£20m project to modernise electricity network in Fife
SP Energy Networks has started a major £20 million project to modernise a key part of the power network in Central and Southern Scotland.
7th May 2019 by Networks
The multi-million-pound investment will allow for major upgrades on Kincardine Substation in Fife which plays a vital part in transporting electricity to Central and Southern Scotland and beyond.
The project will take two years to complete and is part of SP Energy Networks’ wider investment and modernisation programme. It will involve the replacement of ageing equipment as well as the construction of a Gas Insulated Switchgear building onto a raised platform that will strengthen the resilience of the existing coastal defences on site, ensuring a safe and reliable electricity supply for all.
The substation, which is located on reclaimed land on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, will be upgraded in various phases and involve the demolition and removal of the concrete gantries on which the existing switchgear is mounted.
Colin Wylie, community liaison at SP Energy Networks, said: “Our modernisation programme ensures future-proofing the network now and allowing our customers and stakeholders to see the full benefits of modern technology. This major upgrade to Kincardine substation will ensure that customers will continue to receive a reliable and safe power supply in Central and Southern Scotland and beyond as we play our part in the country‘s move towards clean energy and sustainability.”
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