May 17, 2020

£1.5m electricity project in Kendal under way

£1.5m electricity project in Kendal under way

A £1.5M ELECTRICITY project which will benefit more than 58,000 people across Kendal and other towns is under way.

The work by Electricity North West (ENW) includes replacement of the 132,000-volt transformer at the company’s substation on Parkside Road, Kendal.

A company spokesman said engineers would ‘adhere to the current Government guidelines in place, including social distancing’.

Paul McGonigle, ENW transmission project and programme manager, said: “ENW is providing a critical service throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“Colleagues have been designated as key workers and, as well as responding to faults, it’s essential we carry out upgrades and maintenance on the power network.”

He said the work in Kendal was a ‘necessity’ and would ‘help provide a secure supply to residents for many years to come.’

The new electrical assets are to benefit more than 58,000 customers across towns including Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Further work at the substation is planned.

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