About the Project

The North West Coast Connections Project (NWCC) is about connecting the electricity generated by new energy projects being built in Cumbria and Lancashire to homes and businesses.

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.

The Route Corridor

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We have selected the route corridor we are taking forward to develop a new connection for the Moorside project. Feedback to our 2014 Consultation, along with the findings from our environmental and technical studies, played a vital role in making this decision.


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We are contacting people with an interest in land along our route corridor. We want to work with them to carry out more detailed surveys to help develop our proposals. If you have an interest in land affected by the Project please contact the relevant land agent.

Latest news

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National Grid reveals extensive measures to reduce impact of Cumbrian connection
  • New connection needed to link the planned Moorside nuclear power station in Cumbria into electricity network
  • Extensive measures proposed to reduce the impact of what will be the biggest new power line project since electricity network was built
  • Company proposing to put lines underground and under Morecambe Bay to protect the Lake District National Park
  • Over a quarter of the connection could be underground
  • Ten weeks of consultation from 28 October 2016 until 6 January 2017

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You have an important role to play in shaping our plans for the NWCC Project. Register your contact details with us to receive updates about the Project as well as details about further consultation and engagement opportunities as we continue to develop our proposals.

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