SP Energy Networks completes £4m Edinburgh upgrade
SP Energy Networks has completed a £4m project to modernise a key part of the power network in Central Scotland.
19th June 2019 by Networks
The multi-million pound investment has allowed for major upgrades to ageing equipment within Shrubhill substation in Edinburgh, which plays a vital part in the electricity transmission network for Central and Southern Scotland.
The 11-month project presented several challenges due to the substation’s city centre location but new technology including a 275kv transformer has now been installed.
Colin Wylie, community liaison at SP Energy Networks, said: “Our modernisation programme allows us to future-proof the network, allowing our customers and stakeholders to see the full benefits of modern technology in the industry.
“The major upgrade to Shrubhill substation will ensure that we can contribute to the country’s move towards clean energy and that our customers will continue to receive a reliable and safe power supply in Edinburgh and beyond.”
SP Energy Networks owns and manages overhead and underground powerlines in Central and Southern Scotland as well as Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire.
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