Hinkley - Seabank: Decision on the Needs Case

Publication date
23rd January 2018
Information type
Policy area

This letter outlines our decision to approve the Final Needs Case for National Grid Electricity Transmission’s proposed Hinkley – Seabank connection project, following our August 2017 consultation and our consideration of the responses. 

It also provides our updated view, following the August consultation, on certain areas of the HSB project that we will consider further as part of our process for determining efficient delivery costs for the project.

Please note that the New Transmission Investment team is publishing four documents today. The title and content of each of these documents has been mapped out in the subsidiary document ‘Competition in onshore transmission: January 2018 publications’, below.