UK's National Grid Installs World’s First T-pylon in Transmission Upgrade
- Sep 14, 2021 10:36 am GMT
The first new design of pylon in almost a century is raised in Britain as part of a program to upgrade some of the country's electricity grid to accommodate both renewable energy and the new nuclear power station Hinkley Point C, currently under construction.
This will be one of 116 T-pylons along a 35 mile route, connecting energy to six million UK consumers. The T-pylons have a single pole and T-shaped cross arms which hold the wires in a diamond shape, which has been compared to an ‘earring’. They are 114 feet high, a third shorter than the National Grid’s standard lattice pylons, and have a smaller footprint as they cover a lesser area.
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