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26/02/13: Power upgrade set for Cumbrian tourist hotspot

A £40,000 engineering project to upgrade the local electricity network in the picturesque village of Grasmere, Cumbria has got under way. Electricity north west logo

Electricity North West, the company that owns and maintains the regional power network, is replacing aging equipment, which has been in place for more than 50 years, with new up-to-date switchgear at the local substation.

The four-week project, which started yesterday (25th February), will help secure the power delivered to the tourist hotspot and will ensure local residents and businesses continue to receive a reliable and efficient power supply.

Martin Deehan, Cumbria area manager for Electricity North West, said: “This vital project will help secure the supply of electricity to around 200 local residents and businesses for many years to come.

“It is essential that we replace and upgrade our equipment, which has been in place for many years, to ensure our customers receive the power they need.

“Although we have planned the project with local customers in mind, there could be a little disruption, but the long-term benefits will be well worth it.”

There will be a temporary road closure during the four week project on Langdale Road, but access will remain open to homeowners and there will be a diversion in place for motorists.

If anyone living in the area has any queries about the project, they are advised to call Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141.

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