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21/07/14: Thousands set to benefit from million-pound power upgrade in Tameside

A £1.7million investment project to upgrade the power supply to more than 30,000 homes and businesses in Tameside, Greater Manchester is now under way. Thousands set to benefit from million-pound power upgrade in Tameside

Engineers from the region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, will refurbish 5.3km of aging overhead power lines and 21 electricity pylons which have been in place for almost 50 years.

The project, which will be completed by the end of October, will help ensure customers between Stalybridge and Hyde receive a reliable and efficient power supply now and in the future.

Tim Groom, head of major projects for Electricity North West, said: “We are delighted to have started this important project and it highlights our ongoing commitment to investing in the network.

“The power lines have served the area well for many years and this work ensures that we can provide a safe, reliable and efficient electricity supply to the area for many years to come.”

Any disruption will be kept to a minimum and advance notice will be located on any roads which will be closed during this essential project.

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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