Dorchester to receive £2.5m electricity infrastructure upgrade

The seven-month-long programme of works will transform the existing primary substation over a period of seven months

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has announced a new £2.5 million investment to enhance the resilience of the power supply for 12,000 residents and business owners in Dorchester.  

It says the multi-million-pound upgrade will transform the primary substation on Trinity Street. 

The seven-month-long programme of works will boost infrastructure resilience by upgrading the substation with new transformers, a switchboard and a more efficient layout.

Tim Eccleston, SSEN’s Project Manager for the Dorchester Town Centre upgrade. said: “We’re delighted to be able to carry out these works for our Dorchester customers, to ensure they have a power supply that not only suits their current requirements, but will serve the town and those who live and work here for many years to come.”

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