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£250,000 power upgrade in Coulsdon

UK Power Networks is investing £250,000 in a project to increase the reliability of electricity supplies for people in Coulsdon.

From Press releases - 11 September 2018 12:00 AM

The company, which delivers electricity supplies across London, the South East and East of England, started an eight week project yesterday to install 1.5km of new underground electricity cables in The Mount area. This is part of the company’s £600 million annual investment to upgrade and maintain its networks - as part of a £6.6 billion investment during the eight years to 2023.

UK Power Networks engineer Alan Catlin said: “This investment represents a significant increase in electricity capacity and will help us deliver reliable electricity supplies for homes and businesses in the local area.

“We have worked closely with the local council to plan the works and will work hard to keep any impact to a minimum.”

Engineers will dig short trenches to install a line of ducts (pipework) which will contain the new electricity cables. Once all the pipework is in place, new cables will be pulled into position at intervals along the route. The power upgrade will complete permanent repairs to a cable which developed a fault last month.

The work will be taking place in The Mount, Whitethorn Avenue, Lloyd Avenue and Longlands Avenue. Temporary traffic lights will be used to help ensure safety.