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£3.7million scheme brings improvements for Billericay

Work has been completed on the final stages of a £3.7 million scheme which will not only make the electricity supplies of Billericay residents more robust but also improve their views.

From Press releases - 25 May 2016 12:00 AM

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Work has been completed on the final stages of a £3.7 million scheme which will not only make the electricity supplies of Billericay residents more robust but also improve their views.

The project has been carried out by UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the electricity networks in the East of England, London and the South East.

In total, 5.2 kilometres of cabling has been installed underground from east to west Billericay to enable engineers to help make power supplies in the area more reliable and to enable engineers to get electricity supplies back on more quickly in the event of a power cut.

Now the final part of the scheme has been completed, which included connecting the new underground cables to supply the Gooseberry Green area and removing overhead lines and two poles from common land at the rear of Langley Place.

Project manager Richard Desborough said the benefits to completing this scheme are two-fold.
He said: “The technology around the underground cabling means that in the event of a power cut, we can restore electricity supplies more quickly by diverting power from another substation.

“In addition, the removal of the overhead lines and poles on the common ground at the rear of Langley Place has improved the view for local residents and opened up the land to make it safer for more leisure activities such as kite-flying.”