About the Project

We are developing the NWCC project because we need to connect and export the electricity that will be generated by Moorside, the new nuclear power station NuGen is proposing to build near Sellafield in west Cumbria.

About National Grid

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National Grid owns and manages the electricity transmission network in England and Wales to which different energy sources are connected. We link people to the energy they use.


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Our formal consultation on the proposed design for the North West Coast Connections project closed on January 6 2017. During the consultation we asked for feedback on our proposals to connect Moorside, the nuclear power station that NuGeneration Ltd. (NuGen) is proposing to build near Sellafield in Cumbria.

What happens next

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We are reviewing our proposals in light of the feedback we received and preparing an application to submit to the Planning Inspectorate.

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Final call for feedback on North West Coast Connections
  • Consultation on plans to connect the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside into the electricity network closes on Friday 6 January at 5pm
  • Could be the last opportunity for people to have their say on the whole connection
  • Responses will help the company shape the final plan for the project which is expected to be submitted to the Government next year
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