32m Underground: Charles and Camilla Open New London Power Tunnels

  February 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were charged with officially opening the London Power Tunnels project of the National Grid UK on Wednesday, at the Highbury sub-station in London.

Ahead of the opening – where Charles and Camilla pushed the large red button with Snap’s I’ve Got The Power playing in the background – the Prince donned a fluro orange hi-vis jacket and hard hat, and headed 32km underground for a tour of the power tunnels.

Camilla, meanwhile, stayed above ground, meeting staff, engineers and apprentices who have worked on the Tunnels; and students visiting the National Grid education centre to learn about the Tunnels and other STEM subjects.

The London Power Tunnels is a “32km electricity superhighway” under London, designed to increase electricity output for the nation’s capital.

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2 Responses to 32m Underground: Charles and Camilla Open New London Power Tunnels

  1. Carmen says:

    Sempre giusti e simpatici

  2. Ken says:

    32km underground???
    Surely you mean 32m ~ 100 feet underground,

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