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Western Power Distribution to lay new cable between Stamford and West Deeping in £3 million power upgrade



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Work to improve the Stamford area's electricity supply has begun as part of a £3 million countywide project.

Engineers have drilled 30ft under the Midland Mainline railway at Tallington to allow a new underground cable beneath the rail line to be laid.

Almost 10km of new 33kV cable will be laid between Stamford and West Deeping as part of the project by Western Power Distribution (WPD) to create a more secure and reliable electricity supply for more than 12,000 customers in the area.

Engineers have drilled under the Midland Mainline at Tallington to allow new cable to be laid
Engineers have drilled under the Midland Mainline at Tallington to allow new cable to be laid

There will also be upgrades to existing substations.

Jason Taylor, WPD planner, said the work to upgrade the network would mean fewer power cuts and power being restored quicker when it did go off.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential work to future proof the power network for the people of Lincolnshire," he said.

“This investment will also ensure the network is ready to meet future demand from customers wanting to connect green technologies, like electric vehicle

chargers and heat pumps, as we all prepare for a net zero future.”

Work to lay the cable will start in early 2022 and take up to six months to complete.



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