Stella West – Harker Line is a 400kV overhead line from Stella, Durham, UK, to Harker, Cumbria, UK.

Construction works on the Stella West – Harker Line started in 2019 and the project was commissioned in 2020.


The Stella West – Harker Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by National Grid. The Stella West – Harker Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Stella West – Harker Line project development status

The development of the Stella West – Harker Line project was approved by The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in 2019 and the project works were completed in 2020.

About National Grid

National Grid Plc (National Grid) is an energy utility, which transmits and distributes electricity and natural gas. The company owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution networks; and also serves as transmission owner and system operator. It provides installation and maintenance services to electricity metering and LNG suppliers; develops and operates electricity inter-connectors; and carries out LNG storage activities; and insurance and corporate activities. National Grid operates as an energy monopoly entity regulated by Ofgem. The company has operations in the UK and North Eastern US. National Grid is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK.


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