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Second phase of National Grid’s London Power Tunnel scheme launched

National Grid has started the public consultation process for the second phased of its London Power Tunnel project, which will see investment in the electricity network in south London.

The second phased follows on from the seven year project that saw £1bn invested in a new tunnel network to serve customers in north and west London.

The next part of the scheme will involve construction of 30km of new cable tunnels between New Cross and Wimbledon and from Hurst to New Cross.

National Grid is also planning to build a tunnel between Hurst and Crayford. However, this part of the project is in early development and a public information event will be held in June to share further details.

Work to build the tunnels will start in summer 2019 and will take approximately eight years to complete.

“The new cable tunnels are essential in order to replace existing electricity circuits which are coming towards the end of their useful life,” said National Grid project development manager Phil Clements. “They are part of National Grid’s £750M investment to ensure a continued safe and secure supply of electricity to the capital. It is really important to us that the public can provide feedback on our proposals, and we hope that the community will come and meet us in order to learn more about this exciting project.”


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