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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Our formal consultation on the proposed design for the North West Coast Connections project closed on January 6 2017. During the consultation we asked for feedback on our proposals to connect Moorside, the nuclear power station that NuGeneration Ltd. (NuGen) is proposing to build near Sellafield in Cumbria.

What happens next

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We would like to thank people and stakeholders once again for all their efforts in responding to our previous consultation. We will let you know more about how we are developing our connection as soon as we are able.

Latest news

Local businesses in line to help National Grid build Moorside connection
  • Twenty-one Cumbria and Lancashire firms expressed interest in project during recent consultation
  • National Grid wants local businesses to help deliver the connection
  • Project Manager Robert Powell is encouraging more to apply
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