National Grid’s Yorkshire GREEN project reaches important milestone

Copper was recently appointed to support National Grid on its pre-application consultation and communications for the Yorkshire Green Energy Enablement (Yorkshire GREEN) project. The new nationally significant infrastructure project forms part of National Grid’s plans to future proof the country’s electricity network capacity, enabling projected renewable energy developments to come on stream over the course of the next decade. Once built, the project will help to facilitate the UK’s ambitions of being net zero by 2050.

In early March, the project reached a key milestone with the launch of non-statutory consultation. Sheena Froggatt, National Grid Lead Project Manager said: “The Copper team has been instrumental in supporting National Grid to prepare and launch our early phase of consultation on the Yorkshire GREEN project, helping us to engage a wide range of local stakeholders on our proposals. ”

Copper’s Energy Director, Sam Cranston said: “We are delighted to be working with National Grid on plans for this critical and nationally significant infrastructure project that will provide the capacity to manage the growing energy demand and the massive increase in clean energy that is coming onto the transmission system.”

For more information, visit the Yorkshire GREEN website.