£7m power supply scheme “nearing completion”

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A £7 million investment to further improve power supplies in Spalding is “nearing completion”, says Western Power, the electricity distributor for the region.

The project, which started in June, involves laying 7.5km of underground cable between Clay Lake and Park Road in Spalding. It also involves the upgrading of equipment at two existing substations. This will help to further safeguard supply reliability to around 19,000 customers in Spalding and will better accommodate any anticipated increased demands on the power network from additional development in the area.

The majority of the cable work is now complete and the final stages are currently under way. This involves laying around 90m of cable across the West Elloe Avenue bridge roundabout as well as around 200m of cable along Pinchbeck Road.

WPD’s investment is also designed to better accommodate any increased demands placed on the power network in the future for additional developments. “This investment will help to safeguard electricity supplies for our customers in the region for years to come by improving the infrastructure and security of our network,” said Dave Price, Western Power’s Spalding team manager.

“We know that our work impacts on busy areas of the town and we have been working closely with Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department to agree a work schedule. During the Christmas Fair, for instance, our work will stop.

“But we are conscious that in the short term, while work is under way, there could be some inconvenience for commuters. However, we will be doing our utmost to ensure that any disruption is kept to an absolute minimum,” added Dave.