SPEN commences works on $6.7 M electricity substation
UK, Dunfermline: SP Energy Networks has started construction of a new $6.7 M (£5.5 M) substation in Dunfermline – Scotland’s newest city.
The city will support its new, all-electric Learning Campus as well as new housing developments.
The investment comes from Ofgem’s Green Recovery Fund. It supports green projects that are driving the nation towards net zero emissions targets by enabling investments in major infrastructure to strengthen the network for an all-electric future.
The substation, located near Halbeath Retail Park, will be the first of this scale in Fife for more than 20 years and will support the new Dunfermline Learning Campus being developed by Fife Council and Fife College. The campus will provide state-of-the-art facilities for St Columba’s RC High School, Woodmill High School and Fife College.
The substation will also support major new housing developments in the north-east of Dunfermline. The increased network capacity provided by the substation will make it easier for people to connect green energy solutions like heat pumps and electric vehicles. It will also help better manage demand on the existing network.
“It is really exciting to be launching a major network investment project like this in Scotland’s newest city, which will support more renewable energy coming on to the grid. Our new substation will make a real difference for residents, businesses and communities alike, supporting them to make the switch to EVs, all-electric heating and a clean energy future. Our project will ensure no community is left behind as we deliver a fair and just transition to Net Zero and I am especially proud that it will power the future education of local people through the city’s new all-electric Learning Campus,” said Ross Galbraith, SP Energy Networks’ District General Manager for Fife.
Work on the substation is expected to be completed in December 2022.
Source: SP Energy Networks