£2.8m Inveralmond substation boosts Perth’s electricity network

Engineer inside the new £2.8m Inveralmond Primary Substation

SSEN engineer, Megan, inside the new £2.8m Inveralmond Primary substation

Perth’s electricity network received a multi-million pound boost as engineering teams energised a new electricity substation in Inveralmond Industrial Estate.

The £2.8m project, completed on time and on budget by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), will connect approximately 3,000 additional homes, Scotland’s newest secondary school and other amenities being constructed as part of the Bertha Park development.

3.5km of underground cables have also been installed to increase the security of supply to surrounding properties in the area, improving the resilience of the existing electricity network currently delivering power to local homes and businesses.

John Thoms, Project Delivery Manager at SSEN, said:

“We’re delighted to complete the construction and energisation of Inveralmond Primary substation, delivering essential electricity supplies to power homes and businesses for years to come.

“Over the next decade, the Bertha Park community is set to grow substantially, and at SSEN we had to ensure the electricity network was equipped to cope with this increase in demand.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank local residents, business owners and road users for their patience as we worked in the area to upgrade the network over the past few months.”

Inveralmond Primary Exterior

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.8 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.

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