Eccles – Stella West Line is a 400kV overhead line from Eccles, Greater Manchester, UK, to Stella, Durham, UK.

Construction works on the Eccles – Stella West Line started in 2017 and the project was commissioned in 2018.


The Eccles – Stella West Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by SP Transmission. The Eccles – Stella West Line is an upgrade line. The line carries alternating current (AC).

Eccles – Stella West Line project development status

The development of the Eccles – Stella West Line project was approved by The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in 2017 and the project works were completed in 2018.

About SP Transmission

SP Transmission plc (SPT), is a subsidiary of SP Energy Networks, is a regulated electric transmission utility. The company transmits electricity generated from wind farms, power stations and utilities to distribution system entry points through its transmission network, which comprises of high voltage electricity wires or to direct end users through a national network of high-voltage grids. It owns and operates the transmission network in central and southern Scotland and holds the license to transmit power in these regions. The company is a subsidiary of Scottish Power Energy Networks Holding Limited (SPENH). SPT is headquartered in Blantyre, Scotland, the UK.


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