ScottishPower is planning a major upgrade project to reinforce the electricity network in Camelon Main Street at a cost of approximately £100,000. The work is planned to begin on 14th of October 2013 and is expected to last approximately four weeks.
The work involves digging a track and laying a new electricity cable from the junction of Union Road, across the front of the Courthouse to a point approximately halfway across Carmuirs Street. In order to minimise disruption, ScottishPower will endeavour to excavate the track in manageable sections, reinstating regularly as the project progresses.
ScottishPower Energy Networks’ project manager, Archie Ferguson, understands that a project of this nature can cause short term inconvenience, but stresses that the investment will bring long-term benefits for retailers and residents alike.
He stated, “This section of the electricity network is well maintained, but approaching the end of its serviceable life. To ensure long-term reliability, it is important that we replace this section of cable. We fully recognise and appreciate the impact that power cuts can have on local businesses and residents, and the project aims to increase the reliability of electricity supplies in the local area. Our aim is to work closely with local authorities, our specialist contractors and local businesses to carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as we can.”
Over the coming weeks ScottishPower engineers will visit the site to talk to businesses and residents and to deliver letters outlining dates and plans. Information on the project will also be available via Scottish Power Energy Networks’ telephone enquiry service on 0845 270 0789, which is open between the hours of 08:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday.
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