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10/07/17: £600,000 investment set for Fylde Coast power network

Almost 3,000 residents and businesses on the Fylde Coast are set to benefit from a major £600,000 investment in the local power network.
£600,000 investment set for Fylde Coast power network
Engineers from the region’s network power operator, Electricity North West, will be replacing 70-year-old cables with 3.5km of new underground power cable to help keep the lights on for local residents for years to come.

The four month project will start this week (Wednesday 12th July) and it will install the new cables between Warton, Freckleton and Kirkham in Lancashire.

Phil Briggs, operations manager for Electricity North West, said: “We’re proud to be powering local communities across the North West which is why we’re delighted to be investing in this project on the Fylde Coast.

“This essential investment will benefit local residents and businesses for years to come who will be able to enjoy a reliable supply of power which we all take for granted every day.

“The North West’s power network is one of the most reliable in the country and we are committed to investing in projects like this ensure we continue to deliver an excellent, safe and affordable service to all our customers across the region.”

Engineers will keep any disruption to a minimum and there may be temporary traffic lights in place to allow the work to be carried out safely.

If customers have any queries about the project, they can call Electricity North West 24/7 on the new national free number 105, or 0800 195 4141 or follow @ElectricityNW.

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