National Grid power line refurbishment

Dec 11, 2015

During 2016, National Grid will carry out essential refurbishment of the overhead line between the Indian Queens and Landulph Substations. This will take place across a 50km route of 145 pylons. A Google Map is available on our website that shows the route.

Your electricity supply will not be affected by this work.

Preparation work will begin in January 2016. The line refurbishment is expected to start in April 2016. We’ll replace equipment in sections along the line. We expect work to finish by late Autumn 2016.

Why are we doing this work?

Our job is to make sure the electricity network is kept in first-class working order. The power lines from Indian Queens to Landulph were built in the 1960s.

We must now replace the wire that conducts the electricity to homes and businesses. This means that everyone will continue to receive the power they require safely and on demand. We’ll also repaint the pylons.

What will you notice?

Our preparation includes survey and exploration works at the pylon bases. We’ll clear trees and bushes under pylons to allow safe access. You may see temporary gates and stone pathways leading-up to the road to the pylon.

Some pylons are difficult for our vehicles to get to. Unfortunately, we’ll need to close some short sections of road and footpaths for a short time to access power lines safely. We’ll keep residents informed of any dates that the road network is due to be affected.

When will work take place?

The majority of this work will be carried out between 7am and 7pm. Some weekend work is needed.

We’ll make sure the community is kept informed as work continues.

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If you have any questions, please contact the National Grid community relations team on 0800 073 1047. The helpline is available between 7am – 7pm Monday to Sunday.