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Project Blog


Articles and commentary about the North Wales Connection project.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Offering value to bill payers

By Chris Isaac, External Affairs Manager With an estimated 23% of Welsh households in fuel poverty, energy prices are never far from the headlines.  In July, the UK government gave Ofgem, the energy regulator, powers to cap energy prices to...

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Why putting our cables on a third bridge might not be as simple as it sounds

By Gareth Williams, Senior Project Manager In recent weeks a number of people have raised the possibility of putting our connection on a new bridge to cross the Menai Strait rather than building a tunnel – this is something we’ve bee...

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Developing our proposals at the right time to unlock Horizon's investment

By Gareth Williams, Senior Project Manager For the past few months, we’ve been busy working towards finalising our proposals to connect Wylfa Newydd with a new second overhead line and a tunnel under the Menai Strait.As part of this w...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Keeping the effects of construction traffic as low as we can

By Jacqui Fenn, senior consents officer Planning how we get our materials and people to and from site, while keeping effects on local people as low as we can, is an important part of our work.It’s also something that people are keen to und...

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Are two overhead lines more at risk of an incident, and should one be put underground for safety reasons?

By Gavin Crook, Lead Project ManagerI wanted to take the opportunity to explain how we consider security when developing new connections.Some people have questioned whether two overhead lines in close parallel would leave our connection more vulnerab...

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

How can you say you have considered tourism yet are still proposing an overhead line?

by Jacqui Fenn, senior consents officer This is a question that we’ve been asked a number of times as we have developed our proposals. As tourism is important to Anglesey and North Gwynedd it has been part of our thinking at every sta...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Why are you putting the connection underground in the Lake District, but overhead in North Wales?

by Jacqui Fenn, senior consents officer  A number of people have asked us about our work in the North West of England. In particular, we’ve been asked why we’re proposing to put cables under the ground in the Lake District Natio...

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Monday, December 12, 2016

One week to go - why should I take part?

by Gareth Williams, senior project manager Many of you have asked us why you should take part and if your comments matter.  Put simply, taking part in consultation is your chance to tell us what’s important to you and your commen...

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Could we put our cables on a bridge instead of in a tunnel?

by Gareth Williams, senior project managerA number of you have asked us at our consultation events, and there has been some press speculation, about us putting the cables we need to connect Wylfa Newydd on a proposed third bridge over the Menai ...

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

More about Tunnelling

by Tim Inglehearn, lead project managerIn our last post I talked to you about Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) – one of the technology options we’re thinking about using to go underneath the Menai Strait. Today we’ll look...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

More about Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

by Tim Inglehearn, lead project managerThe new connection we’re proposing on Anglesey would run overhead from Wylfa Newydd to east of Llangefni. To connect to the mainland, we obviously need to cross the Menai Strait and we’ve already ann...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Our work on projects around the country gives us a real opportunity to make a difference in the communities we work in. In North Wales, we’ve been doing lots of work with local schools.Our children’s energy and intelligence are the two mo...

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