Ascot network upgrade reaches half-way point

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) multi-million pound project to upgrade and improve the electricity infrastructure from Longcross to Ascot has reached its half-way point ahead of schedule.

Ascot network upgrade reaches half-way point

More than £7 million is being invested by SSEN to future-proof this 14 kilometre section of its Thames Valley network, building resilience in to the power supply serving the region’s homes and businesses.

The project involves the undergrounding of sections of cable and the refurbishment of the primary substation at the site of the Military Vehicles and Engineering Establishment to strengthen the existing supply while allowing for future commercial and residential connections.

SSEN’s project manager for the works, Anthony Horne said: “We’re pleased to say that the Longcross to Ascot project is already half-way through; ahead of our planned schedule and on budget.

“We’ve ensured that residents and business owners have been kept informed of the works as they progress along the planned route and we’ve listened to any concerns that those living and working the area may have had.”


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