Major Investment For Salisbury's Power Network
A £600,000 project to revamp one of Salisbury’s main substations, ensuring electricity supplies to the town are secure for years to come, has just been completed by Southern Electric Power Distribution.
Engineers have replaced two 33,000 volt electricity transformers in a substation at Petersfinger on the outskirts of Salisbury. The substation feeds electricity to 7,000 homes and businesses in the town. The new transformers have double the capacity of their old predecessors, meaning the substation can now meet the expected increased power demand in Salisbury for at least the next 40 years.
Project manager Chris Smith said: “Our job is to make sure the lights stay on in Salisbury, today and in the future, and the work we have carried out at our Petersfinger substation will help us do that.
“The old equipment was put in around 40 years ago and so was nearing the end of its useful life span. It's taken us 14 months to replace the transformers with the new versions and I'm pleased to say the project ran very smoothly. Our local network is now more robust and able to meet the electricity needs of Salisbury for decades to come."
The transformers safely step down the power supply from 33,000 volts to 11,000 volts as it flows from the National Grid to local homes and businesses.
SOURCE: Southern Electric Power Distribution