New pylons could be used for Hinkley Point power line

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Investigations are taking place to see if this pylon design could be used for carrying power from Hinkley Point Credit: Bystrup

The National Grid is testing new pylons to see if they could be used to take power from the proposed nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point. There have been big protests against the prospect of giant structures across Somerset. It is hoped this shorter design, by a Danish firm, might be the answer.

Artists impression of plans for Hinkley Point
The power line would link the proposed nuclear reactors to the National Grid at Avonmouth Credit: EDF Energy

National Grid is also looking in detail at the route planned between Hinkley Point and Avonmouth to see if the cable can be run underground at any point.

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