1960s power ca­bles to be up­graded

Stockport Express - - News -

AN IN­VEST­MENT of £3.4m will see 12.2km of un­der­ground ca­bles in Stock­port up­graded.

Elec­tric­ity North West has be­gun a project on oil-filled ca­bles with en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ver­sions be­tween Hazel Grove and Hawk Green.

The ca­bles take power to around 11,000 homes and the orig­i­nals were in­stalled in the 1960s.

It is part of a pro­gramme of re­place­ments across the north west of Eng­land.

There will also be an up­grade for ca­bles that cross un­der the Mac­cles­field Canal on Windle­hurst Road.

John Pi­etsch, an op­er­a­tions trans­mis­sion man­ager for Elec­tric­ity North West, said: “We’re proud to be in­vest­ing more than £3m in the lo­cal com­mu­nity to en­sure 11,000 cus­tomers en­joy a re­li­able sup­ply of power which we all take for granted ev­ery day.

“Power cuts are thank­fully rare, but as these ca­bles were first in­stalled in the 1960s it’s vi­tal we up­grade them now so we con­tinue to de­liver a ser­vice to all our cus­tomers across the re­gion.”

Ad­vance no­tice on any road clo­sures will be given. For more in­for­ma­tion call 0800 195 4141.

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