Boost for Monifieth’s electricity network ahead of winter
Ashludie Primary Substation after the investment to replace 55-year-old equipment pictured below.
Monifieth’s electricity network has received a boost this winter as Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) completes investment works to upgrade local power supplies.
Ashludie Primary Substation has been delivering power to over 5,300 properties since 1964. With electrical equipment inside the substation now over 55 years old, SSEN’s teams worked to replace oil-filled circuit breakers with modernised equipment, investing approximately £200,000 to ensure a robust and resilient power supply to the local community.
George Brass, Project Engineer at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, said:
“Our rolling programme of investment is vitally important, particularly ahead of the winter months, to ensure our network is as resilient as it possibly can be, helping us deliver on our commitment to provide a secure supply of electricity to our customers.
“The replacement of 55-year-old equipment in Ashludie Primary Substation means we can remotely control our network to restore power quicker to our customers, removing the need to travel to the substation itself to re-route power in the event of a fault on the circuit.”
This year, SSEN’s South Caledonia region is investing approximately £3.3m on automation on its networks to significantly reduce disruption to customers during a power cut. The innovative, self-adapting system detects when, and where, there is a fault on the network, choosing the most suitable alternative cable to switch supplies to or sending a signal to the main control room where engineers can restore power at the touch of a button.
Ashludie Primary Substation before the investment to remove 55-year-old oil-filled equipment, replacing it with upgraded, modernised equipment.