£17M St Helier substation connected to Island’s network

United Kingdom, Jersey: A new £17 million substation built in St Helier, Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, has officially been connected to the Island’s network.

The facility, based at the old Westmount Quarry site, took ten years to plan and build, and has been described as one of the most complex projects ever undertaken by.

The substation, equipped with power transformers that were delivered from Italy, is one of five in Jersey which transform the electricity voltage coming into the Island from France.

Chris Ambler, Jersey Electricity chief executive, described the facility, known as St Helier West, as one of the most important infrastructure assets in the Island.

Source: Jersey Evening Post