1.5 million homes to be powered by National Grid substation


A new substation has been commissioned by National Grid in Dartford, Kent, which will facilitate the generation of 2 gigawatts (GW) of low carbon and renewable energy, providing electricity to approximately 1.5 million households.

The latest establishment is expected to decrease the utilisation of sulphur hexafluoride (SF₆), a gas frequently employed in the electrical sector.

The project incorporates cutting-edge technology such as GE Vernova Grid Solutions’ SF₆-free gas-insulated busbar equipment, which saves 5.6 tonnes of SF₆ gas and supports National Grid's objective of decreasing SF₆ emissions by 50% by 2030.

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