Northern Powergrid to invest £3.3m in power network

Northern Powergrid is investing £3.3 million to improve the infrastructure that powers homes and businesses throughout Skelton, Saltburn and Marske.

Northern Powergrid to invest £3.3m in power network

The investment, which has already started, will see the region’s electricity distributor carry out works across Skelton, Saltburn and Marske. These works will include laying 21.2 kilometres of underground power cables and replacing 2.83 kilometres of overhead power lines.

Northern Powergrid will also build two new substations, refurbish a further nine substations and install 34 remote control smart switching devices at 20 locations which will help automatically restore power for customers quicker if their lights should go off in the future.

Work will take place in two main phases. Phase 1 will focus on Skelton, where work is scheduled to take place between now and the end of the year. Phase 2 will focus on Saltburn and Marske and is scheduled to take place between late 2018 and mid-2019.

A total of £1.01 million has been invested to date, with £1.47 million further investment in 2018 and another £0.78 million in 2019.

Steve Cammidge, zone manager at Northern Powergrid, said: “This £3.3 million investment is positive news for all of our customers in Skelton, Saltburn and Marske. The work we are doing will provide a safe, secure and reliable power supply for years to come, increase flexibility across our network and support the continued economic growth of all three communities.”


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