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Power project investment set to boost reliability of supplies around central Norwich

A major power project will provide more reliable electricity supplies to homes and business in the centre of Norwich.

From Press releases - 11 February 2019 12:00 AM

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UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity to 8.3 million customers across the East of England, London and the South East, is investing £3 million to reinforce underground cables between a substation in Boundary Road and overhead lines south of Earlham Green Lane in the city.

Some roads will need to be closed temporarily as planned later this month to safely carry out the work to minimise any disturbance this might cause; and UK Power Networks will work closely with the community to keep local residents, businesses and communities fully informed.

Ivan Churchman, project manager for UK Power Networks, said: “This is a major investment for the local area and aims to effectively provide more resilience, capacity for growth and to future-proof the area to meet local demand for power.

“As a company we work to reduce the number of power cuts and although they will still happen occasionally for a range of reasons, we are confident this work will help significantly to reduce those in future.”

“We recognise there will be some disturbance while this work is taking place and we will do everything possible to keep any possible inconvenience to an absolute minimum.”

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.

Power supplies are 99.9% reliable across the East of England.