Winser backs lump sums for homes close to new power lines

Residents living near new overhead power lines would receive a “defined direct payment”, with a fund established for the wider community, under proposals set out by the electricity networks commissioner. Nick Winser’s long-awaited report makes a wide range of recommendations, including fast-tracking the creation of the future system operator, which would then produce a strategic spatial energy plan to identify when and where new electricity infrastructure is likely to be needed.

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