Thurrock residents consulted on electricity connection project

National Grid is launching phase two of its consultation to find out the views of people in Thurrock on its plans to connect a proposed new power station to the electricity network.

The power generator InterGen is planning to build a new gas fired power station, known as The Gateway Energy Centre, at Coryton. Once completed this will produce electricity for up to a million homes and up to 150MW for the London Gateway Logistics and Business Park Development.

To connect the power station to the electricity transmission network, National Grid needs to build a new substation connection to the electricity transmission network. InterGen will also need to build a new connection from the power station to National Grid’s proposed new substation.

Last year National Grid consulted on 13 potential locations identified for the new substation and also invited people to suggest other potential sites. We have reviewed all the feedback we received and as a result have now identified two options from the original 13.

Phase two of the consultation will be carried out jointly with InterGen.

National Grid Senior Project Manager Brian Smethurst explained: “We would like to thank people for their input during the first stage of consultation and we now want people to give us their views on the two substation options and the associated connection options ”

The second round of public exhibitions gives people the opportunity to view the proposals, talk to project team members and give comments.
The public exhibitions will take place in:

Stanford-le-Hope
East Thurrock Community Association
77 Corringham Road, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0NU
Wednesday 13 April 2011: 12pm – 6.45pm
Thursday 14 April 2011: 12pm – 6.45pm

Corringham
Thurrock Christian Fellowship
2-4 Chase Road, Corringham SS17 7QH
Friday 15 April 2011: 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 16 April 2011: 10am – 2pm

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