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£15m boost for Greenwich’s electricity network

Electricity network operator, UK Power Networks, is developing a major new substation on Greenwich Peninsula as part of a £15 million investment in the area.

From Press releases - 14 February 2017 12:00 AM

The substation will reinforce over 10,000 electricity supplies and support the Knight Dragon development – the largest single regeneration project London has ever seen.

The delivery of two 80-tonne electricity transformers at the new substation site marks a significant landmark in ensuring reliable power supplies to Greenwich homes and businesses.

Project Manager Alun Read said: “We are continually investing in the network to make sure we can provide a resilient power supply to support people and businesses in the area. The delivery of the transformers was a key project milestone and even though it was a complex offloading process, I am happy to report it all went smoothly.

“This project will mean the community will continue to benefit from a reliable supply of power and also ensure we can support any future growth in power demands.”

The transformers are essential pieces of network equipment that convert high voltages of electricity down to lower voltages suitable for delivery to homes and businesses. Following installation of the transformers, construction work will continue until the project’s completion in late 2017.

The project is part of the company’s investment of more than £500 million in its electricity networks every year, across London, the South East and East of England.