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Electric Cables

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The vast majority of National Grid activity in the last five years has been to replace, maintain and refurbish existing assets. National Grid has advised me of the following projects:

(a) Overground projects:

14 miles of 400 Kilovolt (kV) overhead line between Norton and Spennymore was completed in 2011 to replace an existing 275 kV overhead line.

(b) Underground projects:

6.25 miles of new 400 kV underground cable was constructed in Croydon in 2010.

1.7 miles of underground cable was upgraded to400 kV in Ross on Wye in 2013.

The London Power Tunnels project is upgrading 20 miles of underground cable to 400 kV and started construction in 2010.

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