A massive £15m project to upgrade and modernise a key part of Scotland's electricity network is due for completion months ahead of schedule.
The site is a vital link in SP Energy Network’s transmission infrastructure providing electricity to the distribution network which powers homes and businesses across Central and Southern Scotland.
The modernisation which was due to be completed in 2018, will now be complete in late 2017, enabling the substation to play its part in the network as demand for electricity continues to increase.
The work at Lambhill Substation involves an extension of the west side which will allow the reconfiguration of the layout along with the demolition and replacement of ageing equipment, making way for new modern equipment that will ensure the substation meets the growing demands on the transmission network as the country continues the drive towards using cleaner energy.
Due to the substation being located adjacent to the Milton housing development, the SP Energy Networks community relations team has been advising local residents and keeping them up to date as the project has progressed.
Martin Young, Programme Manager at SP Energy Networks Major Projects, said: “The changes at this key transmission substation will ensure the safe and secure supply of electricity well into the future. We are grateful to the local residents and community for their patience and understanding during the ongoing work and we’re committed to maintaining and improving the electricity network for everyone in Central and Southern Scotland.”
SP Energy Networks owns and manages overhead and underground powerlines in Southern and Central Scotland as well as Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire. For more information about SP Energy Networks and its services, visit: spenergynetworks.co.uk
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Notes to Editors
SP Energy Networks:
- SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is the licensed Electricity Distributor (DNO) for Central & Southern Scotland and for Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire. It has 30,000 substations (one substation for every 100 customers), 40,000km overhead lines (once around the globe), and 70,000km underground cables.
- SPEN also operates the Transmission Network in Central and Southern Scotland. It takes electricity generated from power stations, windfarms and various other utilities and transport it through its vast transmission network, consisting of over 4,000km of overhead and 320km of underground lines. It has 129 transmission substations in its network that helps to manage extra high voltage electricity supplies.
- From 2015 to 2023 SP Energy Networks plans to invest approximately £5 billion into the electricity network.