The North London Reinforcement Project will see a key 14km electricity line that supplies London upgraded to continue to meet growing demand for energy. The electricity line travels through the district of Epping Forest and the London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Hackney.
The project will see the existing 275kV (kilovolt) overhead line upgraded to operate at 400kV. To allow the overhead line to operate at this higher voltage, work will be also carried out at three electrical substations along the route of the overhead line, including Waltham Cross Substation, Brimsdown Substation and Tottenham Substation.
In April 2014, we were granted permission for the upgrade but a number of factors, including delays to new sources of power generation being built, meant that we will instead deliver the project in 2022.
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted us permission for our upgrade on 16 April 2014. The decision follows two years of consultation with the community and other important stakeholders and a year-long public examination of our application. We would like to thank everyone who participated. Following changes to the predicted demand in energy and changes to planned generation being built, we now plan on delivering the upgrade in 2022.
More information on this project can be found on our dedicated North London Reinforcement Project website.