Guernsey Electricity invests in St Peter Port infrastructure
Guernsey: Two 20 MVA electricity transformers have been to Beau Sejour by Guernsey Electricity as part of the final stage of a network enhancement project.
The equipment, which each weigh 29 T, arrived on 8 September afternoon from the UK and was transported on innovative self-propelled, remote controlled vehicles travelling at 4 mph, by a team of operators walking alongside.
Jon Sexton, Head of Engineering and Design at Guernsey Electricity, said, “This installation forms an important part of the continual investment in our existing infrastructure. It will future proof our local electricity network, provide extra resilience along with enhanced capacity to meet a more electric future and the switch from fossil fuels.
The project, which began in March 2021, will supply around 25 % of the island’s electricity, primarily in the St Peter Port area. This includes residential properties, offices, shops and Beau Sejour, representing around a third of Guernsey Electricity’s customers. The new substation will be commissioned in November 2021, after which Guernsey Electricity will plant native trees and plants, as well as installing birdboxes and bat boxes to increase the biodiversity to the local area and improve habitats for existing wildlife. The company has been working on this in consultation with Environment Guernsey.
Source: Guernsey Electricity