Northern Powergrid which has a customer base of 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, has invested USD 1.37 million to improve the reliability and resilience of the electricity network serving Scarborough.
The project commenced on 24th August 2020 and is expected to be completed by 2021. It focuses on replacing 7 km of high voltage underground electricity cables dating back to the 1960s with a more modern and sustainable alternative. This new cabling will be capable of meeting any future increase in the demand for power as the town develops and the use of electric vehicles increases. Additionally, 9 substations will also be upgraded under this investment.
OConnor Utilities and Murphy Utilities are implementing this project on behalf of Northern PowerGrid. The route of the cables includes sections of Salisbury Street, Seamer Road, Oak Road, Falsgrave Road, Mount Park Road, Cambridge Place, Valley Road, Londesborough Road, All Saints Road, Westover Road, Belgrave Terrace, Westwood, Westbourne Grove, Princess Royal Terrace, Princess Royal Park, Fulford Road and Filey Road. Link to the news: https://www.northernpowergrid.com/news/northern-powergrid-to-begin-1-million-investment-in-scarborough-electricity-network