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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We are consulting on our proposals to connect Moorside, the new nuclear power station NuGeneration Ltd. (NuGen) is proposing to build near Sellafield in Cumbria, into the electricity transmission system.

Have your say

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Register your details to submit your response to the consultation online. The deadline for responding to this consultation is 5pm on 6 January 2017.

Latest news

National Grid prepares for final consultation event
  • National Grid to hold final consultation event near Kendal on Saturday 10 December
  • Views sought on plans for new connection needed to link Moorside, the new nuclear power station proposed in Cumbria, into the electricity network
  • People can still give feedback to help shape proposals before consultation closes on 6 January
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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 take part in our consultation. Doing so will also enable us to notify you when the Planning Inspectorate accepts our application.

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