clean energy and make sure our electricity network is fit for the future, and carrying more clean, secure energy from where it’s generated to where it is needed.

As part of the Brinsworth to High Marnham project, National Grid is proposing to build and operate a new 400 kV substation which will extend to the south of its existing substation site off Calow Lane in Cock Alley, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.

It is claimed the new substation, which forms a key part of The Great Grid Upgrade, will play an important role in building a more secure and resilient future energy system and provide the ability to transport cleaner energy from the North of England to homes and businesses across the Midlands and beyond, helping to reduce reliance on fossil

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