National Grid energises substation for Hinkley connection

National Grid Electricity Transmission has energised its new Shurton substation in Somerset that will eventually connect the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to the power grid. The facility, which sits adjacent to the Hinkley site, is now transferring energy from the Taunton substation to Shurton. Later this year it will begin supplying electricity to the site to support the construction of the power station.

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