$36 M project to modernise power network in Scotland

UK, Scotland: A new $36 M (£20 M) project will allow for major upgrades on Kincardine substation in Fife, which plays an important part in transporting power.

The two-year project will involve the replacement of ageing equipment as well as the construction of a gas insulated switchgear building onto a raised platform that will strengthen the resilience of the existing coastal defences on site.

SP Energy Networks, the electricity distributor for Central and Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire, has 30,000 substations, 40,000 km overhead lines and 70,000 km underground cables.

Community Liaison, Colin Wylie, said: “This major upgrade to Kincardine substation will ensure that customers will continue to receive a reliable and safe power supply in Central and Southern Scotland and beyond as we play our part in the country’s move towards clean energy and sustainability.”

Source: Energy Live News