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$1.6 M invested to upgrade Lytham electricity network

England, Lytham St Annes: Electricity North West, which operates the region’s power network, will start work on the £1.5m project this month, replacing equipment at its Linnet Lane substation.

As well as upgrading the ageing assets, which were installed in the 1960s, several underground electricity cables have also recently been installed to help future-proof the network for many years to come and benefiting more than 20,000 customers.

Mark Whiteside, Electricity North West project manager for the work in Lytham, said, “We provide a critical service and it is vitally important we continue with key work to maintain and upgrade the network, even through the current situation.“

“The use and need for electricity is only going to increase in the long term, that is why we are proactively upgrading equipment in our Lytham substation which is key to powering the area,” Whiteside added.

Work is expected to start on 26 May, and will last for approximately six months.

Most of the work will take place inside the substation, however, Electricity North West may need to temporarily restrict access to some streets when electrical assets are being removed and delivered.

Residents in the area will be notified well in advance of any temporary restrictions.

The company has confirmed that any work being carried out will be in line with government guidelines in place on social distancing.

Source: The Business Desk