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£2m electric upgrade for city

A £2 million programme of works by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) will commence in Winchester on Monday 4th January.


This will see the completion of a series of upgrades, to ensure a reliable and secure network for the city’s 11,000 customers for years to come.


The final part of the project will run for eight months, to enable the upgrade of one and a half miles of underground cable. New sections of modern, robust cable will replace the existing cable which is reaching the end of its working life, allowing for future commercial and residential connections. The investment will future-proof critical infrastructure and support decarbonisation ambitions.

Works will start on Silchester Place, moving through the city via Southgate Street and Lansdowne Avenue towards Lower Stanmore Road.


There are no Planned Service Interruptions for the duration of these works.


Richard Boles is SSEN’s Project Manager for the Winchester City Centre upgrade. He said: “As we reach the final programme of works for Winchester, I’d like to thank our customers in advance for the patience and understanding they have already shown SSEN and our project teams as we have worked to upgrade the power supplies to their beautiful city. We will do all we can to minimise any possible noise or disruption for those near to the works.”


Residents and business owners with concerns can email: Richard.boles@sse.com or phone 07984654233.

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