UK Power Networks is working in partnership with contractors to reinforce the power supplies in and around White City – ensuring that the lights remain on for all
The power network partnership is worth almost £17m and is underway to help provide extra power to thousands of homes and businesses in White City and the surrounding areas.
The project, known as the Wood Lane main substation construction, allows for the construction of a new extra-high voltage electricity substation that will provide additional power to customers such as Imperial College London and resilience to all customers in the surrounding area.
This work acts as part of a wider strategy for the area to provide homes and jobs.
As part of the scheme, UK Power Networks has consulted local stakeholders and other interested parties to ensure that everyone experiences as little disruption as possible whilst the work takes place.
UK Power Networks works to maintain the safety and reliability of electricity networks, in addition to upgrading the network to meet the future needs of customers.
The scheme being carried out by UK Power Networks started in March 2019 is due to finish in summer 2021.
Safe and reliable electricity
Jason Gunning, project manager at UK Power Networks, said: “UK Power Networks is making sure the electricity network is fit and flexible for the future.
“Thousands of people in the area rely on us for a safe, efficient and reliable electricity supply. This work represents further growth in our network capacity to meet the increasing demand.
“This upgrade is part of our ongoing investment in the network to maintain reliable power supplies.”