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Power line investment will strengthen electricity supplies for the future

A £7million scheme to boost electricity supplies to tens of thousands of customers in Norfolk is now under way.

From Press releases - 29 May 2014 12:00 AM

A £7million scheme to boost electricity supplies to tens of thousands of customers in Norfolk is now under way.

Linesmen are replacing and maintaining equipment on about 50 kilometres of high voltage overhead power lines which serve customers in Diss and Thetford.

Work on the main part of the project is due to be completed by the end of July.

The investment by UK Power Networks will mean that the reliability of electricity supplies to about 30,000 customers will be maintained now and into the future.

UK Power Networks is responsible for delivering electricity to the doors of about eight million customers in East Anglia, London and the South East of England through its vast network of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations.

In the five years up to 2015, UK Power Networks has invested more than £500 million a year into maintaining and improving its networks.

UK Power Networks project manager Paul Reed said: “We are committed to providing a continuous and reliable power supply to our customers and this investment will help us do just that.

“This is a large project involving the electricity supplies of a significant number of customers.

“It is vital work which is part of a rolling programme of investment across the company to help maintain the network for the benefit of all our customers.”