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T-pylon offered for electricity transmission connection in the UK for the first time

National Grid have announced that T-pylon, the winner of the Pylon Design Competition, is being offered for the first time in the UK for a new electricity connection in Somerset.

National Grid have announced yesterday that T-pylon, the winner of the Pylon Design Competition, is being offered for the first time in the UK for a new electricity connection in Somerset. The Pylon Design Competition was run in 2011 by DECC, RIBA and National Grid and received over 250 entries from around the world.

T-pylon was announced the unanimous winner in October 2011. The new design has a single pole and T shaped cross arms which hold the conductors and wires in a diamond ‘earring’ shape. Because of this innovative layout, the pylon can stand at a height of just 35 metres, 10 to 15 metres shorter than the traditional lattice towers.

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