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SP Energy Networks to invest in local network

Local homes and businesses in Newtown and the surrounding areas are set to benefit from a significant investment in the electricity network by SP Energy Networks.

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Local homes and businesses in Newtown and the surrounding areas are set to benefit from a significant investment in the electricity network by SP Energy Networks.

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The network operator has announced a £3.5 million investment in modernizing more than 28 miles of overhead lines and structures on the 132,000-volt circuit between Oswestry and Newtown.

The project, which is set to future-proof the network for decades to come, will involve the replacement of over 300 sets of insulators and the application of a protective coating to 60 towers.


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This investment will ensure that the network can continue to deliver reliable and resilient electricity while supporting the generation of clean and green electricity for over 32,000 homes and businesses in North Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Mark Sobczak, SP Energy Networks’ 132kV General Manager, expressed his excitement for the project, stating:

"This investment is all about ensuring we can continue to deliver a reliable and resilient electricity network while supporting the continued generation of clean and green electricity for the local community."

"I look forward to seeing the works completed over the next few months and we will continue to progress our wider investment plans for the region and the electricity network for the future."

This project is part of SP Energy Networks’ larger investment plan of £200 million in their England and Wales 132kV network. It follows the recent North Shropshire £18 million reinforcement project and the £12 million modernization of the Oswestry grid substation.

The project is set to begin this month and will be completed by the end of September.

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