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£2 million power upgrade goes live in Sutton

A £2 million power upgrade has been energised in Sutton, boosting the reliability of local power supplies

From Press releases - 23 January 2019 12:00 AM

UK Power Networks, which runs the electricity network across London, the South East and East of England, has installed 2.4km of new underground cabling between Sutton and Carshalton. The work is part of the company’s £600 million annual investment plans to upgrade and maintain a safe and reliable network and part of its £6.6 billion investment during the eight years to 2023.

Graham Ross, project manager at UK Power Networks, said: “The completion of this project represents a significant investment in the electricity network for local homes and businesses.

“This is one of a number of multi-million pound schemes that will be carried out across the South East this year to help ensure that essential electricity supplies remain highly reliable and that we continue providing a good service to the local communities we serve.”

The new cabling was installed in stages, to minimise local disruption, by excavating short trenches to lay pipework, then pulling through new underground cables and connecting them to the existing electricity network. The work has replaced a section of cable that was becoming due for renewal.

UK Power Networks is Britain’s biggest electricity distributor and delivers electricity supplies to 8.3 million homes and businesses across the South East, London and East of England through its network of cables, power lines and substations.